Sr NPD Mechanical Engineer

Job Function:

US, IL, Bolingbrook

The Sr. NPD Mechanical Engineer will drive the development of gas-filled and solid dielectric switching products for the power grid, with a technical focus on spring-loaded mechanism design. 


Primary/Essential Responsibilities: 

• Leads portions of the design process to ensure project completion; develops schedules, prepares budgets, coordinates and defines resource needs for NPD projects.

• Assists with completion of the Product Realization Stage Gate Requirements.

• Creates project test plan and ensures completion of inside and outside test programs.  

• Construct and test prototype components or assemblies as required in the development and approval process.

• Perform engineering analysis in design of new products and their subcomponents

• Perform formal root cause analysis and troubleshooting on the new and existing products and processes 

• Prepare written documentation of processes, material requirements, test results and project activity as required.

• Interface with purchasing and vendors in the selection and approval of component parts and assemblies.  

• Provide Engineering support to Sales/Marketing and Manufacturing on new and existing products and processes.

• Consult with Customer representatives to discuss product requirements and specifications when design or manufacturing problems are involved

• Give direction to supporting personnel such as Engineers, Designers, and Technicians.

• Follow established procedures for creation and maintenance of CAD databases and libraries.

• Participate in the review of engineering drawings prior to the release to manufacture. Responsible for final approval of applicable drawings.

• Ensure that selected parts and processes meet project and company goals for cost efficiency and reliability.

• May perform other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications: 

BSME, 5+years of engineering design and/or NPD experience to include:

  • Strong technical knowledge in mechanism design, linkages, springs, statics, dynamics and material properties
  • Familiar with various manufacturing methods to include casting, machining, molding, stamping and forming
  • Experience with DFMEA, DOE, and GD&T/tolerance stack up analysis

Preferred Qualifications:  

• ProE/Creo, FEA, and dynamic analysis

• Experience in medium/high voltage electrical power systems

• Experience with trip free, stored energy or actuated mechanism design. 

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