Positions Available - Senior OEM Mechanical Engineer - Phoenix, AZ

Position Location

Phoenix, Arizona

Position Summary

The Senior Mechanical Engineer – OEM is responsible for all mechanical parts and processes in the development for OEM customers. They are responsible for interacting directly with OEM customers, internal team members, and MiTek Vendors. They are the mechanical lead engineer providing design direction, implementation and documentation. Familiarity with Automotive APQP is essential to the success of this position.

The Senior Mechanical Engineer has a hands-on approach in building and testing prototypes as well as guiding final production through manufacturing facilities (local and abroad).  Also, they provide written final specifications for sales and marketing distribution as well as initial instructions and diagrams for customer use.  They perform a wide variety of tasks to support the research and development department including regular product troubleshooting and investigation.

Essential Functions

Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals; is familiar with concepts, practices, and procedures within OEM product hardware design. Perform limited FEA analysis to predict the performance of OEM Electronic Products.

Review or create project instructions, specifications, technical drawings, schematics, computer-generated reports, and blueprints to ascertain test specifications, procedures, objectives, and test the nature of technical problems such as redesign.

Perform DEFMA studies to ensure solid, robust designs. This will be done internally or with the direct OEM customers.

Design, fabricate and assemble new or modified mechanical components for products found in the consumer audio industry.

Calculate required capacities for equipment of proposed system to obtain specified performance and submit data to engineering personnel for approval.

Evaluate tool drawing designs by measuring drawing dimensions and comparing with original specifications form and function using engineering skills. Investigate equipment failures and difficulties in diagnosing faulty operation and making recommendations.

Set-up and conduct tests of complete units and components under operational conditions to investigate proposals for improving product performance. Analyze test results in relation to design or rated specifications and test objectives, and modify or adjust equipment to meet specifications.   

Discuss changes in design and method of manufacture and assembly, and drafting techniques and procedures with Partners and coordinate corrections. Confer with technicians and submit reports of test results to the Engineering Department and recommend design or material changes.

Research and analyze design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and requirements of designs. Specify system components or direct modification of products to ensure conformance with engineering design, performance specifications, and ISO. 

Assist drafters in developing the structural design of products using drafting tools or computer-assisted design (CAD) or drafting equipment and software.     

Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair to ensure that machines and equipment are installed and functioning according to specifications to ensure a quality product is produced.  

Develop, coordinate, and monitor all aspects of production, including selection of manufacturing methods, fabrication, and operation of product designs. 

Know how to read and apply Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) as needed on tooling and part drawings.

Perform necessary mechanical testing on prototypes.

Mentor Junior Engineers.

Essential Tasks

Estimate costs and submit bids for engineering, construction, or projects.

Generate detailed request for quotes (RFQ’s) for preliminary project costing.

Perform personnel functions such as supervision of production workers, technicians, or evaluation processes.

Study industrial processes to determine where and how the application of equipment can be made.  

Write performance requirements for product development or engineering projects.

Design test controls and develop procedures for testing products.

3D scan surfaces for vehicle fitment engineering. This includes creating, importing, and editing scan data into the appropriate software required.



Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Equivalent Experience.



7+ years of mechanical design/engineering experience in relevant field.


Computer Skills

Proficient with Microsoft Windows and Office Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Proficient with PLM software is preferred.

Proficient with Solidworks (CSWA and CSWPA, certifications recommended).

Proficient with Solidworks Simulation is preferred.  Proficiency in other simulation packages may apply.

Intermediate understanding of 3D scanner and related software for surface creation. 

Other Requirements

Experience with APQP design environment.

Experience with manufacturing processes related to plastics and metal fabrication.

Preferably experience with toolings for sheet-metal, extrusions, wood fabrication, injection molding, die casting, blow molding, and roto-molding.

Experience with electronic wire harnesses and connectors.

Able to apply GD&T to drawings.

Proven track record of delivering results and leading teams.

Excellent project management skills.

Comfortable with multiple and simultaneous responsibilities.

Manufacturing environment, engineering, and product development experience.

Due to the amount of written communication, clear writing skills must be demonstrated.

Able to obtain or have a passport for international travel.

Work Environment

Normal office setting, except when working in the manufacturing facility. 

Physical Demands

Physical Abilities
Reach Outward
Reach Above Shoulder
Squat or Kneel
Lift / Carry
10 lbs or less
11 - 20 lbs
21 - 50 lbs
51 - 100 lbs
Over 100 lbs
Push / Pull
12 lbs or less
13 - 25 lbs
26 - 40 lbs
41 - 100 lbs
Other Physical Requirements
Ability to read from a computer monitor/fine print
Ability to speak effectively via phone/in person
Ability to hear via phone or in person
PPE Usage
Ability to wear Personal Protection Equipment as required by position