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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Glenwood, Il
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer


Glenwood, IL


Are you a creative problem solver who loves to design custom solutions to unique opportunities? Do you love developing others while seeing your innovations come to life in manufacturing – all in a fast-paced, agile environment? We are looking for eager problem solvers with creative eyes like you to bring your machine design expertise to help coach our young team of talented engineers as a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Engineering, Manufacturing and Assembly team members to envision and design custom container handling equipment, utilizing your advanced knowledge of engineering design principles to generate sound designs that meet Company standards for innovative, reliable container handling equipment
  • Using CAD software (Inventor preferred), produce standard, manufacture-ready designs; assist Mechanical Detail Engineers in detailing parts, and creating mechanical drawings, assembly prints and specifications that enable the production team to correctly fabricate and assemble all engineering output
  • Research and analyze customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, or other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, or maintenance requirements of designs or applications
  • Review specifications, sketches, drawings, ideas, and related data to assess factors affecting designs and the procedures and instructions to be followed
  • Maintain close communication, problem-solving and collaboration with the production team to ensure proper assembly and operation of completed designs; modify and revise designs to correct operating deficiencies or to reduce production problems
  • Communicate with customers in a professional and timely manner regarding feasibility, design, order status, operational concerns, service and more
  • Focus on concepts and designs with the potential for repeatability and standardization to maximize efficiency and profitability and minimize errors


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering required
  • 5+ years of hands-on mechanical engineering design experience
  • Advanced ability to work with Autodesk Inventor highly desired
  • Customer centric attitude with the desire to openly communicate with customers during the design process
  • Ability to travel on occasion
  • Teamwork Attitude: Strong desire to succeed as part of a team; interest in contributing to a positive company culture; willingness to persist until the job is done right for the customer and embrace the Company “Support Built In” philosophy

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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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