Senior Mechanical Engineer

AUTOMATED CONVEYOR SYSTEMS, INC. has been a leading provider of turnkey material handling systems and facility upgrades for over 40 years. Specializing in the corrugated, folding carton and the bottle and can industries, ACS has built a solid reputation on a foundation of service, craftsmanship, and innovative technology. ACS recruits and hires locally as often as possible and, whenever possible, supports the local economy when buying services, materials and supplies.

ACS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Job Description:

ACS, located in Lynchburg, VA, has an opening for a Senior Mechanical Engineer. This position is responsible for researching, designing, developing and improving new or existing products and equipment and directs the manufacturing and testing of prototypes.

As a Mechanical Design Engineer, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Assists in the development of standard product such as standard conveyor and fork truck stations.

  • From existing standards modify as required to meet customer requirements.

  • Lays out complete product and systems and prepares assembly and detail drawings utilizing AutoCAD.

  • Prepares bills of materials as required.

  • Assists in the investigation and analysis of new materials.

  • Assists in preparing engineering computations, estimates, surveys and minor designs.

  • Originates and/or develops complex designs for products relating to defined customer needs including the adaptation or existing designs to new customer applications.

  • Makes various calculations such as strength of materials, weights, simple forces and stresses, using charts and tables as required.

  • Analyzes various design requirements and recommends possible solutions or alternate methods of manufacturing.

  • Provides information when required for cost estimating.

  • Analyzes new materials, equipment invoices, and engineering practices for efficiency and cost reduction.

  • Plans and directs the manufacturing of prototypes to meet customer requirements.

  • Works in accordance with established safety practices.

In order to qualify for this position, you will meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Extensive (10-20 years) prior Mechanical Engineering / Design experience

  • Mechanical Engineering degree (Associates or Bachelors)

  • Computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office

  • Must be proficient using the following software:

  • 3D AutoCAD

  • Mechanical Desktop

  • Inventor

  • Ability to understand basic mechanical and electrical schematic drawings

  • Good written & oral communication skills

  • Ability to work well with others

  • Ability to work overtime as needed

  • Have the desire and self-initiative to be willing to continuously learn

Qualified candidates, please submit your cover letter and resume for immediate consideration. We will review your qualifications and contact you if we feel you are a match for this role. If you're not a match, we will build a profile on your behalf in hopes of contacting you in the near future with opportunities that more closely match your skill set, education and experience.

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