Mechanical Engineer II
Waukesha, WI 
Posted 29 days ago
Job Description

Name: Mechanical Engineer II

Req #: 53930

Location: Waukesha CORP

Employment Type: Full Time

Shift: 1st Shift

Job Summary:

Generac Power Systems - Work for the leader in Power! Our Waukesha, WI Headquarters is looking for a Mechanical Engineer II. The Engineer II is responsible for providing engineering input to the product development projects assigned to him/her including interfacing with the cross functional team consisting of engineering, operations (industrial engineering, production, and material procurement, sourcing) quality, service, and marketing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designs, validates, and brings new products to market.
  • Provide new product development in the Industrial, Commercial, Residential and/or Retail generator or Power Tools product area including; Creating and maintaining CAD models, drawings, and BOMS, supporting product development plans (schedule, product cost, meeting design inputs), interfacing with internal company personnel, provide technical support for assigned projects.
  • Specifies precise new product functional requirements; designs, tests and integrates moderately complex components to produce final designs; and evaluates the design's overall effectiveness, cost (including cost/benefit analysis), reliability (risk analysis), and safety.
  • Designs, develops, executes and evaluates fitness-for-use testing, product specifications and process validation plans for a variety of standard products and/or components; creates and reviews material part specifications and bills of materials.
  • Collaborates with internal manufacturing partners, contract manufacturers, designers and product specialists to optimize more complex designs for manufacturability.
  • Utilizes CAD ( Computer Aided Design) or CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) systems to model new designs and produce detailed engineering drawings.
  • Supporting product development plans (schedule, product cost, meeting design inputs).
  • Develops less experienced engineers
  • Act as SAP Super User within functional area as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical demands:

Minimal Qualifications:

* Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related discipline;

* 2 or more years of relevant work experience;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Design experience with a variety of materials (plastics, alumni castings, sheet metal, etc.) and basic knowledge of material specs and use;
  • Design experience with a variety of electrical components (wire harnesses, circuit breakers, etc.) and basic electrical knowledge
  • Experience in new product design and development
  • Experience conducting analysis using FEA, CFD, etc.;
  • Experience with 3D modeling such as Creo or SolidWorks;
  • Experience with SAP or equivalent ERP;

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Ability to perform detail oriented work with a high degree of accuracy;
  • Demonstrated written communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to translate technical information to all audiences;
  • Able to solve moderate to complex engineering problems;
  • Good decision-making skills;
  • Technical Skills to include 3D modeling (ProE or SolidWorks(;
  • MS Excel, MS Word;

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Generac Power Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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