• Posted on: Jul 06, 2023
  • Location: New Berlin, WI
  • Job ID: 65c77fa8
  • Type: Full Time
  • Category: Engineering
  • Posted on: Jul 06, 2023
  • Location: New Berlin, WI
  • Job ID: 65c77fa8
  • Type: Full Time
  • Category: Engineering

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The Senior Mechanical Engineer executes more complicated tasks as they relate to the design of mechanical hardware for industrial robot automation projects. This position is responsible for taking conceptual design through to machine development in accordance with Gantt schedules and cost parameters. The Senior Mechanical Engineer is central to organizing highly complex activities for the design, development, implementation and maintenance of engineering projects.




  • Conceptualizes and designs highly complex automation machinery, robotic cells and material handling systems, including development, and checking of technical specifications, drawings and bills of material.
  • Creates 3D part/assembly models and details drawings for manufacture per design best practices using Solidworks.
  • Manages the scope of work for mechanical design on customized projects, including planning, supervising project work and verifying designs to ensure effective performance of the work.
  • Supports fabrication, testing and installation activities to ensure products and systems conform to engineering design and customer specifications.
  • Provides guidance and direction in technical risk evaluation, functional composition and interface management as part of the design team.
  • Provides technical expertise in automation and equipment engineering practices.
  • Ensures commitments on projects are met including cost, schedule, function, performance, serviceability, and appearance.
  • Delivers complete and accurate designs within the allotted time.
  • Mentor fellow employees even though this is not a supervisory role.
  • Develops and maintains positive customer relations.
  • Know and follow all safety rules, such as safe work practices and standard operating procedures.




  • Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from an accredited college or university.
  • Three (3) years of machine building experience.
  • Three (3) years of mechanical engineering experience in automation.
  • One (1) year of 3D CAD design (e.g. Solidworks, AutoCad Inventor, Pro/Engineer) that includes modeling and automation systems design experience.




  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) or Mechanical Engineering Technology (BSMET) from an accredited college or university.
  • A strong precision machine design background.
  • Solidworks experience preferred.
  • Experience with project management methods, practices and tools including scoping, facilitations, delegation and risk management best practices.
  • Substantial knowledge of manufacturing and assembly processes such as machining, grinding, welding, hand assembly, fasteners, etc.




  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Relevant experience with fixed and robotic assembly system concept development and design.
  • Ability to do drafting as required.
  • Experience working within cross-functional teams to handle multiple priorities and meet scheduled milestones.
  • Ability to accurately estimate the level of effort required to complete a design on time and within budget.
  • Possesses a desire and capability to coach and mentor interns and other engineering partners.
  • Demonstrated mechanical component and assembly design experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in engineered component selection and major equipment specification development.
  • Demonstrated ability to create drawing packages, electronic bills of materials and engineering change orders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Travel is required approximately 10 % of the job.

Travel is anticipated for this position, typically within a 400-mile radius of the metropolitan Milwaukee area, but this can vary depending on the project, and could include international travel. Occasional overnight travel may be necessary. Some occasional local day travel may be necessary.


To comply with some state laws, the annual base salary range for this position has been provided. The range given is broad and should be considered as a guideline only. Our client will consider a candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, the salaries of current employees in similar roles, and other factors when extending an offer.



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