RecruitMilitary Logo
Sign In

Mechanical Designer - Military Veterans

at Kelly

Kelly® Engineering is seeking a skilled Mechanical Designer for a direct-hire position with a leading national fleet management company in Bartlett, IL! If you are passionate about shaping the world we live in and are ready to reengineer your future, trust the experts at hiring experts.  


$70,000 - $90,000


This North American company, established in 1924 and family-owned, dominates integrated automotive services. Beyond managing fleets and selling vehicles commercially and individually, they excel in tailoring them to various industries. Imagine plumber vans with ladder racks, mechanics with mobile workshops, or window cleaners with custom platforms – they create job-specific solutions from any standard car.

The Mechanical Designer will play a pivotal role in designing custom fabrications and intricate schematics for truck-mounted equipment. As a Mechanical Designer, you will create designs and detailed drawings for truck-mounted equipment, owning and supporting an assigned product line. As a key player in our team, you'll tackle projects with a focus on custom fabrications, 12-volt DC electrical integration circuits, vehicle OEM CANBUS interaction, hydraulic system components, and vehicle level hydraulic integration schematics.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, integrate, and test truck-mounted equipment systems.

  • Design truck bodies and accessories using a variety of materials.

  • Create detailed drawings for manufacturing.

  • Design and create schematics for 12-volt DC electrical integration circuits with some vehicle OEM CANBUS

  • Develop simplified drawings for customer review and approval.

  • Generate electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic schematics as required.

  • Resolve design, assembly, and manufacturing problems in a timely manner.

  • Develop, publish, and maintain operating manuals for our products.

  • Develop, publish, and maintain assembly instructions to support the Operations team.

  • Communicate effectively with sales, manufacturing, suppliers, and customers.

  • Support field network of shops by providing troubleshooting information.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a drafter or designer.

  • Associates Degree or Certificate in a relevant technical field such as Mechanical Design Technology or equivalent experience.

  • Proficiency with SolidWorks or other 3D CAD package.

  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and Power Point.

  • Project management skills required.

  • Requires organized work and execution.

  • Requires cross-functional work and communication – with Sales, Operations, Engineering, Leadership, Customers, and Suppliers.

  • Requires the ability to influence others without direct reports.


As part of our promise to talent, Kelly supports those who work with us through a variety of benefits, perks, and work-related resources. Kelly offers eligible employees voluntary benefit plans including medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, term life, whole life, accident insurance, critical illness, a legal plan, and short-term disability. As a Kelly employee, you will have access to a retirement savings plan, service bonus and holiday pay plans (earn up to eight paid holidays per benefit year), and a transit spending account. In addition, employees are entitled to earn paid sick leave under the applicable state or local plan. Click here for more information on benefits and perks that may be available to you as a member of the Kelly Talent Community.

Why Kelly® Engineering?

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. At Kelly Engineering, our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the world’s most critical challenges. We connect you with leading organizations where you can collaborate on innovative projects, work with cutting-edge technologies and accelerate your growth. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects or are looking for a long-term opportunity, we’re here to guide you to the next step in your engineering career.

About Kelly

Work changes everything. And at Kelly, we’re obsessed with where it can take you. To us, it’s about more than simply accepting your next job opportunity. It’s the fuel that powers every next step of your life. It’s the ripple effect that changes and improves everything for your family, your community, and the world. Which is why, here at Kelly, we are dedicated to providing you with limitless opportunities to enrich your life—just ask the 300,000 people we employ each year.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kelly’s Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of California’s state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.



Why Kelly - Since 2011 we have placed over 16,000 Veterans

Need More?

Kelly applies targeted recruiting initiatives to the Veterans population (in all stages of transition) by aligning customer defined requirements with military skills and experience.  The transition from military to civilian life can be stressful and complex for veterans, and our staff is trained to assist in this transition.  Unlike our competition, Kelly places these resources without geographic or industry constraints, offering our customers and our employees greater flexibility.  Kelly has a wide variety of local opportunities, for Veterans and their spouses, within our workforce solutions as well as national recruiting programs on behalf of our customers.  Kelly’s leading placement opportunities for Veterans are within Information Technology, Engineering, Science, Light Industrial and Call Center.

Our specially trained Veteran recruiters are armed with a number of tools to help Veterans obtain roles that match their potential including skill translation tools, leading Veteran- centric job boards and Veteran/spouse social media networks, among others.

Through Kelly’s vast branch network, we are closely located to the majority of major military installations across the United States.  Kelly recruiters participate in onsite and virtual military career fairs as well as advertise through local and national Veteran job boards.  In recent years, over 150 Kelly branches have worked directly with their local military installations to recruit spouses and transitioning personnel.  These teams not only engages with transitioning talent from local bases, but also have a strong focus on Veterans in areas where the military has identified high Veteran unemployment. This approach ensures that military talent is engaged and shared across the centralized military recruiting team and documented in a centralized database, so that other Kelly locations can benefit from hiring or relocating this valuable pool of talent.

Our focus on military recruiting is a win on multiple levels. Kelly gains top talent with the skills needed to excel; our clients receive the benefit of that talent to help them compete in an ever challenging business landscape; and Veterans receive gainful employment in line with their skills and abilities to ease the transition to the next phase of their lives.

A People Company, Staffing the World

Kelly founded the temporary staffing industry in 1946, and has maintained a leadership position through the years based on a valuable premise: we invest in people. Today that focus benefits our customers wherever they operate around the globe - in a growing number of specialized fields. And we’ll continue to meet the evolving challenges of workforce flexibility with staffing solutions tailored to your precise business needs, both locally and worldwide.

Similar Jobs