Mechanical Engineer in Niles, MI at Spartan Tool

Date Posted: 1/20/2023

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    Niles, MI
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Job Description

Mechanical Engineer

Spartan Tool LLC is a business unit of Pettibone LLC, which is an affiliate of The Heico Companies, a privately-held multi-billion conglomerate of over 40 companies.  Spartan is one of North America's leading manufacturers of electro-mechanical and high-pressure water jet drain cleaning equipment.

Spartan is dedicated to helping our customers work quickly, efficiently and safely. 

Spartan’s customer base is the end user in a variety of industries including: institutional, commercial, government, municipalities, the military among others.  Spartan machines are famous for their toughness and are designed to withstand the rigors of professional use day in and day out.  Spartan cables are known for their longer life and consistently superior quality. 

Currently we are seeking candidates for a Mechanical Engineer position at our manufacturing facility in Niles, Michigan.  This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is looking for a hands-on engineering position with advancement opportunities.

Responsibilities will include:

Conceptualize, design, develop, test and document new products and existing product modifications and improvements. 

Research, design, evaluate, install, operate, and maintain mechanical products, equipment, systems and processes to meet requirements, applying knowledge of engineering principles.

Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation, and recommend design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions.

Troubleshoot systems and equipment: work on cross-functional to drive effective manufacturing solutions.

Participate in Product Development Program for new products and solutions. 

Design all products with a focus on operator safety, quality, manufacturability and cost containment.  Specifically design for assembly, design for service, and design for part commonality.

Confer with engineers and other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, and provide technical information.

Assist Territory Sales, Customer Service and Technical Service with diagnosing and troubleshooting field failures, specifically focusing on hydro-jetters. 

Attend trade shows to scout new product ideas and to participate in a sales staff feedback forum focused on product improvements.

Work with Purchasing to source cost effective component solutions and review the quality of internationally sourced goods, assuring all testing is completed in a timely fashion.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience
  • Ability to travel between company locations on a regular basis. Approximately 10% travel.
  • Must have excellent analytical, verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-directed and able to adapt to changing priorities while working on multiple projects.
  • Meet deadlines on a consistent and regular basis.
  • Highly detail oriented, organized and reliable


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