Senior Mechanical Engineer - Electro-Mechanical Machinery

Uni-Systems Engineering, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN (30+ days ago)

Uni-Systems Engineering, a leading designer and advocate of kinetic architecture, is searching for a senior level mechanical engineer to join our team! Engineers with Uni-Systems Engineering design state of the art mechanical equipment for many high profile projects. They work closely with a diverse group of mechanical, structural, and electrical engineers to solve unique problems in large scale projects involving large moveable architectural elements of buildings, such as retractable roofs and operable window walls of stadiums. We create transformative, mechanized structures that change with climate, need or purpose. We work in a wide range of industries in addition to stadiums, including aerospace, entertainment, manufacturing, commercial and residential. Please see our website ( for more project information.

Senior Mechanical Engineer Job Summary:

Provide effective engineering expertise, input, and mechanical design support on a project basis. Contribute to multi-disciplinary team on many aspects of projects including conceptual and detailed design, documentation, product specification and procurement, fabrication and installation support, and commissioning of electro-mechanical systems. Provide technical expertise, and effective communication to the project team. Utilize strong analytical skills to resolve complex technical challenges. Self-directed and outcome-oriented in achieving ambitious project goals.

Mechanical Engineering responsibilities include:

  • Design of heavy electro-mechanical machinery
  • Maintain calculations and design records for assigned projects
  • Assist in development and design philosophy for assigned projects
  • Assign tasks and coordinate with entry-level engineers, designers and admin. staff
  • Monitor QA program for shop assemblies and field installation
  • Component selection and purchasing
  • Project commissioning

In the Project Group – special assignments may include:

  • Actively participate in design reviews with both internal and external team members
  • Interface with other departments to coordinate mechanical systems with structural and electrical systems
  • Visit manufacturing/vendor sites to inspect and test components and assemblies
  • Design, execute and document prototype testing procedures to validate new designs
  • May act as project engineer or assistant project manager on assigned project
  • Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contact, represent the company in providing solutions to technical issues associated with a specific project

Support Company’s Sales & Marketing Efforts:

  • Provide technical and media support for O&M documentation, including manual reviews, technical documentation, and visual materials
  • Write articles for magazines and technical journals

Benefits of Employment:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Opportunity for Growth
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • ST and LT Disability Insurance
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Generous Paid Time-Off (PTO) plan

Job Requirements


  • Bachelors in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • Professional Engineer (PE) or Engineer in Training (EIT) preferred


  • 5+ years’ experience in mechanical systems design
  • Candidate must have experience with drive systems components including chains, belts, cables, electric motors, gearboxes, linkages, jackscrew, bearings, wheels, hydraulics
  • Experience with 3D modeling and Finite Element Analysis software. SolidWorks, SolidWorks Simulation FEA, AutoCAD and MathCAD experience preferred
  • Must be proficient in documentation of calculations and solutions to technical problems
  • Hands-on experience in an industrial machinery or manufacturing environment is desirable


  • Knowledge in hydraulic motors, pumps, accumulators and actuators is preferred
  • Knowledge of fabrication techniques and machine shop experience beneficial
  • Demonstrated technical leadership within product development and engineering

Skills and Abilities:

  • Superior interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal for internal reviews and client presentations
  • Must be able to work efficiently on a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to work independently to make decisions and report progress as required
  • Desire to solve unique and challenging mechanical design problems including machine design, structural dynamics/statics, and related integration activities
  • Creative and alternative thinking to develop new ideas and solutions for design problems
  • Ability and desire to learn new skill sets
  • Strong ability to multitask
  • Travel may be necessary during certain phases of large projects
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship for employment visa.

Uni-Systems Engineering is an equal employment opportunity employer

Salary range will commensurate with experience

Thank you for your interest in Uni-Systems Engineering Inc.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Mechanical Engineering: 5 years


  • Bachelor's

Work authorization:

  • United States