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Long Term Contract Mechanical Designer

Buffalo, New York, United States
April 27, 2018


Our client, an Engineered to Order manufacturer in NY is searching for a highly qualified Contract Designer for their growing organization! This is an opportunity to join a leading designer and international manufacturer serving world class companies across the globe!

REPORTING TO: Design Supervisor

OBJECTIVE: Designers provide broad-based technical support for custom OEM projects, custom equipment, thermal applications and related systems, and use best practices such as design for manufacturing. The role may also include manufacturing support and assembly guidance, customer support for start up and repairs, and support of developmental programs in the lab(s).


• Under the direction of project engineering, review project system requirements, technical specifications, and reference drawings to prepare layouts for parts/sub-assemblies from concept phase through detailed design & drawings.

• Execute and design sub-assemblies, drawings, and details, identifying necessary requirements for purchase, fabrication, and assembly.

• Investigate purchase parts or subassemblies through vendor communications enhancing technical specifications - to source suitable, cost-effective material supplies.

• Create and maintain accurate and complete Bill of Materials Enter B.O.M in company’s ERP/MRP system.

• Evaluate equipment & make suggestions regarding design improvements.

• Provide onsite support, advice and supervise manufacturing subcontractors to ensure that project deliverables are met.

• Lead small sized projects on occasion.

Additional duties (may be periodically required):

• Assemble, operate, inspect, and test machinery & components

• Provide system engineering support to our technology center(s) including equipment upgrades, system integration, test set up and lab event oversight.

• Provide onsite customer support for new equipment installation, start up, troubleshooting and repair. Provide similar role for existing equipment field retrofits.


• Associate’s degree in related field with relevant experience or equivalent experience.

• Must possess mechanical knowledge of custom OEM equipment, machines, and components including their design, uses, repair, and maintenance.

• Familiarity with welding, weld symbols, fabrication (especially large structural equipment), sheet metal, and mechanical drive components necessary.

• Knowledge of the practical application of engineering technology and the ability to apply that knowledge to custom, innovative design concepts.

• Proficient with 2D AND 3D CAD systems, such as AutoCAD and Inventor.

• Knowledge of best practice design techniques such as DFM, GD&T, etc. with an ability to read and interpret technical drawings.

• Must possess excellent verbal & written communication skills with a focus on providing excellent customer service. Strong commitment teamwork and integrating information from multi-disciplined teams.

• Strong “hands on” bias. Enjoys building large and complex equipment. Propensity to take things apart to figure out how they work. Curious by nature.


• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk. The employee is frequently required to sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.


• This non-exempt position offers a competitive rate.


• Interested and qualified candidates should submit a Word formatted resume, employment references, and salary history for immediate consideration.

• Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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