Design Engineer

Location US-IL-Itasca
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The Role

As a Design Engineer, you will be a creative and supportive team player focused on providing mechanical design solutions and guidance in a hands-on role and aiming at optimal part performance throughout the life cycle of our products. You will use CAD to create, evaluate, and revise product files/drawings and maintain product documentation for manufacturing and global team reference. This individual will also seek out improvement and cost reduction concepts on all products which will lead to strong product performance in the market.


In This Role, You will…

  • Provide mechanical engineering designs and support for New Product Development (NPD) and Continuous Product Development (CPD) by designing, prototyping, testing and debugging to support product initiatives across wide range of products.
  • Develop parts and product designs using 2D and 3D drawing skills and insuring products live up to all specifications and design intent. 
  • Support the project managers and teams by staying focused on key milestones on multiple projects and ensuring timelines are met.
  • Provide product documentation (bill of material, 2D/3D product drawings, DRILs, product specs, agency testing and engineering change orders) using our document storage platforms, providing mechanical design expertise from product launch through the end of a products’ life.
  • Support the ECO system with supporting documents, appropriate sample testing, cost-efficient releases and timely updates.
  • Stay current on new design and manufacturing technologies and theories to provide Fellowes with design applications with regards to current and future business categories. 
  • Work closely with the Fellowes’ global engineers and key OEM suppliers to assertively support and drive new and continuous product development projects.
  • Analyze test results, direct test methods, and provide critical thinking while actively participating in defective product reviews aimed at identifying root cause and corrective actions.


What You Bring to the Team

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  • Strong computer-aided design skills (preferably SolidWorks).
  • Self-starter with the ability to effectively work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Able to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Thinks creatively, evaluates multiple solutions, and uses appropriate engineering principles during problem solving process.
  • Willing to use lab equipment, power, and hand tools to assemble product models and prototypes.
  • Strong work ethics and committed to delivering projects on time.
  • Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally on occasion.


Fellowes Brands - A Family Business Since 1917
For over a century, Fellowes has been committed to positively impacting people through our culture, relationships and solutions. We have evolved toward relevance with each decade and generation, responding to a constantly changing world. Today, we are on an ambitious journey to grow our influence and impact in enhancing and maximizing work experiences worldwide. We are a “Brand on the Move” and remain committed to finding new ways to help people work better and feel better.


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Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status


Fellowes, Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes from any agencies that have not signed a mutual service agreement. All unsolicited resumes will be considered Fellowes' property, and Fellowes will not be obligated to pay a referral fee. This includes resumes submitted directly to hiring managers without contacting the Talent Acquisition Department.

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