POSITION TITLE: Mechanical Engineer / Designer
POSITION REPORTS TO: Mgr., Mechanical Eng. & Industrial Design
Would you like to work for a progressive, high-tech, industry leading manufacturer that is transforming the world in which we live? Inovonics (www.inovonics.com) is a leading US manufacturer of long-range wireless networks for commercial security, utility submetering, emergency call systems and indoor locating life safety applications. Founded in 1986, we have installed more than 10 million devices in the most challenging environments and are positioned to continue that success as an industry and market leader. Our culture will provide you an opportunity to thrive with minimal supervision under the guidance of our core values and Lean thinking where everyone has limitless potential to create and add value. Continuous improvement in the pursuit of perfection is what we do. Change is welcomed and makes us more flexible, responsive and successful, sooner. Honesty, integrity and candor, along with diversity of thought and background, are valued.
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Inovonics is looking for a talented mechanical engineer /designer to assist in new product development and sustaining efforts in a dynamic engineering environment. This individual will work closely with all levels of engineering and manufacturing personnel to design, test and document mechanical designs. Good communication skills and team orientation are essential. As a primary mechanical technical lead in new product development, they will ensure a high quality product and safety for the design and manufacturability of mechanical parts. Serves as a support for technical issues for manufacturing and the upkeep of all mechanical documentation
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops mechanical designs for new wireless product enclosures and application. Able to conceptualize and create mechanical concepts using SolidWorks, hand built models, 3D printer prototypes and drawings for new products.
Evaluates design performance through analysis and testing.
Conceptual and detail design including checking of design layouts and tolerance analysis.
Works with manufactures to develop and implement detailed design.
Works with vendors to ensure proper manufacturing of components or assemblies.
Works with product management, engineering and operations team members for successful project completion.
Completes regulatory testing to requirements and verification testing for custom parts.
Drives good team decision making processes through supporting and applying appropriate information at critical points in the product development process.
Ensures the formal product development process, documentation and schedule are met for new product development projects.
Assists in quality issues from the field and within manufacturing, and is able to analyze and provide data driven testing methods, and root cause to support findings.
Responsible for all mechanical parts on BOM for accuracy and complete documentation. Maintains all mechanical parts and documentation. Knowledge of ECO processes is essential.
Maintains product and company standing by complying with government regulations.
Maintains job skills and education in applicable areas of engineering.
Travel may be required to meet with contract manufactured and suppliers.
Design mechanical models and assemblies using SolidWorks. Highly proficient with all SolidWorks models, assembly, PDM and drawings. SolidWorks simulation and surfacing is a plus.
Detail/Process oriented, organized and reliable.
Excellent problem solving skills.
Able to listen and apply appropriate skills for the desired team results.
Injection molding part design is essential. Understanding of all part design rules including over molding, along with basic tooling design knowledge. Secondary processes such as ultrasonic welding, pad printing and laser etching is a plus.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to design to product requirements and develop a high level design and a work breakdown to track progress.
Working knowledge of metal stamping, battery contacts and electronic PCB construction.
Knowledge and/or training in Lean product development is a plus.
Knowledge with battery operated devices.
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Associate of Science in a related area.
Minimum of 3 to 5 years proven experience working in mechanical design and new product development.
COMPENSATION AND OTHER
Commensurate with experience.
Inovonics values diversity of thought and background and provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or disability.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.