Kappa Search | Employment Agencies | Mechanical Engineering Manager

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago employment agency that specializes in engineering, design, sales and manufacturing recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for a Mechanical Engineering Manager as follows:

The incumbent will direct and coordinate activities of engineering department to design, manufacture, and test components, products, and systems by performing the following duties personally or through supervisors.                

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Supervise Engineering staff with regard to production of drawings for engineered products for manufacture.
  • Work with Plant Manager to determine process capabilities.
  • Work with internal and external customers to facilitate proper product design.
  • Provide assistance to Sales and Marketing with regard to customer presentations and discussions.
  • Perform duties of a supervisor: instruct employees; resolve problems; counsel and recommend discipline as necessary; assign and review work; plan work loads; enforce procedures; contribute to the selection of new employees; recommend hiring, transfers, promotions, and discharges.
  • Monitor procedures and output of Engineering in regard to safety, quality, and productivity. 
  • Enforce existing policies and procedures. 
  • Recommend and coordinate changes for continuous improvement.
  • Perform site visits to verify design and measurement activities


  • Bachelors of Science Degree in a Mechanical or Civil Engineering Field
  • Minimum 5 years of Manufacturing or Steel experience
  • Experience with CAD Software (draftsmen use 3D CAD, Inventor, and Algor software)
  • Position will be responsible for a 4 person internal Drafting and 1 Mechanical Engineer
  • Outgoing Personality with Good Communication and Organizational skills
  • 25% Travel
  • Relocation Assistance available