Job Type: Full time
We begin with dreams. Dreams drive our motivation. Dreams are our future. The world's dreams, people's dreams, our dreams. Our passion creates ideas that make dreams come alive. Technology and products that were only dreams become reality.All for dreams. Dreams challenge and the Nidec-Group will continue to meet the challenge. For the world's and people's tomorrows; the world's first, the world's best technologies and products; we will continue our part in creating a better society.Job SummaryNidec / Kato Engineering is the world's No.1 comprehensive motor manufacturer handling "everything that spins and moves", miniature to gigantic. Nidec / Kato Engineering is a global enterprise comprised of over 300 subsidiaries/affiliates. We are a leading manufacturer of commercial motors, industrial motors, appliance motors, and controls. Our product line features a full line of high efficiency motors for industrial applications in water treatment, mining, oil and gas, and power generation, and for commercial applications such as pool and spa, condensers, cooling towers and large refrigeration units. From keeping us comfortable in our homes to pumping clean water to making our cars more safe, electric motors are an indispensable part of our daily lives. At Nidec, our employees are on the forefront of developing new motor technologies. As we move deeper into the age of robotics, the impact of motors will only increase. With over 140,000 employees stationed worldwide, Nidec / Kato Engineering continues to be a unique organization, and each location maintains its individual personality.Whether driving locomotives, powering offshore platforms or keeping the lights on after a storm, Nidec / Kato Engineering electric power generation products impact the world on a daily basis. With over 1,000 employees in the Americas, we are moving forward with technology to solve our customers’ electrical power needs for both prime and backup generation needs as the industry’s leading manufacturer.Job DescriptionResearch, plan, and design mechanical and electromechanical products and systems and direct and coordinate activities involved in fabrication, operation, application, installation, and repair of mechanical or electromechanical products and systems by performing the following duties. Essential Duties/Responsibilities:With Direct Supervision:Perform calculations using math tools including but not limited to Excel, MathCad, and XlrotorConduct finite element structural analysis. Evaluate field installations and recommend design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions.Research and analyze customer design requirements, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and product maintenance.Work with sales to research and analyze customer specifications to create design proposals.Create detailed designs for manufacturing in a cross functional environment following manufacturability and quality initiatives.Review drawing packages and order documentation completed by other designers and engineers.Design Products, applying engineering principles to meet customer specifications.Design products to meet safety, industry, and agency certification requirements.Evaluate project requirements for required effort and provide estimated completion times. Evaluate design projects to ensure the latest design practices are being utilized.Perform testing to evaluate structural, thermal, and vibration of products.Create bills of materials and assist designers/technicians with the creation of bills of material.Coordinate assembly and testing activities to ensure products and systems conform to engineering design and customer specifications.Work closely with production during construction of initial machine release to record and improve manufacturing or procurement challenges.Evaluate customer test requirements and assign existing or write new test procedures to meet requirements.Presents proposed designs to customer and help negotiate changes required to eliminate functional or dimensional problemsWithout Direct Supervision:Maintenance and support of existing products to include reliability, cost, and manufacturability product improvements. Assign GD&T dimensional tolerance on parts and check tolerance stack up.Communicate product specifications to electrical and mechanical designers and provide guidance on how the specifications affect product design.Other Activities as directed by management.Document and clearly communicate technical results within company and customers as appropriate.Experience/Skills:Knowledge of AC or DC synchronous / inductive motors and generators.Experience with rotating equipment and generators.Product design and development experience in structural and mechanical machinery.Candidate MUST be a US Citizen as Kato Engineering contracts through the US Department of DefenseAble to organize, prioritize, and complete responsibilities in a timely manner without external motivation.Strong written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated initiative, organizational skill, and professional work habitsAble to quickly achieve and maintain a high degree of trust and confidenceExperience with engineering tools to perform calculations and analysis (Includes but not limited to Excel, MathCAD).Proficient in PTC Creo or Similar 3D Modeling Software Experience in AutoCADProficient with GD&TAbility to clearly and effectively communicate with other departments inside the organization as well as with customers.Proficient with the use of various software applications, including but not limited to: Oracle (ERP), Aras (PLM), Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Office0-3 years’ work experience minimum in structural and mechanical machinery product design.Must be a US Citizen for positions at the North Mankato facility.Education:Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical EngineeringAdditional Job DetailsEqual Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at NidecNidec is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, genetic information, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following website: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfNo SolicitingNidec will not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to Nidec job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. Pre-approval from the Nidec Talent Acquisition team is required before any external candidate can be submitted and such candidate must be submitted to the Nidec Talent Acquisition team.