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Research & Development Engineer

Company: Rexnord
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Position Summary

Rexnord Industries, LLC, a leading supplier in the Aerospace industry, is seeking a Research and Development Engineer to design bearings and seals. This includes support of existing products and development of new products. This position is located in Downers Grove, IL


  • Providing technical support to Customers, Suppliers, Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, and Quality departments
  • With limited aid from more senior engineers, support the design, development and application of mechanical seals, bearings, tooling, and other Rexnord Aerospace products
  • This role will have an emphasis on new product/process/technology development, which includes advancing the technology readiness of customer focused innovation, and leading test campaigns using a variety of static and dynamic test rigs
  • Create product definition packages, solid models, drawings and ECN'S. Support development of product validation packages
  • Participate in RBS events (the company's operating management system based on the Toyota Production System and the Strategy Deployment Process - advanced Hoshin Planning methodology)
  • Maintain/support existing products (ie. Non-conformance dispositions and returned material analysis)

    Leadership Competencies
    • Action Oriented: Readily takes on challenges without unnecessary planning; identifies and seizes new opportunities; steps up to handle tough challenges
    • Manages Complexity: Asks the right questions to accurately analyze a situation; Acquires data from multiple sources when solving problems; uncovers root causes to difficult problems; evaluates pros, cons, risks, and benefits of different solution options.
    • Resourcefulness: Marshals resources to get things done; orchestrates multiple activities simultaneously to accomplish a goal; gets the most out of limited resources; applies knowledge of internal structures, processes, and culture to resourcing efforts.
    • Cultivates Innovation: Comes up with useful ideas that are new better or unique; introduces new ways of looking at problems; can take a creative idea and put it into practice; encourages diverse thinking to promote and nurture innovation.
    • Tech Savvy: Anticipates the impact of emerging technologies and makes adjustments; sans the environment for new technical skills, knowledge or capabilities that can benefit business or personal performance, rejects low impact or fad technologies; readily learns and adopts new technologies
    • Customer Focus: Gains insight into customer needs; identifies opportunities that benefit the customer; builds and delivers solutions that meet customer expectations; establishes and maintains effective customer relationships
    • Nimble Learning: Actively learning through experimentation when tracking new problems, using both success and failure as learning fodder


      Experience and Skill Required
      • This position requires the applicant to be a US Person with a US permanent residence. A US Person is a US Citizen or Green card holder.
        • 3 - 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Previous experience designing mechanical components is preferred
        • Requires Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
        • Working knowledge of 3D Solid Modeling software such as SolidWorks, Inventor, CREO, and/or CATIA
        • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and advanced MS Excel skills
        • Experience with Design of Experiments is preferred
        • High level of interpersonal skills
        • Capable of working within a team structure
        • Detail oriented and self-motivated
        • Excellent communication and presentation skills
        • Ability to create and interpret drawings and specifications
        • Knowledge of metals and composites; materials background a plus. Exposure to machining, heat treating, and/or grinding is a plus
        • Experience with Product Development or R&D is preferred
        • Proven ability to convert an idea to a production product and/or process preferred
        • Experience with programming and data acquisition is a plus

          Additional Information

          Total Rewards and Benefits
          • Competitive Salary
          • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, AD&D, and Life Insurance
          • Matching 401(k) Contribution
          • Health Savings Account
          • Educational Reimbursement
          • Matching Gift Program
            Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

            Company Description

            Rexnord-- is a $2 billion multi-platform diversified global industrial company with exceptional and trusted brands that serve a diverse array of global end markets. Founded in 1891, Rexnord is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. and employs approximately 7,000 associates worldwide. For more information about the company visit .

            The company is operated in a disciplined way with the Rexnord Business System (RBS), a process-based framework for world-class operating performance and continuous improvement. RBS enables speed, scalability and consistency to drive superior customer satisfaction and financial results. By deploying our RBS methodology, Rexnord continues to solidify and grow long-standing, globally competitive businesses, while systematically integrating acquisitions and finding new ways to grow.

            Doing the right thing has been part of our core values for more than a century. So have volunteerism and philanthropy, and our Rexnord Foundation formalized this commitment more than 60 years ago. We make our communities better with individual and organizational volunteering, matching gifts, grants, scholarships and corporate donations.

            Business Unit

            Rexnord Aerospace supplies high performance spherical and cylindrical bearings, mechanical seals, gears and electrical components to commercial air transport markets. Our products are engineered to meet stringent requirements and are specified in engine systems, flight control systems, landing gear systems and airframe structures. Our global customer base includes major engine and airframe OEMs, tier suppliers and aircraft operators.

Keywords: Rexnord, Downers Grove , Research & Development Engineer, Engineering , Downers Grove, Illinois

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