Mechanical Engineer

Direct Hire

9:00 am to 5:00 pm schedule
$75k to $100k base salary DOE, this
 position has a strong emphasis on mechanical problem solving and the design & fabrication of manual and automated electro-mechanical systems.

Mechanical Engineer


Rapidly growing Richmond based company designs and manufactures innovative, sustainable packaging components for cold-chain shipping of food and pharmaceutical products. 

Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Supervisor’s Title: Lead Design Engineer

Department: Engineering

Location: Richmond, VA 23222

FLSA: Exempt

Job Description:

As a Mechanical Engineer you will participate in the full life cycle of novel and innovative manufacturing equipment from design through maintenance and continuous improvement. Your role will focus on the mechanical design of systems and structures in the SolidWorks environment under the guidance of a Lead Engineer. You will also assist the team in the invention, prototyping, fabrication, assembly, installation, and testing of equipment. At all times, you will provide safety leadership by observing and adhering to safety regulations throughput all project phases.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Performing all work with an emphasis on safety and quality
  • Utilize CAD software to perform design responsibilities
  • Create accurate part drawings
  • Prepare design & drawing packages for hand-off to Fabrication
  • Measurement of machine parts and assemblies using calipers, measuring tapes, and micrometer.
  • Assisting team members to maintain the cleanliness of the work area
  • Ensuring that tools are in good repair and returned to designed locations
  • Run tests and gather data for design verification
  • Fabrication of parts and assemblies from drawings with specified features and tolerances
  • Use of hand tools (e.g. hammers and wrenches) and power tools (e.g. electric impacts and grinding/cutting wheels)
  • Material preparation for welding, thermal cutting, and grinding
  • Use of shop machinery (e.g. Drill press and horizontal band saw)
  • Installation of equipment under the guidance of a Lead Engineer
  • Utilize Microsoft Office (e.g. Word and Excel)
  • Other duties as necessitated by the business

Education and Certifications:

  • 5+ years CAD design experience
  • 1+ years shop experience preferred
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Detail-oriented with high sense of urgency and positive attitude
  • High mechanical aptitude
  • Proficient using CAD software (e.g. SolidWorks or Fusion)
  • Preferred experience in Solidworks PDM
  • Preferred experience with Structural Engineering
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able to stay on task with minimal supervision
  • Ability to learn new process and develop new skills
  • Works well under pressure and able to meet deadlines

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds unassisted
  • Able to reach, bend, kneel and climb while performing repetitive tasks
  • Ability to work in hot and cold environments
  • Able to correctly wear PPE for entire shifts
  • Able to react and respond quickly to noises, smells, visual hazards, and alerts
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