Mechanical Engineer

Daedalus is seeking a Mechanical Engineer 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. Work could be for various

industries including: medical, telecommunications, safety, and consumer


Other disciplines at Daedalus include user needs research, industrial design,

GUI design, software, and engineering. Daedalus provides an environment where everyone needs to be a self-starter and have the ability to work independently and in a team.


  • Create product

    requirement documents.
  • Analyze the

    hazards and other risks associated with the product.
  • Select component

    materials, design components and assemblies, implement joining techniques

    such as snap fitting, welding, bonding, and mechanical fastening.
  • Write test

    plans, conduct test measurements and apply statistical data analysis

    techniques to verify design solutions.
  • Prepare design

    concepts for client presentations through sketches, renderings, models,

    controlled drawings, and reports.
  • Create CAD

    layouts and detail drawings of new products using Pro/Engineer and/or

  • Perform stress,

    statics, cost, and tolerance analysis.
  • Interface with

    outside resources such as prototype houses and contract manufacturers.
  • Above all, make

    prudent, clever, careful, and decisive design choices.


  • BSME required.

    MS a plus.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a position with mechanical product

    design responsibilities involving the design, validation and documentation

    of new products.
  • Experience

    developing test plans and conducting experiments to verify design

    solutions (measurements and statistical data analysis).
  • Must have 200

    hours or more experience with Pro/E CAD or Solidworks.

    Other CAD package experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of plastic

    materials and molding processes is preferred.
  • Knowledge of

    sheetmetal fabrication and assembly techniques is a

  • Knowledge of

    mechanical seals, sealing systems, couplings, drivers, lubrication systems,

    and instrumentation systems is a plus.
  • Possess

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

    experience working for a product development firm is a plus.
  • Have the ability

    to work as an individual with minimal guidance.
  • Must possess

    excellent skills in both verbal and written English.

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