Mechanical Designer


Position Title: Mechanical Designer

Department: Engineering and Manufacturing

Job Summary: The Mechanical Designer will be a part of the Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing department at SVTA, and assist by taking existing or conceptual designs of new or legacy products, creating SolidWorks models of the product, and overseeing the project through design and manufacturing. The successful candidate will have good mechanical aptitude, be detail oriented, have a strong sense of responsibility and commitment to quality, be proficient with SolidWorks, and be a team player.

Job Description:

  • Interface with Sales and Marketing to produce designs/images for project proposals

  • Work directly with Engineering to create designs and SolidWorks models of projects

  • Create bill of materials (BOM) and detailed drawings for machined parts, sheet metal, and assemblies

  • Follow the BOM through purchasing, assisting and advising where applicable

  • Provide hands on support to the assembly technicians during the build and testing phase of the project

  • Possible domestic and international travel for the purpose of project installations

  • In addition, will help ensure that company operating and cost efficiencies are obtained, quality and safety standards achieved, and customer delivery deadlines met.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • College degree in an engineering related field or associates degree in drafting design. In addition, three to five years drafting experience preferred.

  • Drafting and design skills with metal machining and fabrication. Experience with vacuum equipment a plus

  • Proficient computer skills, including SolidWorks, Windows, Word, and Excel

  • Proficient with both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional design and drafting

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • High attention to detail and results

  • Mechanical and technical skills and knowledge

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Teamwork skills

  • Able to follow directions, yet work with limited supervision.

  • Ability and willingness to learn

Physical/Visual/Mental Demands:

Position requires the ability to react, move about, install, remove and replace objects, exchange information verbally, detect and observe situations; lift and move 10-25 pounds; work with others; test equipment, and computer; near and far vision is required; works with mechanical and electrical devices; infrequently works with chemicals and toxins utilizing protective gear.

Typical Working Conditions:

The person in this position will work inside; normal work hours are Monday through Friday and vary between 6:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.; additional hours may be required during the week or on weekends. Regular attendance is required.

Nature of Supervision Received:

Works independently within authority limits and experience level. Must establish priorities and independently set daily objectives to meet deadlines and address urgent situations as they occur.

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