Project Engineer (Machine Design)

Duravant - Schiller Park, IL

ARPAC, LLC is recognized as a leading manufacturer of innovative industrial packaging solutions. With over 30,000 installations worldwide, we pride ourselves in achieving organizational excellence by being the industry leader in lean principles and continuous improvement practices. We are dedicated to driving innovation and delivering exceptional quality in everything we do!

Our commitment to our employees is that we will create a culture that motivates and develops employees, embraces outstanding performance, and eliminates complacency.

Located near O'Hare we have an immediate opening for a seasoned Project Engineer with experience designing automated equipment from concept to completion. In this position you will be responsible for creating designs of machines and systems, improving the performance or profitability of existing machine designs, and for ensuring projects are completed on schedule and on budget. Specific responsibilities include:

Meets with and/or corresponds with customers to ensure that their needs and expectations are fully understood and documented.
Creates conceptual design layouts.
Designs and creates detailed machine drawings, mechanical assemblies and piece parts which can be manufactured and assembled economically.
Performs calculations as required to validate design decisions.
Ensures that machines and components are safe and/or safely guarded.
Prepares and distributes drawing packages and Bills of Materials.
Selects and/or specifies purchased parts to be used in the manufacture of the machine.
Participates in customer meetings to discuss technical issues.
Works with the Documentation Department to ensure accuracy of Maintenance manuals.
Provides support and assistance to other departments to ensure the timely completion, profitability and proper operation of machinery being built.
Provides support and assistance to the Technical Service Department as needed.
Periodic travel may be required.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering preferred.
Minimum 5 years' experience in designing packaging equipment or large capital automated equipment.
Proficiency in the application and use of mechanical components such as bearings, bushings, belts, pulleys, sprockets, gears, cams, etc.
Knowledge of electromechanical devices such as servo-motors, electro-cams, etc.
Perform analytical calculations to evaluate design concepts, including stress/strain, torque, acceleration, drive ratios, etc.
Ability to evaluate system operations, including production rates for machine processes and recognize potential problems from customer product configurations.
Knowledge of basic machining practices, as they affect the design, configuration, and cost of manufactured machine piece parts.
Ability to create and read standard 3-view orthogonal projection drawings with auxiliary views and sections as needed.
Knowledge of standard drafting practices, including dimensioning, tolerancing, and ordinate dimensioning.
Proficiency in the use of Solidworks.
Knowledge of AutoCAD.
Knowledge in the use of Windows applications, primarily File Manager and Print Manager, as well as other applications programs.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

We offer our staff a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account including Dependent Care, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401-K, Paid Vacation Time, and Paid Holidays.

ARPAC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.