Chicago engineering recruitment firm seeks Sr. Mechanical Engineer with gearbox design

Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer

About the Job

Kappa Search is a Chicago technical recruitment firm that specializes in engineering, manufacturing and technology recruitment and placement. We are actively recruiting for a Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer with gearbox design and engineering expertise.

Will be responsible for new product development of mechanical and electro-mechanical products and systems by developing and testing specifications and methods.

* Enhances staff accomplishments and competence by planning delivery of solutions; mentoring less experienced team members; teaching improved processes; mentoring team members.

* Evaluates mechanical and electromechanical systems and products by designing and conducting research programs; applying principles of mechanics and materials.

* Confirms system and product capabilities by designing feasibility and testing methods; building prototypes and testing properties.

* Develops mechanical and electromechanical products by studying customer requirements; researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods and materials; soliciting observations from operators.

* Develops manufacturing processes by designing and modifying equipment for fabricating, building, assembling, and installing components.

* Develops innovative new products while maintaining quality procedures such as DFMEA, PFMEA, DFM/DFA and peer & design reviews.

* Maintains product and company reputation by complying with consumer/safety regulations.

* Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer’s instructions and established procedures; requesting special services.

* Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

* Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.


  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. Masters degree preferred.
  • Several years mechanical design & engineering experience with new products
  • Must have design & engineering expertise with moving parts like gears, bearings, shafts & housings.
  • Expertise with 3D modeling software; SolidWorks, Pro/E, Inventor etc.
  • Experience with FEA and sim software like: Pro-Mechanica, Algor, KISSsoft, Dynamic Fusion