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Mechanical Engineer

At Roush, we fuse technology and engineering to provide product development solutions to customers in a diverse range of industries. Widely recognized for providing engineering, testing, prototype, and manufacturing services to the transportation industry, Roush also provides significant support to the aerospace, defense and theme park industries.  With over 4,000 employees in facilities throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America, our unique combination of creativity and tenacity activates big ideas on a global stage.  We want motivated, ambitious people who put the needs of our customers first, bring creativity to their work and will do whatever it takes to achieve success.  If you share our passion for providing innovative solutions to complex challenges, we want you on our team.  

Are you a Mechanical Engineer looking for a unique opportunity to utilize your creative and innovative engineering skills?  Are you interested in working on ground-up projects in a clean sheet creative environment?   We have immediate openings for Mechanical Engineers to join our team that engineers, manufactures and assembles ride systems, show action equipment, and animated figures for the high end theme park industry. You will have the opportunity to work with our elite customer base to make the impossible, possible. You will do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the design, analysis, manufacturing and assembly of complex mechanical systems which may include composite structures and weldments. The mechanical engineer will be responsible for the entire product development process including detail design, release, manufacturing, testing, installation and documentation. Projects will be focused on mechanical solutions with emphasis on materials selection, strength and fatigue design & calculation, as well as customer and industry standards adherence.

We are a rapidly growing department supporting the domestic and global expansion of the theme park industry.   A self-starter who loves to be hands-on will make the most of this opportunity, located at our facility in Livonia, MI.


  • Design and release assigned systems working within an integrated project team, led by a senior engineer.
  • Perform structural, dynamic, and kinematic analysis, as appropriate, in support of project specific requirements.
  • Responsible for planning, conducting and coordinating the technical aspects of engineering projects.
  • Provide timely, clear, concise communication to management, customers, partners, and team members about work status and impacts to project.
  • Provide engineering recommendations, with proposed actions and suggested priorities, for the resolution of mechanical problems.
  • Prepare engineering test scopes, plans, and reports (e.g. Acceptance Testing and Performance Testing) as well as perform testing and writing of test reports.
  • Provide timely creation/review of engineering design, change, and release documents.


  • Bachelor’s or higher engineering degree required.
  • Experience in a product development-related environment is preferred.
  • Able to communicate technical concepts in writing as well as through verbal communication.
  • Ability to communicate complex issues to non-technical peers and management.
  • Familiarity with CAD software, preferably SolidWorks.
  • Understanding of stress analysis to optimize fabricated structures.
  • Understanding of Quality Operating Systems and the importance of relevant data collection.
  • Knowledge of complex mechanical systems such as hydraulics, pneumatics and electric motors/actuators.
  • Knowledge of welded joints and associated residual stress, distortion and related metallurgical processes.
  • Knowledge of bolted joints and the associated threaded fasteners.
  • Knowledge and understanding of weldment design and composite structures.
  • Must be a self-starter, detailed oriented, and have the ability to work independently to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle several assignments simultaneously.
  • 10% Travel to client sites may be required. (Domestic and international).

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    Our Full-Time benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, earned sick time, STD, LTD, 401K, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and paid holidays.

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