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Mechanical Design Engineer

Date: Feb 22, 2021

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MTS Systems

MTS Sensors, a division of MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC), is looking for a dynamic, highly motivated Mechanical Design Engineer for it's R&D department. Our ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering and at least 5 years experience with some experience in the control industry designing electronic packaging.   


If you like being challenged and want to continue to learn and grow while bringing your best every single day – then being a Mechanical Design Engineer at MTS Sensors is an ideal opportunity for you. Join a company that prides itself on Total Customer Satisfaction coupled with Innovation and a set of core values that you can stand behind!


Primary Objective:


Strengthen Sensor’s market leader position by customer-focused and goal-oriented mechanical design incorporating time and cost targets. Continuous improvement of product design for performance, quality, manufacturability and cost.


Major Areas of Accountability:


Develops Mechanical component design under the commercial, technical specification and design standards:

  • Analysis, simulations, prototyping and debug.
  • Product cost targets
  • Product release and configuration documentation and ERP updates
  • Continuous Engineering
  • Engineering Change Order control


Adheres to the internal engineering design processes by maintaining.

  • Project documentations
  • Project timelines
  • Peer reviews
  • Design reviews
  • Cross functional and cross division communication


Manages design projects for standard series products, custom products and product modification.

  • Actively participates in system and detail design.
  • Creates and controls project timeline, resource utilization and cost targets


Provides internal and external technical support.

  • Manufacturing support for product release, tooling, testing solutions, troubleshooting and continuous engineering.
  • Material support with vendor selection and alternative solutions
  • Technical Marketing/Sales support with technical product specifications, product customization, and customer visits for technology viability.
  • Service and Repair with customer troubleshooting visits.
  • Technical expertise for the worldwide engineering group
  • Competitive analysis


Develops and provides training to Manufacturing and Technical Marketing on:

  • New and existing MTS products
  • Current and emerging standards


Keeps related groups and management informed of progress and support requirements to prevent delays in time to market demands. Creates and delivers product and technology presentations - internally and externally.

Knows and applies the division’s quality policy and procedures of ISO 9001 as it relates to the area of responsibility and the organization. Follows all standard operating procedures as prescribed and notifies appropriate personnel of any non-conformance.

Stays current with the state-of-the-art technologies, products, development tools, test equipment, etc…

Other duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or relevant experience

  Master’s Degree desired

Minimum 5 years of related job experience

 Experience with electronic component packaging in R&D environment in Control Industry

Proven team member involvement in new product development projects

Project management experience desirable

  Experience with ERP system desirable


Other requirements:

  • Proficient in the English language
  • Ability to comprehend verbal and written instructions and technical documents
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to make decisions with information available
  • Ability to organize and perform multi-tasks
  • Customer Orientation
  • Team participation
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Systematic problem solving
  • Perseverance and curiosity



Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.



As the market leader in sensing technologies, MTS Sensors is transforming what is possible with trains, on- and off-highway vehicles, aircraft, steel production, wind turbines and space-aged materials - this is work we dream about as kids. MTS Sensors offers a rewarding career path for talented individuals who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world.  We work as a team and are always striving to improve the levels of service we provide. We've built a dynamic, thriving business and our impressive growth is a direct result of the initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm of our employees.

By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.


Our business is thriving. Our future is exciting. Your potential is unlimited.


MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.

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