Mechanical Designer/Design Engineer
The Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible for new product, existing product support and tooling development. Very strong written and communication skills are a must. This person must work well both independently and as a team. The key to success for the engineer in this position is to have a good imagination, combined with strong 3D modeling skills. Being able to rapidly design a model from concept will be of paramount importance. We have found self-taught mechanical and Industrial Designers succeed the best in our Engineering department. Any candidate who is mechanically inclined and enjoys, jeeps, motorcycles, archery and construction often find great success here and love what they do.
3D model and develop new products and assemblies, existing product support and tooling based on customer needs.
Create in-depth drawings from models as needed for all areas in the manufacturing process.
Produce prototypes for proof of concept. Inspect, assemble and test prototypes and pre-production parts during the pre-production process to ensure functionality.
Support designs with testing, analysis and calculations as needed.
Hands on position, with specific long term tasks that are scheduled. There will also be unscheduled or newly scheduled tasks to complete.
Create, maintain and support of top level assemblies throughout the design, documentation and release to manufacturing process.
Work with engineering team on larger projects to complete projects according to deadlines
Education: BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent work experience. Good demonstrated work experience and accomplishments are valued highly. Candidates with no degree but have been self-taught with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.
Creative and an independent thinker are crucial in this roles success.
Spatial awareness and knowledge of aesthetics is critical.
3D Modeling and CAD experience required.
Experience creating drawings for defense related small arms industry preferred but not required.
Experience: 10+ years of Mechanical, Industrial and Design experience.
Strong demonstrated skills in new product design and development. This includes part and assembly modeling, detail drawing, and tooling design for assembly and manufacturing.
Strong knowledge of materials, material properties and metals finishes.