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Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer I
Daifuku America Corporation is a leader in Design, Manufacturing, Installation and Support of automotive automation/material handling systems in North America. The company is currently seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineer.
Daifuku Benefits 
Dental and Vision, day one
Optional Critical Illness and
Accident Insurance
provided life and disability plans 
7 Paid
sick days (prorated according to start date) 
13 paid
vacation days (prorated according to start date) 
11 paid
bonuses based upon company performance and other factors. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to, Designing, developing, and detailing mechanical components, equipment, and machinery. Applying knowledge of engineering principles to design products including involvement in fabrication, operation, application, installation, and/or repair of mechanical products.
Applications Engineering – Estimation of main line materials handling systems (body weld, paint & assembly) for automotive manufacturing lines. The materials handling systems include Electrified Monorail System (EMS), Power & Free conveyors (P&F), Friction conveyors (FDS), Skillet conveyors (Platform), slat chain conveyors, vertical lifts and part carriers. Performs engineering studies to develop reliable and optimum material handling systems based on engineering practice or customer requirements.
Other Responsibilities
  • Performs engineering assignments related to designing and detailing using a CAD system
  • Communicate with customers, vendors and departments as needed
  • Order, track and coordinate onsite materials
  • Support field modifications and commissioning
  • Design and detail mechanical conveyor components by using AutoCAD or Inventor
  • Designing of structural steel support system of Material Handling System by using AutoCAD
  • Detailing of mechanical components and structural items. This will include dimensioning, Bill of material updates, and modification to existing/standard drawings
  • Plant/Construction site field inspections
  • Interface with fabrication/manufacturing team
  • Must be able to climb ladders, scaffoldings, etc.
  • Physically capable of sitting, standing and/or walking for long periods of time
  • Perform other tasks as assigned Applications Engineering
Applications Engineering
  • Perform engineering studies to develop reliable and optimal material handling systems based on best engineering practice or customer requirements
  • Assist in design and development of new conveyor systems and equipment, and standard cost evaluations for new conveyor equipment
  • Estimate costs for mechanical and structural components of material handling installation costs
  • Assist sales or technical service with the complete bid proposal development
  • Interface with customer engineers when gathering system requirements, than translate the requirement to functional technical specifications
  • Investigate/provide lowest cost material handling alternatives which meet customer requirements (VA/VE)
  • Make technical presentations of material handling solutions to customer engineers
  • Assist in supplier assessment and business sourcing
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD required.
  • 3-D CAD software, Inventor or similar is desired.
  • Knowledge of mechanical systems (motors/chains), structural materials (steel beams/channels/angles), Steel machining/welding practices desired
  • Demonstrated PC skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Drafting concepts and fabrication practices
  • Works precisely and pays close attention to details
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures in material handling and steel design
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Good mechanical aptitude and knowledge
  • Ability to travel as required
  • Work in an open office environment
  • Must be self-managed and committed to working in a fast-paced environment
  • A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.
  • Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Must be available to work weekends, nights, overtime, and holidays, as needed
Applications Engineering
  • Visit customer sites for pre-bid and proposal development
  • Overtime required when due date for quote has been met
  • Must have experience in system design and implementation in an industrial or manufacturing environment. Automotive manufacturing strongly preferred
  • Strong skills and experience in estimating total costs for mechanical and structural components of material handling systems. Experience in bid proposals a plus
  • Must be able to perform engineering studies to develop reliable and optimum systems based on our automotive customers requirements
  • Must be proficient in AutoCAD (2012 or higher), Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and MS project.
  • Experience with automotive customer specifications
  • Experience communicating regular status to clients, superiors, and peers
  • Basic experience writing hardware specifications
  • Ability to provide immediate supervision to employees, assigning tasks, scheduling shifts, and checking at frequent intervals
  • Knowledge of manufacturing methods and procedures
  • Knowledge of quality and inspection requirements, manufacturing processes, and measurement techniques. 
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • 0-2 years experience in mechanical engineering & designing
Daifuku offers an excellent compensation package including great benefits such as excellent medical, vision, and dental insurance, paid vacation time, paid sick time, and paid holidays, 401K, Flexible Spending Programs, and more.
Daifuku is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status or medical condition.
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