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Mechanical Engineer

Company: Realityworks
Location: Eau Claire
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for researching, designing, developing, and building mechanical devices and systems to deliver new products. The Mechanical Engineer will work with marketing and end-users to fully understand customer requirements, then design and prototype product concepts using a variety of digital and rapid physical prototyping techniques. They will work with cross-functional teams to refine and ultimately deliver a manufacturable final product. They are expected to be hands-on with prototyping, but also guide technicians and interns as well. This position will work onsite at our office in Eau Claire, WI.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops mechanical (including electromechanical and biomechanical) prototypes of new product ideas using modeling techniques, rubber molds, CNC mills, lathes, saws, and other tools
  • Participates in product ideation through brainstorming sessions, review of concepts, and interaction with cross-functional teams
  • Creates written descriptions of new product ideas including how they look, work, and are manufactured
  • Creates 3D and 2D CAD model sketches and physical prototypes as needed to convey new ideas
  • Assists in specifying off-the-shelf components and creating specifications for custom parts
  • Develops test plans to prove new products or improvements
  • Assists manufacturing team with design and process revisions
  • Maintains project documentation and tracks time on project tasks
  • Uses relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards
  • Provides team leadership and training to Engineering Technicians and Interns as needed
  • Performs other additional duties as assigned or requiredKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
    • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services
    • Ability to design mechanical systems that mimic biological forms and functions for educational trainers and products
    • Knowledge of silicon and urethane tooling and parts, and ability to work with them
    • Ability to use power tools competently in a safe and professional manner
    • Knowledge of CNC cutting tools; able to generate necessary code for CNC milling and laser cutting on various software platforms
    • Knowledge of CAD systems including SolidWorks and Autodesk Suite to create 2D drawing and 3D models of parts and assemblies
    • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
    • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods
    • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
    • Ability to identify possible failure modes and assess risks and solutionsREQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related field
      • 3-5 years of relevant engineering experience
      • Knowledge of 3D and 2D CAD systems
      • Familiarity with engineering tools and test equipment
      • Experience using machine shop tools: table saw, belt sander, power hand tools, CNC cutting tools
      • Hands-on experience repairing/maintaining/building mechanical systems
      • Experience with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
      • Occasional lifting and/or moving objects up to 45 pounds, with assistanceBENEFITS:Realityworks values our employees and provides a generous benefits package, including:
        • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
        • Health, dental, and life insurance
        • 401(k) retirement plan with company matching
        • 20+ days paid time off
        • 10 paid holidays per year
          • Wellness programs including gym reimbursements and incentives to promote healthy living
          • Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts
          • Long-term and short-term disability
          • Tuition assistance
          • Paid maternity/paternity/adoption leave
          • Charitable giving opportunities, including paid volunteer time and matching gifts
            Realityworks is a 100% employee-owned company. We develop interactive, educational products that change lives. Our products and curricula are used in career & technical education, family & consumer sciences, health occupations, business education, welding instruction, social services, public health, the military, and more. Our experiential learning technology has been used around the world, improving and enhancing social, emotional, and physical health. For more information, visit www.realityworks.com.
            All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Realityworks, Inc. is a tobacco-free environment.

Keywords: Realityworks, Eau Claire , Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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