This position will develop and prepare mechanical designs for product machinery where broad use of independent judgement and highly technical skills are required. Technical experience and strong communication skills will be required to develop good internal and external customer relationships and confidence in solutions presented.
Responsible for OEM equipment design of mechanical components and systems.
Responsible for understanding customer specifications and designing the mechanical components of the machinery. This involves working closely with the Sales Department and direct customer contact, application of mechanical engineering knowledge of machinery principles and materials, manufacturing methods and processes to ensure designs are functional, practical, economical and satisfy customer operating requirements.
Design of machined and fabricated parts (including manufacturing methods) which includes shafts, bearings & housings, drive components, mounting plates & precision spacers, structural frame weldments, sheet metal parts, covers, etc.
Prepares detailed fabrication drawings with appropriate tolerances and dimensions.
Prepares proper bills of material based on design and specifies necessary components for production.
Analyzes and prioritizes projects based on the scope of established customer delivery dates.
Interfaces with co-workers to ensure machinery designs are properly fabricated, parts machined, and assembled which may include revising of mechanical design specifications/drawings.
Interfaces with co-workers to conduct machinery mechanical testing and coordinate work/projects to ensure customer on-time delivery. Prepare and direct reports to other departments to address and resolve inquiries and problems
Act as a technical resource for customers and Service Department’s Service Technicians. Especially, during machine installation and start-up in customer plants.
Experience in equipment design, preferably OEM design experience with an understanding of robotics.
Design knowledge of machined and fabricated parts e.g. shafts, bearings & housings, drive components, mounting plates, precision spacers, structural frame weldments, sheet metal parts, channels, covers, etc.
Design knowledge and experience with pneumatic and hydraulic systems, conveyors, servo and electric actuators, gearmotors, etc.
Experience with various manufacturing processes and able to design components for cost effective manufacturability.
Analytical skills to understand complex and diverse information, collect and research data, use intuition and experience to complement date and design effective work flows and procedures
Problem solving skills to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, including gathering and analyzing information, developing alternative solutions
Excellent team skills to manage diverse departmental goals toward successful project completion
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills
Good interpersonal skills and ability to successfully handle a multi-tasked role
Self-motivated, sense of urgency, personable and well organized
Willingness to travel
Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office – Word/Excel/PowerPoint/MS Project, or similar).
Quest Industrial, based in Middleton and Monroe, Wisconsin, provides robotic integrated solutions using innovative technology and experienced problem-solving specialists to increase line efficiency, maximize profitability and minimize risk. Quest serves a variety of markets including food & beverage and consumer packaged goods. Quest Industrial is a division of ProMach, a leading provider of integrated packaging and processing solutions for over 20,000 customers worldwide. Through multiple brands, ProMach provides product packaging and processing equipment, PMMI certified training, installation, parts, and service for primary and secondary packaging, flexible packaging, end-of-line packaging, and identification and tracking. For more information on ProMach’s brands visit www.ProMachBrands.com.