The mechanical designer's primary duty is to design mechanical frames, assemblies, and details for special test and assembly machines. The designer will be given a specification for a machine and its purpose. Working with other engineering departments (controls and software primarily), the mechanical design engineer will produce a bill of mechanical materials and a complete drawing set for that machine.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES -- be responsible for the design and commissioning of mechanical assemblies and subsystems for special test and assembly machines. -- evaluate and choose mechanical components as requested by a customer and as appropriate for specific machine designs -- design and detail tooling, frames, and weldments using raw materials as a source (tool steel, aluminum, etc.) -- design mechanical assemblies that incorporate purchased components such as air cylinders, proximity switches, rails and bearings, spindles and motors, and other commercial off-the-shelf elements -- produce detail drawings that permit the machines necessary components to be purchased and raw materials to be machined and assembled -- update all drawings and schematics as red-line changes become necessary during the commissioning and debug phases of a machine -- assist in the commissioning and debug of machines -- learn new assembly processes (using pre-prepared documentation) and design mechanical assemblies and details to accomplish these processes to the customers satisfaction. -- work closely with other engineers to solve machine design and debug problems (including non-mechanical issues).
FIELD EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS -- mastery (3 years experience) of AutoCAD Inventor (3D design) required -- proficiency in the usage of 2D AutoCAD also required -- experience in the automotive field (powertrain, and specifically transmission, axle, and clutch) a plus. -- mastery of typical Office applications (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, instrumentation, and machine sensors
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