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Mechanical Engineer - Design

Mechanical Engineer - Design


SUHNER USA, Inc. is a Swiss-owned corporation founded in the US in 1976. We are part of the SUHNER group of companies, a 100-year-old family-owned company based in Switzerland. SUHNER’s strengths and expertise extends across three key areas: (1.) Tools/abrasives (2) Machining and (3) Material expertise for metal.

SUHNER is the worldwide leader in the realm of manufacturing designed to help our customers unlock maximum value, improve product performance, optimize manufacturing processes, and stay one step ahead of the competition. In doing so, SUHNER focus’ on the flawless manufacturing of flexible shafts for the Automotive, Industrial, Medical, and Lawn and Garden Industries.

Today, we are operating a 60,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant in Rome, GA.

To learn more about SUHNER, please visit our website @


  • Compensation package $75k-$90k (based upon experience)
  • Full time/Salary/Bi-weekly pay
  • Health, dental, life, vision insurance
  • Company paid life insurance
  • HSA (Health Savings Account)
  • 401k plan with up to 7% Employer contribution (after one year of full-time employment)
  • Vacation/Benefit Time (personal days, sick time)
  • Nine (9) Paid Holidays
  • Employee referral program


SUHNER USA, Inc. is seeking to fill the role of Mechanical Engineer. Our ME will report to the Engineering Manager and will be responsible for developing well-engineered mechanical designs, modifications to existing production equipment, work cells, and production lines, as well as test and special process systems.

The ME will use SolidWorks to produce layouts, assembly-level and detailed drawings, bills of materials, and specifications. In this leadership role, the ME will set the standard for teamwork communication, design consistency, accuracy, efficiency, and quality documentation for the project team. The ME will embody our company culture with integrity and professional competence and must thrive on variety and enjoy taking on new challenges.

The position is physically located in our Rome, GA facility. This is not a remote position and requires physical presence in the office daily. Normal work schedule is M-F 8AM - 5PM.


  • Design of flexible shafts, associate components, and manufacturing equipment
  • Knowledge of PPAP, PFD, PFMEA, and control plan creation and upkeep.
  • Troubleshoot new and existing product problems involving designs, materials, or processes.
  • Provides detailed technical guidance and training to machine operators, Mechanics, and Mechanical Technicians.
  • Develops and documents standard training practices.
  • Creates and maintains mechanical drawings for new and current models.
  • Participate in review of customer requirements (new products or changes) and feasibility reviews.


  • Support with product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiency.
  • Identify opportunities to improve products or reduce costs using knowledge of modern processing technology.
  • Conducts performance analysis to reduce processing costs through creative engineering and proactive procedures.
  • Determines root causes to failures and recommends changes in designs or processing methods.


Project Management

  • Support and develop a strong team that is cross functional across all departments.
  • Generate, maintain, and adhere to project expense and capital budgets.
  • Ensure Engineering work orders and costing assigned are processed on time (KPIs).
  • Interact with production personnel on possible new or existing production and/or processes.
  • Ability to independently manage Engineering projects and ensure project objectives are met.
  • Manage the launch of new or significantly changed products; working with Production for trials and engineering samples with departments to ensure the smooth and effective transition of new or significantly changed projects and the associated processes including equipment, tooling, and work instructions.

QUALIFICATIONS [Education.Knowledge.Experience]

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years of experience in mechanical, system design, and 3D CAD design.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a designer and draftsperson, designing tool from sketches or verbal concepts.
  • Knowledge of basic GD&T
  • Proficient with SolidWorks 3D modeling package.
  • Ability to concept and design solutions that are economical and technically sound.
  • Knowledge of the use of pneumatics, as well as the use of electrical devices such as switches, servo systems, etc.
  • Ongoing knowledge of leading-edge technology is essential.
  • Strong sense of urgency and time management skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to clearly communicate information and ideas both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to listen to, read, and understand information and ideas communicated verbally and in writing.


Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, ben, crouch and walk
  • Must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Not Applicable

Contact Information : Candace Beard

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