Our client is seeking a Mechanical Engineer for their team in Wilsonville, Oregon. The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the mechanical architecture, design and integration of products, tools, testers and components. This position uses experience and knowledge to design mechanical and electromechanical products and systems by developing and testing specifications and methods. This role understands equipment requirements along with business and customer requirements that drive the design of the technical solution. The Mechanical Engineer participates in all phases of product development life-cycle, including concept and prototype analysis, design, production launch, sustaining production, and end-of-life support of designed equipment, as well as the support of complementary engineering staff for application configuration and startup support.
Mechanical Engineer Responsibilities
Evaluates and develops mechanical and electromechanical systems and products by designing and conducting research programs; applying specific, relevant engineering principles.
Evaluates system and product capabilities by designing feasibility and testing methods; testing properties and developing testing processes.
Supports development of manufacturing processes by designing and modifying equipment for fabricating, building, assembling, and installing components.
Supports and maintains the build and documentation of designs, prototypes and design of experiments and reports product information through analyzing and summarizing information and trends.
Communicates with suppliers and sub-contractors, defining specifications, manufacturing descriptions and instructions.
Assists Purchasing department in choice of suppliers and other technical matters.
Supports the scheduling and planning of projects and resources of medium to large complexity.
Additional duties as assigned.
Mechanical Engineer Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
3+ years of previous engineering experience preferred
Knowledge of solid modeling & CAD software (especially Solidworks)
Familiar with data capture for images, storage and archive or images and ability to share them via facility and company databases.
Occasional travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.
Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management, & planning skills with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.
Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).
Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts.
Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships internally and externally.
Self-motivated with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Environment and Physical Requirements
Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
Regularly/Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Regularly/Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold & heat, risk of electrical shock, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
The noise level in the work environment is usually low/moderate.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.
VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.
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