Mechanical Design Engineer III

Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer III
Department: New Product Development (NPD)
Reports To: Director of R&DFLSA
Status: Exempt

Summary: The position will design and develop electric strikes for the access control industry, while performing a supportive role in manufacturing. Requires a working knowledge of SolidWorks and the ability to apply Lean methods to optimize the design process and reduce development time of innovative products to market. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Required to design, prototype, test, and support the on-going production of electromechanical access control products. 
  • Relies on four (4) to six (6) years of mechanical design experience, training and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. 
  • Requires independent or work with others to provide design solutions that address expressed and implied (through industry knowledge) product requirements.
  • Requires ability to visualize and communicate solutions through design and prototyping.
  • Will be asked to formally report product status and testing results.
  • Will need to apply the appropriate tolerance range on the drawing for any part to ensure it is producible and provides for a reliable, interchangeable assembly.
  • Will need to apply fundamental engineering principles to design challenges while being aware of the implications of cost, schedule and manufacturability of the product. Required to maintain an awareness of changes in the industry and in the development of components that may assist future design activities.
  • Must be familiar and able to apply basic, industry drafting standards and geometric dimensioning and tolerance methods (e.g. ASME Y14.5).
  • Other duties may be assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have supervisory responsibility.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. 

Language Ability Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquires or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups and/or boards of directors. 

Mathematical Ability Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis.  

Reasoning Ability Ability to apply principles of logic or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with non-verbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. 

Computer Skills Must have working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet, e-mail and internet software. Must be proficient in SolidWorks.  

Other Skills Have the ability to use basic inspection tools including calipers, micrometers, height gauges, dials, and indicators.  Requires excellent communication and organizational skills.

Physical Demands The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the functions of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, stoop and kneel; use hands, reach with hands and arms; communicate clearly and effectively.  The employee may also be frequently required to lift up to 35 pounds. 

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  

When supporting prototyping activities, you may be called upon to work with a machinist in the shop.  The noise level in the shop environment is usually loud and appropriate personal protective equipment should be worn at all times.

When supporting production activities, appropriate personal protective equipment should be worn at all times.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree (B. S. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent) from four-year college or university; and four (4) to six (6) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Disclaimer: The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as assigned by their supervisor.