IDEX Mechanical Engineer in Wheeling, Illinois
Title: Mechanical Engineer
Business Unit: Fluid Management
1023 Wheeling Road
Wheeling, Illinois, 60090-5776
Fluid Management, a Unit of IDEX Corporation, is the leading global manufacturer of precision dispensing and mixing equipment for the architectural paint and coatings industries. Fluid Management Americas has created a global product development environment through strategic growth initiatives as part of
the Dispensing Segment of IDEX Corporation. Our formula for success is based on our ability to develop the right solutions for our customers, encompassing complex formulations, increasingly precise and reliable custom dispensing technology, and an ability to gather valuable point-of-sale transactional data, all supported by customer service and support.
IDEX corporation is the world leader in fluid-handling technologies, life science and medical technologies, industrial and municipal fire and rescue equipment, and, dispensing equipment for
architectural paints and coatings. IDEX expertise is in products that facilitate customer specific solutions in niche markets. We are focused on growth by reinvesting in new products and markets to drive organic growth, acquiring complementary technologies to our existing offerings, and building a
culture of excellence to deliver exceptional performance. To that end, the Company has placed an emphasis on operational excellence, supported by Six Sigma, Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing,
eBusiness and global sourcing initiatives, to drive its long-term profitable growth.
SUMMARY OF PRIMARY FUNCTION
The center of excellence innovation team is chartered to develop the next generation
technologies in dispensing with the understanding of the conditioning and
controlling of fluids to provide cutting edge solutions for our customers. As a member of the team, your primarily responsibility will be to research, develop, and design engineering solutions for fluid dynamics based on the understanding of unique fluid behavior and established engineering principles.
We are looking for a self-motivated person to help expand our research in fluid dynamics and use that knowledge to pioneer the next level of technology for the industry through innovative designs, systems and processes.
Use technical capacity to collect and analyze data, and based on findings, makes
improvements and modifications to current technologies.
Generates and implements test plans for existing or new designs, including form/fit/function, reliability, endurance, dispense accuracy, chemical compatibility, thermal impact and system measurements.
Participates in diverse areas of R&D and quality initiatives to contribute
innovations, new designs, or new techniques to advance water and solvent based
fluid handling and dispensing technology.
Performs standardized fluid testing and generates custom tests as needed through the use
of various types of lab test equipment with proficiency.
Conducts component DFMEA’s or worst case analysis for mechanical or
Works to ensure that all intellectual property standards are followed.Ensures proper documentation of research activities.Initiates and maintains contacts with key internal and external technical resources.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Strong knowledge of engineering principles and analytical background
Experience managing technical projects and/or project teams
Demonstrates critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Ability to formulate and present ideas to both technical and non-technical audiencesBackground in fluid dynamics and analyzing its respective properties
Experience in research and analysis techniques.
Ability to apply statistical analysis to make sound conclusions.
Generate CAD models and drawings in Solidworks
Well-developed technical report writing and presentation skills.
Ability to multitask and demonstrate time management skills
Goal oriented and self-driven with a desire to “roll up your sleeves” to help the team get the job done.
Knowledge of patent/intellectual property
Able to work alone or on small cross functional teams
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION LEVEL, OR KNOWLEDGE
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
7+ years of experience in product design and development
5+ years working with fluid systems or fluid dynamics
Experience in Solidworks and Microsoft Office software
Proficiency with statistical analysis software
Broad knowledge of chemical and materials science a plus
Experience with test applications such as Lab View a plus
IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled