Mechanical Design Engineer I

Job Function:

US, IL, Bolingbrook

Innovating since 1905, G&W Electric has grown into a global leader in engineered electrical power grid solutions. Working with us means joining a worldwide team of passionate manufacturing professionals striving to continually improve the technologies the world depends on to deliver safe, reliable electricity. Our culture is focused on employee success, so we foster an entrepreneurial environment that encourages everyone to thrive.

Position Summary:

The Mechanical Design Engineer I within our Production Engineering team is responsible for designing customer specified designs built and engineered to G&W’s quality standards. This position specializes in designing products for our Cable Accessories division G&W is excited to engage a self-motivated and results-oriented individual to join our fast-paced, collaborative work environment that offers consistent learning opportunities and problem-solving experience. We are offering the unique responsibility to be a contributing member to our engineering team in the following:

  • Design to customer provided specification within a team environment
  • Provide design competency to industry standards (IEEE, NEC, IEC, ANSI, UL, NEMA, etc.)
  • Design products to internal engineering design standards and best practices within customer lead time and quality expectations
  • Coach, maintain and assist technical aptitude among design team members
  • Be a change agent in department and company by identifying and resolving root causes through problem solving activities
  • Provide technical support for internal and external customers
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to support and provide technical aptitude for company and departmental projects as needed(e.g. Product Development, Aftermarket Support, Application Engineering, Supply Chain, and Manufacturing)

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Relevant Discipline
  • Hands-on experience with 3D modelling software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and has demonstrated presentation skills to diverse audiences
  • Strong analytical design and quantitative problem-solving skills

Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge of CREO CAD software
  • Continuous improvement initiatives
  • Root Cause Analysis / Problem-Solving strategies
  • ISO Certified Manufacturing Environment experience
  • Reliability Design Tools
  • Design For Manufacturability (DFM), Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance (GD&T), Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Experience with Oracle J.D. Edwards Business System
  • Experience with Industry Standards
  • Related power distribution experience

Why join us? G&W enjoys a long reputation for product quality, innovation and world-class customer service to the power industry. We have established this reputation by believing that our greatest asset is our employees. We owe our success to the initiative and talents of highly skilled individuals within our team-based organization. Our goal is to set the standard for customer satisfaction by ensuring a superior level of service, performance and innovation. As a global organization and industry leader, we are committed to cultivating an engaging work environment that embraces our core values and develops our talent. Our continuous focus on growth and innovation means that you become part of a company that provides challenging opportunities, rewards excellence and combines your individual expertise to achieve a higher level of shared success. Together, we light the world!

G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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