- Time Management
- Mechanical Engineering
- Microsoft Word
Primary Function and Scope:
Take input from the RFQ, proposal, applications, and sales group and develop the concept into a working machine. Designs range from simple fixtures to multi-station assembly and test equipment. Machines are modeled using 3-D design software, with all fabricated parts detailed; assembly drawings generated and ballooned with complete bill of materials. After release to manufacturing, the equipment is followed through the complete build process including debug and run-offs, answering questions as they arise.
Researches, plans, and designs stations and machines using calculations, mechanical principals, and proven practices to create semi/fully automated assembly and test systems. Activities include, but are not limited to the following:
Essential Duties & Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Researches and analyzes data such as customer request for quote, customer specifications, and PMD’s proposal to develop or determine feasibility of design or application.
Work within design hour constraints, schedule constraints, and overall machine budget constraints.
Work in a collaborative environment to make sure the designs developed are the most cost effective and will meet the customer’s requirements.
Develop/review concepts to confirm the design will meet required performance metrics including cycle time, yield, uptime, CPK and Gage R&R.
Design mechanisms, stations, machines using 3D modeling software (SolidWorks).
Works with vendors to obtain competitive quotes for major purchased components.
Create detailed fabrication drawings for all custom designed parts.
Create detailed assembly drawings identifying each individual component
Create a complete Bill of Material for each design/station.
Release completed designs to Project Management
Supports fabrication, assembly, debug and machine qualification activities to ensure design conforms to customer requirements and specifications
Any other task assigned by management within scope of position, federal and state regulations.
Observe safety procedures including but not limited to wearing proper safety equipment such as eye protection and steel-toe/composite toe shoes.
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with 5+ years of work experience preferably in an automation related field.
Language Skills: Good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, ability to read, write and analyze technical procedures and reports.
Mathematical Ability: Ability to calculate engineering formulas including deflection, moment of inertia, stress, along with applying concepts of algebra and geometry.
Characteristics: Flexible, willing to work the hours needs to meet customer requirements, organized, detail oriented, ability to work independently and willing to collaborate on a team, creative/innovative, time management skills, ability to take direction, reliable, approachable and willing to mentor new department members.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply mechanical engineering principals. Ability to interpret instructions which are written, oral or drawn.
Ability to concept mechanism and stations. A variety of duties requiring judgment to devise new designs or adapt or change standard designs. Make decisions to drive the design direction.
Computer Skills: Proficient in Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, Microsoft Word and Excel along with knowledge of GD&T, EPDM as well as Jig and Fixture design.
Other: Willing to travel on occasion.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is working outside between 0-15 percent of the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CHART:
Frequently required: Sitting, Reaching, Handling, Feeling, Speaking, Hearing, Seeing, Repetitive Motion
Occasionally required – Standing, Walking, Depth Perception, Color Vision
Seldom Required: 25 lb. minimum: Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling
Seldom Required: Climbing, Balancing, Stooping, Kneeling, Crouching, Crawling
Must be able to understand the English language.
Employee may be asked to do other physical activities not listed above within federal and state regulations on occasion.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.