Klein Tools - Lincolnshire

  • Mechanical Engineer

    Job Location US-IL-Elk Grove Village
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/26/2018 6:36 PM)
    2300 E. Devon Avenue
  • Overview

    Since 1857 Klein Tools, a family-owned and operated company, has been designing, developing and manufacturing premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools. The majority of Klein tools are manufactured in plants throughout the United States and are the number one choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople.


    We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer at our facility in Elk Grove Village, IL.


    This is a supporting role in which the individual is responsible for performing engineering analysis to define design requirements, review suitability of materials, and feasibility of proposed processes under daily direction. Requires solid knowledge of engineering fundamentals and principles with good general understanding of various material properties.


    ​1. Prepare product documentation including, but not limited to, detailed drawings, specifications and inspection criteria as directed.

    2. Prepare proposed routings, bills of material, and cost estimates for completing the proposed project.

    3. Perform benchmark evaluation of competitive or proposed new products as well as ongoing product improvements utilizing proposed processes or material changes.

    4. Participate as directed in resolving engineering design, product quality and testing issues.

    5. Design, prototype and test product components, sub-systems, and fixture applying principles and techniques of electrical, mechanical, and/or industrial engineering as directed.

    6. Write technical reports as directed to document engineering analysis and findings.

    8. Prioritize work to align with the goals of the department and various project teams.

    9. Review personal progress within projects on a consistent basis and work to maintain time lines.

    10. Seek out and demand accurate inputs and produce only quality work product for downstream customers.

    11. Be able to adapt and function in an environment of changing priorities often under tight time constraints.

    12. Maintain close contact with associated engineering groups and project teams.

    13. Work to minimize any design detail that may cause extra steps and add cost in the manufacturing process.

    14. Perform all other duties as assigned.


    Bachelor of Science Degree in the appropriate assigned area from an ABET accredited institution or program with no work experience; or an Engineering degree from a related field and 3 years of relevant work experience in the assigned area. 1 to 3 years of SolidWorks or other CAD software experience.

    • Must have demonstrated strong technical, analytical, planning and organizational skills.
    • Must be capable of facilitating complex projects and solutions on time and within budget
    • Must be able to work with all internal departments, plants and facilities as well as outside vendors of finished goods and suppliers of components.
    • Must have project team experience and demonstrated ability to communicate and contribute with all cross functional members, staff members and outside consultants.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software is required. Basic CNC programming knowledge a plus


    Klein Tools provides a competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

    • 401(k) Company Match
    • Profit Sharing
    • Paid Vacation/Holidays
    • Shared Cost Medical & Dental
    • Flex Spending
    • Education Reimbursement Program
    • Employee Discount Program  



    No phone calls please.


    If you have the commitment to succeed and the desire to join an organization recognized as the industry leader, please submit your cover letter and resume.


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