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Lead Mechanical Engineer

Company: Brady Corporation
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Brady Corporation Overview

Brady Corporation is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect people, products and places. Brady's products help customers increase safety, security, productivity and performance and include high-performance labels, signs, safety devices, printing systems and software. Founded in 1914, the Company has a diverse customer base in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, medical, aerospace and a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and as of July 31, 2020, employed approximately 5,400 people in its worldwide businesses. Brady's fiscal 2020 sales were approximately $1.08 billion. Brady stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BRC. More information is available on the Internet at

Position Reports To: Mechanical Engineering Manager

Position Summary

The Lead Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the mechanical developments in the areas of design, documentation, development, schedule and testing of new and existing products by following good engineering practices. The responsibilities include activities and inputs into the design process, product design, manufacturing, and subsequent product support of label printers. It is expected that this individual demonstrates the ability to apply engineering principles to complex issues. The individual is expected to be a participant in overall mechanical designs. Working in a cross functional team with Marketing, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering is essential. The designs produced by this individual and the technical members of the team are to be cost effective and meet the overall product specifications established and meet project goals such as timeline attainment and project budget.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides technical guidance and leadership of project teams in development of label printers
  • Supports in the development of a mechanical timeline for a project team and accountable for the delivery of the Mechanical Engineering team cost, schedule and quality
  • Works with the program/project manager in the building of a cohesive project team as required and leads the mechanical implementation
  • Ensures quality is built into designs and driven through product development
  • Participates in other aspects of the product development such as: solving manufacturing issues, product performance, repair issues, product improvements, and value engineering
  • Maintains confidentiality as required by the project and the department.
  • Works in close support of the Marketing department in the analysis of customer need (VOC) and in the development of product specifications.
  • Works cross-functionally with internal team and other core disciplines (EE, Firmware, Software, Marketing)
  • Mentors and acts as coach for lower level mechanical engineers.
  • Supports the implementation of architecture tools and processes to maximize the efficiency of the Mechanical Engineering team
  • Analyzes, selects and implements product architectural options
  • Defines and delivers new technologies to be incorporated into products
  • Develops modular approach to hardware design and product architectures
  • Initiates make or buy decisions in all engineering development programs, select vendors, capture and disseminate information regarding advanced technologies and how they may be applied to improving performance and reducing the cost of the company's processes and products
  • Performs other tasks as assigned. Responsibilities include, but are not necessarily limited to, the tasks listed on this job description.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years' design experience as a mechanical engine
  • Individual must have demonstrated success in a research and development environment
  • Lives within commuting distance of Milwaukee or willing to relocate
  • Prior experience with a stage gate or project management process focused on new product development

Desired Characteristics: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Master's degree in engineering with a minimum of 2 years of experience in mechanical engineering
  • At least 6 years of experience working with printer design strongly preferred.
  • Six Sigma Certification
  • Supervisory experience, strong communication and presentation skills, and project management experience
  • Ability to influence and lead others with or without formal authority.
  • International Experience leading teams or living overseas
  • Design of Experiment
  • Experience in each of the following tools: CAD modelling skills (3D:SOLIDWORKS)
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance
  • Manufacturing fabrication processes
  • FEA and DFM
  • Knowledge of design of machine elements
  • Well rounded knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Project Management Experience
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing process for injection molding, gear design, machining, sheet metal and assembly

Keywords: Brady Corporation, Milwaukee , Lead Mechanical Engineer, Other , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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