Mechanical Design Engineer

Michigan or Arizona
Depends on Experience 
Full time

Mechanical Design Engineer reports to Design Engineering Lead.  The Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible for supporting mechanical design, product improvements, documentation, and reliability analysis as well as providing technical expertise and product knowledge using a variety of engineering disciplines.  The Mechanical Design Engineer will also work collaboratively with other members of the Engineering team to ensure that projects are completed in a timely manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and develop complete devices that integrate mechanical and electrical/electronic components
  • Interact with Product Management, Marketing, and Customers to fully understand product requirements and develop cost effective and innovative solutions
  • Create solid models and drawings for assembly, components, and tooling in SolidWorks
  • Perform Finite Element Analysis on high stress components
  • Work with internal and external vendors and consultants to create and test functional prototypes of new devices, component changes, and design improvements
  • Create designs that are aligned with assembly and manufacturing capabilities, processes, and test.  Perform DFx reviews as required.
  • Perform product verification and validations according to the defined design inputs and product specifications
  • Develop multi-level Bill-of-Materials
  • Write reports, specifications, correspondence, and procedures
  • Ensure products comply with and are certified to applicable specifications and regulatory standards
  • Stay abreast of any new technologies, including design software, rules, design practices etc.
  • Facilitate schematic design, analysis, and simulation of electronic circuits as well as provide guidance to internal and external sources for PCB layout
  • Work closely with internal and external customers to define, meet or exceed design parameters during the design phase
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by Design Engineering Lead

Job Requirements

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3+ years of Mechanical Engineering experience, preferred
  • Proficient in 3D CAD modeling software (SolidWorks preferred) and Microsoft Office applications
  • Expertise with tools such as FMEA, FEA, DFM, and statistical techniques
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with staff at all levels in the organization
  • Understanding of commodities including: cable harnesses, CNC milling/lathe, PCBA, box-builds, and electronic components
  • Experience in material selection, analysis, and finishing, preferred
  • Excellent problem solving, data analysis, deductive reasoning and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds