Senior Mechanical Engineer - Encoders R&D

Brooklyn Heights, OH 44131

Employment Type: Perm Job Category: Mechanical Engineering Job Number: 24432

Job Description

Sr. Mechanical Product Development Engineer

Position Summary:

Looking for an experienced mechanical engineer to develop industrial, rotary encoders.  This includes the design of machined parts from aluminum billet, aluminum castings, stainless steel, steel and some plastics, along with the design of castings and rotary shaft assemblies. This product development position includes Project planning, 3D modeling, part/assembly drawings, coordination or creation of prototypes, validation testing, fixture design, certification compliance, BOM creation, report writing, production/manufacturing support and troubleshooting of legacy products. 

This position will regularly interact with electrical engineers and other mechanical engineers to package sensitive electronics and magnetic components for use in harsh environments.  These encoders are typically exposed to extreme temperatures, extreme weather, dust and vibrations and can be used in remote, or other difficult to service locations.  Sound mechanical design is a must.

Essential Job Functions
  • 3D modeling & drawing creation for new products (Autodesk Inventor preferred)
    • Effective use and understanding of GD&T
    • Design of machined parts
    • Design of cast parts
  • Able to generate multiple concepts to meet the given product requirements
  • Development project planning
    • Resources required
    • Budgets/ capital expenditures
    • Timelines
    • Third part testing needs
  • Design of experiments for product validation testing
  • Fixture design
    • Fixtures to facilitate assembly of various products in a production environment
    • Test fixtures for production performance validation
    • Test fixtures for engineering tests: vibration testing, thermal testing, PCBA testing
    • Adapter shafts and mounting plates
  • Able to communicate technical aspects in laymen’s terms to non-engineering personnel
    • Assembly instructions for shop floor personnel
    • Process standards
    • Production testing procedures
    • Status reports for management
  • Hands on experience with testing and evaluation of prototypes
  • Accurate and concise report writing skills
    • Product test reports
    • Failure analysis reports
    • Benchmark testing reports
  • Intermediate skills with common lab/shop tools: Drill press, hand tools, arbor press, torque wrenches, bearing splitters

Education Requirements
  • BSME or MSME

Experience Requirements
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in similar industry.
  • At least 7 years’ experience with motor drives, power or control electronics, rotary encoders and/or rotating machinery.
  • Experience with a manual bench lathe and end mill will be a plus.
  • Basic understanding of terminology of motor drives, power or control electronics will be a plus.
  • Experience with rotary encoders or rotating machinery.
  • Design for Six Sigma or Black belt will be a Plus.


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