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Senior Associate, Mechanical Engineer

Racine, Wisconsin Job ID 22777 Apply

SC JOHNSON IS A FIFTH-GENERATION FAMILY COMPANY BUILT ON THE SPIRIT OF OUR PEOPLE. We have been leading with purpose for over 130 years, building iconic brands that win the hearts and minds of consumers – such as Raid®, Glade®, Ziploc® and more, in virtually every country around the world. Together, we are creating a better future – for the planet, for future generations and for every SCJ team member. Join our winning team of Wave Makers and Go Getters and help us write the next chapter in the SCJ story.

As the Senior Associate, Mechanical Engineer, you will perform the electrical device engineering activities associated with global new product development in Air Care. You will help identify and translate consumer needs into the design of products to fill gaps and improve the user experience.

This role will perform tasks independently and in cross-functional teams while executing multiple projects simultaneously, receiving direction in goal-oriented terms.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engineer components, assemblies, and/or processes as part of the design of products and the way they are manufactured

  • Coordinate with the efforts of the larger cross functional team to achieve project objective

  • Identify cost savings/efficiency changes to delivery systems currently in market or in development

  • Identify next generational materials and technologies that would benefit the business and sustainability goals

  • Qualify components, devices, and systems through lab testing, line trials, and consumer testing

  • Use root cause analysis to identify component, device, and system issues and recommend needed changes

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline and a minimum of 4 years of experience in the development and commercialization of consumer product goods or a master’s degree with 2 years of this experience

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Experience working with design and manufacturing partners outside the organization

  • Experience working with injection molding, blow molding, electromechanical parts and assemblies, and plastic component sub assembly

  • Experience with development methods and tools, such as DOEs, DMAIC, LEAN Six-Sigma Green/Black Belt to solve technical problems and deliver claims

  • Technical breadth and depth in product development and commercialization, global products experience, technology trends, competitive and IP landscape, systems, analytical test methods, sustainability, and leveraging external technologies

  • Electrical device experience 

  • Self-driven, results-oriented with a clear focus on high quality and timely delivery of objectives

  • Natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance and is reliable, tolerant, determined, and an empathic communicator

  • CAD experience (SolidWorks or ProE preferred)

  • Experience dealing with tolerance analysis in product components and assemblies.

  • Experience with FMEA process

Job Requirements:

  • Full time

  • 0-15% travel

  • Office and Laboratory Environments

  • Ability to lift 10 – 40 pounds

  • Remote work is available once a week for eligible employees

SC Johnson’s total compensation packages are at or above industry levels. In addition to salary, total packages may include bonuses, long-term incentives, matching 401(k) contributions and profit sharing based on company profitability, job level and years of service. As a family company, we’re committed to providing benefits such as subsidized health care plans, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, flexible work arrangements, vacation purchase options, recreation and fitness centers, childcare, counseling services and more.


Better Together

At SC Johnson, we strive to create a positive, inclusive and unique workplace. We strongly believe SCJ people are able to achieve their best when they can collaborate and work together in person.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The policy of the Company is to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in any active or reserve component of the U.S. or state military forces, genetic history or information or any other category protected by law.

Accommodation Requests

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.


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