Engineer in Niles, MI at Spartan Tool

Date Posted: 11/24/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Niles, MI
  • Experience:
    3 to 5 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Spartan Tool, LLC is an affiliate of The Heico Companies, a Chicago-based, privately-held multi-billion conglomerate of over 40 businesses.  Spartan is one of North America's leading manufacturers of electro-mechanical and high-pressure water jet drain cleaning equipment, as well as video inspection equipment for the sewer and drain industry. 

Spartan Tool’s customer base includes professional sewer and drain cleaning service companies and plumbers, as well as larger entities that perform their own sewer and drain maintenance such as institutions, municipalities, commercial businesses, and factories.  Spartan Tool machines are known 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 Project 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.
  • 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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