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Mechanical Engineer 3 - 326-1

Decatur, IL
Job Description Mechanical Engineer 3 326-1 
Description/Comment: Summary:
The main function of a mechanical engineer is to research and investigate the design, functionality and maintenance of mechanical products, equipment, systems and processes. A typical mechanical engineer has the ability to make engineering drawings, and read and interpret blueprints.
Location Decatur, IL 
Candidate Responsibilities Job Responsibilities:
• Research, design, develop, manufacture, and test tools, engines, machines and other mechanical devices.

• Research and analyze customer design proposals, specifications, manuals to determine time and cost feasibility to complete projects.

• Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation and make recommendation to maintenance crew.

• Assist drafters in developing the structural design of products using tools, equipment or software.
Typical Day

Typical Day: Typical day will include a wide variety of engineering activities, including:

• Prepare conceptual designs in support of the development of complex battery systems

• Evaluate and optimize designs using simulation tools

• Create FMEAs for components and battery systems

• Provides support and guidance to colleagues responsible for portions of the product to ensure product requirements and development schedules are met

• Utilize the DMAIC problem solving process to resolve design issues within the context of NTI (New Technology Introduction), NPI (New Product Introduction), or CPI (Current Product Improvement).

• Collaborate with external suppliers to ensure component manufacturability and meet cost targets.

• Hours are flexible around core hours

• Expected to come into office 2-3 days per week
Typical task breakdown:
- Creo 3D modeling and engineering
- Drawing creation and detailing (lower frequency)
- Current product design modification and design
- Manufacturing (factory and supplier) collaboration

Interaction with team:
- Daily interaction with team leader, peer engineers, and extended engineering team
- Collaboration with Chennai India Caterpillar engineering team
- Collaboration with factories in the USA, China, and Brazil
Education Requirement Education & Experience Required:
- • Bachelor's degree in engineering required.
• 5-7 years experience required. 
Technical Skills Required  
Technical Skills
- Ability to work in Creo
- Heavy Structures design experience

- Experience with Caterpillar TeamCenter
Soft Skills Required Soft Skills
- Good communication both verbal and written
- Ability to work in Creo (over one year experience)
Remote/Onsite Onsite 

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