Mechanical Design Engineer

Birmingham, AL 35201

Posted: 06/29/2023 Job Number: 25692

Job Description

We have an immediate need for an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer. The Engineer functions with limited oversight in the creation and/or improvement of parts and/or systems to achieve certain targets for off-road recreation vehicles regarding function, performance, durability, weight reduction, cost targets both investment and piece part, ease of manufacturing and so on.  Thorough proposals are made from self-guided engineering studies based on experience of previous project work creating 3D CAD models, 2D CAD drawings, and BOM under limited direction of design managers. Design engineers also may function as project managers overseeing the development of vehicles while leading a team of design engineers in their own detail component development and acting as liaison to all supporting departments with focus on seamless collaboration with the testing project manager.

Typical parts/components that the Design Engineer develops:
- Chassis welded and/or bolt-on connected with many steel tubes, forgings and stampings
            - All components of suspension and steering systems
            - Driver controls such as steering wheels, pedals, levers and switches
            - Plastic bodywork
            - Seats and ergonomics

Essential responsibilities:
  • Create 3D CAD models and fully detailed 2D CAD drawings that would achieve certain targets for the parts and/or systems meeting the expectations of Design Managers.
  • BOM, revision responsibility and release for the section assigned and full responsibility for all the components in the section.
  • Prepare engineering documentation that justifies the design including computer aided simulation results.
  • Order proto samples based on the 3D/2D models.
  • Problem solving of the proto design/samples if they didn’t work as intended with limited oversight from management.
  • Communicate with internal cross-functional members and external suppliers to ensure the parts/systems meet their expectations and being able to predict requests prior to CE activity.
  • Set deliverables schedule based on experience for prototype and production phases.

Routine decision-making:
  • Determine the most optimized design specification and risk level to achieve the targets based on engineering expertise.
  • Propose the most efficient manufacturing process for both proto and production.
  • Identify critical items need to be controlled and describe on 2D drawings.
  • Self and team assignment management to meet the task schedule.

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • 6 plus years of Mechanical Design experience that encompasses full life cycle of design. This should include from initial sketch, modeling, testing, through the fabrication phase.
  • Ability to lead and juggle multiple projects.
  • 3D modeling experience

Pay: $90,000 - $110,000
Location: Newnan, GA (relocation assistance offered) 
If you’re interested in this position, call Jesslin Ward at 678-802-6626 or email your resume to
Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the US. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jesslin Ward
Technical Recruiter

Jesslin is from North Georgia and graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Hospitality. While working in the hospitality field, she realized her love of human resources and transitioned to a career in HR before finally ending up as a technical recruiter at Selectek. Outside of work, she is an avid reader of mysteries and thrillers and enjoys trivia, family game nights, traveling and hiking with her husband, Scott, and Chihuahua-mix, Mateo.

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