Mechanical Designer, System Solutions

Website Plug Power

POSITION: Mechanical Designer, System Solutions


SUMMARY: The Mechanical Designer is responsible for the system integration of mechanical and electrical components used in hydrogen generation systems. This Engineer will create structured 3D-CAD assemblies, bills of materials, and use FEA and CFD tools to ensure designs are robust to withstand external forces including wind, seismic,  and temperature variations. This role requires close interaction with the other engineering team members to ensure active development and design efforts are coordinated. The role also requires close interaction with the supply chain, quality, manufacturing and service teams to ensure designs meet cross-functional requirements. The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, able to handle multiple project assignments and willing to learn and adapt within a fast-paced engineering organization.


  • Use PTC Creo to create accurate, complete and concise engineering documentation including large system assembly models, individual part drawings, and bills of materials.
  • Build and maintain knowledge regarding Plug Power technology including current design specifications and constraints
  • Create new system designs and/or modify existing system designs with a focus on manufacturability, serviceability, product quality, and adherence to codes and standards
  • Work within a multidiscipline engineering team to define requirements for a wide variety of mechanical and electromechanical components
  • Perform engineering analysis to define critical design parameters and develop test plans as necessary to optimize designs
  • Coordinate design changes with multidisciplinary engineering teams
  • Lead design changes through the enterprise change process
  • Represent Plug Power in a professional manner in all interactions; support the philosophy of the organization to provide high-performing technology to maximize customer satisfaction


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant engineering discipline such as mechanical engineering; Master’s degree preferred
  • Three (3) or more years of related work experience preferably within a technology product manufacturing environment
  • Experience with the following is highly preferred: PTC Creo Parametric (CAD), Windchill (Product Lifecycle Management) PTC Creo Simulate, ANSYS Mechanical and Star-CCM+
  • Experience with tolerance analysis including fixed/floating fastener analysis
  • Working knowledge of ASME Y14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing principles
  • Working knowledge of vibration, thermal and fatigue design
  • Experience with large industrial process gas equipment is preferred
  • Ability to clearly communicate goals, findings and issues
  • Proficiency with the creation of manufacturing plans and drawings desired
  • Experience with Design for Cost/Assembly/Manufacturability/Performance
  • Working knowledge of piping layout, design and routing
  • Supreme organizational abilities and attention to detail
  • Must be flexible to adapt to changes in requirements, priorities and schedules
  • Ability to engage in minimal (10%) travel as necessary to support job duties
  • Teamwork oriented and focused
  • Results-oriented and driven work style

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