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Mechanical Engineer - ThermoDrive


Grand Rapids, MI






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Intralox, L.L.C., the world leader in conveyor equipment solutions utilizing modular plastic conveyor belts, has a position available for an experienced Mechanical Engineer on our ThermoDrive team in the Grand Rapids, MI office. 
The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to balance creativity with foundational scientific thinking to drive development toward simple, relevant solutions. The ideal candidate will be scientifically grounded, results oriented, with a passion for original, clever, invention.

Intralox is a division of Laitram, L.L.C., with an extensive portfolio of innovative products and services that improve lives and optimize business worldwide each day. Intralox’s conveyance solutions enhance food safety, power e-commerce, and solve challenges for industries from automotive to industrial manufacturing to consumer goods.

Together, our 3,000+ global employees are reliable problem solvers, continuously developing and directly delivering solutions that have driven our customers’ growth worldwide for more than 45 years. We consistently and sustainably work together to create long-term value by continuously improving products, services, and processes for our customers. Our award-winning customer service team provides comprehensive support and access to technical experts to deliver fast, reliable solutions. 

Intralox was founded upon the principle of doing the right thing, by treating customers, employees, and suppliers with honesty, fairness, and respect.  We aim as a company to practice these principles every day, which is why we have been consistently recognized for innovation and workplace excellence.

We listen objectively, think creatively, and deliver results.  To learn more about our company culture, philosophy, and benefits, please visit our company page.


  • Support design from the conceptual phase through prototype, qualification, and into production, as a key member of the development team.
  • Support the generation of designs that are relevant, useful and cost effective.
  • Manage projects from conceptualization through completion.
  • Evaluate mechanical and electromechanical products by applying principles of mechanics, heat transfer, vibration, acoustics and materials in accordance with standard mechanical engineering and design formulas.
  • Create 3D models and part and assembly drawings to capture design intent and document the key aspects necessary to accomplish the manufacturing goals of a project.
  • Create design documentation that messages the key aspects of a design to internal stakeholders, external partners and customers.
  • Assess feasibility of equipment in customer applications
  • Participate in ongoing design reviews and brainstorming sessions with other engineers.
  • Support engineering design through an understanding of manufacturing process, cost estimating, creation of parts lists, sourcing, etc.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with 5+ years related experience.
  • Driven by passion for discovering scientific / physical truth rather than status or authority.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong collaborator with technical and cross functional teams
  • Strong analytic skills that can quickly recognize root causes, think in free body diagrams, and correlate technical decision-making to commercial strategies.
  • Solid foundational understanding of mechanical engineering design formulas.
  • Balance creativity, discipline and foundational thinking to forge simple, elegant, easy-to-use, high-value products out of complexity
  • Ability to use SolidWorks CAD/EPDM, MathCad, MS Office and other widely used software packages
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Enthusiastic about continuous learning and personal growth
  • Approaches work with the mindset of making a difference and maximizing value
  • Self-motivated and self-managed