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Mechanical Engineer

Sterling Engineering, Inc Broadview, IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Position Summary

Perform full life cycle product development. Consult with all areas of the business and customers to identify, formulate and produce effective solutions to emerging problems for both new and existing products. Support in-house manufacture and assembly for systems and components. Leverage SolidWorks design tools to create innovative high-quality products.

Essential Functions

  • Perform full life cycle product development including design, develop, source, build, test, manufacture, and implement
  • Consult with management, production and marketing staff to determine product requirements
  • Organize complex activities for the design, development, implementation and maintenance of engineering projects
  • Solicit observations from production departments to improve processes, troubleshoot issues, drive down costs and improve overall designs.
  • Maintain product development and engineering change detailed costs records
  • Estimate budget and scope of new projects, quote custom solutions as required
  • Conduct experiments methodically, analyze data and interpret results
  • Evaluate final product’s overall performance, reliability and safety
  • Create and review bill of materials, procedures, work instructions, workflows, design guides, manuals, technical literature, etc.
  • Work with industry standards and agencies and ensure regulatory compliance
  • Provide technical support to internal and external customers
  • Develop and design leveraging SolidWorks 3D CAD to produce models and drawings
  • Represent the company at trade shows

Work Environment

This work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job generally operates in a professional office environment. A portion of time is spent in a non-air conditioned manufacturing environment, with areas of moderate noise and heat. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to walk, sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 7:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


This position may require minimal travel on occasion to customers and trade shows (less than 5% travel)

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, preferably Mechanical Engineering.

Minimum 6 years of experience as an Engineer in a manufacturing environment

(CAD) SolidWorks and AutoCAD drawing software

Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite, basic office tools and equipment

Preferred Education and Experience

Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Minimum 8-10 years of experience as an Engineer in a manufacturing environment

(CAD) SolidWorks and AutoCAD drawing software with PLM or PDM tools

Solid understanding of core concepts including mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, materials science etc.


Strong knowledge of design and manufacturing practices for both sheet metal and standard CNC machining practices. Strong analytical capabilities. Experience communicating with internal and external customers, suppliers. Basic knowledge of product design and design for manufacturing principles. Technical writing skills.

Sterling Engineering, Inc

Why Work Here?

Great Opportunity! Room to grow!

Sterling Engineering is an award-winning, professional engineering and technical staff augmentation solutions provider. We deliver client-focused specialty solutions across multiple industries and vertical markets. Our commitment to quality and impeccable reputation has served us with both clients and employees alike for over 45 years. Sterling is recognized as a premier provider of flexible technical support solutions to companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 to rapidly growing and innovative start-up organizations. At Sterling Engineering, we value our employees and we know they are the reason our company has had continued success. We’ve been recognized with accolades such as Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company and attribute it to the hard work of our employees. Sterling’s success and reputation in the market is based on the ability to provide flexible workforce solutions through outsourcing or on-site services. Our success is also directly attributed to our employees and their commitment to quality work. Providing a progressive and comprehensive benefit package has allowed Sterling to attract and retain top talent. We reward employees’ performance and provide career development which has encouraged many employees to build lifetime careers with Sterling.


Broadview, IL