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Mechanical Engineer (Design/Project Level)
Company: S & C Electric Company
Location: Chicago, IL
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 01/12/2022
Expire Date: 07/10/2022
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Engineering, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Production, Quality Control, Research & Development, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Mechanical Engineer (Design/Project Level)

Job Summary

The Technology and Breakthrough Innovation team drives the creation of new product solutions by exploiting new technologies to enable innovative product development for the fast-evolving electrical grid. Future electrical grid products and systems must deliver unparalleled user experience, outstanding long-term value, and profitable revenue streams. This role supports the design and development of vacuum interrupter technologies, and the expansion of S&C’s long term capability in this cutting-edge technology.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Actively collaborate with a team that conceptualizes, designs, prototypes and tests unique interrupters that meet required switchgear specifications and relevant industry standards.
  • Proposing novel design elements that have the potential for IP protection.
  • Collaborating with switchgear engineers to trade-off and agree performance attributes at the interfaces between the switchgear and interrupter.
  • Be responsible for the processing and manufacturing aspects of a product from conceptualization through launch and early production.
  • Support ongoing production of vacuum interrupters. Work with analytical labs and quality control to prevent and debug production issues.
  • Representing S&C to customers, suppliers and technology partners to enhance S&C’s reputation for innovation and rigorous design
  • Representing the development team to internal stakeholders at all levels of the company
  • Directing investigations to seek root causes for design performance using formal problem-solving techniques.
  • Designing and testing subsystems within a vacuum interrupter.
  • Establishing vacuum interrupter requirements and designing test programs to validate the performance of the product.
  • Pursuing assignments with a “can do” attitude and sense of urgency.
  • Would expect to see more here about electro-thermo-mechanical design responsibility

To be eligible for this position you must have the following:    Please note eligibility requirements of the other listing, and make sure you are applying to the correct position.

  • Minimum 5 years of working independently in product development as well contributing to multi-disciplinary new product teams
  • MS or higher in Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, or Applied Physics with formal training or experience in vacuum systems.
  • Knowledge of the design or application of vacuum interrupters or electrical contactors a plus, but not a requirement.
  • Good knowledge of electric and magnetic fields, electrical breakdown in vacuum, and basic understanding of plasma physics.
  • Proven track record of substantive contributions, both analytical and conceptual, to new product development and successful commercialization.
  • Strong skills in identifying risks, developing mitigation strategies, alternative solutions, and resolving issues independently and in collaboration with multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to combine disparate ideas into unique solutions
  • Strong verbal (presentation) and written (reports) skills
  • Major plus if you have expertise in vacuum braze joints, materials, and issues that arise from multiple materials being involved in assemblies that traverse hundreds of degrees Celsius.
  • Expertise in at least some of the following: stainless steels, alumina based ceramics, oxygen free copper and related alloys and how they are cleaned, processed & used in vacuum furnaces.
  • Experience with corrosion of steel & copper alloys a plus.
  • CAD, simulation software


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