Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: IN09-2710485
Mechanical Design Engineer - custom equipment (not product design) 

Primary duty is to design mechanical frames, assemblies, and details for custom manufacturing assembly machines. The design engineer will be provided specifications for a machine and its purpose. Working with other engineering departments (controls and software primarily), the mechanical design engineer will produce a mechanical bill of materials along with a complete drawing set for that machine. Working with program management, purchasing, and build departments during the design and commissioning phases of a machine.


-- be responsible for the design and commissioning of mechanical assemblies and sub-systems.

-- evaluate and choose mechanical components as requested by a customer and as appropriate for specific machine designs.

-- design and detail tooling, frames, and weldments using raw materials as a source (tool steel, aluminum, etc).

-- design mechanical assemblies that incorporate purchased components such as air cylinders, proximity switches, rails and bearings, spindles and motors, and other commercial off-the-shelf elements.

-- produce detail drawings that permit the machine’s necessary components to be purchased and raw materials to be machined and assembled.

-- update all mechanical drawings as red-line changes become necessary during the commissioning and debug phases of a machine.

-- assist in the commissioning and debug of machines.

-- learn new assembly processes (using pre-prepared documentation) and design mechanical assemblies and details to accomplish these processes to the customer’s satisfaction.

-- work closely with other engineers to solve machine design and debug problems (including non-mechanical issues).

Associate Degree or higher
5+ years related experience
Inventor - 3D CAD modeling 
practical working knowledge of components such as air / hydraulic cylinders, robots, gaging systems, instrumentation, and machine sensors
Local or commutable candidates - no relocation 
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