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Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX at ITW Polymers and Fluids

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

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Title:      Mechanical Engineer          

Reports to:      Group Technology Manager

Location:         Houston, TX


Responsible for the mechanical conceptualization, development and documentation of new products and support existing products. Works closely with Product Development team including, Innovation, R&D, Marketing, and Operations. Utilize or learn to utilize SolidWorks software to construct 3D data and documentation required for the production of new products. Create functional models, mechanical drawings, bills of materials, written reports, and inspection protocols as well as perform product testing. Interface with our manufacturing partners. Rely on instructions and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of competitive products and competitive solutions.
  • Identification of potential materials, manufacturing methods, and sources.
  • Create 3D computer models in SolidWorks or quickly learn to utilize this software.
  • Develop mechanical prototypes to determine design feasibility.
  • Work closely with Industrial Design to incorporate mechanical solutions with design directions to create best in class products.
  • Resolve structural, mechanical, and development issues.
  • Specify materials and production processes.
  • Develop performance requirements and testing protocols.
  • Product testing and evaluation.
  • Assist in preparation of unit cost estimates.
  • Work with the overall product development team to provide accurate, well-defined and convincing verbal, written, and graphic presentations.
  • Generate the required documentation, material specifications, and control drawings necessary for the successful manufacturing of our products.
  • Keep current in the areas of design-related materials, processes, disciplines, and technologies that are pertinent to our products and industries.
  • Work with our manufacturing partners to manage tight timelines and produce high quality products.
  • Develop QC requirements and pre-ship inspection protocols.
  • Travel to customers and vendors as required, including international travel.


  • 2 to 5 years of experience working in the automotive wiper blade industry with a Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical engineering degree. Advanced degree is preferable.
  • Comprehensive technical knowledge about wiper blades, wiper systems, rubber, rubber coatings, and /  or similar systems
  • Knowledge of original equipment testing requirements including FMVSS and SDS standards for wiper blades or ability to quickly learn these systems and standards
  • Knowledge of rubber/glass materials, process and coating technologies.
  • Hands-on experience in building mechanical prototypes using design software and PLC’s.
  • Knowledge of wiper blade manufacturers globally with their process limitations and design/development capable.
  • Able to communicate effectively among team members in a culturally diverse environment
  • Innovative thinking with past successful examples.


  • Smart and creative with strong proven problem-solving skills in active product development environments.
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated, and hardworking
  • Strong communication skills are essential with the ability to clearly present ideas to a cross-functional team and manufacturing partners.
  • Must show the strong sense of urgency required in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Must have experience designing parts using various materials and processes especially Injection Molding.
  • Firsthand experience in Injection Molding, Blow Molding, Metal Forming, and other manufacturing processes is very beneficial.
  • Production experience working with international suppliers is ideal (Focus on Asian suppliers).
  • Experience with engineering documentation, including creating detail drawings and developing a BOM is required. (Knowledge of GD&T is a plus.)
  • Project management experience in consumer products / packaged goods industry is beneficial especially if it involved user interface and ergonomics.
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ITW is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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