Role details

Product Designer

Chicago   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Company offers Educational Payback + Employee Stock Ownership
  • Seeking innovative & passionate Product Designers

About Our Client

Founded over 100 years ago, the Chicago-based company designs and manufactures switching and protection products for electric power transmission and distribution.

Specialties include:



Smart grid solutions, renewable energy integration, medium- and high-voltage switching and protection, advanced power quality systems, services for electric power systems, energy storage solutions, smart grid communication systems, distribution automation.

Job Description

  • Developing new or revised features and subsystems for Underground Switching & Protection products.


  • Using 3-D modeling to develop new parts and assemblies or revise existing parts and assemblies.


  • Creating and maintaining mechanical designs and engineering documents associated with existing and new products and being responsible for mechanical functionality of assigned projects.


  • Preparing detailed drawings used for purposes of supplier quotations, manufacturing, and final assembly.


  • Working within a team environment including interacting with other design professionals and members of the sales services, production control and assembly groups.
  • Troubleshooting complex shop problems and developing solutions to design and manufacturing related issues.

The Successful Applicant

  • A two-year degree in design or mechanical engineering technology or the equivalent experience.


  • Proficiency in the use of CAD systems, specifically 3-D modeling. Experience with Solid Edge is desired.


  • Computer literacy/proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.


  • Strong knowledge of mechanical design, manufacturing and model making.


  • Experience calculating spring forces, stresses and forces in mechanical subsystems.


  • Experience with Dimensioning and Tolerancing, including GD&T.


  • Good knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes.
  • Good leadership, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

What's on Offer

Competitive compensation package along with strong 401K and medical coverage benefits.

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