Oct 15, 2021

Mechanical Design Engineer

Category: jobs
Posted by: admin

Do you love solving unique problems and challenges? Do you want to be a part of an engineering team that designs world class solutions for manufacturers across the globe? Are you looking for a family-owned business that thrives with its relaxed and flexible work environment? Then look no further!

Unist Inc (www.unist.com) is a growing company with over 60 years of business in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We are a world leader in the design and manufacture of fluid application systems for the industrial market. Our design engineering team is looking to add a design engineer to provide innovative, high-quality designs for use by customers around the world. Our newly added position will play an important role in the continued growth of our company and the push for new product development.


A lot of companies talk about culture and work-life balance, but we live it! At Unist, our core values of Customer Focus, Integrity, Innovation, Personal Responsibility, and Strong Relationships are more than posters on a wall. They define our culture, guide our decisions, and drive our success as a company. We live these values every day, which results in a thriving culture and friendly work environment. Combine that with summer flex schedules, summer cookouts, and other social events, and you'll actually enjoy where you work!

What would you do?

  • Collaboratively work on new product designs. Work includes all phases of the design process; conceptualization, prototyping, detailing, revising, and manufacturing launch.
  • Help research new technologies and how we can incorporate them into new or existing designs
  • Select suitable components and materials, design for manufacturability, assemble and test prototypes, assess and perfect designs.
  • Work with end-user and OEM customers on unique system designs.
  • Travel occasionally to install beta test equipment or support customers at their facilities.
  • Generate user manuals, test processes, and other technical information.
  • Provide guidance to technicians and less experienced engineers.
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned.

Do you have what it takes? You must be/have:

  • A B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with at least 3 years of work experience in the development, testing, and production of electro-mechanical systems.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Experience selecting and designing pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
  • Extremely well organized, self-motivated, and able to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate clearly and professionally with team members, management, vendors and customers.
  • A strong sense of teamwork and the ability to work well with others.
  • Familiar with industrial control systems.
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks, and MS Office are required.
  • Experience with SolidWorks PDM, PLC/HMI programming, LabView and Epicor ERP system is a plus

This position includes a competitive wage with great benefits including a 401(k) plan with company match, medical and dental insurance, short/long term disability, life insurance, paid time off, summer flex schedule, Wally Day, Give-Back Day, parental leave, education and training programs, company picnics and social events, and a matching gift program. Please forward your resume and brief cover letter through LinkedIn.

Unist does not sponsor employment visas.

Unist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.