Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer

Position Title: Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer
Department: Engineering
Reports to: Mechanical Engineering Manager

Position Summary

The Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible for designing and developing laser-based systems that meet the customer's expectations and are within budget.  The Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer has a leadership role in coordinating teams that design, manufacture, test, install, and service engineered systems.

Primary Responsibilities
  1. Evaluate a customer's application.
  2. Lead or participate in team selling activities.
  3. Directs, coordinates and/or performs activities of the design team for total machine design from inception through design, assembly and testing.
  4. Performs design calculations, researches design alternatives and performs cost analysis to meet or exceed expected cost and performance targets.
  5. Manages documentation of the design project including layouts, bill of materials, detail drawings, ECR’s, etc.
  6. Works closely with manufacturing and purchasing to assure the design is manufacturable.
  7. Works closely with the assembly team to ensure the machine meets customer’s expectations.
  8. Tests and analyzes prototype components.
  9. Provides technical assistance during debugging and installation.
  10. Directs and coordinates the activities of design and drafting help as assigned.
  11. Special assignments as required.
  12. Works closely with the Project Manager to communicate the status of the project
  13. Stay abreast of all relevant process and technology developments within the company and in industrial sectors. 
Hiring Qualifications:
  • Four-year mechanical engineering degree and a minimum of six years of design engineering experience.
  • Minimum of ten years design engineering experience in lieu of degree.  Experience related to machine tool design is essential.
  • Demonstrated experience with effective customer communications relating to technical, and logistic matters.
  • Experience with all phases of developing industrial equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver equipment that meets the customer's expectations and is within budget.
  • Interested in working on custom or "one-off" systems.
  • Demonstrated technical or process experience in at least two of the following areas:
    • Materials handling components such as dial tables, feeder bowls, pick-and-place mechanisms, and robots.
    • Automated material processing systems such as welding or cutting systems that process individual parts.
    • Automated web and/or sheet converting systems for materials such as paper, plastic, fabric, and composite films.
    • Tooling and fixture design for locating individual parts.
    • Machine design experience.
    • Knowledge of manufacturing process.
      • Sheet Metal Design
      • Weldments
      • Geometric Tolerancing and Drafting standards 
  • Experience with SolidWorks, Microsoft (Word and Excel), ect
Physical Demands
  • Direct and phone communications with customers, component suppliers, company personnel, and contract personnel.
  • Travel to customer facilities for design, installation, and service-related activities.
  • Extended hours of sitting and viewing a computer screen.
  • Extended hours of standing or working in a shop environment.

All Preco, Inc. employees are empowered to stop production and notify their supervisor/manager if an unsafe act or product quality concern is occurring.  Also, each member of the Preco – Somerset team is responsible for identifying continuous improvement opportunities and participating in problem solving teams as necessary.

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This position is located in Somerset, WI

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