Position: Mechanical Design and Analysis SME

Plymouth, MI


We have created a new role for a Mechanical Design and Analysis Subject Matter Expert (SME) to be part of our Dynamic Test Systems group supporting all custom projects.

In this role, you will lead other designers with custom design projects such as drivetrain test stands, helicopter blade balance stands, whirl towers, component test systems, gearboxes and more. You will also lead the development of engineering standards, good practices, and tools to ensure that all machines are designed for manufacturability.

This position will put you front and center as a technical consultant for the Project Managers and mentor for the Engineering team. Collaborate with a talented multi-discipline technical team throughout the life of the project. You will also support the Applications Engineering team with proposals and concepts during the quoting phase. As SME you will review and approve the design elements of projects and participate in design reviews to evaluate requirements and identify any design issues. At times, you may be responsible for certain design elements that require a higher level of engineering due to complexity. Relocation benefits provided. Hybrid work schedule.

Your background:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 7+ years of mechanical design and analysis experience, preferably in a senior role
  • Several years of experience with all aspects of dynamic test systems and rotor dynamics
  • Proven track record of leading teams to successful project delivery
  • Track record of improving team performance and work practice through team coaching
  • Expertise with design analysis such as FEAs, Torsional Vibrations, Critical Speeds
  • Experience with high speed, high torque, rotating equipment, splines, gears and related for laboratory and/or production equipment
  • Experience using SolidWorks, SolidWorks FEA simulation, GD &T, KISSsoft, Dyrobes and other CAD/CAE software
  • Ability to travel approximately 10% both domestically and internationally
  • Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) require that applicants are legally authorized to work in the U.S. and do not require sponsorship for an employment visa now or in the future



What I like most about working at RedViking are the problem solving solutions we develop for our customers. It goes beyond selling a product. It’s forming a collaborative partnership with our customers that enables them to be successful and keeps them coming back to RedViking with new challenges for us to help them solve. Jeff DeClue - Sales Manager of Dynamic Test Systems
First of all, it’s the people. Some of the smartest engineers I have ever worked with are here. But more than that, we all are trying to do our best and be better every day. Everyone is working to improve themselves and the company and that creates a synergy of improvement that you just don't see most places.

Second, I truly feel empowered and supported by management. They are always striving to create an environment where the staff can learn and grow. They are always looking to do what they can to make this a welcoming, friendly, inclusive, supportive environment for professional and personal growth.

And last but not least, it’s the work! I love being a part of creating the next generation of machinery. From AGVs to robots we do some very cool stuff and that makes coming to work fun. One day you’re assembling aircraft engines and the next day you’re working on an AGV that carries a garbage truck. If you think that’s cool, then you understand why I love being a Viking!!
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value diversity. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business need. Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a drug screen and background check.
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