Mechanical Engineer

Advanced Power Technologies (APT)

Position Purpose:

Currently, we are looking to recruit a Mechanical Engineer located at our Lafayette, Indiana facility to help our business continue to grow. The purpose of recruiting a Mechanical Engineer is to have an individual who is an integral part of the company in the creation and development of Power Distribution systems. Candidates to be a Mechanical Engineer at APT can expect to potentially be involved in:

  • Engineering/design of portable modular structural equipment buildings, custom generator sets, reciprocating engine heat recovery systems, electrical enclosures, switchgear and more
  • Creation of 2D and 3D CAD drawings of mechanical designs
  • Evaluating Thermal Considerations and Calculations for equipment in various environments
  • Internal design of enclosures, buses, and components layout
  • Create AutoCAD programs and Visual Basic Programs
  • Website Content Development
  • Set up and run a sheet metal shop
  • Equipment Test set-up
  • Equipment field start-up

Required Skills and Experience:

  • A balance between an engineering background and hands-on shop experience
  • Highly motivated and energetic about making quality designs, drawings, and paying strong attention to detail.
  • Proficient in the use of Windows-based applications including but not limited to:
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Microsoft Office Applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook
  • Adobe Reader
  • Various Integrated Development and Debugging Environments (IDDEs)
  • Ability to travel as necessary and handle other duties as required
  • 3D CAD training (preferably Auto-desk AutoCAD) within the last 6 months, or continuous work experience with 3D CAD
  • Create and design for custom made-to-order requirements using computer-aided design techniques, integrating existing switch modules and Engineering Standards.
  • Develop accurate layouts, assembly drawings, details, and bills of materials that will provide for the construction of complete switch assemblies per customer order requirements.
  • Proven record of initiative, problem-solving and the ability to recognize and implement improvements.

Education & Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology with an interest or specialization in Power Systems or equivalent combination of education, work experience and skill development required

Additional Information:

  • Minimum Experience Required:
    • Entry Level – 3 years experience
  • Position Type:
    • Full Time
  • Job Function:
    • Engineering, Power Systems, CAD, Computer Programming
  • Approximate Time Commitment:
    • 50 Hours Per Week
  • Travel Percentage:
    • Less than 30% travel
  • Compensation:
    • Commensurate with Experience & Skills
    • Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance