The mechanical designer's primary duty is to design mechanical frames, assemblies, and details for special test and assembly machines. The designer will be given a specification for a machine and its purpose. Working with other engineering departments (controls and software primarily), the mechanical design engineer will produce a bill of mechanical materials and a complete drawing set for that machine.
-- be responsible for the design and commissioning of mechanical assemblies and subsystems for special test and assembly machines.
-- evaluate and choose mechanical components as requested by a customer and as appropriate for specific machine designs
-- design and detail tooling, frames, and weldments using raw materials as a source (tool steel, aluminum, etc.)
-- design mechanical assemblies that incorporate purchased components such as air cylinders, proximity switches, rails and bearings, spindles and motors, and other commercial off-the-shelf elements
-- produce detail drawings that permit the machine’s necessary components to be purchased and raw materials to be machined and assembled
-- update all drawings and schematics as red-line changes become necessary during the commissioning and debug phases of a machine
-- assist in the commissioning and debug of machines
-- learn new assembly processes (using pre-prepared documentation) and design mechanical assemblies and details to accomplish these processes to the customer’s satisfaction.
-- work closely with other engineers to solve machine design and debug problems (including non-mechanical issues).
FIELD EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS
-- mastery (3+ years’ experience) of AutoCAD Inventor (3D design) required
-- proficiency in the usage of 2D AutoCAD also required
-- experience in the automotive field (powertrain, and specifically transmission, axle, and clutch) a plus.
-- mastery of typical Office applications (Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
-- strong technical and hands-on debug skills.
-- practical working knowledge of components such as air / hydraulic cylinders, robots, gaging systems, instrumentation, and machine sensors