Feb 22, 2024

Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Mitsubishi Electric Automation
  • 500 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills, Illinois

Job Description

Position Summary

At the direction of the Mechanical Engineering Supervisor; this position is responsible for design and development of industrial automation, robotic and electromechanical solutions. These solutions are developed to meet the needs of MEAU’s Business Development and Sales & Marketing objectives. Industries include packaging, material handling, life sciences, semiconductor and consumer electronics. Projects are both MEAU standard product offering and customer custom solutions. 

Position Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Ability to create innovative solutions and ability to translate them into final products with SolidWorks parametric modeling software
    • End of Arm Tooling (EOAT) for robotic applications
      • Grippers
      • Vacuum
      • Welding
      • Milling
      • Sensing
    • Robotic frames/cells and required mechanical assemblies
    • Servo driven mechanisms such as linear actuators, positioning systems, etc.
    • Fixtures, jigs, alignment devices, homing systems, etc.
    • Solutions include:
  • Multitasking skills for new products development and scope of work
  • Defining time line and coordinating resources when required
  • Working within SolidWorks to develop products, BOM’s and configurations  
  • Developing industrial automation solutions to align with MEAU growth strategy and initiatives
  • Develop new product proposals for key or high-level opportunities
  • Present new development ideas to the Mechanical Engineering Supervisor
  • Support sourcing and specification of components including 3rd party purchased items, sheet metal, control, and power distribution.
  • Interface with MEAU production and supply chain departments to ensure timelines are met
  • Review and document MEAU engineering mechanical standards and practices, make recommendations for alignment with North American best practices and standards
  • Work with MEAU quality control to establish standards and alignment for electromechanical solutions

·       Perform other job functions and duties as assigned

Travel Requirements

·       5% Domestic and International

Essential Education, Skills and Experience

  • BS or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ years of experience in mechanical design using 3D CAD including:
    • Generating manufacturing drawings/assemblies with appropriate tolerances
    • Supporting work with calculations as required (i.e. stress analysis, free body diagrams, torque requirements, etc.)
    • Working closely with machine shops and assembly
  • Experience using/specifying compressed air systems (actuators, valves, fittings, etc.)
  • Ability to solve basic to complex mechanical tasks mostly independently
  • Basic knowledge of assembly techniques and best practices (welding, bolted assemblies, torque values, etc.)
  • Proficient with Solid Works Mechanical (or equivalent software) including configurations, surfaces, advanced part/assembly, and BOM’s
  • Project management skills and ability to multitask projects
  • Ability to work with a team of engineers and make technical decisions
  • Clear understanding of the system cost ramifications of design trade-offs, component selection, manufacturing techniques, design techniques, and test and qualification procedures.
  • Excellent written & verbal communications skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Experience putting together cost estimates based on materials, components, and estimated hours

This is a hybrid position, 3 days in the office and 2 days remote. The location is Vernon Hills, IL.

Why choose us?

You would be joining:

  • A successful team of smart, dedicated professionals who are not only the best in their respective fields but are committed to a tradition of technological leadership and innovation.
  • An organization that truly cares about employee engagement and understands the impact of clear and consistent communication.
  • Our leaders are committed to ensuring all employees are regularly informed about the state of the business, understand how they fit in, and know where they can make a difference.
  • Employees are encouraged to pursue professional development opportunities and participate in in-house training programs.

We value our employees, and we offer an extensive benefits package that adds value to your total compensation. Our broad range of benefits include:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance plans with company contribution – we offer different plans, including PPO and HMO (HMO offered only in some states)
  • Competitive 401k with company match
  • Paid Vacation
  • 13 Paid Holidays, including floater holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee life insurance - company paid core coverage plus supplemental coverage
  • Dependent life insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Pet Insurance   

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. is committed to the employment and advancement of minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other lawfully protected characteristic.

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