Klein Tools - Lincolnshire

  • Senior Mechanical Engineer

    Job Location US-IL-Elk Grove Village
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    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.


    This is an advisory role in which the individual is responsible for managing specific phases or aspects of a project as directed. Individuals in this role have acquired the knowledge and experience with the various systems, processes and interdepartmental functions to perform all aspects of their job well.


    1. Use theoretical principals and judgment to evaluate and select adaptations (as needed) of standard techniques, procedures and criteria in order to design equipment, systems, and processes to meet project requirements.

    2. Make decisions on engineering problems and methods in order to resolve important questions and to plan and coordinate work.

    3. Perform work which includes complex resolution of conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of standard materials and difficult coordination requirements.

    4. Conduct process capability studies for proposed equipment and systems. Review cost estimates and evaluate engineering proposals and specifications.

    5. Develop and test components, equipment, and systems by applying principles and techniques of electrical, mechanical, and/or industrial engineering as needed.

    6. Write or assist others with technical reports to document engineering analysis and findings.

    7. Prioritize projects to align with the goals of the various project teams and facilities.

    8. Review the progress of all active projects on a consistent basis and work to maintain overall time lines.

    9. Ensure that your work product provides for quality project outcomes downstream.

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

    11.  Maintain close contact with associated engineering groups, project teams, and business units in other facilities.

    12. Mentor and assist other engineers within the department or associated groups and project teams.

    13. Work to minimize any manufacturing downtime, scrap or waste during project implementation.

    14. Perform other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering (appropriate for the assigned area) from an ABET accredited institution or program with 3 years of direct work experience in the area; OR an Engineering degree from a related field AND 5 years of relevant work experience in the assigned area.
    • Must have demonstrated strong technical, analytical, planning and organizational skills.
    • Must be capable of facilitating complex projects and solutions.
    • 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.

    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  
    • EOE/M/F/D/V
    • 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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