Senior Development Engineer

Job Details

Senior Development Engineer

Grand Rapids, Michigan



Direct Placement

Job Description



International expert in conveyor belt solutions is seeking an innovative and passionate Senior Development Engineer to work out of their state-of-the-art facility in Grand Rapids, MI.


Let's parade the perks of the Senior Development Engineer position:

  • After 6 months of employment, the Senior Development Engineer can work remotely up to two days per week.
  • Top Notch benefits that include Medical, Dental and Vision insurance that start on your first day of employment
  • Pension plan and 401k with 2% company match
  • 4 weeks of vacation and 12 paid holidays per year
  • Competitive compensation starting at $85,000 annually
  • Tuition reimbursement/educational assistance

The Senior Development Engineer will join a global team collaborating on the development of new products and processes.  They will be responsible for:

  • Serving as a technical project leader for new product development projects
  • Brainstorming, conceptualizing, evaluating feasibility, designing, and developing new and/or significantly improving products
  • Becoming an expert on conveyor productivity by visiting customer sites and gathering voice of customer information
  • Collaborating with manufacturing to provide direction for prototyping and design
  • Defining and coordinating field testing

Qualified applicants should have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related Engineering field
  • At least 5 years of experience in a design or manufacturing engineering role with experience in mining, bulk material handling conveyors or other industrial applications preferred.
  • Experience integrating sensors and other mechatronics with mechanical systems (preferred)
  • Knowledge and proficiency in 3D CAD (SolidWorks preferred)
  • Experience in the application of fundamental engineering principles involving the calculation of failure analysis using stress, strain, and fatigue
  • Experience in designing and releasing products from the concept to launch and supporting lifecycle phases with proven ability to deliver new concepts
  • Extensive knowledge of the mechanical properties of a variety of materials including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, rubbers, plastics, and urethanes
  • Experience with designing and developing Electro-mechanical engineering and/or ‘smart’ products with digital IOT capabilities (preferred)
  • Familiarity with traditional stage gate development process as well as agile type design processes (preferred)



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