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Mechanical Engineer - Transducers

Date: Aug 10, 2019

Location: US - MN - Eden Prairie, US

Company: MTS Systems

smart people.

smart ideas.

smart choice.


Transforming what’s possible with cars, aircraft, bridges, wind turbines and space-age materials — this is the kind of work that engineers dream about as kids.


At MTS, we offer a rewarding career path for talented engineers who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world (many of whom are Fortune 500 companies with names that are likely very familiar to you.) 


As a Mechanical Engineer - Transducers at 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.


MTS offers competitive pay, bonus program, a comprehensive benefit package including medical and dental coverage, life insurance, paid-time-off, 401K match, paid holidays, well-being program, employee stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.


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

Responsibilities Include:

  • Gather and review design requirements as it pertains to the overall system
  • Apply basic engineering principles, numerical modeling to conceptualize a sensor solution
  • Study structural, material and thermal behaviors and dynamic analysis to refine design
  • Build and evaluate prototype sensors for proof of concept tests
  • Monitor and engage (as req’d) with machining, heat treatment and gaging efforts
  • Monitor and engage (as req’d) with calibration, assembly and system operations
  • Serve a lead ME role for projects that range from $100k - $32M in price
  • Opportunity exists for installation support travel


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS-Mechanical Engineering and 7+ years progressively demanding project/design experience (MS-Mechanical Engineering is desired)
  • Demonstrated applied knowledge of vibration theory, structural mechanics, failure analysis of materials, fatigue, fracture, heat transfer and basic electrical circuit theory.
  • Knowledge of the following items is desired:  machining operations, adhesives, heat treatment, strain gage theory and application.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Good metallurgical knowledge of ferrous and non-ferrous materials desired.
  • Knowledge in the application of Finite Element Analysis (FEA), vibration analysis and simulation tools, such as ANSYS, MATLAB and MathCAD desired.
  • Knowledge and experience with Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing is desired.
  • Knowledge of test instrumentation, signal conditioning, calibration, experimental data analysis and report generation desired.





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.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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