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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Company: Powell Industries
Location: Oak Park
Posted on: July 3, 2024

Job Description:

A Senior Mechanical Engineer is responsible for designing, developing, and overseeing the production of mechanical systems and components. They lead engineering teams, conduct research, analyze data, and provide technical expertise to ensure the successful implementation of projects. They also collaborate with other departments and stakeholders to ensure that mechanical designs meet safety, quality, and regulatory standards. Additionally, Senior Mechanical Engineers may be involved in troubleshooting and resolving complex technical issues, as well as mentoring and guiding junior engineers.

Essential Responsibilities

  • To modify, enhance, and create established standard designs and parts for our products.
  • Design standard jobs with guidance.
  • Read and interpret customer job specifications.
  • Order materials.
  • Create drawings.
  • Interface with sales, customer and shop.
  • Completed task are check by more senior engineers.
  • Available to answer technical questions from designers.
  • Troubleshoot mechanical problems with equipment in production and test.
  • Create documentation to support assembly.
  • Innovative to improve existing products based on quality, delivery, and cost.
  • Learn policies and procedures, work instruction, ISO policies, Safety Rules and Regulations, and vendor products.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Technology or related area.
    • Minimum 4-8 years of experience in an Engineering role within manufacturing industry.

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Basic understanding of power systems.
      • Proficient with electrical design.
      • Advanced drafting/CAD skills.

        Skills, Abilities & Other Requirements

        • Basic computer skills using Oracle, Word, Excel.
        • Ability to interact on a regular basis with shop personnel.
        • Able to apply product knowledge and technical skills to solve simple application problems independently with minimum supervision.
        • Ability to order materials electronically.
        • Able to read and interpret electrical symbols, characters, and drawings.
        • Able to apply (told by others what it means and which code) ANSI and other as it applies to the day-to-day activity.
        • Ability to apply industry standards as applicable to job and product.
        • Able to design one product in the most economical way while achieving quality.

          Working & Environmental Conditions

          The employee typically performs duties in a normal office environment. There will be some work in a shop environment and exposure to the elements of our shop. Additionally there may be some work performed in the field with exposure to construction sites or active customer facilities.

          It is the policy of Powell Industries to promote safe working conditions for ALL employees, to make available where necessary special equipment to protect employees against specific hazards, to reduce accidents through prevention programs and to establish rules that are designed for the safety of all. It is the responsibility of each employee to adhere to this policy, as well as to observe all safety practices and exercise every precaution for the safety of accidents.

          The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, carry or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand; talk or hear; walk; sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

          More Information

          This job description outlines the essential functions of the job and does not contain a comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties.


          About Us

          In our 70+ year history, Powell has always known that our employees are at the heart of our success. Without question, we have the most talented people in all parts of our organization. As a manufacturer, we recruit and hire experienced and knowledgeable applicants to ensure our product is engineered, fabricated and assembled to customer specifications!

          Powered by Innovation - Powell's culture has and will always be founded in our "can do" attitude. If we can imagine it, we can do it. Become a part of our story, and let us help you write yours. Hard work pays off in all of our teams, with opportunity for advancement and promotion without sacrificing work-life balance. Successful candidates must have a legal authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis, with only those candidates selected for interview contacted.

          We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disability

          If you need an accommodation in the hiring process, you may contact 713.378.2685. Application status inquiries will not be accepted in this manner.

Keywords: Powell Industries, Oak Park , Senior Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , Oak Park, Illinois

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