Kappa Search | Chicago Staffing Agency | Mechanical Design Engineer

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago employment agency that specializes in engineering, manufacturing, technology, supply chain and technical sales recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for a product design engineer with lifecycle development.

To develop new products from concept and prototype through manufacturing and delivery.

• Perform complicated engineering projects involving specification, design, prototyping and revisions.
• Develop 3D CAD models using Solidworks and/or Pro/E
• Optimize new product designs & specifications through development of 3D CAD drawings.
• Provide regular feedback that creates ideas and solutions to decrease time to market and improves new product development process.

The following areas of experience are requirements for this position:

• 10+ years of design engineering experience
• Core Competencies Include:
o Strong Technical Skills
o Motion Analysis
o Linkage Synthesis
o System Analysis (Weldments & Welded Structures)
• Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering, BSME from accredited University is required.
• Proven ability to deliver assignments under tight timelines with little supervision
• Strong background in material selection and application
• Hands on mechanical skills and experience in machine shop / prototyping environment
• 3+ Years industry experience with Solidworks 3D CAD platform

• Proficient in complex electromechanical assembly design
• Experience designing parts for the following manufacturing processes:

  •  Sheet metal
  •  General machining
  •  Welded frames
  •  Injection molding

• Knowledge of loading and safety factor calculations
• Experience designing experiments to test prototype functionality
• Experience designing for manufacturability, assembly, and serviceability