Share this Job

Personal and Professional Growth

Lovejoy Design Engineer

Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Lovejoy, a company in the Timken family of brands, is hiring a Design Engineer.

The primary function of the Design Engineer is to prepare engineering designs for products and components to support customer orders and internal development. Provide engineering support to sales, product management, purchasing, manufacturing, and quality team. Supports external customers with occasional on-site or remote real-time problem-solving.




  • Serve as the technical liaison with the customer.  Clearly define application, technical parameters, and operating conditions to ensure the right product is developed for the application.

  • Develop product designs (2D & 3D) that meet identified performance criteria, are optimized for manufacturability and cost effectiveness.

  • Conduct thorough engineering analysis by hand and the use of analytical tools (TK Solver, Mathcad, etc.) 

  • Develop product documentation (bills of material, 2D/3D product drawings, product specifications, engineering calculations, installation instructions, etc.) and execute material creation and deployment processes within SAP.

  • Validate product performance through physical testing. Develop test parameters, test standards and samples. Operate test equipment, collect & analyze data, and publish engineering analysis.

  • Support innovation within the team.



  • Work closely with sales and product management teams to support and drive new and continuous product development projects.

  • Partner with purchasing team in the selection and development of suppliers to deliver cost effective products that meet performance specifications and quality standards. 

  • Coach and train junior engineers, application engineers, and other engineering team members to help them grow in their technical responsibilities

  • Participate in projects across multidisciplinary teams to achieve corporate strategic objectives.



  • Provide design support (application assessments, concept drawings, performance calculations, cost estimates, etc.) to the application engineering and product management teams during the quotation phases of projects.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact within the business for technical product related questions of moderate scope and complexity (internally and externally).

  • Collaborate with manufacturing and quality teams to addresss product concerns, change request, and continuous improvement activities.  Utilize problem solving skills to identify root cause and corrective actions.

  • Other related duties as assigned.



  • Solid modeling experience, Creo preferred

  • Read, interpret, and create assembly and component drawings

  • Ability to work with little supervision and complete projects on time

  • Strong communication skills – verbal, written, and presentation

  • Learning agility

  • Strong communication skills – verbal, written, and presentation

  • Problem solving and analytical skills

  • Customer and team focus

  • Microsoft Office Suite

  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • ERP system experience, SAP preferred

  • Desire to work in manufacturing facility



  • Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in engineering or mechanical engineering.

  • 3 years of experience in mechanical component and assembly industry working with creation of models and drawings is required, 5 years’ experience is preferred.

  • 1 year of experience in coupling design and manufacturing is preferred.


All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

Not Ready To Apply?

Stay connected by joining our network and we'll keep you informed about upcoming events and opportunities that match your interests.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Facilities, Design Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Operations, Engineering