Project Engineer

Franklin Park, IL

Post Date: 06/29/2017 Job ID: KP11178 Industry: Manufacturing/Engineering
Project Engineer This position is for the experienced Project (Design) Engineer, looking for an opportunity to work on a diverse and comprehensive product line. We offer the opportunity to challenge your mechanical design skills as part of talented, hands on engineering team. Apply your extensive knowledge and experience of automated equipment design as you take ownership of projects from concept to product launch including design, vendor communication, tooling design, product testing, documentation, troubleshooting, and project management.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Meet with, or corresponds with, customers, sales representatives, distributors, etc., to ensure that the needs and expectations of the customer are fully understood and documented.
  • Create conceptual design layouts.
  • Create detailed machine drawings which meet company Standards. Ensure layouts are accurate and completed enough to be understood by production staff and engineers.
  • Design, or direct the design of, mechanical assemblies and piece parts which function as required to meet customer needs, and which can be manufactured and assembled economically.
  • Perform calculations as required to validate design decisions. Make notes and keep copies of calculations and reference documents which are used as the basis for design decisions.
  • Ensure that machines and components are safe and/or safely guarded.
  • Prepare and distribute drawing packages, Bills of Material and other information as will be required for manufacture and assembly of parts to build finished machinery
  • Interact with vendors and third party vendors to assure proper performance of equipment obtained for the customer as part of a customer installation.
  • Participate in customer meetings to discuss technical issues. Work with Sales to schedule final inspection visits, so all interested parties are included.
  • Work with the Documentation Department to ensure accuracy of Maintenance manuals.
  • Provide support and assistance to other departments as required to ensure the timely completion, profitability and proper operation of machinery being built.
  • Provide support and assistance to the Technical Service Department as needed. Possible travel to visit customer plants may be required.
  • Periodic travel may be required.
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in designing conventional palletizers preferred or automated equipment.
  • Proficient in the use of Solidworks.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal

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