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Mechanical Project Engineer - Farmington Hills

Farmington Hills, MI 48335

Posted: 09/18/2023 Job Category: Other Job Number: 18064

Job Description

Mechanical Project Engineer

Our client, a global organization focused on manufacturing automation and system integration, designs and manufactures machines, process equipment, and production lines for the world’s largest industrial groups, is looking for an additional Mechanical Project Engineer/Project Manager for their Farmington Hills office. This person will need to come from a similar automation/integrator background. They need someone who can quote jobs and provide proposals to customers for mechanical requests. It would be ideal if the person had some knowledge of controls/PLCs as well because they will often be working with the controls staff to create quotes for projects that include both mechanical and controls components. This is a strategic hire for our client and will be contract to direct.

Produce mechanical and process concepts for Automation projects. Responsible for supporting sales and operations teams by creating feasible, balanced, and valid solutions to customers automation problems. They are responsible for understanding RFQ/RFI scope, timing, budget, and best practice in mechanical design.

Main Tasks / Responsibilities
  • Devise solutions and new approaches to problems presented by customers by developing engineering concepts and presentations.
  • Apply knowledge of process design to all projects to ensure process is balanced.
  • May meet with client to define or develop project scope and present proposed solutions.
  • May write portions of or all the specifications.
  • Assist in or prepare total cost estimates for proposals.
  • Keeps current on new technology, new design methods and ideas.
  • Understand RFI/RFQ requirements and when to apply FEA.
  • Understand ergonomic needs and devise solutions that will meet standard ergo requirements.
  • Understand schedule requirements and ensure design meets project schedule or assists in developing schedule based on proposed solution.
  • Research purchased parts and coordinate with suppliers for accurate application and design.
  • Coordinate with internal and external mechanical design teams for concept design during quoting phases and process/job turnover.
  • Applies knowledge of safety and quality in all designs and assures design meets safety requirements.
  • Develop cost effective, standardized designs utilizing lessons learned from prior projects.
  • Produce mechanical drawings and designs.
  • Eliminate part defects and errors utilizing latest error proofing concepts.

Education, Training and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree (BSME) from a four-year College or University or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Machine Design, Process Design, or Machine Cost Estimation.
  • Industrial Engineering experience a plus
  • Computer Skills (AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Effective Verbal and Written Communication skills

Location:             Farmington Hills, MI
Duration:            6+ month W2 Contract-to-Direct Hire



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