Mechanical Designer

Position Summary


The Mechanical Designer prepares GA Drawings as well as detailed design drawings (2D & 3D) for various process equipment’s. This includes performing detailed mechanical strength calculation in addition to preparation of all necessary BOM and other related documentation. The position will also create technical specifications, purchase requisitions and evaluate corresponding bids in order to support procurement process. #CB1


Key Accountabilities include:


  • 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 Drawings 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


Your Profile


  • Associate degree or Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering
  • Minimum of 4 years applicable experience.
  • Prior experiences as chemical process equipment CAD Engineer
  • 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)
  • Fluent in English language 
  • Focused on cost, quality, efficiency within design of equipment 
  • Experience related to equipment fabrication 

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.


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 4,700 employees worldwide and 31 sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and a ser­vice network in over 100 countries.

Date:  May 13, 2022

Strongsville, OH, US, 44149

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

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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