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Mechanical Engineering Manager

Softwear Automation Inc
Simpsonville, SC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Pay: $90,000.00 - $130,000.00 per year

We have a spot for you on our team if you enjoy hands-on engineering, producing new solutions (not just concepts), and being technically challenged every day.

Individual contributors and those who want to advance into a leadership role both have opportunities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead or assist other engineers in the production of proof of concept models for a variety of applications.

  • Sewing machines and stations, as well as fabric handling.

  • Lead/support engineers during development of prototypes from proof of

  • engineering test methods, data-driven decision-making, and innovative problem-solving concepts

  • To give engineering reasoning and design validation, use design and simulation technologies (CAD, FEA, CFD, etc.), fast prototyping (3D printing, quick-turn fabrication, etc.), and data logging and analysis in producing unique solutions.

  • Create designs for textile assembly manufacturing equipment (from components to a finished product).

  • Create documentation of prototype and production equipment design criteria and

  • engineering justification that supports design decisions and component selections (actuator size, sensor type, motor size, bearing size, etc.).

  • Develop fabrication drawings and complete BOM’s for ordering prototype and production assembly equipment.

  • Troubleshoot prototype and production assembly equipment for reliability, quality, and throughput issues. Provide solutions based on engineering justification.

  • Collaborate with other mechanical engineers to grow cumulative team technical knowledge and skills, improving team efficiency and synergy.

  • Champion sound engineering practices and help mentor junior team members.

  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines, technicians, and administrative personnel to accomplish product and project goals.

Required Technical Skills:

  • 5+ years of 3D CAD modeling experience (SOLIDWORKS preferred).

  • 5+ years of experience in industrial automation (high speed assembly machine design preferred).

  • 3+ years of experience converting/developing “ideas” into practical and functional “solutions” that meet the business needs in a timely manner

  • 3+ years of experience working with industrial grade automation components (sensors, motors, PLC’s, etc.).

  • 3+ years of experience in reviewing engineering designs and data for approval.

  • Extensive knowledge/experience of manufacturing processes, machining, and fabrication techniques and how they can be leveraged to enhance reliability and reduce cost.

  • Experience supporting project planning, budgeting, and task delegation.

Bonus Skills:

  • Machining and/or fabrication experience.

  • PLC programming knowledge. (TwinCAT, Codesys, etc.)

  • Robot arm programming knowledge. (Fanuc, Epson, etc.)

  • Machine vision experience.

  • Seek deep understanding of technical problems

  • Experience handling anisotropic materials


Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering.

COVID-19 acknowledgement:

100% vaccinated company. For the safety of our team, proof of vaccination, or one dose with the second one scheduled is required for employment.

You should be proficient in:

  • PLC Troubleshooting Skills
  • CAD Software
  • Industrial Robot Programming
  • Troubleshooting Industrial Automation Equipment
  • Product Design Experience
  • PLC Programming Experience
  • Engineering Degree

Machines & technologies you'll use:

  • CAD Software (Solidworks)

Softwear Automation Inc


210 The Bluffs Suite 101

Simpsonville, SC
29681 USA