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Gear Design Engineer

Salary Range:Negotiable
Benefits:Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance, 401(k), Bonus Incentives
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Product Development
Location:Plymouth, Michigan
Description:Loc Performance Products; Michigan's premiere full service manufacturer of large CNC machined components and assemblies for military and commercial applications.

Loc Performance is looking for a Gear Design Engineer to join our Product Development department!

The Gear Design Engineer leads the design and development of geared assemblies for military and industrial applications. The position primarily requires proficient gear, bearing, shaft, and seal design experience and associated engineering analysis capabilities.

If you are interested in a work environment that provides support, encouragement and development then we want you!

Come join our Loc family!
Duties:Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Lead design and development of complex geared assemblies in accordance with the Loc Product Development Process.

Utilize ISO 6336 and AGMA standards for designing, analyzing and optimizing geared systems using KissSoft.

Perform detailed gear analysis including gear profile modifications, material recommendations, and heat treating.

Work with manufacturing for approval of tooling required to produce gearing in-house to meet design specifications.

Coordinate between manufacturing and quality for gearing inspection and approval.

Provide guidance for technical project execution with other engineers and designers, including details necessary for reviews, detailed drawings, and manufacturing.

Document plans for meeting all customer requirements.

Develop plan for validating design to customer requirements.

Design gears, shafts, bearings, seals, and other required gearbox components to meet total system level performance requirements.

Provide necessary supporting analyses for design reviews to assure evolving designs will meet functional intent.

Plans and develops test plans

Supports test plan execution

Supports prototype fabrication

Analyzes test data and reports to determine if design meets functional and performance specifications.

Ensure form, fit, and function of complex mechanical system concepts.

Supports the preparation of design review meetings.

Preparation of presentation material to convey analysis results and recommendations.
Qualifications:To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Customer Service – Professionally manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering (M.S.M.E.) or equivalent and five years of related work experience designing complex geared systems.

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information in English and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills
Must understand complex mathematical relationships that underpin the analyses for static, dynamic, fatigue, vibration, shock, and other forms of analyses as required for the design and development of complex geared systems.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of KissSoft Gear Design software; CAD; Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

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