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Aerotek Mechanical Designer in Topeka, Kansas


This person will be spending their day working within SolidEdge/Works doing 3D design work. They will be working on 2-3 projects at a time and each project can range between a couple days to a month depending on how complex the design and project.

Daily responsibilities will include the following:

Computing cost and time factors and preparing estimates for design work.

Identification, review and recommendations of potential supplier products used in the manufacturing of OEM pre-fabricated sheet metal structures. Establish and maintain supplier relationships.

Continuously review existing materials and designs for ways to reduce cost while maintaining high quality standards.

Collaboration with executives, customer service, project managers, designers, production and external customers to ensure needs are understood and addressed in a timely process.

Participate in development of new enclosure designs or customer requested modifications changes of existing enclosures.

Oversee project kick-off meetings for new projects. Provide recommendations to project managers regarding projects to help meet customer and scheduling requirements.

Review historical project cost reports to develop and implement engineering and design strategy improvements.

Work with engineering and design team to continuously improve processes.

Assist in Root Cause Analysis investigations.

Work with the production manager to continuously seek improvements for efficiency and quality in the manufacturing processes.

Perform Process Capability Studies.

Maintain department schedules and other software tools used by the engineering and design team.


AutoCAD, Mechanical, Design, SolidWorks, 3D, Sheet Metal, Fabrication

Top Skills Details:

Mechanical Design, AutoCAD, 3D

Additional Skills & Qualifications:


Engineering degree or Engineering Technology degree


SolidWorks, Pro E, or Inventor

AutoCAD is a must have

MS Office - Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook

Must Have's:

Ideally 3+ years doing drafting or design , will look at candidates with less than 3 years especially if they have sheet metal design, design for fabrication experience or manufacturing experience.

3+ years SolidWorks of Equivalent 3D software

Nice to Have's:

Sheet metal Experience

Bill of Materials

Fabrication Experience

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.