Mechanical Designer

SPX Transformer Solutions

Waukesha, WI



The Mechanical Designer is responsible for maintaining effective mechanical design bases for transformer layouts and for providing technical expertise to customers both within and outside of the organization. This role will review projects assigned to them comparing customer specifications to other design data, noting any inconsistencies or special requirements. The Mechanical Designer will be expected to utilize any and all operating programs to function effectively.




  • Complete transformer mechanical design including internal and external layout of components and accessories based on documentation provided in project design folder, standard practices, and/or from technical advisors. 
  • Calculate dimensions, allowances, and specifications per standard procedures or general design knowledge of shop capabilities when standard procedures do not exist. Verify and update programs.
  • Provide technical support and training of others.
  • Assist the supervisor in the planning and scheduling of the design and detailing processes. 
  • Responsible for directing or executing corrective action when shop problems are encountered. Consult with shop and QA personnel on interferences or interpretation of engineering information.
  • Assist on development projects as requested by supervisor. This may also include completion of standard processes or practices and computer programs.
  • Recommend and develop new procedures to improve the efficiency of the design and/or detailing process.
  • Provide support to Quote Designers, such as bid or preliminary outlines and mechanical optimization.




  • Excellent process and problem solving skills
  • Duties require an understanding of shop methods, industry standards, and drafting procedures
  • Some occasional travel may be required
  • Excellent team player with strong people skills; able to build relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Effective communication skills, including verbal (logical and organized), written, listening and presentation
  • Computer skills: highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications and ProE, PTC Creo
  • Proven ability to perform assignments under minimal supervision, with assistance as required for design questions or technical problems

Required Education / Experience

  • Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Drafting and Design or related field
  • Previous experience in PTC Creo 


Preferred Education / Experience

  • SAP experience  



Key Working Relationships

  • Engineering Organization, including mechanical, electrical, manufacturing and applications engineering groups
  • Operations Management, including plant Supervision, Quality, Planning, etc. 


Physical Demands

Must be able to walk, stand, sit, stoop, squat, and kneel for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. 


Working Conditions

Primarily shop floor plus time in office environment located on large manufacturing campus.


Prolec-GE Waukesha, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.