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ITW Mechanical Engineer III Commercial Refrigeration in Fort Worth, Texas

Founded in 1912, Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a diversified, Fortune 200 manufacturing company that delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries. Ranked among Fortune Magazine’s most admired companies, the company focuses on solid growth, improving profitability and strong returns across its worldwide platforms and divisions. These divisions serve customers and markets around the globe, with a significant presence in developed as well as emerging markets.

SUMMARY

Traulsen is proud to be known as the premier name in refrigeration for the foodservice market since its founding in 1938. Though we sell to our customers across the globe, every Traulsen product is engineered, fabricated, assembled, and tested at our facility in Fort Worth, Texas. We are a part of ITW Food Equipment Group, a collection of leading food service equipment manufacturers with shared goals for the highest quality commercial kitchen products.

The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for complex projects and challenging engineering assignments. Collaborates with Engineering professionals and other cross-functional departments. This position is responsible for developing new products and delivering a regular cadence of product refreshments to each of the company’s product lines. Also develop a concept design and feasibility study for each product refresh (analyzing, understanding design requirements, designing components to meet requirements, and testing the system to validate the design). Leads system troubleshooting efforts, creates and evaluates technological developments, and investigates the feasibility of new engineering techniques, components, processes, and materials.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for creating concept design, 3D CAD modeling, converting into manufacturing prints, preparing bills of materials, and releasing them through engineering change release process.

  • Provides work leadership and training to lower level professional and technical staff or works in a highly technical development role designing significantly complex devices and systems.

  • Performs highly complex activities relating to the design, testing, and evaluation of mechanical and electro-mechanical devices or systems.

  • Leads projects such as developing a new product line.

  • Partners with manufacturing, vendors, and suppliers to develop components for prototype devices or systems, meeting cost targets for the project.

  • Provides existing product line support in design activities and/or modification of hardware studies, specifications, and cost estimates to ensure highest quality and value.

  • Provides work leadership and training to lower level professional and technical staff or works in a highly technical development role designing significantly complex devices and systems.

  • Coordinate with cross function team in implementing new designs and improvements.

  • Work with suppliers to improve quality and resolve product issues. Provide direct technical support to the production team as required to meet the goals.

  • Drive continuous improvement projects related to the product design and quality of products.

  • Performs the design, testing, operation and/or evaluation of mechanical and electro-mechanical devices or systems.

  • Conducts engineering studies through data acquisition and analyzes results.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in commercial refrigeration required

  • Good understanding of thermodynamic and refrigeration fundamentals required

  • Good understanding of sheet metal design required

  • Proof of capacity to manage small to middle-size projects using the appropriate tool required

  • Working knowledge of computer applications, including Word and Excel required

  • Strong knowledge of SolidWorks including GD&T, and familiarity with FEA and CFD analysis preferred

  • Preliminary knowledge of NSF, UL safety standards, and local codes preferred

  • Knowledge of DOE or Taguchi method preferred

  • Expertise related to Excel Macros preferred

  • Understanding how to create a database and analysis preferred

  • Good knowledge of Python software is highly preferred

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering required, mechanical engineering preferred

  • Master's degree in mechanical engineering and design manufacturing a plus

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in commercial refrigeration required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT

Must be able to:

  • Perform activities including bending, stooping, standing, walking

  • Stand and walk from two (2) to four (4) hours per day

  • Climb up and down stairs two (2) to four (4) times per day

  • Operate common office equipment, i.e. PC, phone, copier, printer, fax

  • Use various measuring instruments

  • Work in climate-controlled environment

  • Travel infrequently by various means of transportation, including car, train, bus, plane

Hours of Work

  • Monday – Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm

Benefits:

Take this opportunity to join a successful and enthusiastic global team where you can make a significant impact immediately. You will enjoy a competitive salary and a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, life, LTD insurance, 401k (with company match), employee assistance, wellness and 100% tuition reimbursement programs. ITW is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

_All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. _

ITW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.