Mechanical Engineer

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Description/Job Summary

North Star Imaging is a world-class manufacturer of industrial X-ray imaging and computed tomography equipment. Founded in 1986, NSI is an Illinois Tool Works business unit offering big company benefits and stability along with a small/mid-size company atmosphere. Our customer base consists of a broad range of markets including aerospace, defense/military, automotive, medical device, and R&D organizations. Companies throughout the world rely on North Star's equipment and expertise to create high-quality products.

The primary function of this role is to provide mechanical engineering/design and be responsible for technical aspects of industrial x-ray, automation and CT products.  This position is responsible to ensure work is performed to company and customer standards with considerations to business strategy, costs and timeline.



  • Provide robust mechanical design of CT products and components.
  • Design assemblies and components using SolidWorks.
  • Provide design and technical support throughout product lifecycle.
  • Develop complex motion designs incorporating motion control systems, robotics, and part handling in accordance with project requirements.
  • Prepare detailed drawings for the fabrication and assembly of equipment.
  • Prepare detailed bill of materials.
  • Prepare detailed floor layouts and facilities requirements for the customer.
  • Provide FEA analysis of assemblies and sub-components.
  • Provide analysis of automation components including drive systems.
  • Interface with manufacturing to support product assembly, testing, troubleshooting and installation.
  • Support supply chain to provide vendor quotes, estimates, and technical interface.
  • Interface with project management to ensure projects meet schedule and delivery requirements.
  • Develop working knowledge of X-ray and NDT techniques through NSI technical experts.
  • Work on multiple concurrent projects and prioritize to meet internal and external deadlines.
  • Prepare and participate in internal design reviews with cross functional team.
  • Collaborate with other engineers to develop innovative solutions.
  • Support services to provide customer support for technical issues.
  • Some travel required.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication.
  • Skilled at 3D modeling and detail drawing (e.g. SolidWorks, NX, Inventor).
  • Ability to perform mechanical analysis using FEA and hand calculations.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques including machining, and sheet metal and welding fabrication.
  • Good time management.
  • Ability to take lead when necessary.
  • Adaptable to rapidly changing environment.
  • Troubleshooting and root cause analysis.

Required Experience

  • 5 years of experience as a mechanical engineer.
  • Extensive knowledge of mechanical systems, their design, and supporting analysis.
  • Broad knowledge of documentation and quality systems, including engineering change and ISO 9001.

Required Education

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering is required.


North Star Imaging provides a comprehensive benefits package that supports our employees’ educational endeavors, wellness and financial security.
Benefits include:
  • Medical and dental coverage
  • 401(k) retirement savings program with company match
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Wellness program
  • Life insurance up to 8x the salary
  • Educational assistance
  • Employee assistance program
  • 3:1 Corporate Match of charitable contributions
  • Employee discounts with ITW’s key suppliers: cars, computers, appliances and more
Candidate requirements include:
  • Passing results on both pre-employment drug and background checks (which includes driving record) are required.
  • A valid driver's license is required for this position.
  • A good driving record is necessary
  • Must be able to provide proof that you are legally able to work in the United States
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QSA Global & NSI ITW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color,
religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected
by law.