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 Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, United States

Job information
Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Electronics
Engineering - Mechanical
Engineering - Manufacturing
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2472592 / Latpro-3534314 
Date posted: Mar-14-2017
State, Zip: Massachusetts, 01824


Position Summary:

Position Summary:
This is a Senior Mechanical Engineering position that will participate as a member of cross-functional R&D teams which develop leading edge products for use in industrial environments. This involves supporting the design of industrial electrical connectors, optical/inductive sensors, mechanical switches or the design of sealed enclosures containing various electronic, mechanical, or optical devices.


  • Demonstrate mature skills and proven track record in design and development, working in a cross-functional product development team.

  • Responsible for design and development work on new and existing products and practical solutions to complex problems.

  • Provide technical and administrative mentorship to less senior engineers.

  • Invent, innovate or otherwise use initiative and ingenuity to create new product concepts or product improvement concepts so that Rockwell Automation will have proprietary technical advantage over the competition.

  • Operate with significant independent discretion on unreviewed actions or decisions based on objectives established by the Director of Engineering but being responsible to communicate the expected results or deviation from the plan or schedule to the responsible manager.

  • Fully knowledgeable in manufacturing methods, costs, capabilities and limitations for the practical, effective and low costs design of products.

  • Ability to utilize analytical and mathematical skills appropriate to responsibilities (DFSS, DFMEA, DFA).

  • Proficiency in the use of a 3D Solid Modeling CAD system (preferably Pro/E (Creo) or SolidWorks), ANSYS, and version control software.

  • Ability to learn and to increase and update knowledge and methods affecting area of responsibility.

  • Ability to bring product design from conception to production release working with a cross-functional team using a stage-gate development process.

  • Ability to work seamlessly with suppliers, overseas manufacturing plants, and remote engineering resources.

  • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills and works well within a team environment.

  • Good communication and time management skills.

  • Self-starter and has a desire and willingness to learn quickly.

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering or BS in a scientific discipline.
  • 5+ years in NPI product development.
  • Experience designing complex cast metal or injection molded components.
  • Experience designing products for use in harsh industrial environments which are subject to a range of temperatures, shock & vibration, chemical exposure, and ingress protection

Desired Qualifications

  • Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience with FEA, DFA, DFM.
  • Familiarity with SAP or other enterprise software.
  • Demonstrated experience with multi-action tooling fabrication techniques to support complex plastic injection molded or die cast components is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience with common manufacturing and assembly processes such as ultrasonic welding, adhesives (and other sealing operations), heat staking, PCB assembly, etc.

Requisition Number:

Business Group:
Architecture and Software

Job Category:
Engineering and Technicians

Relocation Eligible:

Position Type:
Full Time

No. of Positions:

Work State/City:
Chelmsford - Massachusetts

Company Overview:
Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

When you choose Rockwell Automation, you join countless talented employees who have helped us establish our leadership position in the automation industry over the past century.

You join a diverse, inclusive and global community with a passion for innovation. A place where you can partner with great minds and inspiring people. And a corporation backed by the financial strength that drives growth - and career opportunities.

As much as we focus on our customers, we know our employees are key to our success and future. Helping you develop a rewarding career is a top priority. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

EEO Statement:
Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, email our Talent Acquisition representative at (see application details).

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