Mechanical Design Engineer

Cognito is seeking a Mechanical Engineer or design engineer to lead and assist in the development of new aftermarket suspension related products for passenger trucks, SUVs and UTVs. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills in addition to a comprehensive knowledge of engineering topics including strength of materials, fatigue behavior, stresses, fits and interference and weld joint design.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize SolidWorks to create, analyze, and detail parts and assemblies
  • Perform engineering calculations related to strength, flow, speed, etc.
  • Specify materials, hardness, surface finish, tolerances, weld processes, etc.
  • Generate and maintain manufacturing BOMs
  • Work collaboratively with fabrication, mechanics and manufacturing technicians 
  • Assist in the construction of tooling, fixtures, and engineering prototypes
  • Conduct thorough testing and design validation prior to product release
  • Participate in training events and project reviews
  • Systematically document all aspects of the new product development process
  • Reports directly to the Chief of Engineering

Skills & Knowledge:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum 4 years related design experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Thorough experience with SolidWorks and its modules such as sheet metal and assemblies
  • Welding and machining experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with project management
  • CAM and PLC programming knowledge a plus

About Cognito:

Cognito Motorsports Inc. is a leading manufacturer of aftermarket steering, suspension chassis, and accessory upgrades, with over 17 years of market presence. Cognito specializes in manufacturing and marketing innovative OE replacement and high-performance component upgrades for passenger trucks, SUVs and UTVs, in addition to marketing through a network of WD, dealer and online performance retail sales companies.

Job Type: Full-time
Experience: Product design, four years minimum in a manufacturing environment (Required)
Education: Bachelor's or Masters’ degree in Mechanical Engineering (Required)
References: Two professional and two academic (Required)