Mechanical Engineer II - Home Standby
Waukesha, WI 
Posted 2 days ago
Job Description

Company Generac Power Systems

Name Mechanical Engineer II - Home Standby

Req # 62047

Employment Type Full Time

Shift 1st

At Generac, our people help make the world safer, brighter and more productive. We are united by our efforts to inspire change for a better world; impact our people and community; influence and achieve positive results; and innovate the industry. Our shared goals allow people with diverse backgrounds and points of view to work together, bringing our global customers peace of mind through reliable products and exceptional support.

In the role of Mechanical Engineer II working in Waukesha, WI, you will be part of the Air-Cooled Assembly department. The Mechanical Engineer II will be responsible for providing engineering input to the product development of projects assigned to them including interfacing with cross functional teams consisting of engineering, operations (industrial engineering, production, material procurement, sourcing), quality, service and marketing.

This position reports to the Engineering Supervisor for Air Cooled Assembly.

  • Design, validate and bring new products to market.
  • Provide new product development in the Industrial, Commercial, Residential and/or Retail generator or Power Tools product area including creating and maintaining CAD models, drawings and BOMs, supporting product development plans (schedule, product cost, meeting design inputs), interfacing with internal company personnel, provide technical support for assigned projects.
  • Specifies precise new product functional requirements; designs, tests and integrates moderately complex components to produce final designs; and evaluates the design's overall effectiveness, cost (including cost/benefit analysis), reliability (risk analysis), and safety.
  • Designs, develops, executes and evaluates fitness-for-use testing, product specifications and process validation plans for a variety of standard products and/or components; creates and reviews material part specifications and bills of materials.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related discipline.
  • 2 or more years of relevant work experience.
Other Qualifications:
  • Design experience with a variety of materials (plastics, alumni castings, sheet metal, etc.) and basic knowledge of material specs and use.
  • Experience in new product design and development.
  • Experience conducting an analysis using FEA, CFD, etc.
  • Experience with 3D modeling such as Creo or SolidWorks.
  • Experience with SAP or equivalent ERP.

Great Reasons to work for Generac:
  • Competitive Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k and many more
  • State-of-the-art facility with an onsite gym, walking trails, cafe, free parking and many employee activities.
  • Scheduled events throughout the year that allow our employees, both current and retirees, to gather together and enjoy their time with their families and co-workers.
  • Enjoy summer hours (Memorial Day-Labor Day).
  • Pride! When a storm strikes, Generac employees always rise to the occasion. Each time a storm hits, many employees volunteer their time with the customer support team or on the production line, while others go right into storm-affected areas to repair generators.
  • Make a positive impact. Generac has always been community-minded and dedicated to giving back. The company proudly offers a Volunteer Time Off program, inviting team members to participate in charitable volunteer opportunities on company time.
  • We believe in having fun. From minor celebrations to major events, our employees balance their work by building a strong culture of teamwork and collaboration through a variety of occasions, including our Fun Days.
  • We're an inclusive company that celebrates differences and keeps equity and respect at the forefront.
  • We offer product loan and discount programs.

Physical demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel may be required.

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Generac Power Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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