Chicago engineering recruitment firm seeks a Staff Engineer

Kappa Search, a Chicago engineering recruitment firm, is currently recruiting for a Staff Engineer for a Fortune 500 client in the south suburbs of Chicago. Responsibilities and requirements are outline below:


  • Develop rapid “proof of concept” models and prototypes.
  • Responsible for new product design concepts including; analysis, system modeling and functional testing (algorithm, controls, calibration, and demo).
  • Develop test procedures for functionality and robustness, sufficient for internal and external evaluation.
  • Working closely with electronics/electrical engineering and control systems engineering to optimize the product development process.
  • Form cooperative relationships with business units for smooth handoffs.
  • Provide full documentation for complete transfer to business units.
  • Propose new concepts to broaden our product portfolio.


  • 7 -10 years mechanical engineering experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering required.
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Experience with 3D CAD systems
  • MS Office Suite, including MS Project
  • Proven track record working in a fast past innovation-driven environment.
  • Familiarity with automotive APQP, Lean Manufacturing, process robustness and control.
  • Should be experienced with manufacturing processes (machining, stamping & forming, etc.), assembly and test for both prototype and production.
  • Capable of developing process models, and physical prototypes for model verification when required.
  • Experience interfacing with suppliers and internal departments.
  • Experience with Kaizen, SMED, OEE, PFMEA, etc.