Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer – MI

Location: Detroit MI

Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer – MI

Location: Novi, Michigan

Our Client is looking for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to provide support in semi-complex vehicle and system specifications, manufacturing, and appropriate follow-up, and participates in continuous improvement recommendations related to products and manufacturing processes, and customer satisfaction.

Role Responsibilities

  • Review and interpret customers’ project specifications.
  • Translate technical requirements into actual vehicle mechanical specifications, design, and documentation.
  • Define scope of work and description of technical solution.
  • Calculate equipment performance requirements and capabilities.
  • Perform structural design and analysis (FEA), material selection.
  • Create vehicle concept drawings, renderings, and illustrations.
  • Create vehicle detailed design in 3D CAD.
  • Create manufacturing details, 2D build drawings (ASME Y14.5), and Bill of Materials (BOM).
  • Create As-Built drawing packages.
  • Manage budget, schedule, and scope of design.
  • Participate in simulation/emulation as needed.
  • Ensure that the vehicle mechanical components are designed to intended level of function, durability, and cost, with focus on deliverables.
  • Lead troubleshooting of mechanical design and manufacturing difficulties
  • Investigate and specify third party components required to meet mechanical specifications.
  • Prepare Request For Quote (RFQ) and specification documentation for equipment and
  • Write and conduct factory acceptance tests
  • Provide Return On Investment (ROI) assessment for the project(s).
  • Evaluate technical risk of the project(s).
  • Identify and raise any issues/risks that may impact project quality, scope, timing, or cost.
  • Present material handling technical solution to customer and internal teams.
  • Recommend and implement product and process improvement.


  • Basic Analytical skills to extract critical data and translate to engineering concepts.
  • Extensive Mechanical Design Capabilities for: Conveyors, AGV’s or other material handling equipment.
  • Ability to accommodate a variety of different and changing situations.
  • Positive attitude toward work requirements, fellow employees, and customers.
  • A wide degree of initiative, creativity, independence, and latitude is necessary and expected.
  • Exceptional presentation, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel per the demands of the company – visits to manufacturing facility, customer and vendor locations (up to 15%) Flexibility and availability within work schedule for changing job deadlines.
  • Work well under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing methodologies (sheet metal fabrication, welding, machining, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • B.S. in Engineering (Mechanical/Mechatronics) or a related field is preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office – MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Proficient in AutoCad 2014 or later revisions.
  • Proficient in 3D mechanical design – Autodesk Inventor preferred.
  • Proficient in Autodesk Vault
  • 10+ years direct experience in mechanical machine design required, AGV or other material handling trucks design experience preferred.

Travel: 15%