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Mechanical Design Engineer

Auburn Hills, MI 48326 | Work from home flexibility

Employment Type: Temp-to-Hire Category: Engineering & Design Pay Rate Range: $38/hour to $45/hour

Job Description

We are currently searching for a Mechanical Design Engineer with experience in automotive powertrain & battery assembly automation systems.  This is a contract-to-direct opportunity working onsite at an international company in Auburn Hills, MI.  


Responsible for mechanical equipment design from concept through the development of final layouts and bills of material. The Mechanical Engineer will review, interpret, and support the development of specifications, develop concept sketches, develop final layouts and bills of material, support manufacturing and build of equipment, and resolve mechanical commissioning issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Executes equipment design, feasibility studies, preparation of specifications, and technical documentation.
  • Develop concept sketches for mechanical devices related to assembly systems.
  • Develop design/layout of cost unit & cost unit element.
  • Present/review design with customer.
  • Create all necessary deliverables for engineering release, including bill of material (BOM), and then release BOM for procurement.
  • Supports communication with customers, suppliers, and company project team regarding all design issues on assigned projects in support of the Project Manager.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or related field, and 2+ years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Design engineering experience in powertrain assembly systems, battery pack assembly systems, automotive trim, body or GA tooling, conveyors, material handling systems, robotics, or AGVs/AGCs. 
  • Design capability using Inventor and/or Solidworks and AutoCAD 2D is required. Design experience with NX is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of product lifecycle management software (PLM).
  • Working knowledge of project scheduling software.
  • Working knowledge of GD&T.

Additional Information

M-Team Solutions is an equal opportunity employer that recruits, hires, trains, and promotes the most qualified individuals without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran/military status, marital status, or any other status protected by federal or state law, with regard to any term or condition of employment.

Meet Your Recruiter

Brad Smiles
Managing Partner

Brad is a founding partner and President of M-Team Solutions, responsible for recruiting, business development, human resources, and financial operations. Prior to his current role, Brad spent 30 years building and leading sales and recruiting teams in the engineering, manufacturing, IT, and business operations fields.

Brad spent the first ten years of his career at one of the largest staffing companies in the world, where he progressed to become one of the top producers, winning six straight sales contests. He worked 14 years at an engineering staffing & recruiting startup as a Recruiter, Sales Executive, Manager, and Division Vice President. Brad then spent 18 months in IT and SaaS sales consulting before accepting the position of Vice President of Business Development at Magnum Consulting, a sister company to M-Team Solutions.

In addition to his responsibilities with M-Team, Mr. Smiles also manages new business development and account management at Magnum Consulting, a conveyor, tooling, material handling, and structural steel engineering and design consulting company.

Mr. Smiles received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Management from Albion College where he played four years of varsity football and was twice selected All-Conference; Brad also received a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from Oakland University.

Brad and his wife Patty live in Oxford, Michigan, with their two daughters, Abby and Becca, as well as their dog, Pumpkin. Brad also enjoys golfing, weightlifting, reading non-fiction books, travel, and family genealogy research.

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