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Design Engineer
Manchester, IA

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$75,000 - $95,000 / yr

Job Title: Design Engineer

Location: Waterloo, Iowa

Salary: $75-95K plus bonus 

Job Summary of the Design Engineer:   The Design Engineer will work as a valued member of the Engineering team. This job will collaborate with a team of design engineers responsible for designing mechanical products and systems resulting in a finished product that meets the needs and expectations of the customer.

Qualifications of Design Engineer:

  • Plan and complete engineering projects according to customer requirements.
  • Evaluate mechanical systems and products by designing and conducting research; applying principles of mechanics, hydraulics, and materials.
  • Design feasibility and testing methods to confirm system and product capabilities.
  • Develop mechanical products according to customer requirements.
  • Develop manufacturing processes, focusing on cost reduction and process improvement by designing and modifying equipment for fabricating, building, assembling, and installing components.
  • Assure system and product quality by designing testing methods.
  • Prepare product reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Provide engineering information by answering questions and requests.
  • Maintain product and company reputation by complying with government regulations.
  • Maintain system and product database by writing computer programs and entering data.

Responsibilities of the Design Engineer:

·        Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering required.

·        Heavy equipment engineering experience a plus

·        New Grad to 5+ years experience.

·        Must have advanced computer skills and be able to understand electronic processing. Technically proficient in Excel, and Design software systems.

·        Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills for effective interface with all internal and external contacts.

·        Possess, analytical and technical skills required to understand business practices and recommend proper automation opportunities.

·        Must have a functional understanding of cost accounting.

·        Must be an innovator and embrace lean enterprise principles and practices.

·        Ability to quickly learn new tools, systems, etc.

·        Ability to not only identify problems but also take action towards solving them.

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