Sustaining Engineer at HEICO

Posted in Engineering 13 days ago.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Experienced Non-Manager
Switchcraft, Inc. is a U.S. manufacturer of harsh environment circular connectors, cable assemblies and interconnect solutions. Our products are used in a wide variety of industries including medical, industrial controls, transportation and homeland security. We are located on the Northwest side of Chicago and currently have an opening for a Sustaining Engineer.

EOE M/F/Disabled/Vet This company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status.

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)

  • Entry level to 3 years work experience.

  • Design experience with connector and cable products is a plus.

  • Mechanical Design Skills. * Basic understanding of Electrical Engineering skills is a plus.

  • Knowledge of plastic and metal materials and their uses/applications.

  • Understanding of injection molded plastic parts and metal screw machine parts.

  • Experience with 3-D CAD modeling software (SolidWorks preferred) and FEA.

  • Understanding of mechanical drawing requirements and proper application of dimensional and tolerance information.

  • Working knowledge of MS Office

  • Good project management skills

  • Strong verbal & written communication skills


  • Maintenance, redesign, improvements and general support for existing products and for designing and releasing custom customer products using current product families

  • Candidate must be able to work on several projects at one time through changing priorities

  • Researches the history and current state of the product evolution, resolution of production and Customer concerns

  • Implementation of product improvements

  • Investigation of new processes and materials

  • Producing and maintaining accurate project plans

  • CAD models and drawings for components and assemblies

  • Specification documents, design analysis (tolerance, FEA, FMEA)

  • Test documentation, product cost estimates, and Bills of Material

  • Coordinates engineering activities with purchasing and manufacturing and making recommendations for parts, materials and tooling

  • Must be able to provide technical support to Sales/Marketing, Manufacturing, Quality and Purchasing