I. SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible for the successful design of the Electro-Mechanical portion of specified projects to meet customer requirements, following the company's development processes.
To be successful in this role, the candidate must be a self-starter who is able to productively thrive in an energetic, fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team environment. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to quickly develop depth of expertise with respect to the electro-mechanical requirements, technologies and components that comprise power systems solutions.
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Perform detailed design of electro-mechanical systems and components using SolidWorks CAD software
Build & maintain competency in engineering tools, methods, standards and best practices relating to electromechanical design and fabrication
Support engineering activities through the planning, project management, and execution of multiple small-to-mid-scale projects
Participate on cross-functional initiatives to deliver product designs to a schedule and budget
Proactively identify and communicate technical and program risks; advise stakeholders on any issues in a timely fashion
Plan, design and perform verification testing; support compliance certification efforts with respect to validation testing as needed
Drive lean thinking and continuous improvement through component re-use, design for assembly, standardized components and standard designs
Institute innovative designs and methods via new technology investigation and characterization, competitive product assessment, evaluation of new tools and up-to-date monitoring of industry trends
Perform other duties as assigned by the TBD
Perform work with minimal or no supervision from the TBD
III. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Stays informed of new technologies, trends and regulations in electro-mechanical design; applies innovative technologies to designs
Adheres to timelines
Supports production activities to achieve on-time delivery of quality products in a cost effective manner
Handles a variety of technical assignments involving some complexity and recommends solutions to technical problems
IV. JOB SPECIFICATIONS
i) Education and Experience
Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent knowledge, training and experience
3+ years experience as a Mechanical Engineer
Experience applying electro-mechanical and machinery standards (ANSI, NEC/CEC, CSA, EIA, EN, ETSI, NEBS, etc) as part of the design process
Experience with equipment power and thermal dissipation calculations
Experience within the automotive, telecommunications, power or electronics manufacturing industry is an asset
ii) Skills and Skill Levels
High-level proficiency with 3D CAD design software (SolidWorks preferred) MANDATORY
Extensive experience with standard Engineering and Production documentation, including BOM, assembly and part drawings, qualified parts lists, schematics, ECNs, etc.
Broad understanding of fabrication technologies (sheet metal forming, machining, injection molding, etc.) and Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFMA) principles
Demonstrated proficiency in handling multiple, diverse short-term projects able to take initial direction and then own and execute a project with minimal supervision
CAD designer/engineer of Electromechanical systems and components, with a preference towards AC & DC power systems experience (examples include high-voltage & high-current distribution & cabling, indoor/outdoor enclosures & racks, thermal management components, magnetics, fuses & breakers, communication & data interfaces, EMI shielding, etc.)
Maintenance-of-Line experience, including troubleshooting and remediation of product related field issues; cost reduction and reliability improvement design activities; multiple-sourcing exercises is helpful
Strong knowledge and understanding of electrical/electronic circuit functionality (reading schematics, etc.) a big plus
A strong sense of ownership and the ability to work productively and efficiently to ensure that committed dates are met
Experience working in an industrial manufacturing environment with operations, maintenance and contracted personnel including the coordination of installation and assembly per documentation is a plus
Hands-on experience testing development products and compiling test reports
Willing and able to get hands dirty building prototypes, performing wire and cable assembly and routing, basic mechanical assembly, etc.
A flexible team player with a strong sense of ownership, coupled with technical experience and 'out-of-the-box' creativity
Able to establish effective working relationships throughout operational groups
Excellent verbal and written communication skills proficient with MS Office products.