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Mechanical Design Engineer

Apply Job ID REF3013G Date posted 07/12/2021 Address 16955 West Ryerson Road, New Berlin, WI Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

ITW Appliance Components serves all the major Appliance OEM in the US, Europe, Asia, and Mexico and their tier suppliers.  This global division manufactures mechanical, electromechanical, and electrical components and assemblies with a variety of manufacturing processes.  We have locations in the US, China, Mexico, the UK, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Italy.  ITW Industrial Components is a separate Business Unit within the ITW Appliance Division focused on industrial customers and applications.

The division drives profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering.  In addition to ITW’s industry leading research and development capabilities, the division enhances our customers’ competitive advantage by:

  •  Maintaining advanced global engineering and manufacturing facilities.
  • Identifying customer needs to provide continued added value solutions.
  • Continually improving processes, materials, and designs to ensure every solution exceeds customer expectations while providing unparalleled value.

The Design Engineer will report to the Engineering Manager and will be responsible for development of new mechanical and electromechanical products and maintenance of existing products by performing the following duties:


  • Develop concept designs in a timely fashion to aid in new product sales.
  • Design molded plastic, molded or stamped elastomer, and stamped or formed metal parts.
  • Analyze research data and product specifications to determine feasibility of a product proposal.
  • Use tools to produce designs that can be manufactured in a high volume production envirionment.
  • Analyze mechanisms using free body diagrams, solid models, or mechanism software.
  • Analyze piece part stresses using hand calculations or finite element analysis.
  • Confer with research personnel to resolve problems, prepare modifications or develop new designs.
  • Use computer assisted engineering and design software to perform engineering analyses and design tasks.
  • Lead the team effort to complete design failure mode and effects analysis.
  • Perform detailed tolerance analysis for development of new products and changes to existing products.
  • Prepare product 3D designs and detailed drawings.
  • Document and maintain product design and test requirements.
  • Confer with laboratory staff in creating test plans and setting up tests.
  • Analyze test data and reports to determine if a design meets functional and performance specifications.
  • Review tool designs.
  • Understand UL and IEC requirements
  • Review and disposition piece part inspection reports.
  • Coordinate manufacturing or building of prototype products.
  • Follow and drive ITW Appliance Component’s APQP tollgate development process.
  • Create and maintain project documentation in compliane with ISO 9001.
  • Assist in the development of assembly and test fixtures.
  • Confer with purchasing staff to select components and materials.
  • Travel to visit customers for design reviews, data gathering and presentations.
  • Travel to other ITW locations to confer with operations team on new and existing product manufacturing.
  • Other duties as assigned.   

Position Skills and Experience Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering (BSME) from four-year college or university, and ten years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  A master’s degree in engineering is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience developing electromechanical products that use small AC and DC motors, solenoids and other actuators.  A background in AC and DC switches is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience with CAD and solid modeling using a recognized software package (SolidWorks, CREO/Pro-E, other) and finite element analysis.
  • Demonstrated excellent time management, prioritization abilities and strong project management skills.
  • Ability to manage complexity and change.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills with experience in communicating and working with a remote staff.
  • Ability to generate respect and trust from staff and external constituencies along with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to create a results driven, team-oriented environment.
  • Willing to travel up to 15%.


      Only qualified selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.  No phone calls or email inquiries please. Pre-employment, post offer drug screen and physical required on selected candidate. 

EOE/AAF/M/D/V.  ITW is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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