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Development Research Engineer 9429

Decatur, Illinois
Development / Research Engineer 9429
Location: Decatur, Illinois

The main function of a research engineer is to research and investigate the design, functionality and maintenance of products, equipment, systems and processes. A typical research engineer has the ability to make engineering drawings, and read and interpret blueprints.

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.

• Oversee installation, operation, maintenance and repair to ensure that machines and equipment are installed and functioning according to specifications.

• Implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, and provide technical information.

• Creativity, verbal and written communication skills, analytical and problem solving ability.

• Team player and detail oriented.

• Displays attributes of a critical thinker and leverages innovative ideas.

• Strong leadership and mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback.

• Expert ability to make sketches, engineering drawings and common computations.

• Expert ability to read and interpret blueprints, technical drawing, schematics and computer-generated reports.

• Previous experience with computer applications and software related to engineering field, such as Computer Aided Design (CAD).

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and 7 to 10 years of experience preferred. The number of years of experience can be reduced with an advanced degree.
  • Design or manufacturing experience.
  • Teamcenter or Creo experience.
  • CAPP+ and MESA experience preferred.


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