Mechanical Design Engineer-HEBU - University Park, IL

Wage Type: Salaried, exempt
  • Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide sound designs, which meet the requirements of the customer and/or specifications. 
  • Generate cost effective designs based on defined project “deliverables”.
  • Maintain complete engineering documentation of projects.
  • Provide project engineering labor estimates.
  • Generate project Bills of Material and Drawings for release through the IFS production system.
  • Perform design calculations, as required by spec, or to verify design integrity.
  • Utilize Failure Mode Effects Analysis to optimize designs.
  • Work with Project Managers to complete all project objectives.
  • Provide technical assistance to shop and customers, as required.
  • Provide Technical field support through communications and occasional site visits.
  • Work closely with customers, suppliers, and other Holland employees during all phases of a project.
  • Periodic travel may be required, domestic and international, for start-ups and troubleshooting.
  • Support the quality system by investigating and addressing Non-Conformance Reports as directed.
  • Work with vendors to improve product quality, delivery and to continuously reduce cost of existing products. 
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.
  • Willingness to wear PPE (hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, steel toed boots) as required.
  • Office/cubicle environment.
  • Shop environment including welding, overhead cranes and fork trucks.
  • Field on-track environment.
  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 4-5 years of experience in structural, mechanical, and hydraulic areas of machine design.
  • PE License in mechanical engineering is highly desirable.
  • Railcar experience of 1 or more years a plus.
  • Be aware of Lean production concepts.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be committed to customer service.
  • Able to work to demanding deadlines.
  • Work effectively as team member or leader.
  • Ability to facilitate and make decisions.
  • Work with a sense of urgency.
  • Proficiency in Solidworks 3D CAD 2005 or higher.
  • Knowledge of FMEA, Lean practices, Six Sigma and Value Engineering.
  • FEA experience is a plus.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Hydraulic system design / troubleshooting experience.
  • Design experience in heavy machinery.
  • Must maintain a valid passport and drivers license; abide by our Corporate Fleet Policy
  • Ability to successfully complete all pre-employment testing required by Holland, L.P.
Holland LP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, citizen status, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local employment laws or regulations in every location in which the company has facilities. 
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise this job description at any time to add or remove tasks as circumstances change, (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments).
Holland, L.P. offers exciting career opportunities in multiple functional areas. Our company is looking for people who want a high degree of accountability to align with our performance-oriented work culture. Our talented employees share a common bond of working for shared success. We provide an excellent compensation and benefits package for all our Full-Time positions only as part of our commitment to great employees. We offer generous incentive plans, profit sharing programs and unique performance-based bonuses.  Additionally, our benefits include: 
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life
  • Disability
  • 401(k)
  • Virtual Care options
  • 2nd Opinion Assistance
  • Mental Health Assistant
  • Fertility benefits
  • FSA Account
  • Pet Insurance
  • EAP
  • Accident and Critical Illness plans
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Dependent scholarships
  • Service and Recognition awards  

Finally, Holland shows commitment to our teams by promoting safety focus culture, peer to peer recognition. an employee led Engagement Team and Diversity Advisory Council.
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