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Mechanical Designer

Macomb, MI · Manufacturing
Titile: Mechanical Designer
Location: Macomb, MI

Mechanical Designer’s primary duty is to design special test and assembly machines via Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD. The Mechanical Designer will be given a specification for a machine with its purpose. Working with other departments (proposal, sales, controls, software, purchasing and manufacturing), the Mechanical Designer will produce a finalized machine drawing packages to specification for customer delivery.
  • Must be self-motivated and work autonomously and/or as a team, as necessary, to meet or beat machine design scheduling deadlines
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with all departments and customers as necessary.
  • Must be able to concept, design, detail and check, and release (for purchasing and manufacturing) mechanical machines and/or mechanisms, components, etc.
  • Must be able to chair or host design review meetings as required.
  • Must be able to select, size and integrate into design, purchased components as necessary to aide in the proper function of machine design.
  • Must be able to size appropriately pneumatic/hydraulic cylinders, gears, pulleys, motors, etc.
  • Must be competent in selecting materials, surface coatings and heat treatments as necessary for mechanical design.
  • Must be proficient in the debug and troubleshooting of machines on shop floor or customer facility
  • Responsible for updating and ensuring drawing set is complete and accurate for customer after machine build and installation.
  • Responsible to provide line-up for controls and programming departments after mechanical design and shop for build.
  • This list is not comprehensive.

  • Vocational training or Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Design required or equivalent years of industry design experience.
  • Experience in the design of special assembly and test machines and equipment. Automotive powertrain, transmission, axle, and clutches a plus
  • Proficient in Autodesk Inventor (3D design) or Solid Works experience.
  • Proficient in 2D AutoCAD.
  • Proficient in Office applications such as 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, motors, servos, proximity sensors, LVDTS, torque transducers, etc.
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