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Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer

Company: Ahaus Tool and Engineering
Location: Richmond
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:


Reports to: Engineering Operations Manager


Creates concepts, designs, details and engineering simulations for special automated equipment, tooling, dies, molds and fixtures.


Application of design techniques utilizing knowledge of the following mechanical elements:

o Powered prime movers (cylinders, grippers, rotary actuators, etc.)

o Conveyors & material handling

o Transmission components (gearboxes, drives, bearings, etc.)

o Vision systems

o Electrical devices (motors, linear actuators, robots, etc.)

o Electrical sensors (laser, inductive field, sonic, etc.)

o Electrical instruments (LVDT's, load cells, etc.)

Application of design expertise in the follow specific areas preferred:

o Synchronous automation

o Non-Synchronous automation

o Manual and lean equipment

o Hydraulic & manual workholding fixtures

o Milling, turning, & gaging workholding fixtures

o Heat exchanger core assembly equipment

o Crimping equipment & dies

o Molds & corrugation equipment

o Gages

o Multi-station systems

o Functional test equipment

o Standalone equipment

Utilize engineering acumen in the following disciplines:

o GD&T dimensioning techniques

o Engineering technologies including safety & ergonomics

o Industrial engineering techniques

o Manufacturing technologies

o Controls engineering techniques

o Design innovation using creativity

--- Study requirements and collaborate with project stakeholders to satisfy design-related challenges, including dimensional, service, manufacturing, and cost and schedule issues.

--- Create design concepts utilizing preliminary sketches & layouts.

--- Create detail drawings using CAD software (SolidWorks & DraftSight).

--- Engage in design confirmation activities, including simulations, FEA & animations.

--- Modify designs to improve performance.

--- Select purchased components to incorporate into designs.

--- Create technical documentation for equipment operation designed for instruction manuals as required.

--- Redline & revise drawings.

--- Create sequence of events and powered elements charts.

--- Engage in debug and development activities.

--- Work within quality system parameters as required.

--- Communicate with team members and managers to receive instructions and coordinate activities.

--- Utilize ERP system (Epicor).

--- Engage in assisting junior or mid-level designers in their development of engineering skills while partnering on projects.

--- Assume a lead designer role on projects, coordinating and leading multiple designers simultaneously.

--- Engage in continuous improvement activities.


--- Associate's degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and supporting experience

--- Vocational education and supporting experience

--- Completion of apprenticeship in engineering and manufacturing environment

--- Hands-on experience in manufacturing


--- Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field

--- 10 years experience as Mechanical Engineering Designer

--- 5 years experience working in manufacturing environment

--- Strong written and verbal communication skills

--- Strong organizational skills


--- Typical office environment. May work in the facility or remotely.

--- Typical manufacturing environment

--- Occasional work-related travel required

You should be proficient in:

  • GD&T
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Mechanical troubleshooting
  • Hydraulics
  • Automation Systems
  • Product Design
  • Mechanical Assembly

Keywords: Ahaus Tool and Engineering, Dayton , Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer, Engineering , Richmond, Ohio

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