Mechanical Design Engineer

Belden Universal is seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer for the power transmission industry in Hillside, IL. The position is responsible for completing the design and development of new products as well as maintaining existing product designs and related documentation. Candidates should be capable of conceptual design coupled with a hands-on approach to development and have the ability to initiate and manage multiple design assignments in a cross-functional team environment.

Belden Universal offers competitive pay commensurate with experience, benefits package, a 401-K match, 10 paid company holidays and 4 paid personal days per year.  Come join us in our newly constructed, air conditioned, clean, and well-organized production facility 12 miles west of downtown Chicago.  

Design Engineer Job Duties:

  • Design universal joints and drive shaft assemblies to meet new and existing customer expectations.
  • Understand manufacturing processes, incorporate processes into designs that can be successfully manufactured.
  • Create and maintain well documented designs.
  • Analyze and interpret technical data.
  • Manage all aspects of design projects, as assigned
  • Operate in a cross-functional team environment, both domestic and international.
  • Other duties as assigned by Design Manager.


  • AAS degree in Mechanical Design Technology or related field of study
  • Understanding of basic engineering principles
  • AS9100 and Aerospace experience a plus
  • Must be highly creative, self-motivated and able to work independently as well as with within cross functional teams
  • Demonstrate abilities in design analysis and problem solving techniques
  • Demonstrate ability to visualize new concepts and develop them into 3D models experience a plus, proficiency with Solidworks preferred
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of GD&T principles a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Belden Universal is a forward thinking company committed to bringing the newest innovations to our customers. If you are a goal driven, solution-based individual who can also work in a team-approached engineering atmosphere, we want you on our team. 


For more information on Belden and job opportunities, please send your resume to:

Belden Tools, Inc. (Human Resources)

4100 Madison Street
Hillside, IL 60162

Fax: 708-344-0245


(708) 344-4600
4100 Madison Street
Hillside, IL 60162

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