Generac Power Systems

  • Senior Mechanical Engineer

    Job Locations US-WI-Waukesha
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    6 months ago(11/19/2018 9:14 AM)
    ENG - Engineering
  • Overview

    Generac Power Systems – Work with the leader in the power industry! Our office in Waukesha, WI is seeking an Engineer III – Senior Engineer.


    The Engineer III (Senior Engineer) 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.
    • Specifies precise new product functional requirements; designs, tests and integrates a variety of 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 moderately complex 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 moderately 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)
    • Acts as a resource to mentor and teach less experienced engineers.
    • Travel to other Generac facilities as necessary.


    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related discipline;
    • 5+ years of relevant work experience;

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Design experience with a variety of materials (sand castings, die castings, sheet metal, weldments, machine components) and basic knowledge of material specs and use;
    • Experience in new product design and development;
    • Experience working with cross functional teams;
    • Experience with machine design;
    • Previous experience with SAP or equivalent ERP;
    • Experience with Creo/ProE.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Ability to perform detail oriented work with a high degree of accuracy on multiple projects;
    • Proficient technical Skills to include 3D modeling (Creo/ProE or SolidWorks);
    • MS Excel, MS Word, Powerpoint;
    • Ability to understand analysis using FEA, CFD, etc.
    • Demonstrated written communication and presentation skills;
    • Ability to translate technical information to all audiences;
    • Ability to work within budget and timeline expectations with a focus on cost reduction during product development cycles
    • Applies engineering knowledge and experience to improve products, services and processes;

    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 include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.


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