Chicago engineering recruitment firm seeks a Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Kappa Search is a Chicago based  technical recruitment firm that specializes in the recruitment and placement of engineering, manufacturing and technical management professionals. Currently, we are seeking a Sr. Mechanical Engineer for a client in the electronics & electro-mechanical products industry. The Sr. Mechanical Engineer will be decisive and have excellent presentation skills when communicating with upper-level management. The incumbent will ensure thorough completion of all new products/projects from initial conception to production.

 Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • The Sr. Mechanical Engineer will think outside the box in developing new concepts, designs and manufacturing methods.  
  • Will interface with advanced development and R&D department to ensure smooth transition of products into the design and manufacturing process.
  • Responsible for life cycle design of complex electro-mechanical systems and products.
  • Oversee completion of tasks from design creation to production launch
  • Collaborate with design and engineering professionals from design firms to marketing, suppliers and internal engineers.
  • Initiate worst case analysis and assist in prototyping and troubleshooting efforts
  • Support product testing and verify design specifications and requirements are satisfied.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, BSME. MSME is a plus.
  • At least 5 years of Engineering experience (especially in new product design/development)
  • Design engineering experience with stampings, injection molded plastics, sheet metal and mechanisms.
  • Exposure to FEA and thermodynamics related design is a plus.
  • Knowledge of 3D modeling/ Pro-Engineer, SolidWorks or Inventor tools for design purposes
  • Willingness to travel on occasion
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