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Illinois Tool Works | Norwood, Massachusetts
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Job Description Mechanical Engineer - Norwood, MA

Instron® is a global organization that designs, manufactures, sells and services materials testing systems. Instron is a clear global leader in materials testing applications and its leadership in the marketplace is continually expanding. You will find that our established strength, commitment to our core values and team focus provides an engaging work environment and offers exceptional opportunities for personal and career development.


We are looking for a talented mechanical engineer to join our High Force Application group located in Norwood, MA. The position offers the opportunity to work on a wide array of projects including design and development of new products, changes and updates to current products, complex investigations of quality or manufacturing issues, and vetting new technologies for design and manufacturing.

In this position you will be responsible for a number of projects and tasks including design, build, test, reporting and optimization. You will get to work on Instron's broad product portfolio including complex machinery and precision instruments, and will deal with many types of parts (sheet metal, precision machined, cast, molded, extruded, 3D printed), and technical challenges (function, packaging, wear, fit, lubrication, fatigue, corrosion).

You will be a part of a dynamic group, working on solving technical challenges while having access to experienced engineers for advice and mentoring, as well as the chance to work with junior engineers and co-op students. The position requires frequent interaction with many Instron departments as well as vendors and suppliers.


* Bachelor or Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and 5 - 10 years of experience.

* Experience in mechanical or machine design that has incorporated basic machine elements, mechanical drive systems, kinematic principles and/or mechanisms, design for manufacturability and assembly.

* Experience with CAD - SolidWorks (or equiv.), BOMs, mechanical drawings, and ECO's.

* Experience in product development, ideally designing a variety of parts spanning different applications and manufacturing processes.

* Knowledge of manufacturing processes such as machining, sheet metal, injection molding, finishing, materials and assembly operations.

* A keen eye and a hands-on approach to troubleshooting. Ability to understand and solve problems is a must.

* Ability to handle multiple tasks while being thorough and detail-oriented.

* Desire to learn, and ability to grasp and apply learned concepts quickly.

* Proven strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills, and the ability to create and work within team environments.

Take this opportunity to join a successful and enthusiastic global team where you can make a significant impact immediately. Enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits that includes health, dental, life and LTD insurance, 401k (with match), and a 100% tuition reimbursement program. Instron is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

About Illinois Tool Works

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) is a multinational manufacturer of a range of industrial products and equipment. The Company has approximately 875 operations in 54 countries, which are aggregated and organized into seven segments: Industrial Packaging, Power Systems & Electronics, Transportation, Construction Products, Food Equipment, Polymers & Fluids, and All Other. In September 2008, ITW announced that it had acquired Avery Weigh-Tronix, a manufacturer of industrial weighing products and systems. In July 2008, the Company acquired the assets of TRYMER polyisocyanurate (PIR) rigid foam business. In June 2008, Illinois Tool Works, Inc. announced that it completed the acquisition of Quipp, Inc. In March 2008, the Company acquired VS Acquisition Holding Inc., the parent company of Vitronics Soltec Corporation. In March 2009, KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation announced the sale of the assets of its Ride Rite business to Illinois Tool Works Inc.

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