Mechanical Engineer/ Mechanical Designer

 Job Title:  Mechanical Designer

Department:  Design

Reports to:  Head of Mechanical Design and the Chief Operating Officer


  • Provide design services for FTSI automated mechanical systems.
  • Supervise the work of assigned Mechanical Draftspersons and Detailers.
  • Maintain engineering standards and practices within the department.
  • Interface and coordinate with all departments throughout the design/ build phases.
  • Maintain FTSI design processes, documentation and drafting standards.


  • Verification of client specifications in order to lead the design of mechanical systems that meet or exceed client specifications.
  • Model mechanical system designs in Inventor, Mechanical Desktop and AutoCAD as required.
  • Manage FTSI manufacturing and purchasing databases throughout the design process.
  • Perform mechanical design, engineering, documentation, and drafting/modeling duties for each of the following: revisions to existing FTSI stock products, production of new FTSI equipment, design of test fixtures, and facility interface designs to accommodate FTSI equipment.
  • Acquire or generate as necessary all technical product data sheets required to document above drawings.
  • Perform calculations to provide engineering analysis of mechanical loads and requirements.
  • Perform FEA via computer modeling tools.
  • Perform hand calculations to provide engineering analysis of fatigue, stress, loads, and forces as it pertains to mechanical design.
  • Perform optimization and value engineering reviews of both existing and new FTSI equipment for improvements in manufacturing cost and efficacy.
  • Prepare bills of materials for finished electrical assemblies and assist in the procurement of outside vendor parts and services.
  • Participate in internal engineering and design reviews and produce redline/revision packages for review.
  • Create physical testing criteria of equipment and coordinate expected and actual results analyses with fabrication and testing personnel.
  • Assist in the creation of finished mechanical assembly and fabrication drawings, O & M manuals and final client submittal packages.
  • Research and specify components from industry manufacturers for FTSI mechanical designs.
  • Coordinate with 3rd party and outsourced engineering and design services.
  • Provide data for the creation of project quotations, budgets and final cost analyses.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Head of Mechanical Design.


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.

  • Six years minimum experience using AutoCAD 2000 or higher in a professional full-time setting and five years minimum experience with a 3D modeling program (i.e. Inventor, SolidWorks).  Experienced with Mechanical Desktop.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Products and must have strong understanding of Microsoft Windows Operating systems.
  • Must be able to work appropriately as the leader of a team, be self-motivated, be able to work unsupervised, be able to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work as part of a team with engineering and technical staff, work within deadlines and adjust personal schedule as required and the ability to create and maintain a positive relationship with departments and clients are all important.
  • Ability to be a creative thinker; willingness to try new approaches to job.
  • Ability to continue education outside of normal office hours in order to increase knowledge and awareness of industry trends and technology.
  • Familiarity with industry standards, codes and regulations such as, but not limited to, IBC, AWS and AISC.
  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and creating Acrobat files (.PDF) a plus.

To apply for a position, please email a cover letter and resume to and clearly indicate “Mechanical Designer” in the subject line!



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