Mechanical Engineer

Standard Motor Products, Inc
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Dec 01, 2023
Dec 10, 2023
Engineering, Mechanical
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.

Primary Responsibilities:

Conduct and perform engineering research, design, and development work on assigned projects, either individually or as a team participant.

  • In conjunction with immediate supervisor analyze and establish the nature and objective of each assignment, the specifications, procedures, and engineering concepts involved.
  • Assist to analyze and interpret engineering data submitted for new products and changes affecting standard products. Assist to analyze and interpret engineering concepts and specifications and to plan and organize research procedures.
  • Interact with customers on engineering design and any questions/problems they may have. Direct and/or coordinate assigned engineering activities required to determine customer needs and requirements relative to products manufactured by the company.
  • Interact with vendors concerning parts they supply or propose to supply to company.
  • Responsible for the application of sound engineering principles, extent and adequacy of exploratory research and techniques, and the basic designs, construction and testing of pilot models. Assist as necessary in resolving production problems.
  • Render technical advice and assistance to Technicians, Drafting personnel and prototype builders, et al., assigned to the projects. Check completed drawings for accuracy of design, dimensions, tolerances, material specifications, etc.
  • Maintain records having to do with material specifications, research procedures, development techniques, designs, test data, time, etc.
  • Participate in engineering and general design review as required.
  • Analyze and evaluate test data, prepare recommendations and participate in consultations to evaluate and determine design values, feasibility of manufacture, sales potential and other pertinent considerations.
  • Prepare periodic reports and recommendations.
  • Participate in consultations to analyze research procedures, evaluate results, and to assist with project status assessment, planning and recommendations.
  • Perform liaison activities required to obtain informational data, services, material, etc., necessary to the projects assigned. Confer with manufacturing engineering regarding feasibility of manufacture, cost estimates, etc.
  • Invents or discovers new and useful processes, machines, manufactures, or compositions of matter, or any new and useful improvements thereof for the exclusive use by and ownership of Trombetta.
  • Keep well informed on new developments in the engineering fields.
  • Develop working relationships with manufacturing, machining, purchasing, and quality departments to address and resolve problems and to develop better cooperation for working together toward producing the highest quality projects at the lowest possible cost.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, and follow all applicable policies, procedures, work instructions, safety rules, and regulations. The job duties and requirements described herein are intended to represent the major elements of this job function and the primary knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required to perform to those major elements. Qualifications and other job-related requirements and conditions are subject to change. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.

Education and experience:

Bachelor's degree (BS/BA) or equivalent from a four-year college or technical school in mechanical engineering. Special courses pertinent to the research and development field are beneficial. Three to five years of general engineering experience preferred. Requires experience with 3D modeling software.

Other beneficial skills and experience (not required):

  • Machining and other manufacturing processes familiarity (e.g. plastic molding, die stamping, metal casting, welding etc.)
  • Solenoid and/or contactor relay design
  • Plastics design
  • Heat Sink Design
  • MRP systems
  • FEA software
  • GD&T
  • Solidworks
  • Ability to read basic electrical schematics

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