Design Engineer

  • location: Akron, OH
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $90,000 - $100,000 per year

job description

Permanent position: A premier precision machined component manufacturer seeks a Principal Process/Design Engineer in the Akron, OH area. Candidate must have strong technical knowledge in grinding process's. Prefer a Masters in Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing with 5+ years of experience. Client is offering full relo, $90 K- $100 K base salary and strong benefits.

Responsibilities for the Design Engineer

  • Apply advanced technical knowledge in bearing manufacturing finishing processes such as grinding, hard turning and superfinishing, providing subject matter expertise in the respective area of specialty as mentioned above. This includes leading and/or supporting equipment rebuilds/upgrades/runoff, installations, debug, startups, troubleshooting, as well as defining specifications for new equipment. Knowledge of grinding cycle design and optimization, technical support/problem-solving through process development, process modeling, and data analysis skills including process capability study analysis. Make technical recommendations for manufacturing solutions throughout the global business. Develop strong technical relationships with peers at the global plant sites and focus on knowledge transfer to them.
  • Assist in technical strategy development for deployment of bearing manufacturing processes.
  • This includes project leadership, specification/selection of new assets or upgrades in technology to existing equipment, asset implementation into the plant's site, and delivery of a total process technology package to the plants. This also includes creation of Appropriation Requisitions (AR's) including basic business case analysis, cost tracking/forecasting of spending, and timely completion of projects within budget
  • Technically support continuous improvement projects throughout the global business related to manufacturing processes to increase throughput, improve quality, reduce costs, and enhance safety, etc. Provide an environment and process for CI activities within the business by working with the manufacturing plant teams to identify CI solutions, and then follow through with implementation support and evaluation.
  • International and domestic travel is required, averaging 30% of the time

Requirements for the Design Engineer

  • International and domestic travel is required, averaging 30% of the time
  • Must have grinding process experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of tooling design and consumables used in the different bearing manufacturing processes
  • Expertise in finishing processes such as grinding, hard turning and superfinishing
  • Must have at least a Bachelors degree


  • Full relo for qualified candidates, $90 K- $100 K and full benefits

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