Design Engineer
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 3/7/2017

Job Description

Responsible for the generation of quality engineering drawings, the acquisition, maintenance, and use of an intimate knowledge of company approved engineering drafting standards and procedures.  Suggests product improvements, maintains knowledge of the products and their proper application, keeps abreast of any technological changes which affect the company’s product.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Confers with other department engineers, Project Engineer or Product and Engineering Manager to resolve design problems and to prepare accurate drawings of a new design.
  • Applies knowledge of the product to specific applications.
  • Makes certain calculations on tolerance stack-up of multi-component systems, strengths of materials, and related dimensional changes to the design.
  • Prepares layouts and detail drawings of new or modified parts.
  • Selects “hardware” items such as bearings, screws, snap rings and more.
  • Prepares Bills of Material for these product and engineering changes.  Releases SPO’ and SPP’s.
  • Performs assigned tasks related to engineering drafting.

Uses 3D solids CAD software with FEA tools for design & analysis of products

Job Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE CREDENTIALS

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Design or equivalent education and experience, preferred.


LANGUAGE SKILLS

The ability to read and interpret documents such as general business periodicals, professional journals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, technical and procedure manuals and government regulations. Ability to write routine reports, operating instructions, procedure manuals, and business correspondences. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of employees and managers, customers, clients and the general public.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT           

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position may require occasional travel. The employee must be able to fly or drive out of town to attend meetings with members of other Altra facilities or customers and suppliers or to attend training. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and to stand 50% of the day. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal to moderate.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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