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Lead Mechanical Engineer

Location: Milwaukee, WI
Date Posted: 12-05-2017
Lead Mechanical Engineer

Position Summary: The Lead Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the mechanical developments in the areas of design, documentation, development, schedule and testing of new and existing products by following good engineering practices. The responsibilities include activities and inputs into the design process, product design, manufacturing, and subsequent product support as required. Working in a cross functional team with marketing, manufacturing engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering is essential. The designs produced by this individual and the technical members of the team are to be cost effective and meet the overall product specifications established and meet project goals such as timeline attainment and project budget.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensure quality is built into designs and driven through product development
  • Participates in other aspects of the product development such as: solving manufacturing issues, product performance, repair issues, product improvements, and value engineering
  • Maintains confidentiality as required by the project and the department.
  • Leadership Skills: Ability to influence and lead others.
  • Strong Communication and Presentation Skills
  • Works in close support of the marketing department in the analysis of customer need (VOC) and in the development of product specifications.
  • Works with the program/project manager in the building of a cohesive project team as required and leads the mechanical implementation
  • Supports in the development of a mechanical timeline for a project team and accountable for the delivery of the Mechanical Engineering team cost, schedule and quality
  • Works cross-functionally with internal team and other core disciplines (EE, Firmware, Software, Marketing)
  • Mentor and coach lower level mechanical engineers.
  • Working knowledge of a New Product Development Phase Gate Process
  • Lead in efficiency improvements in product development cycle time to reduce time to market
  • Support in the implementation of the architecture tools and process to maximize the efficiency of the Mechanical Engineering team Analyze, select and implement product architectural options Define and deliver new technologies to be incorporated into products Develop modular approach to hardware design and product architectures
  • Initiate make or buy decisions in all engineering development programs, select vendors, capture and disseminate information regarding advanced technologies and how they may be applied to improving performance and reducing the cost of the company’s processes and products
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • A Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited 4 year university
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience as a Mechanical Engineer
  • Individual must have demonstrated success in product and/or technology development.
  • Skilled in each of the following tools:
  • CAD modelling skills (3D:SOLIDWORKS)
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance
  • Manufacturing fabrication processes
  • FEA and DFM
  • Knowledge of design of machine elements
  • Design of Experiments and Six Sigma
  • Well rounded knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Project Management Experience
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing process for injection molding, gear design, machining, sheet metal and assembly
Desired Characteristics: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • MS in engineering with a minimum of 2-4 years of experience in mechanical engineering
  • Six Sigma Certification
  • Supervisory experience
  • International Experience leading teams or living overseas
  • Project Management Experience
  • Design of Experiments
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