Mechanical Design Engineer--MOD - University Park, IL

  • Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Participate in the design of Rail Welding Systems and Support Equipment to meet internal and external customer needs.
  • Provide sound designs, which meet requirements of project specifications.
  • Generate project Bills of Material and Drawings for release through the IFS production system.
  • Work closely with other Holland divisions and external customers to progress construction of equipment to meet project needs.
  • Perform design calculations, as required by spec, or to verify design integrity.
  • Documentation of any equipment and process related changes.
  • Support improvements and upgrades to current and future systems
  • Provide troubleshooting and repair assistance to all internally developed welding systems and other related equipment.
  • Utilize Failure Mode Effects Analysis to optimize designs.
  • Participating and assisting in R&D project related to Welding Group and its end products.
  • Utilizing Holland’s NCR, OFI and Quality Control Program.
  • Unscheduled traveling to various site locations for troubleshooting emergencies with minimum notice.
  • Working in full compliance and procedures of the Holland Company Safety program to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Being compliant with all Holland Company and MOD Operating Policies and Guidelines.
  • Ability to lift to 50 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Willingness to wear PPE (hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, steel toed boots) as needed.
  • Ability to crouch, bend, stoop, hand/finger dexterity.
  • Ability to climb in and out of mobile operating equipment
  • Office/cubicle environment 
  • Work in all weather conditions if needed for project
  • Ability to travel up to 30% both domestic and international via ground, air and rail
  • 4-year technical degree strongly preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in structural, mechanical, and hydraulic areas of machine design.
  • Minimum 5 year’s Solidworks 3D Drafting experience
  • Project involvement with capabilities of coordinating timelines, costing and documentation. 
  • Ability to troubleshoot various types of heavy industrial equipment (including remote operating personal and equipment via phone and other methods)
  • Ability to read electrical, hydraulic schematics and mechanical drawings
  • FEA experience a plus.
  • PE License in Mechanical engineering is highly desirable.
  • Good training and coaching skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with customers, employee’s, management, and vendors.  
  • Employee should be quality conscious, self motivated with strong work ethic and positive attitude
  • Possess and maintain a passport.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and abide by our Corporate Fleet Policy
  • Pass a mandatory pre-employment drug screen, and a current valid driver’s license
Holland LP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, citizen status, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local employment laws or regulations in every location in which the company has facilities. 
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise this job description at any time to add or remove tasks as circumstances change, (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments).
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