Senior Staff Engineer

Position: Senior Staff Engineer

Location: Chicago, IL

Compensation: $115,000 + bonus & benefits

Overview: Kappa Search, Inc. is a leading technical recruiting firm based in Chicago that specializes in the permanent placement of candidates into manufacturing roles. We are currently looking to fill a Senior Staff Engineer position for our client situated in the Chicago, IL area. The Senior Staff Engineer will work with a team of experts on research and development. They will be working with advanced manufacturing to create innovative products and effective procedures while determining solutions to any issues along the way.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Offering DFM/DFA feedback in regards to manufacturing
  • Collaborating with retailers to aid in product creation process
  • Creating efficient conceptual proof models in order to assess updates in analysis, system modeling, and trial verification
  • Utilizing electrical and control engineering to improve designs and use system synergies
  • Communicating effectively with business entities
  • Suggesting new ideas to widen the company’s product repertoire


  • B.S. in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering (M.S. is a plus)
  • 10 or more years of experience
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD as well as MS Suite (includes MS Project)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, creativity-focused work space
  • Working knowledge of APQP, as well as Lean Manufacturing, procedure sturdiness and control
  • Experience with varied manufacturing procedures–such as machining, stamping, or forming—to assemble and troubleshoot prototypes and fabrication
  • Ability to create models and physical prototypes for model assessment as needed
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time
  • Comprehension and experience with utilizing operational tactics and tools, like Kaizen, SMED, OEE, PFMEA, and more.