Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer


Trevor, WI


26 June 2022

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Client Overview:
Our client is a leading, fast paced manufacturer of custom automation equipment for the medical / life sciences industries. 

TotalTek is a Technology Company focused on managed services specializing Engineering and IT solutions.  We are a minority owned company with onshore and offshore capabilities that originated in northeast Wisconsin. Our workforce solutions and customized delivery in Project Outsourcing, Managed Resource Program and Staff Augmentation have expanded our capabilities to better serve companies in these industries. Our core value is Improving Lives for Clients and Consultants alike and is why we believe TotalTek is a simple solution to your complex Engineering and IT problems.


The Mechanical Design Engineer is a highly motivated team player who enjoys solving challenges. Responsibilities include designing automation (assemblies and sub-assemblies), fixtures, and prototypes; performing equipment debugging; supporting applications; interfacing with customers to understand requirements; designing to safety standards; and applying mechanical engineering principles to the implementation of automation. This role can have an estimated 15% travel.

  • Design automation (assemblies and subassemblies), retrofits, fixtures, and prototypes.
  • Interface with customers to understand system requirements and resolve design issues encountered.
  • Document customer requirements to capture design intent and develop designs that incorporate said intent.
  • Document and maintain revisions to existing automated systems.
  • Work with team members to create integrated design between multiple stations and designers on large machines.
  • Incorporate proven, readily available technology into design based on customer or project requirements.
  • Identify correct motors, actuators, slides, heaters, and grippers for specific design application.
  • Update Test Plan to capture design requirements that commissioning will use to test the machine according to User Requirement Specifications.
  • Design automation to OSHA and NFPA standards.
  • Mitigate operator risk of machine operation, usage, maintenance, or in machine failure during design. Use safety sensors in critical areas to ensure operator and machine safety.
  • Anticipate possible failure modes of machine operation that cause harm to the operator, machine, product, or environment and alter the design to eliminate or minimize it.
  • Create drawings with detailing of parts and assemblies including dimensions, callouts, tolerances, and material specifications.
  • Create comprehensive build plans for the mechanical assemblers to accurately build to print.
  • Develop and release bill of materials including stock material and commercials to purchasing.
  • Communicate to Fabrication critical features, dimensions, materials, and tolerances.
  • Evaluate and troubleshoot automation when problems arise during commissioning and propose recommendations for resolving equipment issues.
  • Act as a technical mechanical design resource/support for company sales staff.
  • Support applications by providing automation concepts and concept drawings in preparation of estimates and quotes.
  • Stay current in new developments within industries served. Keeps informed of new applications and methods to improve systems or products.
  • Observe all safety rules, applicable regulations, and relevant ISO standards.
Required Skills and Competencies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or comparable knowledge/experience
  • required.
  • 5 years’ experience is required
  • Strong and demonstrated mechanical design aptitude and skilled in 2D (AutoCAD)
  • 3D CAD SolidWorks PDM experience preferred.
  • Strong preference for prior automation design experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Proven experience working effectively in a team environment.
  • Requires excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively with customers, vendors, and employees.
  • Working knowledge of all MS Office applications.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical specifications, blueprints, assembly plans, and other manufacturing instructions.
  • Ability to work with complex mathematical concepts.
  • Up to 15% travel required.

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