Mechanical Engineer I

Kone Inc. Moline , IL 61265

Posted 2 months ago

KONE, founded in 1910, is one of the largest, award-winning elevator companies in the world and our offering for employees is as competitive as our offering for customers. Not only do we provide highly competitive salaries, company vehicles for specific roles, and world-class benefits for our salaried employees - we also pride ourselves on our culture and principles. Innovation, sustainability, collaboration and ethical business practices are just some of the pillars that we use to define our own success. Come join our family in KONE Americas to be a part of something big!

We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer who, under general supervision of the Sales Application Support Team Manager, will provide assistance to the Modernization Team and perform the below Essential Functions.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain high contract engineering out-put, good morale and ensure all mechanical engineering activities are performed at the highest standards possible.

  • Mechanical Engineer must strive to utilize processes that will insure the most efficient and profitable output of the mechanical engineering functions.

  • Develop standard mechanical systems/packages to support modernization of existing mechanical systems. Mechanical system packages will be designed without the need for field engineering.

  • Provide pre-bid and other mechanical assistance to modernization support team project managers and branch sales personnel.

  • Perform technical reviews of modernization orders to ensure equipment estimated is compliant with equipment outlined in project scope documents and survey information. Gather information required to clarify ambiguous points and coordinate all activity associated with (internal and external) customer-driven changes.

  • Use computer-aided drafting software to generate traction and hydraulic elevator layout drawings for customer approval. Use computer-aided drafting software to complete mechanical detail drawings for special designs used by manufacturing and modernization field personnel to build and assemble components. Get assistance from other engineering disciplines, as necessary, to complete these tasks.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Provide compatibility checks to ensure that mechanical, electrical and fixture components, provided by both the factory and branch interface correctly.

  • Perform calculations relating to: strength of materials, beam integrity and component design capability, using both manual and automated means.

  • Work with purchasing and vendors as required procuring components for special designs.

  • Generate bills of material for manufacturing using automated and semi-automated systems.

  • Create abstracts of the estimate, plans, specifications, correspondence and survey data that detail all mechanical requirements.

  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)


  • Personnel with an equivalent combination of education and 2+ years of work experience will be considered.

Specific Knowledge, Skills & Behaviors:

  • Applies mastery of skills in area of specialization; adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials and/or equipment to meet special needs. - Serves as a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues.

  • Works under general supervision; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned goals; may orient, train, assign and check the work of lower level employees; may be designated as "lead" worker.

  • Proficient in the use of Computer-Aided Drafting and personal computer-based systems.

  • Technical competence is required. A common sense design approach is much more desirable than a theoretical design approach.

  • Ability to accurately read, interpret and produce construction industry and architectural-style blueprints.

  • Usual manufacturing practices; especially metal forming, welding and machining.

  • Drafting standards; especially ANSI, welding symbols, machining symbols, geometric dimensions and tolerancing. Knowledge or ability to learn elevator code requirements.

  • Knowledge of KONE, MKO and vendor products that can be utilized in a Modernization application.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

At KONE, we are focused on creating an innovative and collaborative working culture where we value the contribution of each individual. Employee engagement is a key focus area for us and we encourage participation and the sharing of information and ideas. Sustainability is an integral part of our culture and the daily practice. We follow ethical business practices and we seek to develop a culture of working together where co-workers trust and respect each other and good performance is recognized. In being a great place to work, we are proud to offer a range of experiences and opportunities that will help you to achieve your career and personal goals and enable you to live a healthy and balanced life.


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Mechanical Engineer I

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