Design Engineering - Mechanical Design Engineer

Standard Motor Products, Inc
Independence, Kansas
Dec 01, 2023
Dec 10, 2023
Engineering, Design
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Established in 1919 and traded on the NYSE, Standard Motor Products, Inc., (SMP) is a leading independent manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of replacement parts for motor vehicles in the automotive aftermarket industry, with a complementary focus on heavy duty, industrial equipment and original equipment markets.

We are organized into two operating segments. Each segment focuses on providing our customers with full-line coverage of its products, and a full suite of complementary services that are tailored to our customers' business needs and driving end-user demand for our products. Our Engine Management Segment manufactures and distributes a full line of critical components for the ignition, electrical, emissions, fuel and safety-related systems of motor vehicles. Our Temperature Control Segment manufactures and distributes a full line of critical components for the temperature control (air conditioning and heating) systems, engine cooling systems, power window accessories and windshield washer systems of motor vehicles.

We sell our products primarily to automotive aftermarket retailers, program distribution groups, warehouse distributors, original equipment manufacturers and original equipment service part operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Mexico and other Latin American countries.

We employ approximately 4,300 people in North America, Europe and Asia.

Mechanical Design Engineer

We are currently recruiting for a Mechanical Design Engineer for the Process Development team. Successful candidate will:
  • Use CAD tools to simulate, test and document new process tooling and fixtures.
  • Create detailed specifications for new manufacturing equipment.
  • Conduct, document and track design reviews.
  • Generate project plan and document per Engineering Department procedures.
  • Participate on and lead teams as required.
  • Generate preliminary estimates for Capital Investment Plan.
  • Conduct Stack-up analysis; be familiar with DFMEA, and Cpk/Ppk/Gage R&R.


Mechanical Engineering or similar Engineering degree from a four-year college or university required, with 5 years minimum Engineering experience within an automation-manufacturing environment. CAD systems (Solidworks preferred), GD&T, tolerance analysis (stack-ups), DFMEA's.

Candidate should possess analytical, interpersonal and communication skills, along with strong PC skills. Must be self-motivated and able to demonstrate the ability to manage difficult situations and be able to balance team and individual responsibilities.

Standard Motor Products is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.