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Staff Mechanical Engineer

Company: Generac Power System, Inc
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Staff Mechanical Engineer

Company Generac Power Systems

Name Staff Mechanical Engineer

Req # 56308

Location Waukesha CORP

Employment Type Full Time

Shift 1st


Here at Generac we don't simply wait for opportunities to come to us. Our team is consistently on the lookout for new and innovative advances in our industry, which has led to our great success and company growth. We are proud to be a leader in the power generation industry and are quickly breaking ground in the Clean Energy segment. This growth equals rapid career advancement opportunities for those who want to be challenged and enjoy a fast-paced, high-performance culture.

In this role the Staff Mechanical Engineer will participate in identifying and developing new technologies that support the future products required to support Generac's medium- and long-term goals. The role will require participation in the creation of a technology portfolio in consensus with the strategic direction of the company. As part of the Advanced Commercial Technology group this position reports to the Director of Engineering (ACT)


  • Develop and maintain a portfolio of new and existing technologies and their applications to future products.
  • Provide mechanical engineering support to team members including structural design, material selection, thermal management, manufacturing techniques and NVH.
  • Produce models and drawings required for the procurement of necessary components for development of prototypes and demonstrators.
  • Conduct DFMEAs, design reviews and failure investigations
  • Create prototypes/demonstrators for selected technologies and complete feasibility following an optimized DVP&R.
  • Maintain a data base of state of the art technologies and trends relative to Internal Combustion engines, material science, thermal management, NVH and achieve a deep understanding of competitors' products and technical capabilities.
  • Establish and maintain key external relationships with consultants, suppliers, national laboratories and Academic partners to understand technology trends and increase organization's technical capabilities.
  • Establish himself as a mentor to less experienced members of the organization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience with internal combustion engine design and development including combustion, fuels and controls.
  • Experienced in structural design and thermal management.
  • Experience with CAD and/or CAE systems
  • Strong ability to communicate across the department as well with internal and external stakeholders.


  • Ability to perform detail oriented work with a high degree of accuracy;
  • Ability to translate technical information to all audiences;
  • Expert level understanding and knowledge of engineering principles;
  • Able to solve intermediate engineering problems; good decision-making skills;
  • Expert level knowledge of communication protocols/hardware interface;
  • Expert level ability to write test firmware to test hardware designs
  • Advanced ability to use FMEA/DFMEA tools


  • This position works with minimal guidance from the Engineering Leader.

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 are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.

"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."

Keywords: Generac Power System, Inc, Waukesha , Staff Mechanical Engineer, Other , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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