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Mechanical Engineer

February 2, 2024

In the role of Mechanical Engineer, you will become part of a fast growing global company offering turnkey integrated solutions for material handling, order fulfillment, and inventory control.

Short Facts

  • Newport News, VA
    Newport News, VA, United States of America
  • Swisslog
  • Engineering
  • Permanent Position
    Permanent Position


The Mechanical Engineer will function as a key player within the project team to deliver the Automated Material Handling Systems per the technical specifications, fully documented, tested, and within the Project Schedule. The Mechanical Engineer will manage the AutoCAD and/or SolidWorks drawing sets for large projects as part of a multifunctional team including Project Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Controls, System Integration, etc.

•Will function as a key player within a project team to deliver the system, fully tested and documented to site to the required specifications and project timing.
•Design and specify solutions to enable a proper technical execution.
•Control and coordinate the Design interfaces of the different subsystem components
•Carry out Hazard analysis.
•Participate in subcontractor audits and support the purchasing process.
•Create Request For Quotes (RFQs) for all equipment and services for the project including Technical Specifications, Drawings, etc.
•Technically Review Supplier Offers, develop the technical review, and hold review meetings with the Project Team to finalize path toward Contract Award.
•Technically manage Supplier throughout the project cycle.
•Plan on-site assembly and commissioning.
•Conduct in-house and factory acceptance tests.
•Focal point for on-site technical & commissioning issues.
•Perform Quality checks for on-site installations.
•Coordinate, conduct and document tests for subsystems and integrated systems.
•Create and maintain good relations with customers and suppliers.
•Company representation at both internal and external meetings.
•May be required to provide on the job training for internal and external resources.
•May be required to provide technical support to sales department and assist in the preparation and presentation of sales tenders and proposals.
•Ability to travel as required and spend extended periods on site.

This role will be based out of our Mason, OH office, or Newport News, VA office.

Application Requirements


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or System Engineering
  • Courses in automated material handling, logistics applications
  • Computer literate in all MS Office products and AutoCAD.
  • Basic understanding of Industrial Automation and Control Systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to review and finalize the technical details and interface of subsystem design provided by external and internal suppliers.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide “attention to detail” of a high-tech installation in a similar environment.
  • Able to take ownership of assigned project responsibilities and deliver a successful project outcome to customer expectations
  • Cost calculation of contract variation for different solution designed and offered by the Project Manager
  • Ensure that the mechanical, electrical and controls aspects of the project are carried out in a manner which is in line with applicable codes and Swisslog Standards Including Occupational Health and Safety

  • Experience with 2D and 3D CAD design, drafting, modeling, and engineering software
  • Experience with mechanical and electrical site installation, commissioning, and testing.
  • Basic understanding of Industrial Automation – specifically Control Systems for automated material handling equipment.
  • MS Project, Solid Works (or other 3D-modelling software)
  • Experience with racking applications, sprinklers and building interfaces.
  • Experience in applicable codes and regulations NEC, OSHA, ASME
  • Understanding of warehouse management software products.
  • Application knowledge of Automated Material Handling Equipment such as Autostore or Light Goods Conveyors

Our promise

Swisslog provides you with the possibility to grow while working with us to deliver a game changing mission: to shape the future of intralogistics by introducing an era of robotic and data-driven automated solutions that create exceptional customer value. We are proud of our Swiss roots, while the opportunities we offer stretch across the globe. We don't expect perfection, but we do expect Collaboration, Commitment, Clarity, and Competence (our Core Values) from all our colleagues. In return, we offer you the chance to be part of the driving force behind solutions that are shaping the future, while we develop the leaders that will shape ours.
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About Swisslog

Swisslog is shaping the #future of #intralogistics. As part of the KUKA Group, we are at the forefront of technology that is changing the world. Serving some of the biggest and most exciting brands across the globe, we're a team of 2,000 professionals and 50 nationalities, working together to transform intralogistics with smart minds and fresh perspectives. With our flexible, #robotic and #data-driven automated solutions, we are powering the supply chain and taking the industry forward. #JoinOurTeam and bring ideas to life!

We Offer

Swisslog offers challenging work in a globally networked environment as well as competitive base salary, comprehensive benefits including health/dental and 401k! United efforts of our employees represent the basis for developing and delivering the best solutions for our customers.

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