The Sr. Mechanical Engineer position is a non-supervisory Engineering technical leadership role. Provide specialty research and development, engineering analysis, system simulation, and performance enhancement in strategic powertrain technology areas. Solve performance and durability analysis problems; provide design insights and leadership to the Power Systems team on a project basis.
Design / Develop the integration of Engines, Cooling system and Aftertreatment devices for applications in the Ag or Construction Equipment industry.
Develop Power and Torque curves, in conjunction with Engine Supplier, for both Ag and Construction Industry applications.
Simultaneously support multiple projects in different phases of development. • Conduct and/or participate in FEA and CFD analysis of the Engine Installation, Cooling Systems, Aftertreatment Systems and any auxiliary systems.
Work with suppliers to validate product designs to meet specifications.
Lead design reviews for Engine and related systems during the development process to ensure designs meet requirements, are cost effective, manufacturable and meet quality targets. • Participate in prototype builds, vehicle validation, and field testing both domestically and abroad. • Orchestrate and participate in Quality driven initiatives such as APQP or Six Sigma for: Engine, Cooling and Aftertreatment systems. • Author performance specs, test procedures, and design standards in the following areas of: Engine Installation, Cooling System, Aftertreatment devices.
KEY MUST HAVES
Master's Degree Preferred, Field of Study: Engineering or Business
Bachelor's Degree (four-year college or technical school) Required, Field of Study: Mechanical, Industrial, Ag Engineering or related study
5+ years of experience in design & manufacturing of driveline systems, such as engines, transmissions, drive shafts, differentials and the final drive of off-highway vehicles (including agriculture, construction, mining machinery)
Powertrain and controls system experience related to the design and development of mobile equipment
Ability to establish and maintain effective communication with internal and external customers and outside resources
Possess a strong mechanical knowledge of vehicles, trucks, mobile equipment, and related systems
Working knowledge of hydraulic systems and designs
Knowledgeable in the design of the engine systems, including chassis integration
Preferred skills with FEA (ANSYS), and CFD is a plus
Multi-Body Dynamic tools (Adams and/or MatLab Simulink) which incorporate FEA flex bodies for loads generation and durability analysis is a plus
Experience in systems engineering, DOE, and optimization. Durability attribute and advanced fatigue theory knowledge is required, including experience with engine and vehicle validation and durability processes
Competent in CAD software, i.e. CREO, Pro-E, AutoCAD, NX required; CFD and FEA, a plus.
Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project required.
Ability to learn new technologies and systems through proof of concepts and prototyping
Able and willing to travel outside the US as required
Ability to understand the technical and practical aspects of the product and to explain them in a clear, understandable manner to various audiences