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ITW Mechanical Automation Engineer in Norwood, Massachusetts

Instron is a global organization that designs, manufactures, sells and services mechanical testing systems.

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Our systems are trusted by 95% of the world’s largest manufacturing companies to gather critical data, informing the design of components and materials. You will find that our established strength, commitment to our core values and team focus provides an engaging work environment and offers exceptional opportunities for personal and career development.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our Engineered Solutions Group as a Mechanical Engineer on our Automation Team. The ESG group consists of a cross functional team of multidiscipline engineers that work closely with Engineering, Sales, and Marketing to provide custom automated solutions for the material testing industry. This team works at a fast pace to design, build, and test a variety of material testing solutions. ESG engineers are involved in all stages of the product and project life cycles, including quoting, designing, procurement, manufacturing, testing, installation, and support. You will have responsibility for meeting design specifications, project schedules, and overall ownership of the activities required to complete the projects.

You will perform complex work requiring selection and application of appropriate engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria for accomplishment of new designs, design adaptations, and modifications. You will work in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment where frequent interaction with other multi-disciplined engineers, manufacturing team members, as well as vendors and suppliers is critical to success. Additionally, you will represent the company in situations requiring customer interaction.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Assume ownership of and responsibility for automated engineering projects throughout the entire project lifecycle

  • Coordinate project activities, customer interactions (internal and external), design, manufacturing, and testing of custom automated products

  • Provide sound engineering input on design, material selection, finishes, manufacturing processes, and their limitations

  • Work directly with customers, management, fellow engineers and members of the Sales, Manufacturing, and Service organizations

  • Develop and incorporate custom design solutions with Instron standard systems to fulfill customer needs

Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent) combined engineering experience in a design or manufacturing environment. Software or Electrical Engineering skills are a plus!

Specific requirements include:

  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, constantly changing environment

  • Exceptionally self-motivated and results oriented individual

  • Capability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects with urgency

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills

  • Team player with the willingness to support other projects depending on business demand

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver successful designs on tight project timelines

  • Proficient in the use of SolidWorks to complete models, drawings, and FEA

  • Machine design experience that has incorporated machine elements, mechanical drive systems, kinematic principles and/or mechanisms, ergonomics, and design for cost and manufacturability

  • System testing and design verification experience that includes setting up and conducting tests, data acquisition, and statistical analysis, summarizing data, and writing reports

  • Knowledge of or desire to learn the details of materials testing

Take this opportunity to join a successful team where you can make an immediate impact. Enjoy excellent on and off the job training, a competitive salary, and a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, life and LTD insurance, 401k (with match), and a 100% tuition reimbursement program.

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

_All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. _

ITW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.