• Lead Mechanical Engineer

    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/16/2018 9:12 AM)
    # of Openings
    Anna Hayes
    Mechanical Engineer
    Recruiter Email
    Job Location
    US-MI-Rochester Hills
  • Responsibilities

    Our client is currently seeking a Lead Mechanical Engineer to join our team. This individual will play a key role in our Robotic and Automated Systems Engineering Team reporting to the Director of Operations.


    The essential job functions for this position are:

    • Lead Engineer for the mechanical design of machinery, equipment, and tooling primarily for automotive painting and sealing automation
    • Manage the activities of a small team of engineers to:
      • Balance work load, training, time and attendance
      • Manage fabrication and external design sources
      • Manage and control engineering budgets
      • Insure proper work flow, scheduling, and approvals
      • Provide technical leadership and training
      • Write specifications as required for projects
    • General spokesperson for mechanical engineering activities
    • Actively engage in engineering designs and ensure a system of error proofing
    • Check and approve the designs of all mechanical engineers prior to engineering release
    • Follows all active projects and help resolve technical issues as they arise
    • Work with quoting personnel to provide technical details and estimates for future projects
    • Occasional travel to customer locations for meetings, field checking, problem-solving or to assist on projects during critical times
    • Create or revise mechanical designs required to meet customer expectations
      • Assist with determining project scope based on customer requirements
      • Determine mechanical, structural, hydraulic and/or pneumatic designs based on project requirements
      • Use 2D and 3D CAD software to create drawing packages for project designs
      • Perform cost analysis for new or existing designs
      • Create/maintain and release data/drawings and engineering documentation
      • Work with manufacturing personnel to insure manufacturability of product
      • Work with purchasing staff to order project materials
      • Create bill of materials for each mechanical assembly
      • Support shop and field technicians to ensure that equipment is assembled and installed correctly
      • Update drawings based on “as built” markups from field personnel


    Candidates for this position must possess all of the following qualifications:

    • Minimum 8 years’ experience in manufacturing/engineering environment
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the mechanical design of robotic or automated system
    • 2+ years of experience working with robot installations
    • Strong ability to identify issues and problems, generate solutions and choose appropriate alternatives using root cause analysis; resourcefulness
    • Strong mechanical skills; ability to read and develop pneumatic/fluid schematics and diagrams
    • Hands-on experienced with mechanical equipment; measurement tools and techniques
    • Proficient using 2D / 3D AutoDesk products to generate mechanical system packages
    • Proficient at creating/revising drawings - AutoCAD or hand markups, layouts or verbal instruction
    • Understanding of international standards (RIA/ANSI, IEC, ISO, NFPA, NEC, UL)
    • Knowledge of metal and non-ferrous materials and their properties
    • Knowledge of U.S. Customary system (inches) and SI system (Metric)
    • Knowledge of various ANSI and ISO Engineering and drafting standards
    • Able to select raw material, calculate weight and volume
    • Perform other calculations, i.e. center of gravity, bend and stress moments
    • Ensure mechanical fit of all components in a given assembly
    • Possess a solid understanding of design concepts, practices & procedures
    • Ability to multitask by handling diverse assignments concurrently in a demanding environment
    • Work well independently or be a team leader, positive attitude; committed to delivery of tasks
    • Must be willing to work in a team-oriented, matrixed managed type organization
    • Project tasks completed on schedule and under budget, to specifications and checked for accuracy
    • Knowledge in mechanical designs for robotic automation systems 
    • Excellent oral and written communications
    • Willingness to travel



    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Equivalent Work Experience


    Preferred Qualifications

    • The following skills are desired, but not required:
    • Experience with industrial systems, specifically Paint / Sealer and Automation applications
    • Experience with engineering retrofit systems
    • Experience working on new product developments
    • Extensive design of automation systems using FANUC robots
    • Understanding of automotive OEM standards and specifications
    • Advanced training, knowledge, and awareness in Automated Systems and Robot Applications
    • Strong understanding of paint application technology and hazardous locations (Class 1, Div 1)


    G-TECH Services, Inc. is a leading certified recruitment and placement firm that specializes in providing highly skilled staff in technical fields such as engineering, IT, procurement, finance and accounting. We have well-established relationships with some of the most respected companies in the country and know our clients’ job requirements and corporate cultures. Once we understand your experience and career aspirations, we aim to connect you with the right opportunity.

    At G-TECH, we embrace a personalized approach to professional staffing, recognizing the important link between employee and employer satisfaction. We work tirelessly to connect qualified job seekers with positions that align with their career goals, skillsets and personalities. Upon placement, we support our employees throughout the duration of their assignments, providing them with a direct point of contact who serves as a dedicated advocate and sounding board. As our employees can attest, this approach is consistently effective in bettering the contract employment experience.

    At G-TECH, our mission is simple: we are dedicated to connecting great people with great places to work.


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