Project Engineer
Nidec Motor Corporation
Akron, OH

About $65,000 - $85,000 a year

Nidec is the world's No.1 comprehensive motor manufacturer handling "everything that spins and moves", miniature to gigantic. Nidec is a global enterprise comprised of over 300 subsidiaries/affiliates. We are a leading manufacturer of commercial motors, industrial motors, appliance motors, and controls. Our product line features a full line of high efficiency motors for industrial applications in water treatment, mining, oil and gas, and power generation, and for commercial applications such as pool and spa, condensers, cooling towers and large refrigeration units.

From keeping us comfortable in our homes to pumping clean water to making our cars more safe, electric motors are an indispensable part of our daily lives. At Nidec, our employees are on the forefront of developing new motor technologies. As we move deeper into the age of robotics, the impact of motors will only increase.

With over 140,000 employees stationed worldwide, Nidec continues to be a unique organization, and each location maintains its individual personality.

Job Description

The Project Engineer directs and coordinates the planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of assigned engineering projects. Projects typically concern the application, development (or sourcing), testing, and commercialization of electromechanical equipment.


Plans and implements engineering projects including defining the project activities and milestones per customer requirements.
Develops and maintains a schedule and budget for the assigned engineering project.
Provides reports on the status of project milestones and adjusts schedules accordingly.
Controls expenditures within limitations of project budget.
Assigns and oversees project personnel to specific phases or aspects of project such as technical studies, product design, preparation of specifications and technical plans, and product testing.
Reviews product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer requirements, and related specifications.
Coordinates activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, and resolving engineering design and test problems.
Evaluates and approves design changes, specifications, and drawing releases.
Interfaces with customers to provide project status reports and ensure customer needs are met.
Provides status and progress reports to customer, project team, and management.

Additional Job Details


Bachelors Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience.

An advanced degree is desirable.


Computer-aided drawing (Solid works and AutoCAD)
Manufacturing methods
Design for manufacturing


Customer focused – Fast, accurate response to customer questions and needs is critical.
Accuracy and attention to detail - Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
Multi-tasking – Able to manage and coordinate multiple projects and priorities.
Excellent communication skills – Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents; respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers and regulatory agencies.
Knowledge of electric motors (AC or DC) desirable.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at Nidec
Nidec is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, genetic information, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following website:

No Soliciting

Nidec will not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to Nidec job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. Pre-approval from the Nidec Talent Acquisition team is required before any external candidate can be submitted and such candidate must be submitted to the Nidec Talent Acquisition team.