Mechanical Engineer

Naperville, IL | Full Time


The Mechanical Engineer position is an important player on the Overwatch team.  This position is responsible for solving unique product design problems that must be based on a solid mechanical foundation.  The Mechanical Engineer job responsibilities include all aspects of mechanical design and development to ensure performance, reliability, and an overall high-quality deliverable to our clients.  In this role, the Mechanical Engineer will work on solo assignments and collaboratively with other team members.

At Overwatch, we believe in a team environment where each team member contributes to the success of projects and the company as well.  We are extremely proud of our track record of consistent repeat and referral business.  When we work on client projects, no idea is too big or too small.  Overwatch solves problems for our clients in many ways.  As appropriate, we stretch the boundaries of conventional product design and manufacturing.  Other times, the simplest and most cost-effective solution fulfills the requirement and impresses the client.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Mechanical design and development of parts, mechanisms, and assemblies in SolidWorks
  • Present and participate in mechanical design reviews
  • Comprehends clients’ requirements for the products that Overwatch is developing and drives to meet these requirements
  • Assist with business development by providing product expertise and solutions as needed
  • Collaborates with management to estimate time require for project work and focuses efforts to align with these time estimates
  • Assemble and evaluate proof of concept mockups
  • Build and test functional prototypes
  • Coordinate with outside parts suppliers for prototype and production

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering or equivalent
  • A true problem solver that can stretch outside of their chosen field
  • Must have a thirst for knowledge and experiential growth
  • Strong expertise with SolidWorks, including complex assembly and surface modeling knowledge
  • Experience working with several manufacturing methods that use a variety of materials
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding and experience with 2D technical drawings including GD&T and conventional drawing standards
  • 10+ years mechanical engineering experience
  • 5+ years experience in product design for consumer, commercial, or industrial devices

Additional Skills Preferred

  • Consultancy experience
  • FEA/Simulation experience
  • Experience with outside agencies such as NSF, FDA, UL, CE, etc.


  • Medical and Dental insurance with company contributions
  • 401K with company match
  • Paid Time Off