Senior Mechanical Engineer

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Cognex

Aachen, Germany

Job Summary/Role:

Position is as a Senior Mechanical Engineer in the Product Development Team. The team is responsible for developing industrial cameras which can be used with machine vision technology. Typical applications for machine vision include detecting defects, monitoring production lines and tracking, sorting and identifying parts. In some applications the cameras are mounted in a fixed position, other applications require the use of a handheld device or mobile terminal. The Mechanical Engineering Team is responsible for the mechanical design of cameras and accessories for this variety of applications. This includes the following:

Essential Functions:

  • Design and engineering of camera enclosures, mounts and the integration of illumination, imager optics and electronics into these enclosures;
  • The creation of drawings and specifications for optical and mechanical parts;
  • The documentation of these designs, such as assembly- and test procedures;
  • Discussions with contract manufacturers and suppliers concerning the manufacturability of the devices and mechanical parts;
  • Assist with- or perform qualification tests to ensure the design meets specifications.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with 3D-CAD software, preferably SolidWorks;
  • Experience with PDM/PLM systems, preferably SAP and Enterprise PDM;
  • Experience with the design of plastic injection molded parts;
  • Knowledge of – or experience with mechanical production technologies: Plastic injection molding, die casting, extrusion, vacuum forming;
  • Creative, innovative, enthusiastic. Must be able to integrate optics, electronics and mechanics into high performance products that can be produced cost-effectively and in large quantities;
  • It would be beneficial if the candidate had experience with mechanical simulation tools (mechanical strength, thermal) or experience with designing optical or electrical systems.

Minimum education and work experience required:

  • University degree in mechanical engineering;
  • Five or more years’ experience with designing commercial products;
  • Fluent in English.

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