Entry Level Mechanical Design Engineer

Geometric Americas / HCL Technologies - Peoria, IL (30+ days ago)

Job Title: Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer with Emphasis on mechanical design.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Mechanical Engineering, a related technical field. A Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on system design.

Responsibilities for this Position

Geometric/HCL is seeking an Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer, with emphasis in Mechanical design, to join us in our Peoria, IL location. This is a great opportunity to use and grow your understanding of mechanical engineering concepts as it relates to our products. As an Entry-level Mechanical Engineer you will be able to spend your first few months diving into specific assignments that will help develop your technical skills. Assignments will include design, detailing and integration of hydraulic components, Electrical components, light& heavy structure components, engine & cooling systems. In conjunction with an opportunity to be trained in HCL technology and practices, you will be assigned to a program with defined performance expectations and deadlines. You’ll get to network with new and experienced teammates. The Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer is responsible for Research, design, develop, engines, machines and other mechanical devices. Research and analyze design proposals, specifications, and manuals to determine time and cost feasibility to complete projects. Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation and make recommendation to maintenance crew. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance and repair to ensure that machines and equipment are installed and functioning according to specifications.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Applying principles and techniques of Mechanical Engineering.
  • Research, design, and develop, machines and other mechanical devices.
  • Designs using 3D tools to execute the design process
  • Select materials and choose manufacturing processes for the given designs based on the performance, life, regulatory, design-to-cost, etc…requirements
  • Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation and make recommendation to maintenance crew.
  • To prepare and release design documents with required tolerancing, GD&T, etc....detailing
  • Design & Technical Reviews and implement necessary design changes
  • Support Product Verification & Validation functions
  • Effectively and efficiently working with other team members to include other design engineers, systems engineer, software engineers, project managers, customers and suppliers.

Required Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of 3D modeling, 2D Engineering drawing ( preferably with PTC Creo or ProE) and GD&T
  • Knowledge of various manufacturing methods of plastics and metals (fabrication, forming, casting, forging etc)
  • Good to Advanced understanding of Solid Mechanics and Mechanics of Machines
  • Good understanding of Thermodynamics & fluid Mechanics
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to recognize and clearly report information relevant to sound Mechanical engineering design
  • Ability to work well in a team environment

Some information about our company –

We provide long term engineering solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturing companies such as GE, Chrysler, Caterpillar, John Deere, etc. We have employees who have been working for our company from 1999, 2009 and beyond, so we definitely like to bring onboard individuals who have the right attitude, who are team players, and eager to learn. As our Entry Level Hire (ELH), you would have an annual salary of $50,000 and will have to the attached Geometric / HCL Benefits. You would receive 8 paid holidays, 2 floating, and 2 weeks of accrued vacation along with the option of medical/dental/vision.

What to expect during the training program –

This position as stated previously can be located in the Geometric office that I currently reside in but also can be located at one of our client locations here in town. We will have different assignments per week, different projects and mentors you would be working with. This is a great opportunity to get real life, hands on experience! Our engagement managers work with you closely to know exactly what type of job you are wanting during the 90 days and will work with you matching up to roles/projects that come along our way. I do want to mention the training program is here in Peoria, IL however it may be possible that your project after the training period may take you to possibly Arizona, Indiana or may even be one of the Carolinas. We work with you closely on specific job and locations when it gets closer to the end of the 90 day training period.

Job Type: Full-time


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