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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Apply Job ID REF5595I Date posted 05/06/2022 Address 2065 Elms Road, Swartz Creek, MI Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

* SMART PEOPLE   * SMART IDEAS   * SMART CHOICE

A thriving environment for learning, innovation and growth.

Why do so many people join MTS Systems Corporation and stay for a career? Because this is a place where you get to apply your creativity, work with smart people on fascinating projects, and make a positive impact on people’s lives. It is a place where you can learn, innovate and grow professionally.

Transforming what’s possible with cars, aircraft, bridges, wind turbines and space-age materials — this is work we dream about as kids. At MTS, it’s a rewarding career path for talented individuals who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world, many of whom are leaders in their respective industries.

By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.

 


Primary Objective:

MTS Engineers are responsible for developing and supporting a wide range of projects with a goal of achieving world class performance, safety, and reliability for our customers’ most challenging mechanical testing needs.

This higher level is expected to provide a high degree of technical leadership on sales support and project development including scope definition, machine/fixture design, and culminating in build, test, and commissioning support.  Example responsibilities include mechanical design configuration, application performance calculations, mechanical aspects of safety system design, and support of overall system commissioning including checkout and installation support. 

This position expects leadership contribution in team settings via both individual engineering expertise and mentoring skills to enhance the collective team formation and bench strength beyond one’s individual role.

Major Areas of Accountability:

Accepts responsibility for assigned tasks and displays the ability to manage mechanical portions of the project. 

Apply engineering principles and analysis tools to contribute detailed designs for components and multi-channel testing systems utilizing all facets of actuation, power generation, and power distribution both hydromechanically and via electrification drive systems.

Direct the work of drafting & design resources to document manufacturing and test instructions

Provide quote support to the sales team for new opportunities

Responsible for accurate estimation of engineering cost & schedule budgeting for a given task that often involves multiple team members demonstrating ability to Lead with attention to detail and follow-thru.

Gather and review design requirements as it pertains to the overall system; engaging to refine and improve clarity of the requirements demonstrating interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills.

Coordinate with other engineering disciplines demonstrating leadership to create a fully aligned system solution

Monitor and engage with system assembly and checkout operations assisting in  problem resolution and actively documenting detailed continuous improvement opportunities and participates in improvement initiatives.

Other accountabilities/duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering or equivalent B.S. Degree
  • 7 years of progressively demanding design experience
  • Knowledge in the application of Finite Element Analysis (FEA), vibration analysis and simulation tools, such as ANSYS, MATLAB and MathCAD
  • Experience with SolidWorks, Pro E, or similar CAD system
  • High working knowledge of machine design, structural mechanics, vibrations, and materials science
  • Manage large projects with minimal direction from senior level staff.
  • Knowledge of hydraulic components and closed loop multi-channel test rigs
  • Ability to interface with all levels of customer management.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and able to obtain automobile/liability coverage

Travel Requirements: Expected travel averaging less than 20%, domestic and international.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

MTS is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, MTS is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

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At ITW, we value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

Equal Opportunities

ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Read more information here.

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