Chief Mechanical Engineer


Employee Type
Full-Time Regular
Plymouth MI

Job Description


  • Organizationally reports to the Director of Engineering.
  • Sets and approves the mechanical technical direction for dynamic test system (DTS) projects.
  • Reviews and technically approves the mechanical project internal scope of work.
  • Assists and mentors project engineering on component and vendor selection for all mechanical project materials.
  • Participates in the startup, validation, and acceptance of DTS systems and equipment.
  • Responsible for the mechanical technical project approval and specification conformance.
  • Participates and technically supports external customer reviews.
  • Technical Evaluation of customer specifications.
  • Assists DTS applications staff in the generation of proposals for future work including concepts, budgets, timing, and equipment descriptions.
  • May be required to author technical publications, white papers, or give technical presentations as a subject matter expert.
  • Provide or support new customer or sales technical presentations.
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or in a related field of study or equivalent years of experience.
  • Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in mechanical engineering position. Experience preferably related to the design and engineering of test equipment, with a focus on equipment with rotating shafts and gearboxes. Knowledge of gearbox and driveline modeling, design and understanding required.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly, articulately and professionally.
  • Must have appropriate schedule flexibility, sense of urgency, motivation and versatility to make a substantial contribution to the organization's success.
  • Ability to interact positively and constructively with all team members while representing company in a professional manner.
  • Willingness to work "above and beyond" in order to meet company goals.
  • Well organized, detail oriented and self-motivated.
  • Must have excellent time management skills.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.