Bingham Farms, Michigan, United States
The Jacobs Technology, Inc., Engineering and Projects group provides technical and managerial leadership in the design, construction, and commissioning of advanced test systems and facilities for a variety of clients around the world. Our clients are in the automotive, aerospace, aero-propulsion and other advanced technology markets and represent both the private and government segments.
Jacobs is seeking a creative Mechanical Engineer with 5 – 15 years of experience in the design of mechanical mechanisms. The successful candidate will work in a project team environment to develop custom designs to satisfy customer requirements. Typical projects include wind tunnels and support equipment, rocket and jet engine test stands, automotive test cells and fixtures, and other unique systems.
Motivated by challenging tasks, schedule, and continued learning/self-improvement; talented in conceiving and creating custom design one-of-a-kind solutions; proficient with best-practice implementation of commercially available componentry; disciplined with design-approach, calculation packages, analyses, reports, QC checking; able to recognize and mitigate design, safety, fabrication, and schedule risks; a team player with modesty, good articulation, and technical writing ability. Keen to develop competency with design-team leadership & task planning, inter-disciplinary coordination, equipment integration, build, and start-up procedures; willingness to grow abilities in man-hour estimates, schedules, and budgets; desire to interact with multi-office colleagues, work with domestic & international clients, and assist with the marketing/capture of new design opportunities.
Working knowledge of machine components (bearings, couplings, gears, actuators, motors, chains, sprockets, shafts, springs, dampers) and hardware, fasteners, joining, welding, materials, pneumatics & hydraulics, mechanical fabrication & machining processes, and finite-element stress analysis. Willingness to develop skills in dimensioning & tolerancing, drafting standards, kinematics, vibration analysis, heat transfer, safety, automation, and mechanical & electrical trouble-shooting.
Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Minimum of 5 years of experience in the design of machines or mechanisms (10 preferred)
Self-directed practical mechanical engineer able to lead machine-design endeavors from concept to completion.
Willing to provide references and able to present a portfolio of example work upon request.
Mostly office environments (home offices and client offices)
Occasional construction site work
Occasional factory and workshop visits
Domestic and international travel
No unusual physical requirements
Ability to access construction sites, factories, and workshops
Occasional use of PPE (fall protection equipment)
Occasional expose to high noise level and extreme temperature environments
Equipment and Machines
Typical office equipment/machines
Occasional use of measurement tools
Occasional use of hand tools
Necessity for regular attendance
Occasional paid overtime depending on phase of project (evenings/weekends)
Other Essential Functions
Must take and pass pre-employment drug screen and background check.
Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Jacobs does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by country, regional, or local law. To view the DOL's Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster, please click here .