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Mechanical Engineer

Downers Grove, IL
Mechanical Engineer


Downers Grove, IL

A great place to grow!

Company is an internationally recognized company that provides engineered equipment and control systems for use in many industries. Our expertise in engineering, programming, fabrication, and system commissioning enables us to provide high quality solutions for a wide variety of industries.
We offer our engineers opportunities to be involved in new process and innovations, with a culture that includes a casual dress code and flexible working hours.
If you would like to become a key contributor to a dynamic and growing company right here in Chicago’s western suburbs, Company could be the right opportunity for you!
As a Mechanical Engineer in Machine Design, you would work in our Downers Grove, Illinois office.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and release of mechanical projects
  • Apply sound engineering and machine design principles to design custom engineered equipment
  • Create/modify/update all mechanical drawings and BOM’s
  • Analyze existing designs and provide recommendations for improvements
  • Mentor other engineers and designers on best practices for machine design
  • Perform independent site inspections and supervise equipment installation
  • Participate in brainstorming and design reviews
  • Deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Work with shop assembly personnel in troubleshooting & debugging of equipment
  • Assist in the checking of drawings and analyze tolerance stack ups
  • Assist in developing engineering and drafting standards
  • Issue and complete ECO’s


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or related field (Degree is not required)
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience designing custom industrial equipment
  • Driven and ambitious personality with attention to detail
  • Creative, innovative and forward-thinking approach to engineering design
  • Excellent problem solving skills in a team-oriented environment
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes such as machining, welding and general fabrication
  • Machining/fabrication background is a plus
  • Field experience, customer site audits and experience supervising installations is a plus
  • Strong CAD 2D and 3D proficiency required, Inventor is preferred
  • Experience with GD&T is preferred
  • FEA experience is a plus
  • 15% availability for travel, including some weekends and international opportunities

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, life/LTD/AD&D insurance, 401k, paid holidays, vacation and sick time
  • The chance to make an impact with a growing company

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Onward Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer.  We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits promotions, training, termination or any other condition of employment or career development.   All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, veteran status, disability status or any other legally protected status.

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