Mechanical Engineer Contractor -Start-up Minded in Chicago
Chicago, IL

Need an Mechanical Engineer With Consumer Product Development experience

I am an experienced entrepreneur that is bringing a physical product to market in the computer premium accessory market. Our team includes an industrial designer and myself (entrepreneur with 15+ years of marketing experience). Must be local in Chicago and be able to periodically meet in person downtown.


  • Experience working with plastics, metals, and soft goods
  • Working knowledge of appropriate types of plastics and metals for any given structural problem
  • Experience designing moving parts that will be submitted to variable weight loads
  • Experience in running simulations for stress tests on moving parts
  • Experience in vetting CAD designs for manufacture
  • Must work with and have access to parametric CAD software, preferably familiar with and has access to Fusion360
  • Proactive work attitude and the ability to develop alternative solutions to problems. Example, if * something isn’t physically feasible via one method, the candidate should offer alternate methods to accomplish the same function rather than just saying “that’s not possible.”
  • Excellent communication skills


  • 5+ years in product manufacturing and working in physical product development
  • Degree in mechanical engineering
  • Strong relationships with experience in manufacturing and product material design
  • Experience identifying, vetting vendors and managing manufacturing processes
  • Very strong understanding of offshore and onshore manufacturing at different batch levels
  • Compensation can include an incidental model with core payment

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: $30.00 to $75.00 /hour

Full Time Opportunity:

  • Yes

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • One location

Hours per week:

  • Less than 10


  • Monday to Friday