Mechanical Design Engineer
40 Woodland Ct Sheboygan, WI 53081 US
Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer - R&D
Job Summary: As a Mechanical Design Engineer specializing in Research and Development (R&D), you will play a crucial role in the creation, innovation, and development of packaging equipment components and systems. This position involves designing, documenting, and overseeing the manufacturing, assembly, and commissioning of cutting-edge packaging manufacturing machinery for the food and beverage industry.
- Conduct or coordinate the mechanical design of packaging equipment components and systems.
- Apply engineering and manufacturing standards consistently and accurately.
- Create and maintain comprehensive mechanical documentation, including BOMs, spares, flow charts, part drawings, assembly drawings, and schematics.
- Ensure alignment of R&D projects with organizational policies and objectives.
- Demonstrate excellent communication skills, high motivation, and adherence to target dates.
- Work with a high degree of creativity and autonomy.
- Develop and track progress through metrics and tangible goals.
- Produce timely and detailed plans, summaries, and status reports.
- Apply engineering principles to design, prototype, test, evaluate, and implement new designs.
- Prototype, validate, and troubleshoot designs both internally and with external partners.
- Transition new designs into production, providing consultation and design support.
- Collaborate cross-functionally to enhance existing product lines.
- Demonstrate curiosity and understanding of various engineering disciplines.
- Work independently and within a team environment effectively.
- Maintain a continuous improvement outlook and suggest, promote, and champion product changes.
- Manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines through effective time management.
- Translate abstract concepts into physical, testable prototypes.
- Perform sizing and optimization analysis for design recommendations and testing.
- Conduct strength and sizing calculations or other analytical techniques in the design or modification of packaging equipment.
- Obtain vendor quotations and set up parts in the ERP system.
- Understand packaging machines and processes.
- Attend training and vendor seminars.
- Education generally equivalent to a four-year degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline, or equivalent experience and specialized training.
- 3+ years of experience in mechanical design and documentation.
- Strong oral and written communication skills for effective design communication.
- Proficiency in using precision measuring instruments.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office software, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, PDM, and various ERP systems.
- Always promote the company's Value Proposition.
- Occasional work in proximity to moving mechanical parts.
- May occasionally travel on company business.
- Adhere to company and departmental SOPs.
- Follow all company's filed procedures and protocols.
- Willingness to work with a team to troubleshoot problems.
- Be a team player with a strong work ethic and commitment to accuracy, accountability, communication, and closure.