Mechanical Designer

Position: Mechanical Designer

Status: Full Time

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Daedalus is seeking a Mechanical Designer with a strong background in product development to work primarily in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Some travel and off-site work may occasionally be necessary. Designs could be for various industries including: medical, telecommunications, safety, and consumer products.

Other disciplines at Daedalus include user needs research, industrial and interaction design, software, and engineering. Daedalus is an environment where everyone is a self-starter with the ability to work independently or in a team.


  • Drive good aesthetic and ergonometric designs.

  • Develop new product designs or improve existing ones.

  • Prepare design concepts for client presentations through sketches, renderings, models, controlled drawings, and reports.

  • Review requirements with engineers to determine the practicality and feasibility relative to performance, cost, and schedule.

  • Coordinate with engineers to establish basic design approach.

  • Select mechanical components, create error-free 3D CAD models and 2D drawings for manufacture; generate assembly drawings and bills of materials.

  • Find and interface with 3rd party suppliers and integrate their pieces into the whole system design.

  • Design and build prototypes for testing, proof-of-concept, mock-ups, and functional appearance models.

  • Interface with outside resources such as prototype houses and contract manufacturers.

  • Support multiple projects in various phases of development, provide cost estimates, and communicate technical issues to team.

  • But above all, make prudent, clever, careful, and decisive design choices.


  • Minimum 2 year technical degree, with 4 year degree preferred but not required, plus at least 2 to 5 years of applicable experience.

  • Must have 1000 hours or more experience with Solidworks. Creo/ProE experience is a plus.

  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

  • Ability to interpret specifications.

  • Familiar with industry standards. Knowledge of Geometric Tolerancing, ASME Y14.5

  • Knowledge of design for manufacturability, assembly, and automation.

  • Experience introducing new products into a production environment

  • Possess excellent hands-on mechanical aptitude and knowledge of mechanisms.

  • Knowledge of injection molded process and how to design for injection molding.

  • Previous experience working for a Product Development Firm is a plus.

  • Must possess excellent skills in both verbal and written English.

  • Proficient with mechanical and electrical measurement instruments

  • Experience with the safe and effective operation and maintenance of 3D printers and machine tools.

  • Self-motivated, self-directed, and able to work in a fast-paced environment

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit a cover letter, resume, and work samples.