Job: Mechanical Engineer

Title Mechanical Engineer
Categories Engineering
Location West Metro
Job Information

SkyWater Search Partners is looking for a Mechanical Engineer for a client in the West Metro. This would be a full time opportunity.

Position Overview:

This key role is responsible for the creation of mechanical designs that meet the technical, project cost, and schedule criteria of projects.  Leading projects through the design and also being a technical contact (both internally and externally) through manufacturing, assembly, debug, final acceptance, and service.

Essential Functions / Key Responsibilities:


  • Concept Develop/Design to Standards: Concept and layout technical solutions using MGS standards and/or new technology. Complies and analyzes operational, test and research data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified machines. Prepare machine layout and detailed drawings.
    Deliver Project Scope/Schedule/Budget: Control project costs through efficient design practices.
  • Documentation: Maintain all technical documentation for assigned projects including but not limited to Functional Specifications, Flow Diagrams, Floorplans, Utility Requirements.
  • Lead Design Teams: Project lead, technical contact providing project support through manufacturing, assembly and debug and final acceptance.
  • Technical Expert/Support: Keep abreast of new applicable Provide Service support for past projects. Support internal and customer design reviews
  • Implement Product Standards: Maintain engineering standards

General Responsibilities:


  • Sales support: technical consultation, review of customer specifications
  • Provide support for Customer FAT activities.
  • Analyzes designs to increase safety, effectiveness and efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Support and promote the Company’s values through day-to-day words, actions and gestures.
Desired Skills and Experience:

Minimum Experience, Skills and Education:


  • BSME or equivalent or 2 year AA degree with 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • 1+ year of automated machine design experience preferred (with BMSE) or 8+ automated machine design experience with 2 year AA degree (packaging industry preferred)
  • Proficient in Solid Works
  • Thorough understanding of machine design including Mechanisms, Pneumatics, Control devices, Manufacturing practices
  • Proven problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • Effective interpersonal skills working in an team environment
  • Strong planning and prioritization skills including the ability to work with limited supervision
Job ID# 877
About Skywater Search Partners

Start with your short list.™

Led by a group of seasoned search industry professionals, SkyWater Search Partners brings new focus to a novel concept, “short list search”.  Our purpose is to leave a lasting impression on the clients we serve by providing individuals who will make a measurable difference in their business.  We strive to consistently deliver great results to our clients in a very timely manner.

Our practice areas are led by highly experienced executive recruiters who take great care in fully understanding client requirements and candidate qualifications.

Practice Expertise:

– Accounting and Finance

– Consumer Package Goods (CPG)

– Engineering

– Human Resources (HR)

– Information Technology

– Operations

– Sales and Marketing

– Supply Chain

Founded on long-standing relationships and hundreds of successful placements throughout the Twin Cities business community, SkyWater Search Partners is a proven resource for clients and candidates looking to quickly and confidently explore their “short list” of best choices. Count on us to find the best people – and the best fit.

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