Kappa Search | Chicago Recruiters | Mechanical Engineer Job

Kappa Search Inc., a Chicago recruiter that specializes in engineering, technology, sales, manufacturing and supply chain recruitment and placement, seeks a mechanical design engineer for the following position:

The Design Engineer is a key member of the engineering team within the company and has responsibility for performing a wide variety of complex duties such as designing, developing and testing all aspects of mechanical components.


• Design of components and assemblies related to the manufacture of specialty electric motors.

• Creates new designs and prototype development for new applications to meet needs of the customer, as well as product improvement and cost reduction activities

• Performs appropriate tests for specifications and reliability

• Serves as the technical leader of the product and point person for all issues

• Analyzes defective motors, identifies problem and resolution for correction

• Contacts outside vendors and other sources to secure price information and general engineering data

• Performs heavy interface with customers with regards to new designs and problem solving


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Excellent project management skills

• Excellent communication skills

• Team player • Results focus, manages details well


• Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

• 4-6 years experience with E/M product development and manufacturing process development is desired

• Software experience (SolidWorks, Pro-E)

• Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma experience is desired