Design Engineer

September 16, 2023

Job Description

Primary Function:

The Design Engineer position is responsible for using CAD software to create technical drawings and models in a variety of different industries. They will work with both the customer and cross functional teams to design new products, tooling, work-holdings, and equipment.  


Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

·      Be responsible for designing innovate models and drawings of both customers and inhouse parts for manufacturability

·      Use SolidWorks to create drawings and models from verbal customer design intake calls

·      Work with customers in an iterative design approach to provide tailored design solution

·      Maintain organized CAD library

·      Determine root causes of failures using statistical methods and recommend changes in the process.

·      Work with Jig and Fixturing to design work-holdings for production

·      Work with CNC programmers to ensure that drawings are provided in a correct and acceptable tolerance range

·      Utilize metal fabrication, welding, and other expertise to implement mistake proofing control methods to increase quality, productivity and reduce costs of manufacturing

·      Work closely with manufacturing engineering to ensure new products are designed to be manufactured efficiently

·      Participate in GEMBA walks and kaizen events

·      All other duties assigned by management



·      Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken formats

·      Excellent time management and prioritization skills

·      Strong working knowledge of CAD software

·      Experience in both hard and organic modeling techniques

·      Experience drafting engineering drawing and conduction tolerance stack up analysis (GD&T) is a plus

·      Must have superb problem-solving skills and attention to detail

·      Ability to multi-task and prioritize both daily issues and strategic projects

·      Must have high aptitude for mechanics

·      Strong foundation in material science

·      The ability to fabricate prototypes, iterate rapidly from concept to high volume production

·      Capability to work closely with department supervision and production workers



·      Degree in Mechanical, Industrial Engineering, or Robotics encouraged

·      3+ years of experience in a Design Engineering role

·      Lean Trained – certification a plus

·      Metal working industry experience

·      3+ years of SolidWorks Experience

·      MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook, etc…) proficiency required

·      Must possess current and valid driving record with clear history for the past three years


Physical Requirements:

·      Extended periods of sitting and/or walking (33% – 75% of time)

·      Stooping, bending, twisting, leaning (10% – 25% of time)

·      Lifting of up to 25 lbs. occasionally (0% – 33% of time)


Work Environment:

  • ·      Frequent work in a manufacturing environment where the use of proper protective equipment (PPE) such as eye protection, hearing protection and safety shoes is mandatory