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Mechanical Engineer - Machine Design

Company: JTEKT North America Inc
Location: Greenville
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Mechanical Engineer - Machine Design
DEPARTMENT Production Engineering
LOCATION Greenville, SC 29607
REPORTS TO Manager - Production Engineering
GRADE 106 (grade will depend on experience)
This position is responsible for the mechanical development, design, and implementation of custom
automated manufacturing machines developed by the Mechatronics Group. The person filling this job
contributes to the group's mission to support the optimization of manufacturing technology, equipment, and assets in our worldwide manufacturing facilities.
The Mechanical Design Engineer works with internal customers in a multi-location business to document user requirements and equipment specifications. Based on those documented requirements, the engineer creates, iterates, and documents all necessary design elements for custom-built machines, fixtures, and tools. The engineer works closely with the internal customer, machine shop personnel, CAD engineer, suppliers, outside machine shops/service providers, and senior management to establish the project plan, work breakdown structure, and financial estimates. The engineer takes responsibility to manage the project to meet business objectives. Changes in scope are socialized and agreed upon to assess impact to time and budget.
Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to work both independently as well as with others in a
team environment. Candidates should be highly organized, possess a good work ethic, be safety conscious, and self-motivated with a proven capacity to multi-task. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, computer literacy, strong attention to detail and a professional demeanor, with the ability to keep a cool head in stressful situations is desired.
Essential Duties and Accountabilities:
--- Develop and design innovative mechanisms and equipment for use in automatic and semi-automatic
manufacturing of JTEKT products
--- Conceptualize and prototype novel assembly and inspection for manufacturing processes and
automated testing machines for life and function testing of bearing products
--- Select, specify, and size commercially available mechanical parts, components and devices
--- Generate concise manufacturing assembly and detail drawings
--- Release and maintain complete mechanical assembly/detail packages and BOM for fabricated and
purchased components
--- Support internal customer until performance is satisfactory. May be called upon to support installed
equipment operation or upgrade.
--- Obtain process data from internal customers to assess the design success and/or opportunities for
--- Recommend process and equipment improvements based on findings of root cause analysis
--- Manage own project tasks and activities to meet project schedule and budget goals
Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Job knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
--- Knowledge and experience with servo/stepper motors, pick & place robots, pneumatic devices, and
machine tools in general
--- Proven ability to troubleshoot and solve problems with automated equipment in manufacturing facilities
--- Knowledge of automatic assembly & inspection processes and machines
--- Experience with automated discrete part material handling systems
--- Design experience with automated discrete part material handling systems (e.g., dial table, walking beam)
--- Knowledge and experience with non-destructive testing technologies (e.g., eddy current, vision)
--- Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
--- Automatic assembly & inspection machine design experience
--- Solid modeling
--- Understanding of tolerancing
--- Machine tool design experience preferred
--- Fluency with PTC Creo, SolidWorks, and AutoCAD preferred
--- Excellent Project management skills
--- Self-starter with the initiative to conceptualize and develop next generation machinery within JTEKT
Education and Experience:
Mechanical engineering degree (BSME or MSME)
Experience in the mechanical design of equipment in 3D
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
--- Work is mostly performed in an office environment with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards, and with substantial time spent working on a computer. Requires sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate computer keyboard and other office equipment.
--- The performance of this position will require exposure to manufacturing areas which require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses with side shields and mandatory hearing protection.
--- Travel by automobile and plane required approximately 20% of time.
Other details

  • Job Family 2019 MAPPING
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education Bachelor's Degree
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