Gear and Mechanical Drivetrain Engineer


New Bremen, OH, US, 45869

Company Description:


Crown Equipment Corporation is one of the world’s largest material handling companies, with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology, and superior after-sale service. Crown produces a broad range of forklifts and automation and fleet management technologies that are revolutionizing the material-handling industry.


Job Responsibilities:


Provide engineering expertise to the design, development, and evaluation of gears, drive train systems, and related components for lift trucks. Responsibilities include new product development along with production support. This advanced level position relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity and latitude exists for leading and directing the work of others.


  • Development Planning - Propose drivetrain definitions or specifications to meet a given set of guidelines. Recommend plans for development, testing, and review. Organize project details and manage project deliverables: Task lists, schedules, assist quality plans, supplier evaluations, etc.
  • Development and Evaluation - Introduce alternate drive train concepts to meet definitions or specifications. Collaborate when appropriate with in plant manufacturing gear engineers. Document concepts to be presented for critical review and support of decision-making process. Perform appropriate analysis of proposed gear drive, including gears, bearings, shafts and housings for variety of operating conditions. Ensure performance goals are met and design integrity is maintained and conforms to Company and industry standards. Design specific testing to evaluate design integrity and performance, and review and evaluate test results. Properly document the design and adequately communicate this information to others for critical review and decision making.
  • Other Tasks - Recommend, develop and implement design tools when necessary. Support other functional groups such as purchasing, manufacturing, service, quality, and product engineering when warranted. Perform other duties as assigned.


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Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 5 years of mechanical design experience related to gear and drivetrain (Salary will be commensurate with experience)
  • Computer aided design (CAD) and 3-D modeling skills
  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) application skills
  • Good written communication, verbal communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel occasionally with overnight stays (0-5%)
  • Reliable transportation to travel locally between company locations during scheduled workday


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Ability to understand and design based upon ISO, AGMA, ANSI, and DIN gear and spline standards
  • Familiar with software tools specific for gear design (e.g., OSU software including Run Many Cases and LDP, or UTS software)
  • Forging and casting design knowledge
  • Detailed tolerance stack-ups experience
  • NVH and gear noise evaluation experience
  • Experience specifying proper seals and fasteners
  • Knowledge of metallurgical properties, materials, and heat treat evaluations required for development


Work Authorization:


Crown will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

No agency calls please.


Compensation and Benefits:


Crown offers an excellent wage and benefits package for full-time employees including Health/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Plan, Flexible Benefits Plan, 401K Retirement Savings Plan, Life and Disability Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement, and much more.

EO/AA Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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