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Electrical/Mechanical/Design Engineer II- Vactor Manufacturing

Vactor Manufacturing is currently hiring for an Engineer II for our Streator, IL facility.
This individual will assist in making decisions regarding engineering problems and issues of limited scope. This is a multidisciplinary role integrating mechanical, electrical, and controls engineering skill sets.
Essential Duties/Key Activities
Communicate and coordinate with chassis suppliers where engineering input is required to develop specifications for mechanical, electrical and programming requirements.
Use engineering tools to analyze chassis engine and transmission control systems to meet requirements for reliability, functionality, ergonomics, safety and quality.
Marginal Duties/Requirements
Experience using heavy duty truck or automotive electronic service tools such as Cummins Insite, Allison DOC, NED, CAT ET, etc.
Experience or knowledge of J1939 CAN communication protocols.
Normal Activities/Responsibilities
Develops layouts concepts, parameters and designs for new and existing product re-designs.
Uses mathematics, statistics, dynamics and other engineering disciplines for calculations and evaluation of alternatives for current product design and their functionality in current product designs.
Performs analysis as required to insure meeting product performance and reliability requirements.
Conducts feasibility studies and prepares preliminary cost estimates of designs and redesigns.
Assists in generating detail specifications of the individual components of the new design and replacement components in end of life and in cost reductions projects.
Communicates with vendors where engineering is required to develop specifications for components and processes.
May write rough draft of changes to customer instruction sheet.
Fabricates mockups and builds working prototypes of new products.
Works with Quality Control in approving vendor's parts.
Writes Engineering Change Requests and product structures.
May assist Purchasing, Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Assurance in vendor selection.
Perform product evaluations to determine if engineering standards are met
Works with and assists operations, industrial/test engineering, and other engineering function personnel during the course of design projects to achieve desired outcome.
Flexibility to perform other duties and assignments as required.
Summarizes research and development work in a report and specification.
Provides design guidance and instructions on design principles for Engineer I level engineers.
Develops engineering specifications for materials or processes through research and/or supervision of tests programs.
Assist in the development of work instructions that convey design intent to the assembly process.
Coordinates project progress by monitoring performance of designers, drafters, and other personnel.
Troubleshoot product systems as required and works directly with technicians and assemblers to resolve issues.
Provide engineering support to Field Service to assist in resolving warranty and performance issues.
Understand multi-level product Bill of Material structure to effectively develop options and/ or accessories to support product sales.
Evaluate product cost reduction proposals to determine feasibility.
May include travel to the field and/ or trade shows.
Perform product evaluations to determine if engineering standards are met.
Flexibility to perform other duties and assignments as required.
Position Requirements:
Bachelor Degree in related engineering discipline from an accredited university
3 - 5 years of engineering experience
Knowledge of basic principles, theories, and concepts
General application of standard principles, theories, concepts, and techniques within field of specialization.
Possesses strong verbal and written communications skills
Benefits of Employment:
In addition to excellent career growth opportunities, Federal Signal Corporation offers a wide array of benefits including: insurance (life, medical, dental, vision), paid holidays, paid vacation, paid personal days, 401(k) with matching contributions, tuition reimbursement, etc. We provide our employees with a smoke-free, drug-free workplace.
For more information about Federal Signal Corporation, visit our website at http://www.federalsignal.com.
For more information about Vactor Mfg Inc., visit our website at http://www.vactor.com.
Federal Signal is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
About Us
About Federal Signal
Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE:FSS) provides products and services to protect people and our planet. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer and manufacturer of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates two groups: Environmental Solutions and Safety and Security Systems. For more information on Federal Signal, visit: www.federalsignal.com.
Federal Signal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Vactor Mfg. Inc. is a leading manufacturer of municipal combination catch basin/sewer cleaning vacuum trucks and industrial vacuum loaders that clean up industrial waste or recover and recycle valuable raw materials. Vactor is located in Streator, IL and is a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation.

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