Mechanical Engineer (Automated Vehicle Engineering)

Job Location US-MI-Novi
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(2/20/2018 4:29 PM)


Jervis B. Webb Company is a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company (daifukuna.com), a group company of Daifuku in Japan - the largest material handling company in the world. Our advanced systems move everything from car bodies at auto plants to luggage at airports to packaged goods at warehouses. We are known as experts in engineering, manufacturing and servicing innovative automated materials handling systems including conveyors, automatic guided vehicles, automated storage & retrieval systems, and integrated controls.


The company is currently seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineer.


The Mechanical Engineer reports directly to the Supervisor, Electrical Engineering and participates in the design of semi-complex Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV) mechanical infrastructures - including, but not limited to vehicle frames and load handling frames – with a multidisciplinary development team including electrical, controls, and software disciplines.  This position provides support in semi-complex vehicle and system specification, manufacturing, and appropriate follow-up. This position also participates in improvement recommendations related to productivity, cost reduction, and customer satisfaction.  Translate technical requirements into actual vehicle mechanical architecture and design.


Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Review and interpret customers’ project specifications.
  • Provide structured and creative data analysis of customer’s operational and financial data to identify performance improvement opportunities.
  • Define scope of work and description of operation.
  • Calculate equipment performance requirements and capabilities.
  • Create vehicle concept drawings, renderings, and illustrations.
  • Create vehicle detailed design in 3D CAD.
  • Create manufacturing details, drawings, and Bill of Materials (BOM).
  • Create As-Built drawing packages.
  • Manage budget, schedule, and scope of design.
  • Participate in simulation/emulation as needed.
  • Ensure that the vehicle mechanical components are designed to intended level of function, durability, and cost, with focus on deliverables.
  • Investigate and specify third party components required to meet mechanical specifications.
  • Prepare Request For Quote (RFQ) and specification documentation for equipment and machinery.
  • Provide Return On Investment (ROI) assessment for the project(s).
  • Evaluate technical risk of the project(s).
  • Identify and raise any issues that may impact project quality, scope, timing, or cost.
  • Present material handling technical solution to customer and internal teams.
  • Recommend and implement product and process improvement.

Broad Knowledge as Follows (Basic/Preferred)

  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.


Skills & Abilities Preferred as Follows (Basic/Preferred)

  • Basic Analytical skills to extract critical data and translate to engineering concepts.
  • Extensive Mechanical Design Capabilities for: Conveyors, AGV’s.
  • Ability to accommodate a variety of different and changing situations.
  • Positive attitude toward work requirements, fellow employees, and customers.
  • A wide degree of initiative, creativity, independence, and latitude is necessary and expected.
  • Exceptional presentation, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel per the demands of the company - visits to customer locations.
  • Flexibility and availability within work schedule for changing job deadlines.
  • Work well under pressure and tight deadlines.


Education & Experience

  • B.S. in Engineering (Mechanical/Mechatronics) or a related field is preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office – MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Proficient in AutoCad 2014 or later revisions
  • Proficient in 3D mechanical design – AutoDesk Inventor preferred
  • Proficient in AutoDesk Vault
  • 3-5 years direct experience in mechanical machine design, Automatic Guided Vehicle design experience preferred.


Demonstrated Physical Abilities as Follows:

Visits to customer locations may require negotiating through an industrial facility, including, but not limited to, conveyor systems requiring climbing access ladders, negotiation screen guards, catwalks, and lifting and/or carrying objects up to 40 lbs.


Jervis B. Webb Company is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and federal sub/contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, gender, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or medical condition.


Jervis B. Webb offers an excellent compensation package including great benefits such as excellent medical, vision, and dental insurance, paid vacation time, paid sick time, and paid holidays, 401K, Flexible Spending Programs, and more


At this time our company only receives applications online. If you need assistance applying online to this position, please call 248-553-1233 and leave a message and your call will be returned.


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