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Allegion Lead Mechanical Engineer in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Lead Mechanical Engineer

Lead Mechanical Engineer – Indianapolis, IN

Allegion is looking for a highly motivated Lead Mechanical Engineer capable of working collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment!

As a Lead Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for the design, development, and integration of new and improved Electromechanical locks in the commercial and residential marketplace. This includes New Product Development deliverables such as supporting business case development, concept generation, design development, design analysis, creating formal documentation, testing and other necessary engineering tasks. In this role you may be the sole mechanical representative on a complex project or you may provide technical direction to a small group of mechanical engineers working on a project.

What You Will Do:

  • Define mechanical system requirements and specifications to meet customer, marketing, and internal stakeholder needs.

  • Define design trade-offs as necessary to ensure the highest level of product performance and quality when considering product cost, manufacturability, and available technologies.

  • Ensure designs meet system requirements through proper verification methods.

  • Utilize engineering tools (FMEA, Root Cause Analysis, GD&T, Tolerance Stack Analysis & DFM/DFA) to ensure that requirement risks are evaluated and mitigated early in the design process.

  • Develop required design documentation, 3D models/drawings, and instructions for manufacturing and product test requirements. Experience with Pro-E/Creo is a plus.

  • Work with all engineering disciplines in a team environment with good understanding of cross functional design processes (high focus on interactions with Systems Engineering, Hardware and Firmware)

  • Coordinate development timelines and track activities to meet delivery and cost commitments.

  • Responsibilities could include technical leadership of cross-functional teams, leading design reviews and supplier reviews, product change management, and/or process development/enhancement.

  • Mentor and share knowledge with junior team members and across the Allegion teams.

  • Provide day-to-day direction and technical oversight for other project members.

What You Need to Succeed:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering.

  • 8+ years of experience in the design, development, implementation, and integration of mechanical systems.

  • An upbeat, positive attitude and have a passion for technology and willingness to explore and adopt emerging technologies for practical business purposes.

  • Ability to quickly understand new business domains and be creative and thoughtful about applying technology to enable business growth, consumer satisfaction, and/or process improvements.

  • Ability to quickly build proof-of-concept solutions that are forward looking to how they could be implemented on a larger scale.

  • Self-motivated mindset with strong engineering project management skills .

  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing, with various team members in roles that are both technical and non-technical, particularly to give direction to other team members or present business value of various initiatives to leadership.

  • A proactive work approach to coordinate efforts with employees at all levels including internal business partners, other technology teams, external suppliers/consultants, service providers, etc.

  • Experience in product design from concept to production and have experience utilizing cross functional processes such as engineering change control.

  • Demonstrated experience executing electro-mechanical subsystem design under little or no supervision.

  • Ability leading teams that may be globally co-located.

  • Have Experience delivering technical solutions for projects leveraging agile project management methodologies.

  • Experience using an integrated development environment or application lifecycle management tools such as Visual Studio or DevOps

  • Proficiency with engineering tools including FMEA, Root Cause Analysis, GD&T, Tolerance Stack Analysis & DFM/DFA.

  • Experience with manufacturing processes such as die casting, investment casting, powdered metal, stampings, injection molded plastics, machining, LPM, and rapid prototyping is a plus.

  • Experience with Mechanism Design, Creo, Solidworks, Windchill, Finite Element Analysis, Industry Standards/ Validation, Value Analysis Value Engineering, Designing for Harsh Environment Conditions is a plus.

  • An openness to travel: Travel requirements 10% after COVID 19 travel restrictions are lifted.

Allegion is a Great Place to Grow your Career if:

  • You are seeking a rewarding opportunity that allows you to truly help others. With thousands of employees and customers around the world, there’s plenty of room to make an impact. As our values state, “this is your business, run with it” ( .

  • You value personal well-being and balance, because we do too!

  • You’re looking for a company that will invest in your professional development. As we grow, we want you to grow with us.

  • You want a culture that promotes work-life balance. Our employees enjoy generous paid time off, because at Allegion we recognize that you have a full life outside of work!

What You’ll Get from Us:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance coverage, helping you “be safe, be healthy” (

  • A commitment to your future with a 401K plan, offering a 6% company match and no vesting period

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee Discounts through Perks at Work

  • Community involvement and opportunities to give back so you can “serve others, not yourself” (

  • Opportunities to leverage your unique strengths through CliftonStrengths testing and coaching

Apply Today!

As a company that’s constantly seeking and discovering new frontiers, we’re looking for pioneers. Join us!

We Celebrate Who We Are!

Allegion is committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace. Together, we embrace all differences and similarities among colleagues, as well as the differences and similarities within the relationships that we foster with customers, suppliers and the communities where we live and work. Whatever your background, experience, race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, we will make sure that you have every opportunity to impress us in your application and the opportunity to give your best at work, not because we’re required to, but because it’s the right thing to do. We are also committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If for any reason you cannot apply through our career site and require an accommodation or assistance, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team .

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