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Sr. Mechanical Engineer Product Development

Company: Avantor
Location: Barrington
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Job SummaryResearches, develops and brings to production new and improved products for global sale. Works closely with Project leaders, Outside Vendors, and Project Management to accurately scope and deliver finished products. The Sr Mechanical Product Development Engineer completes designs for existing products and new product introductions. This role provides technical support for customer-facing teams to help support inquiries and investigations.Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop cost effective, manufacturable parts and assemblies that meet engineering and marketing specifications.
  • Design, construct, and test feasibility models, prototypes and special test fixtures, as necessary for proof-of-principle and design verification.
  • Create 3D models and detailed drawings using Solidworks CAD while adhering to best practices for managing product data files.
  • Perform engineering analysis to ensure parts and assemblies will meet the need of intended applications with adequate performance margins.
  • Investigate problems, determine root causes, and design permanent solutions, implementing them within the established EC process.
  • Prepare reports and other written documentation to communicate findings to others.
  • Communicate and interface within cross-functional team to achieve product realization, from initial concept through to release for manufacture.
  • Keep abreast of technological advances in mechanical engineering, both generally and those with potential applicability to pump and other fluid handling products.
  • Apply current techniques and tools to improve design time, cost, reliability and functionality.
  • Assist other departments in the resolution of design related problems that arise during production.
  • Manage 3rd Party Vendors assisting with development efforts.
  • Provide mechanical engineering expertise to Purchasing to assist in the procurement of mechanical components.
  • Fulfill responsibilities under ISO 9001 and 14001; understand and fully support ISO system.
  • On small scale programs serve as Project Manager following MasterFlex's Phase Gate Development Procedure.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.Education:
    • Bachelor or Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ABET accredited university)Experience:
      • At least 6 years of current or recent experience in mechanical system product designMinimum Requirements/Qualifications:
        • High-volume product design experience
        • Solid understanding of engineering mechanics, machine design, materials, geometric tolerancing, fabrication processes (Injection molding, diecasting, etc) and electronics packaging.
        • Advanced Solid modeling CAD experience (Solidworks a plus).
        • Finite Element Analysis and/or dynamic simulation software experience.
        • Thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, efficiently works under pressure, within deadlines or other time essential constraints
        • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to clearly and concisely communicate to all levels of the organization
        • Strong work ethic and an ability to excel within a rapidly changing and growing organizationDISCLAIMER:
          The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
          Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.EEO Statement:We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at recruiting@avantorsciences.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.EEO is the LawOFCCP EEO SupplementPAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

Keywords: Avantor, Waukegan , Sr. Mechanical Engineer Product Development, Other , Barrington, Illinois

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