Motor/Gearmotor Design Engineer

  • Job Tracking ID: 512679-836523
  • Job Location: McHenry , IL
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: November 09, 2022
  • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

Founded in 1961, WEG has grown into a global solutions provider of industrial electrical technologies. WEG is the largest industrial electric motor manufacturer in the Americas and one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors in the world producing more than 21 million units annually.

Committed to growth on a global scale, WEG continually invests in state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and processes and the development of new and improved industrial electrical solutions. WEG offers a diverse and integrated product line that includes motors, drives, soft starters, controls, panels, transformers, generators, and custom solutions.

WEG Commercial Motors is part of WEG SA, a leader in the worldwide production of electric motors. WEG supplies product into a large variety of commercial applications. We are seeking a Motor/gearmotor Design Engineer for our McHenry, IL manufacturing facility. This role will design products and manage projects that improve productivity, quality, cost and new motor/gearmotor products. As part of the WEG team, you will interface with all levels and functions in our facility. You will be expected to manage multiple projects and deliver results in a timely fashion.

We are seeking a highly motivated, creative individual to support WEG Commercial Motors as a leader in the power transmission industry by acting as a Motor/gearmotor Design Engineer.

Experience and Skills:

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Applies knowledge of engineering principles to design, and analyze gears, gearing systems, electric motor mechanical components, castings, rotating assemblies, etc.
  • Collaborate with engineers, customers, manufacturing and other personnel to implement new design configurations, resolve system malfunctions, and provide technical information
  • Recommend design options or modifications to optimize performance, cost and value, while meeting customer needs
  • Research and analyze customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of designs or applications
  • Finite element analysis
  • Specify system components or direct modification of products to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications
  • Assist in developing the structural design of products, using 3D modeling software
  • Statistical analysis for component stack-up requirements
  • Provide feedback sales and customers on new product development and eventual field complaints addressing problems root causes
  • Component level testing for performance, durability, reliability, and variability
  • Product component quality troubleshooting resulting in supplier corrective action
  • Production support for manufacturing including eventual process and tooling

Required Sills and Qualifications:

  • B.S. in mechanical engineering
  • Experience with design of electric motors and/or gearmotors
  • Proficiency in Solidworks 3D modeling/2D detailing, in a design/product development environment.
  • Experience with design/manufacturing for plastic and aluminum die casted parts. Additive manufacturing/rapid prototyping. Design/selection of bearing and shafts. Understanding of resistance/ of materials, metal hardening, surface finishes, machining, die casting/sand casting processes.
  • Successful experience of design changes and product improvement Action oriented and challenge driven personality
  • Demonstrated experience of creating and implementing new and unique ideas/designs
  • Experience using rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions
  • Proven success learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge
  • Experience PLM (product life management), understanding and able to create/maintain materials and BoMs, ECMs, product modification and phase in/phase out of products/parts.
  • SAP PLM experience is a desired
  • Flexibility to eventual travel (domestic and international) to visit customers, suppliers and other WEG facilities.
  • MS package (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and making written and verbal technical presentations to management and/or customers

Hours of Work:

  • This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand


RAE DC Products - WEG Group

4615 W. Prime Parkway; McHenry, IL 60050

Job Benefits:

  • Salary will be based on experience and technical knowledge.
  • Benefits Include:
    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Flexible Spending
    • Company Paid Life Insurance
    • Voluntary Life Insurance
    • Company Paid Short Term Disability
    • Voluntary Long Term Disability
    • Paid holiday
    • Paid Vacation
    • Wellness Benefits
    • 401K  
    • Employee Assistance Program
      • Covid-19 Recourses
      • Short-Term Counseling
      • Personal Technology
      • Life-Balance Resources
    • WillPrep Services