Blount International, Inc. Mechanical Engineer (Machine Design & Testing) in Portland, Oregon
Mechanical Engineer (Machine Design & Testing)
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Date: Feb 10, 2021
Location: Portland, OR, US
Company: Blount International
Work Location: Portland, OR
Functional Area: Engineering
Number of Openings: 2
Current Openings: 2.00
If you thrive on new challenges, a fast-paced environment, and being part of an dynamic Performance Lab team…
If you want to join a global industry leader...
If you like being a part of the new product development process where you are the subject matter expert for testing solutions, evaluating performance and durability, and working with a wide variety of outdoor power equipment…
We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer (Machine Design & Testing) to join our Performance Lab team in our Portland, Oregon location.
About Blount International
Founded in 1947 in Portland, Oregon, Blount International has grown from a small family-run saw chain operation to an international designer, manufacturer, and marketer of precision cutting tools, equipment, and accessories for consumers and professionals in more than 110 countries. Thanks to our pioneering spirit, we have transformed the cutting industry and played a key role in championing and establishing safety regulations for the industry.
At Blount, we are driven by a mission to help pros power through the toughest jobs, and we hold fast to our core values of innovation, humble leadership, global stewardship and accountability. These values inspire us to keep growing, learning and working hard to shape the landscapes in our communities in positive ways. Together, we seek to make the world a better place by offering the best brands and products for professional-grade precision cutting tools and equipment for global-end business segments.
What we’re looking for:
Ability to assist with development of new measurement platforms including custom instrumentation
Design and build data acquisition systems - develop and maintain data acquisition/analysis and test control software routines in LabVIEW
Design and build mechanical and/or electrical systems for use in automated performance or reliability testing of products.
Experience in using Solidworks and AutoCAD Electrical for design work is preferred
Programs in C++ or Visual Basic (preferred, but not required)
Experience with operating, maintaining, and upgrading data acquisition systems for existing applications
Ability to assess measurement system & data integrity
Proven experience with determining specifications and validating performance of measurement systems
Capable of troubleshooting machine faults, errors, and erroneous data outputs
Proficient with data collection & analysis, including final reports with recommendations and alternatives
Experience identifying test improvement opportunities
Clearly defined and documented project requirements, timing, and resources
Experience performing cost estimates, including capital requests and budget monitoring where necessary
Conduct and participate in design reviews
Perform corrective actions on existing measurement equipment, including electronic equipment
Works with design engineers to develop new testing methods and processes and new instrumentation as required by product development projects
Provide/arrange calibrations services
Perform ergonomic & safety assessments
Implement documentation requirements
What you’ll do:
The Mechanical Engineer (Machine Design & Testing) will apply technical expertise in mechanical engineering, electronics, physics, and computer sciences in the design, modification, and operation of measurement systems and automated test equipment to generate valid data. Typical test data will be mechanical (force, pressure, vibration, etc.) or electrical (voltage, current, frequency) in nature from which design engineers, test technicians, and other customers make manufacturing process, product design, and/or testing process decisions. In addition, this role is highly interactive within the company and may require using engineering judgment to make recommendations to an internal audience regarding testing or design.
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other related field
3 - 5 years of experience as a measurement engineer, test engineer, or similar role
Experience with programming software – LabVIEW highly preferred
Multi-channel data acquisition systems
Experience with high speed and thermal photography
Experience in mechanical design of test systems required
Electrical engineering experience preferred, but not required but preferred
Project management experience desired
Experience with a broad range of manufacturing processes
Experience with product application, especially in the outdoor power tool/lawn & garden market, is desired
Solve problems analytically; search out relevant information and determine importance and creative thinker
Rapidly responds to changes in direction, priorities, and project requirements
Available to work on site as required by job
More about Blount International, Inc.
We are committed to excellence in our people, products, performance, and
profits. We believe our team members are the foundation of our Company's success, and we are committed to continuous improvement and learning, exceptional quality, connecting with our customer, and good relationships with our team members. To learn more about our products please visit our website at Oregonproducts.com.
It is the policy of Blount International to provide equal employment to all qualified persons without discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under law. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. Blount will only employ those who are legally authorized to work.
During the application process we will not ask for or collect any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. date of birth; driver’s license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk, and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission. This notice should not be construed as an offer of employment or creating any terms of employment.