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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Schaumburg, Illinois

Job Description

Job Summary

Develop new products and/or materials that support the Performance Materials Business Unit. Perform mechanical design for BLS and Precision Metals product lines. Work with customers to design and refine new product needs with focus on precision thin gage sheet metal design. Provide technical assistance to customers and the organization. Responsible for providing mechanical engineering expertise to a variety of projects in the development of products, processes and other needs of Laird.

  • Select materials of construction to meet mechanical, environmental requirements while embodying the most cost effective solutions possible.
  • Ensure designs implement proper technologies and internal design guideline while meeting manufacturing, cost, and timing goals.
  • Work directly with customers, sales managers, project managers, and internal teams to identify customer requirements, and meet agreed upon design, performance, and goals for projects.
  • Develop and maintain project timelines to ensure all key deliverables are met.
  • Coordinate activities to accomplish prototype and pilot production runs to mature the design of components and assemblies and meet customer needs for finished material.
  • Coordinate project activities to ensure smooth release of products into manufacturing meeting customer requirements and established timelines.
  • Perform risk assessment tests and use results to improve design and reduce risks before reaching manufacturing
  • Contribute to the launch of new programs with the various affected global manufacturing facilities.
  • Lead new product development projects from concept through turnover to manufacturing.
  • Write technical papers on significant findings that can be used as a sales training aid, help promote new products or be published in technical journals.
  • Maintain leading-edge technical proficiency and stay abreast of new trends and scientific developments in fields impacting the mechanical sciences.
  • Work with other departments in obtaining samples and test data and provide with information to prepare catalogs and other sales literature.
  • Prepare invention disclosures, and work with corporate attorneys in researching, writing and filing patent applications. Take any necessary steps to protect intellectual property.
  • Strong experience with Solidworks and with precision thin gage sheet metal design
  • Experience with precision progressive die / stamping environment
  • Solid foundational understanding of contact physics and finite element analysis
  • Basic knowledge of design for EMI performance
  • Possess a working knowledge of Laird product lines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups
  • Ability to work towards defined objectives with limited direct supervision
  • Demonstrated experience with teams and guides a team as the “expert” in a particular field.
Education & Experience Request
  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.
  • 5 - 8 years experience

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