Mechanical Engineer III
Laird Technologies, Inc. - Holly, MI

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The Mechanical Engineer III will be responsible for the entire Mechanical Design process from concept to release.

Develop new products and/or materials that support current product lines or helps establish new product lines. Perform performance characteristic testing of new and existing products. 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 or equipment to meet the needs of the Company.
  • Select materials of construction to meet mechanical, environmental requirements while embodying the most cost effective solutions possible.
  • Ensure designs implement proper technologies while meeting manufacturing, cost, and timing goals.
  • Work directly with customers, and internal teams to identify requirements, establish design expectations, 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.
  • Could lead new product development projects from concept through preparation of turnover to manufacturing,
  • Establish project plans and milestone charts at the inception of new projects, then track and report on progress.
  • 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 affecting the mechanical sciences.
  • Work with departments in obtaining samples and test data and provide with information to prepare catalogs and sales literature.
  • Maintain laboratory notebooks to document the creation and development of new inventions. Prepare invention disclosures, and work with corporate attorneys in researching, writing and filing patent applications.
Required Skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups
  • Work with management to establish project Milestones and executes project plan with little supervision.
  • Ability to work toward defined objectives with little direct supervision
  • Demonstrated understanding of new product development processes and work flow
  • Works well in a Team environment and guides the team as the "expert" in a particular field.
  • Demonstrated experience in participating on multi-disciplinary product development teams
Required Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.
  • 5-8 years experience in a similar design role.
  • Must have experience in mechanical product design of plastic parts, sheet metal parts, and/or die cast parts. Automotive industry experience is a plus.
  • MUST have experience with product design utilizing UGNX.
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