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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer (new product development)

Company: Nidec Mobility America Corporation
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Nidec is the world's No.1 comprehensive motor manufacturer handling "everything that spins and moves", miniature to gigantic. Nidec is a global enterprise comprised of over 300 -subsidiaries/affiliates. -We are a leading manufacturer of commercial motors, industrial motors, appliance motors, and controls. Our product line features a full line of high efficiency motors for industrial applications in water treatment, mining, oil and gas, and power generation, and for commercial applications such as pool and spa, condensers, cooling towers and large refrigeration units.
From keeping us comfortable in our homes to pumping clean water to making our cars more safe, electric motors are an indispensable part of our daily lives. At Nidec, our employees are on the forefront of developing new motor technologies. As we move deeper into the age of robotics, the impact of motors will only increase.
With over 140,000 employees stationed worldwide, Nidec continues to be a unique organization, and each location maintains its individual personality.
ObjectiveThe Senior Mechanical Design Engineer generally operates under limited supervision and with broad scope of responsibility. They will work independently or by leading other engineers on new or moderate to highly complex assignments. This included coordinating development and support for assigned projects, reviews decisions made by other engineers, evaluates and recommends technical trade-offs and provides technical resolution within the scope of the project. The role contributes to the creation of new solutions, identifies problems, determines root cause, and proposes alternate solutions. This role also provides -mentorship and guidance to fellow Mechanical Design Engineers.Essential Responsibilities - - - - - - - - -Designs and documents mechanical components and assemblies for electronics packaging used in automotive applications. - - - - - - - - -Performs multiple tasks, tracks progress and drives timely completion of work. - - - - - - - - -Maintains communication with internal program team, suppliers and customers to ensure the project technical requirements are clear and get implemented timely and properly. - - - - - - - - -Develops and oversees moderate to highly complex mechanical designs, testing, and evaluation of electronics packaging solutions that meet the specified requirements and applicable standards. - - - - - - - - -Ensures the design follows the development roadmap and milestones. - - - - - - - - -Author mechanical engineering documentation, component specifications, test plans and reports. Facilitates timely release of documentation. - - - - - - - - -Prepares progress reports and summary slides for internal/external updates. - - - - - - - - -Creates 3D models and associated 2D documentation using Solidworks CAD software by following best practices and standards. - - - - - - - - -Validates designs by testing and utilizing various techniques including analytical calculations, simulations, tolerance analysis and DFM/DFA tools. - - - - - - - - -Prepares and conducts DFMEA, mechanical design reviews and peer reviews. - - - - - - - - -Fabricate design prototypes and test fixtures. Oversee and approve test setup, limits and conditions. - - - - - - - - -Correlates simulation with empirical results and perform data interpretation. - - - - - - - - -Produces component designs that can be mass produced using established processes such as injection molding, die casting, and sheet metal forming. - - - - - - - - -Selects materials (aluminum, steel, plating, plastic, sealants, adhesives, thermal gap fillers, so forth) and assembly processes in order to meet design requirements and cost targets. - - - - - - - - -Drives root cause investigations, performs failure analysis and conducts experiments to solve complex engineering problems. - - - - - - - - -Provides technical leadership being subject matter expert in an assigned technical area - - - - - - - - -Participates on cross-functional project teams involved with new product launch, VAVE, cost reductions and cost estimates. - - - - - - - - -Supports ongoing production/manufacturing via the engineering change process, as needed. - - - - - - - - -Provides work leadership and guidance to engineering and technical staff.Experience: - - - - - - - - -8+ years of experience possessing broad knowledge and hands-on expertise in Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - -Experience developing sealed enclosures and electronics packaging for automotive applications. Experience with power conversion systems (DC-DC, DC-AC) and motor controls is desirable. - - - - - - - - -Demonstrated ability of working on significant and unique mechanical design issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangiblesEducation: Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field. Master's degree desiredCertifications: N/ARequired Knowledge/Skills/Abilities - - - - - - - - -Experience designing electronics enclosures - - - - - - - - -Experience with tolerance analysis and GD&T - - - - - - - - -Experience with 3D CAD modeling software, Solidworks required. - - - - - - - - -Additional experience with CATIA, Siemens NX/Unigraphics and Teamcenter is preferred. - - - - - - - - -Experience designing parts produced by die casting, stamping, molding, and extrusion preferred. - - - - - - - - -Experience with automotive grade sealed connectors and compliant pin technology preferred. - - - - - - - - -Knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerances per ASME/ANSI. - - - - - - - - -Experience with heat transfer, stress, vibration, sealing - - - - - - - - -Prior work in automotive or manufacturing industry is highly preferred. - - - - - - - - -MS Office proficiency (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Project).Scope of Supervision: N/ATravel Required: up to 10%Physical Demand (Special Considerations): While performing the duties of this job, the employee consistently is required to use hands to handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, bend and crawl. The employee will on occasion lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds. - -Keywords: -CAD, -modeling, quotes, -prototype, tooling, -drawings, "engineering change notice", ECN, -FEA, "stress analysis", "thermal analysis", "dynamic analysis", design, reliability analysis, tolerance, "stack up". FMEA, -customer specifications, -testing, -analyze, -prototype, -3D modeling, Catia, Unigraphics, geometric dimensioning and tolerances, GD&T, ASME, ANSI, -Automotive, -manufacturing, Mechanical, Design, -SolidWorksThis position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. -This position description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of essential job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee will possess the skills, aptitudes, competencies and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. -Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at NidecNidec is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, genetic information, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following website: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
No SolicitingNidec will not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to Nidec job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. Pre-approval from the Nidec Talent Acquisition team is required before any external candidate can be submitted and such candidate must be submitted to the Nidec Talent Acquisition team.

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