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Mechanical Designer

This position includes performing detailed mechanical strength calculation as well as preparation of all necessary BOM and other related documentation. Create technical specifications / purchase requisitions and evaluate corresponding bids in order to support procurement process. Ensure proper and timely fabrication of steel parts at sub suppliers. Cooperation and interaction with the global engineering force, utilization of applicable technical company standards and company software, i.e. CAD 2D/3D, PDM, DMS, mech. strength calculation tools, SAP and standard MS Office software. Preparation of Equipment Arrangement Drwgs for Systems as well as drafting P&ID’s on the basis of process information provided by the global Project Engineering group. Maintain SGL specific technical standards and drafting standards.



  • Mechanical design of process equipment with 2D/3D CAD Systems (AutoCAD, Solid Edge) in accordance with SGL specific design standards and in accordance with order specific requirements/specifications
  • Preparation of mechanical strength calculations acc. Local codes (e.g. EN, ASME, CODAP, etc) for process equipment
  • Preparation of general assembly drawings in accordance with SGL specific drafting/design standards
  • Preparation of detailed design drawings including preparation of related bills of material, enter BOM into SAP
  • Approval and release of drawings and BOM´s  Preparation of technical specifications of steel parts for inquiry, perform analysis of  corresponding bids, place purchase orders in cooperation/consultation with procurement
  • Coordination and cooperation with fabrication at shop floor level in order to continuously gain feedback for improvement of equipment design (economic fabrication)
  • Cooperation with global CAD Engineering force
  • International support of CAD Engineering projects
  • Technical clarification and consulting to customer orders in direct contact with customers and component suppliers in coordination with project manager if necessary temporarily on different SGL Sites global
  • Maintain resource planning in allocation of the work package.
  • Supporting the product managers in standardization of process equipment
  • Preparation of Equipment Layout Drwgs for systems/plants
  • Preparation of P&ID’s on the basis of red lined P&ID drafts
  • Preparation of electrical documentation as a support to I&C department
  • Innovation and further evolution of products


Your Profile:

  • Target is 6 years work experience. 4 years can be accepted as minimum experience.
  • Experiences as chemical process equipment CAD Engineer
  • Associate degree or University degree with two/four year college in mechanical engineering or equivalent.
  • Expertise in mech. design of process equipment
  • Expertise in mech. strength calculation (local codes e.g. ASME)
  • Experienced and enthusiastic CAD user in 2D and 3D (AutoCad / SolidEdge / SolidWorks)
  •  Experience in MS Office (Word, Excel) and some SAP
  • Fluent in English language
  • Focused on cost, quality, efficiency within design of equipment
  • Experience related to equipment fabrication
  • Prefer to have some experience with Electrical schematics, Piping and Instrument Diagrams.
  • Opened minded for complex design engineering challenges and changed requirements.
  • Structured and professional working skills
  • Ability to work under time pressure
  • Handling of Mechanical Design projects and production orders on schedule
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Good mathematics; analytical and problem solving skills required.
  • Comply with and support all aspects of the company´s quality management program.
  • Ability to work well within a small team
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
  • Ability to work well without close supervision

Our Promise:

Convince us with your skills and strengths – in an experienced team, working on challenging tasks. With our leading-edge technologies and materials, you will have freedom to act and a wide range of development opportunities. Attractive remuneration as well as smart fringe benefits are part of our offer.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

We provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected under applicable federal, state or local law. 
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Reasonable Accommodation Notice
SGL Carbon, LLC is committed to the inclusion of qualified individuals. As part of this commitment SGL Carbon, LLC will provide accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant. If you'd like to view a copy of the company's affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email . If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact us at or 704-593-5250.

SGL Carbon is a leader in the development and manufacture of products based on specialty graphite and compo­sites materials. Using our comprehensive technology know-how and in close partnership with our customers, we develop intelligent and leading-edge solutions for the big issues of mobility, energy and digitization.

SGL Carbon has more than 4,800 employees worldwide and 29 sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and a ser­vice network in over 100 countries.

Publication Date:  Jul 9, 2024

Strongsville, OH, US, 44149

Business Unit:  Process Technology
Legal Unit:  SGL CARBON Technic, LLC
Functional Area:  Production/Operations/Maintenance
Employment Type:  Full time
Minimum Salary:  60000
Maximum Salary:  90000

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Drafting, AutoCAD, Mechanical Engineer, Project Engineer, CAD, Engineering

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