Chicago engineering recruiting agency seeks a Mechanical Design Engineer

Kappa Search, Inc. is the city of Chicago’s leading technical recruiting firm that specializes in the permanent placement of engineering and manufacturing roles. Currently, we are seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer. We are specifically looking for someone who can provide leadership and expertise in project design and management. This person will need to be highly motivated and committed to satisfying customers and making leading design decisions. He/She must also have a thorough understanding and comprehension of most engineering principles.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Create and design customized capital equipment utilizing SolidWorks (considering function, durability, and manufacturability)
  • Ensure that equipment is both built and maintained properly
  • Collaborate and work closely with customers to develop and prepare approval drawings, resolve questions of  technical nature, and create solutions
  • Travel may be required, within the U.S. and Canada, to oversee equipment and resolve issues (up to 10%)


  • Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Strong familiarity in welding standards, stress analysis, & primary fabrication techniques
  • Comfortable in taking the initiative, and the lead, with assigned projects
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks


  • Experience in capital equipment