Contract Mechanical Design Engineer

Celebrating our 17th year in the Phoenix area, InterLink Engineering, LLC supports a wide variety of industries with a primary focus on product development, reverse engineering, and design support. Our capabilities allow us to support our customers by either performing engineering tasks at our facility or at our customer sites as required.

We are currently seeking two SolidWorks Mechanical Designers with experience in metal fabrication, 3D modeling, and 2D drawing using SolidWorks Sheet Metal. This opportunity is a six-month contract role with the possibility of direct hire by this client or continued work through InterLink, based on performance. The qualified Designer would work on-site at our customer’s location where vehicles are heavily modified for accessibility.

Essential Responsibilities:

Experienced with SolidWorks CAD Software

Experienced with SolidWorks sheet metal

Ability to design new products from scratch and make improvements to existing products using computer-aided design (CAD) under the guidance of Senior Engineers

Ability to quickly transform ideas and rough sketches of designs into 3D models, then into working engineering drawings in CAD

Ability to create detailed 2D drawings of parts and assemblies

Ability to collaborate with 15-person team and keep project confidential

Ability to rapid prototype and adjust immediately to design changes

Be able to analyze data, review drawings for completeness, conduct design reviews with product management and suppliers to gain final approval.

Supports Lean and Quality initiatives to reduce variability in designs.

Proficient in MS Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Support Product launch in production environment – training and quality inspections

Physical Requirements:

Able to sit for long periods of time

Able to effectively operate CAD System

Able to communicate effectively in all media

Overall Characteristics:

Knowledge of Lean practices

3 years experience in SolidWorks

BS degree preferred but not required

Capable of tolerance stacks and analysis

Knowledgeable in common metal fabrication and machining processes

Hands-on ability to take designs and create physical prototypes (mechanical aptitude)

Automotive experience preferred but not required

Surfacing or plastic design is a plus but not required

Tool and fixture design a plus but not required

Strong organizational and communication skills

Ability to multi-task and function in a factory environment

Motivated, self-starter with the ability to learn quickly

Ability to network with associates in other departments to find needed information

Willingness to consider change and to adapt

Quick reaction to business opportunities

Job Category: Contract Mechanical Design Engineer
Job Type: Contractor
Job Location: On-site

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