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Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Company: W S Darley & CO
Location: Chippewa Falls
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

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About Darley
Since 1908, Darley, a family-owned business, has driven steady growth while passionately serving the world's first responder and tactical communities by providing high quality, safe and innovative products with unmatched commitment and service. Corporate headquarters is in Itasca, Illinois, while state of the art R&D and manufacturing operations are in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and Janesville, Iowa. The Pump Division, located in Chippewa Falls, WI is currently seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to add to its growing product development team to help lead growth of our core engine driven centrifugal pump and fire markets, while expanding into high growth adjacent markets. This Job is located in Chippewa Falls, WI.
Job Stability with industry leader, Health Insurance, including medical, dental and vision, Life Insurance, Short Term disability, Long term disability, 401k match, 401k profit sharing, Tuition reimbursement , Bonus structure, Climate controlled facility, boot reimbursement, company picnics/ holiday party's, safety incentives and so much more!
The Sr. Mechanical Engineer position works in a team-oriented environment, closely with marketing, sales, end users and other departments to design new products and support existing products. The position requires strong technical skills, keen business acumen, a developed good understanding of the fire industry, and can identify and bring to market new products that better serve our customers while driving business growth. This position requires minimal direct supervision and works closely and strategically with the Chief Engineer, Engineering Manager and/or other Sr. Level Engineers.
Essential Functions
--- Designs and brings new products to market that meet cost, timeframe, DFM, DFA and reliability expectations.
--- Seeks ways to promote sales and customer value. Generates new product proposals and/or product enhancements to senior management and OEMs. Proposals shall include project scope, deliverables, budget, timeline, cost targets, resource plan, risks and abatements and ROI.
--- Supports existing products which may include cost reduction, performance improvement or design changes due to purchased component or material obsolescence.
--- Leads cross-functional teams during project execution. Utilizes MS Project and may direct one or more junior level engineers assigned to the project.
--- 3-D modeling and drawing creation in SOLIDWORKS, Creo and occasionally AutoCAD for legacy products.
--- Conducts detailed design reviews which include cost rollups, hydraulic analysis, tolerance stack ups, validation test results and mechanics of materials calculations that may include FEA.
--- Represents Darley at trade shows and accompanies sales when visiting customers to support with technical questions and discussing new product ideas.
--- Generates Engineering Change Orders of drawings and bills of materials and coordinates the implementation.
--- Authors product bulletins, operation, and service manuals.
--- Seeks out and implements changes in a team setting to processes and/or procedures within the department that improve operational efficiency and effectiveness.
--- Conducts After Action team reviews either at the end of a project or throughout a project to incorporate lessons learned.
--- Develops test plans for product development and design validation. Oversees lab testing and documents summary of testing results and conclusions.
--- Strictly adheres to ISO 9001 Quality process.
Other Responsibilities
--- Works closely with Operations and hands-on with supporting prototype assembly, validation testing.
--- Occasionally assists other departments with customer support, applications, and field service visits.
--- Strong proficiency with mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics and design of machine elements.
--- In-depth understanding of manufacturing technology involving castings and high precision machined components.
--- Solid understanding of DFM, DFA and statistics.
--- High proficiency with creating detailed drawings and applying GD&T.
--- Effective time and task management. Can prioritize, navigate, and complete multiple tasks, assignments, and projects simultaneously.
--- Exercise good judgment, technical insight into problems, ability to handle ambiguity while completing job assignments.
--- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with all levels within the company and directly with customers.
--- A strong business acumen, strong leadership skills and ability to influence.
--- Professional, demonstrated maturity and the ability to use tact and diplomacy.
Required Education and Experience
--- Experience developing centrifugal pumps preferred.
--- Experience with the fire industry preferred.
--- Experience with designing gears preferred.
--- Experience with Ansys CFX preferred.
--- 6 Sigma Blackbelt preferred.
--- Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university.
--- Master's degree in mechanical engineering preferred.
--- Experience with 3D Modeling/ Assembly using SOLIDWORKS, Creo, or other CAD software.
--- 8-10 years' experience developing new products.
AAP/EEO Statement
W.S. Darley and Company provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics.

Keywords: W S Darley & CO, Rochester , Sr. Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , Chippewa Falls, Minnesota

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