Mechanical Design Engineer | Design Recruiters | BSME

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago recruiting firm that specializes in engineering, manufacturing, operations and technical sales recruitment and placement. We are actively recruiting for a Mechanical Design Engineer as follows:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify machine part advancements and competitor design trends; apply innovative technology to new and existing designs to remain on the cutting-edge.
  • Resolve design/quality problems at the root cause and manage engineering change orders (ECOs).
  • Reduce manufacturing cost through improved design and consultation with the production department, purchasing and suppliers.
  • Direct cross-facility communication between design engineering, manufacturing, quality and purchasing as well as other functional areas of the company by participating in-group and one on one meeting as necessary.
  • Recommend and perform engineering changes.
  • Provides production support to the machining and assembly area.
  • Prepare and release assembly drawings.
  • Design electronic and mechanical system using sound professional engineering knowledge and skills required to carry out the design tasks.
  • Assure highest of quality in both design and service to customers.
  • Critique and constructively challenge approaches to Engineering programs.
  • Perform engineering analysis (stress, material, electrical, and thermal calculations or an analysis as required by the design requirements.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Proven design and skills preferred in:
    • Design and develop electrical connectors and/or E/M switches
    • Strong 3D CAD modeling skills in Inventor, Mechanical desktop or SolidWorks software, as well as familiarity with AutoCAD.
    • Experience in designing products with injection molding, metal stamping and machining processes.
    • Familiarity with Military standards and specifications.
    • Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering preferred.
    • Creativity and innovative thinking.
    • Excellent communications to communicate with all facets of the company.
  • Must be able to work in a multitasking, fast track environment.