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 Mechanical Engineer - Mequon, Wisconsin, 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: Engineering - Other
Engineering - Mechanical
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: R21-7277 / Latpro-3805538 
Date posted: Jul-14-2021
State, Zip: Wisconsin, 53097


Location: Mequon - Wisconsin

Job Description

The Kinetix Performance Engineering Mechanical Development Engineer is responsible for leading design efforts for the development, enhancement and maintenance of Rockwell Automation Kinetix AC Servo Motors and Drives.

The Mechanical Development Engineer works closely with other cross-functional team members within the Business and reports to the Engineering Manager.

Principal Duties:

Utilizes customer requirement documentation to design and release AC Servo Drives & Motors and Cable Accessories for Customer special product requests.

Utilizes product return data to identify, design, validate and implement quality enhancements for AC Servo Motors and Drives.

Completes root cause analysis activities to evaluate and disposition product anomalies.

Identifies, designs and implements cost savings for AC Servo Motors and Drives.

Provides mechanical engineering support to Rockwell Automation's global manufacturing facilities for AC Servo Motors and Drives.  Implement product changes to drive manufacturing efficiency and lower cost manufacturing.

Provides mechanical engineering support to ensure that Rockwell Automation's AC Servo Motors and Drives achieve their intended product lifecycle by managing component obsolescence and agency certification.

Coordinates mechanical engineering changes across global locations that include the phase in and phase out of components.


  • Must be able to function effectively in a team environment and have the ability to communicate at a technical level.
  • Must work well in a team environment and interface with other functional groups such as Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Marketing, Purchasing and outside suppliers.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Etc.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
  • Up to 10% travel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Course work toward a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in new product development or Continuation/Sustaining Engineering.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of Pro/E design experience.
  • Experienced in CAD/CAE engineering environments and document control within an ERP system.
  • Ability to translate customer requirement documentation into design solution options.
  • Familiar with ANSYS FEA and CFD analysis tools
  • Experienced with Tolerance Analysis
  • Must have a working knowledge of injection-molded thermoplastics and sheet metal manufacturing methods. 
  • Must also possess a broad understanding of additional piece-part fabrication techniques such as castings, extrusions, machining, stamping, etc.
  • Must understand and practice laboratory procedures for the safe and efficient use of electrical power, rotating electrical machinery, hand tools, power tools, and general laboratory cleanliness.
  • Demonstrated competencies in motor mechanical, electro-magnetic and electrical design
  • Demonstrated competencies in electronic packaging requirements and design.
  • Familiar with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Familiar with Allen-Bradley AC Servo Motors and AC Servo Drives
  • Experienced with SAP and SAP CAD Integration features.
  • Familiar with Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and Six Sigma tools and techniques.
  • Experienced in designing and implementing engineering changes that include raw material disposition.
  • Experienced with agency approval requirements and designing for codes such as UL, NEMA, IEC, etc.
  • Must have the ability to conceptualize designs and improve on existing products.
  • Demonstrated organizational, communication, and documentation skills in order to clearly convey status updates, technical issues, design alternatives, etc.
  • Must be able to create and manage a project activity list that includes estimated activity duration and required resources.

This position is part of a job family. Experience will be the determining factor for position level and compensation


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (see application details).


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