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R & D Engineer

Company: Experis
Location: Hanover
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

The Development Engineer is responsible for developing custom and next generation equipment from conceptualization through implementation. He/She should have a demonstrated comprehensive machine design background, strong conceptual capability and an understanding of machine control and operation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Development Engineer must demonstrate competence in the following areas.

Conceptualizes complete machine designs and related processes.
Prepares machine concept sketches. Creates 3D models, timing and sequencing diagrams, plus any design calculations to support concepts and processes.
Assists in the preparation of machinery development cost estimates and market cost justification. Produces conceptual diagrams and calculations to support estimates.
Leads and participates in a project team in the development of new high-speed rewind and folding equipment.
Travels on occasion to customer and vendor locations for consultation prior to machine development as requested by the Engineering Manager.
Prepares written literature for machine operation, maintenance and troubleshooting.
Assists with start-up, troubleshooting and correction of new machine designs on the shop assembly floor. Follows-up on machine field experience to improve machines and machine design.
Evaluates new purchased components used in the development of new equipment. Visits vendor sites to validate operation of complex systems. Works with purchasing to optimize cost expenditure of new components.
Leads each project to final completion.
Checks final drawings prepared by designers and engineers working on the development program.
Manages the work of any outside resource for design assistance.
Assists other Engineers with design and detail tasks as needed.
Participates in continuous improvement initiatives including but not limited to Lean.
Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned at the discretion of the Engineering Manager.


Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field required.
A minimum of 10 years' prior machine design experience required.
Prior experience developing high speed packaging or web handling equipment.
Patents for system or machine developments.
3D experience with Autodesk Inventor.
Experience working with Servos and VFDs.
Experience in rewinding and folding machines a plus.


Demonstrated comprehensive machine design background.
Strong conceptual capability.
Excellent mathematical skills for supportive calculations.
Project management skills.
Excellent written and verbal skills.
Understanding of machine control and operation.
Must have supportive understanding of electrical components in order to work with Electrical Engineers for the development of the equipment control system and its function.

Keywords: Experis, Ellicott City , R & D Engineer, Engineering , Hanover, Maryland

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