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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• 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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

• 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