Mechanical Engineer III

Job Description
Description: Overview: R&D Defense - Lead Engineer able to lead design and testing for new programs.

Accountabilities: Responsible for adhering to project budget and working within loaded hours. Define objectives and interpret policies and objectives established by senior management and determine their effect on data and development requirements. Independently plan, design, and carry out work.

Authority: To select proper components for a given project. Oversee day-to-day mechanical workflow. Coordinate work with others, as necessary. Assign tasks to mechanical engineers and provide guidance with schedule, cost and specifications. Serve as a technical authority.

Environment: Typical office environment and minimal shop floor exposure

Physical Demands: Minimal, repetitive motion issues (such as carpal tunnel syndrome), light lifting (up to
40 lbs.)

Please make certain you meet all of qualifications listed below prior to applying for this position.

Duties: Assist the engineering manager to develop and maintain schedules. Allocate work to the mechanical department. Design, detail, and check systems for special equipment used for assembly, testing and material removal. Duties include, but are not limited to, installation support and start up at the customerís facility. Field service and debug will be required. Research, plan, and design mechanical and electromechanical products and systems. Direct and coordinate activities involved in fabrication, operation, application, installation, and repair of mechanical or electromechanical products and systems. Troubleshoot mechanical designs, assemblies, and component problems and implement corrective measures. May be involved with developing changes to plans and/or methodology. Interpret policies and requirements in terms of established objectives. Provide recommendations for improvements in order to meet program objectives. Work with the proposal group to develop concepts for future projects. Provide input on time required and component pricing for quotes. Serve as a technical advisor to the proposal group on the feasibility of the controls aspect of the design. Suggest alternatives to improve concepts and processes. May be asked to train lower level Mechanical Engineers

Qualifications: Education: Bachelorís degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent experience in the field and knowledge of machines and automation. Must have a basic understanding of control and fluid power systems.

Skills: Ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate data and develop ideas, able to create machine concepts.
The ability to direct and lead people. Solid knowledge base of manufacturing processes. Ability to understand and specify pneumatic and hydraulic systems. Ability to analyze and design complex mechanisms. Ability to obtain simplest solution possible. Proficiency in company software (Encompix, Groupwise, AutoCAD, SolidWorks).


Experience: Minimum of 8 years experience in related field and working knowledge of solid modeling software.

Personal Qualities: The ability to work with well with people. Plan and carry out assignments and resolve most conflicts independently. Problem solver. Organized. Good written and verbal skills, strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize and multi-task.

Experience with Servo Drive Mechanisms, Control Systems and the Design of Mechanical Systems.

Preferences: Experience working with machines, selecting components, analyzing fit form and function. One (1) year team lead experience.

Company

US Farathane Merrill

Job Code

State or Province

Michigan

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