Senior Engineer, Mechanical Project/Design and Development

Ventura Solutions LLC - Barrington, IL

Title: Senior Engineer, Mechanical Project/Design and Development

Location: Barrington, IL

Status: Direct-hire (Permanent)

Job Summary:

  • Our peristaltic pumps, tubing, sensors, and single-use components are used by leading biopharma companies around the globe in the research and development of new drugs and therapeutics - such as lifesaving mRNA vaccines used to battle Covid19.
  • As an engineering professional, your passion is developing world-class electro-mechanical products with advanced UX and connectivity... but you demand more... to be an integral member of a nimble and resourceful technical team where your efforts directly impact and improve the lives of people the world over.
  • Researches, develops, and brings to production new and improved products for global sale.
  • Works closely with Project leaders, Outside Vendors, and Project Management to accurately scope and deliver finished products.
  • The Mechanical Product Design Engineer completes designs for existing products and new product introductions.
  • This role provides technical support for customer-facing teams to help support inquiries and investigations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop cost-effective, manufacturable parts and assemblies that meet engineering and marketing specifications.
  • Design, construct, and test feasibility models, prototypes, and special test fixtures, as necessary for proof-of-principle and design verification.
  • Create 3D models and detailed drawings using Solidworks CAD while adhering to best practices for managing product data files.
  • Perform engineering analysis to ensure parts and assemblies will meet the need of intended applications with adequate performance margins.
  • Investigate problems, determine root causes, and design permanent solutions, implementing them within the established EC process.
  • Prepare reports and other written documentation to communicate findings to others.
  • Communicate and interface within a cross-functional team to achieve product realization, from initial concept through to release for manufacture.
  • Keep abreast of technological advances in mechanical engineering, both generally and those with potential applicability to pump and other fluid handling products.
  • Apply current techniques and tools to improve design time, cost, reliability, and functionality.
  • Assist other departments in the resolution of design-related problems that arise during production.
  • Manage 3rd Party Vendors assisting with development efforts.
  • Provide mechanical engineering expertise to Purchasing to assist in the procurement of mechanical components.
  • Fulfill responsibilities under ISO 9001 and 14001; understand and fully support the ISO system.
  • On small scale programs serve as Project Manager.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor or Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ABET accredited university)


  • minimum of 6 years of current or recent experience in mechanical product design

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High-volume product design experience.
  • Solid understanding of engineering mechanics, machine design, materials, geometric tolerancing, fabrication processes, and electronics packaging.
  • Solid modeling CAD experience (Solidworks a plus).
  • Finite Element Analysis and/or dynamic simulation software experience.
  • Design for Assembly, Design for Manufacturing (DFA/DFM).
  • Project Management skills including the ability to create and update GANTT, Risk, and RACI documents.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, efficiently works under pressure, within deadlines or other time essential constraints
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to clearly and concisely communicate to all levels of the organization
  • Strong work ethic and an ability to excel within a rapidly changing and growing organization


Posted On: Thursday, March 10, 2022

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