Mechanical Engineer III in Rochester, MN at Benchmark Electronics

Date Posted: 11/6/2020

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  • Location:
    Rochester, MN
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Job Description

Job Title
Mechanical Engineer III

Job ID(Requisition ID):

Job Summary
Mechanical Engineer III with our Design Engineering Group. Designs and develops customer products, the design of test fixtures, and manufacturing tooling. Performs basic to high complexity design assignments.

This particular role is seeking a Mechanical Engineer skilled in research, development and implementation of product development activities. Projects include electro-mechanical/mechatronics products, primarily for the semiconductor fab industry, or industries requiring similar engineering skills. Must have 3D CAD skills with preferably experience using Siemens NX. Should have a good understanding of the overall product development process for high reliability products with standards compliance.

Essential Functions and Competencies
  • Create detailed drawings of mechanical components using industry standard drafting practices.
  • Demonstrate good problem solving skills and the ability to make sound basic technical decisions.
  • Demonstrate day-to-day project activity organization in accordance with MCAD development procedures.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work within the MCAD development and project teams.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of various technologies with an area of knowledge in at least one of the following areas: sheet-metal, plastic parts, castings, electromechanical mechanisms, machined parts and the processes and tooling and technologies used for manufacture.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of mechanism design; Ability to creatively and efficiently design mechanical portions of products, tooling and test fixtures based on various applications and technologies.
  • Ability to make basic judgments using sound engineering principles and techniques for non-complex situations - may require involving leadership prior to final decision.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of material selection for manufacturing customer products, tooling and test fixtures.
  • Effective organization and prioritization skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to complete projects in a timely manner
  • Ability to support a 24/7 global business operation as required
  • Demonstrate discretion, confidentiality, judgment and professionalism when representing the company
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, as well as presentation skills
  • Ability to work well individually or in teams
  • Require close supervision for completion of tasks
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively with suppliers or customers
  • Understanding of and ability to use continuous improvement tools
  • Available for travel up to 5% of the time, including day and overnight travel as required

  • Qualifications / Education / Experience
    Essential Functions and Competencies
  • Focus on mechanical design and documentation for customer products and/or related tooling, resulting in a product or tooling that supports the manufacturing environment, if applicable, to meet both the customers’ requirements and the internal manufacturing requirements.
  • Develop basic drawings of components and assemblies
  • Make Engineering computations and write/edit specifications
  • Create modified basic designs for new or existing products and tooling
  • Verify completed work, checking dimensions, materials to be used and quantities per the verification plan
  • Interact with vendors to ensure proper fabrication of mechanical components for product, testers and tooling
  • Create and maintain basic engineering drawings
  • Assist assembly of tooling, test fixtures and prototypes
  • Perform basic to intermediate drafting and design duties such as tolerance analysis, material selection, and selection of fabrication methods
  • Provide assistance to the Hardware Design, Software Design, PCB Design, Functional Test, and ICT test for product, test and tooling development
  • Contact and work with hardware, software and equipment vendors
  • Follow project plan and report project status to leadership
  • Assist in project proposals and associated cost estimates
  • Assist with DFX reviews and create necessary documentation
  • Develop an understanding of Design For Excellence philosophy and promote with customers
  • Communicate with customer technical personnel regarding basic technical issues
  • Communicate technical challenges and work with leadership to create and implement solutions
  • Work with customers to understand requirements regarding mechanical design
  • Work with Sustaining Engineering (product, process, test and quality) to assist in the development of products that leverage internal manufacturing and test processes
  • Assist in the development of advanced/new technologies
  • Participate in research for new design methods and tools
  • Assist in the coordination of mechanical engineering strategies for customers
  • Participate in a continuous improvement activity with complete documentation, including a follow up review with the team in a presentation format
  • Perform complex drafting and design duties such as tolerance analysis, material selection, selection of fabrication methods

    8+ years of experience in mechanical engineering design role preferably in a highly regulated or standards compliant role.

    4 year Engineering or Technical Degree and relevant experience will be considered.

  • Job Category
    Design Engineering
    Job Location
    Rochester, MN, USA

    Pay Type
    Travel Requirement
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