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Mechanical Designer
Position: Mechanical Designer
Reports to: Mechanical Design Manager
Mechanical Designer Job Description:

Design the mechanical portion of custom automation equipment to client and IAI specifications. Use research techniques, combined with various outside sources of information, to create and verify the design.

Junior Level Mechanical Designer Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Completes the mechanical design and detailing of fixtures, jigs, and smaller machines. Create mechanical designs that are economical to produce, easy to assemble and simply maintained
  • Assists other designers with the mechanical design and detailing of larger systems
  • Completes “as built” drawing updates on machinery when required, reviews updates/changes with the other departments when required
  • Works cooperatively with clients, fellow employees, contractors, and management and suppliers
  • Adhere to IAI’s ISO9000 quality policy and procedures
  • Manages all assigned tasks in a neat and timely fashion while striving to maintain budgeted hours
  • Utilize IAI Quotation and Project Request Form to understand client requirements, determine project direction and required project features
  • Communicate project concerns, project status, and design solutions with management, fellow staff and clients
  • Meet with design management and IAI sales representative to evaluate the mechanical design and ensure that design requirements are met
  • Does not add features out of the scope of work without prior approval by design management or sales representative
  • Use appropriate methods to generate and verify the design
  • Works in conjunction with the other members of the team, such as the electrical designer and the mechanical assembler/developer during all stages of machine design/build
  • Presents the design to the client, acquires client sign off the design concept to proceed with detailing and manufacturing
  • Completes all required machine build drawings (drafting) as required
  • Generates Bill of Materials (BOM) for both purchased parts and raw manufactured materials as required
  • Assists other IAI personnel during the equipment build, observes and monitors how the build is progressing
  • Occasional travel as required within North America

Intermediate Level Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • All of the Duties and Responsibilities listed under Junior Mechanical Designer
  • Design of larger and more technically complex projects
  • Utilize technical knowledge and experience to produce superior designs
  • Keep abreast of new technologies and research new processes and methodologies
  • Create and maintain efficiency in the design process
  • Occasional travel as required within North America

Senior Level Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • All of the Duties and Responsibilities listed under Junior and Intermediate Designer
  • Project Management of large-scale projects
  • Delegate duties and coordinate the design process with other designers in the department
  • Coordinate the design process while accommodating the requirements of other departments
  • Occasional travel as required within North America
Occupational Health and Safety Act Responsibilities:

Workers have a general duty to protect their own health and safety and that of others around them. Workers must:

  • Work in compliance to the Act and Regulations
  • Use or wear any equipment, protective devices or clothing required by the employer
  • Not move or make ineffective any protective devices or clothing required by the employer
  • Report to the employer or supervisor any known hazards or missing or defective equipment or protective devices
  • Report any known violation of the Act or regulations to the employer or supervisor

Workers should be proactive about health and safety. That means that workers must not only comply with the law, the employer’s policies and workplace procedures, but they should also make suggestions to improve health and safety. Workers may also bring health and safety concerns and suggestions directly to the Joint Health and Safety Representative (Members names are listed on the Health and Safety Bulletin Board).

Physical Demands:

This position may require frequent Sitting. Working in the Mechanical Design department also requires constant cervical flexion, the chin to chest movement. Maximum lifting weight can reach about 50lbs, maximum carrying weight is about 40lbs, and the maximum pushing and pulling weights can reach 100-150lbs. Constant forward reach with both arms is necessary as well as frequent grasping. Working in this position requires a very strong ability to work alone and self-supervise as well a strongly established ability to supervise others. It also requires the ability to handle attention to detail, tight deadlines, responsibility and accountability as well as the ability to multi-task.

Education Requirements and Experience:

Junior:

  • Minimum Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or Equivalent Specialized Experience
  • Minimum 0-3 Years’ Work Experience
  • Skills are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions for all levels of this position

Intermediate:

  • Minimum Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or Equivalent Specialized Experience
  • Minimum 2-5 Years’ Work Experience
  • Skills are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions for all levels of this position

Senior:

  • Minimum Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or Equivalent Specialized Experience
  • Minimum 4+ Years’ Work Experience
  • Skills are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions for all levels of this position

Innovative Automation is always looking for talented people, so even if you don’t currently see a job that fits your skill set, please forward us your resume if you feel you would like to become part of our team. All resumes will be evaluated and kept on file.

We thank all applicants, but advise that only those to be considered for an interview will be contacted.

Innovative Automation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.