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Mechanical Designer

Rockford, IL 61109

Posted: 01/25/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Industry: Engineering Job Number: MS838867103 Pay Rate: $60000-80000 / year

Job Description

The Electromechanical Designer is a challenging and critical position. This position is highly energetic requiring significant multi-tasking and exceptional communication skills across many aspects of the business.  Specific responsibilities below are functions that will be required in the Electromechanical Designer role. 
  1. Oversight and participation in all aspects of the design and engineering of the product design including:
    1. Housings
    2. Gears
    3. Gear-sets
    4. Gear boxes (Planetary, Spur, Differential, Bevel, Helical, etc.)
    5. Transition screws (Ball Screws, Acme Screws, Planetary roller screws, etc.)
    6. Various types of bearing configurations
    7. Structural loads
    8. Fits/clearances
  2. Knowledge of the electrical scope of work including:
    1. Knowledge of motors (AC, Brush DC, and Brushless DC)
    2. Commutation sensors
    3. Position sensing
    4. Velocity and load sensing devices
    5. Open and closed loop control systems
    6. High frequency response servo applications
      1. Understanding of the basic principles of pneumatic and hydraulic systems
      2. Work with customers to formulate their requirements 
      3. Understand the implications within an application
      4. Ability to solve problems and the ability to recognize if a problem exists
      5. Actively design with details each new product application through the full product life cycle including proposal, design, development, verification, and product support   

    1. Create Mechanical, Electrical, Control Systems Engineering (ME) conceptual trade studies and detailed proposal efforts
    2. Create detailed layouts, assemblies, and detailed manufacturing drawings for new applications using SolidWorks and SolidWorks PDM
    3. Create and execute product design details, which includes: 
      1. Detailing
      2. Drawing 
      3. Review & Approve Drawings and Change Orders 
      4. Detailed Piece Part Drawings with Tolerance including temperature affects
      5. Complete Bills of Material on drawings in ERP
    4. Work cooperatively to provide Engineering technical support to manufacturing, suppliers, or customers
    5. Ensure products are designed for producibility & manufacturability (DFMA)
    6. Adhere to departmental procedures and standards to achieve highest quality of throughput
    7. Participate on special assignments as assigned
    8. Define, design, and support electromechanical and mechanical test equipment for each product application, including the creation of the automation code if needed
    9. Ability to be hands on and willing to work in the shop environment to build prototypes & support production issues
    10. Ability to participate in proposals and blank sheet design
    11. Managing drawing completion status
    12. Ability to work interactively with supply chain & suppliers to ensure optimal manufacturing processes are utilized
  1. A.A.S. in Mechanical Design or Equivalent Degree Work Experience
  2. Specific applicable experience of 3 – 5 years in an applicable work environment
  3. Aerospace experience is a plus
  4. Ability to demonstrate leadership skills through example, mentoring, and running multifaceted design efforts
  5. Specific capability in the following software:
    1. SolidWorks, SolidWorks PDM
    2. SolidWorks Simulation is a plus
    3. Microsoft Products, including advanced knowledge of Excel
  6. Exceptional analytical and mathematical background
  7. Ability to communicate information and ideas both written and orally so others will understand
  8. Knowledge of manufacturing processes & methods
  9. Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) (ANSI Y14.5M)
  10. U.S. Citizen, no dual citizenship allowed
  1. Knowledge of SolidWorks Enterprise PDM is a plus
  2. Working knowledge of Windchill (RELAX) is a plus
  3. Knowledge of space environments is a plus
  4. Knowledge of Land and Sea based systems is a plus
  5. Knowledge of design for harsh environments is a plus
  6. Experience with SolidWorks Simulation is a plus
  7. Knowledge of Aerospace Military & Commercial Aerospace design requirements is a plus
  8. Knowledge of aerospace designing standards is a plus
  9. Knowledge of Additive Manufacturing design & manufacturing is a plus
  10. Knowledge of certification/qualification testing per DO-160 and/or MIL-STD-810 is a plus
  11. Knowledge of MRP/ERP programs is a plus
For more information, please call Melissa @ 815-997-1442 

Meet Your Recruiter

Melissa S.
Technical Recruiter

Year Started: 2020

I wanted to be an elementary school art teacher when I grew up.


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