While this is a remote work position, on-site visits would be possible and necessary, not to interfere with class schedules. Applicants must be within one or two years of graduation.
Brief Description of Job:
Provide technical design of mechanical systems and products.
Evaluate systems’ safety, reliability, and performance.
Recommend equipment, new concepts, and techniques to improve performance, simplify processes, and improve material designs or material flaws as related to mechanical systems and components.
Work collaboratively with the engineering team and various plant personnel to improve electrical/digital component and product designs on existing products or develop new products related to Zero Turn Lawnmowers (ZTR) and Grain Drying Equipment.
Design, prototype, test, implement and improve new products, existing products, and mechanical systems.
Size and specify mechanical parts and components.
Assist the design improvements on existing products as related to mechanical systems and components, and new product designs for grain dryers, heaters/burners, fans, controls, material handling equipment, and grain storage.
Interpret mechanical design drawings for requirements.
Ensure that installation and operations conform to standards by preparing mechanical systems specifications and technical drawings.
Use 2D and 3D drafting and modeling skills in product design and development, mechanical schematics/diagrams, and specifications.
Communicate and coordinate with manufacturing staff and procurement specialists to ensure manufacturability and cost control of the finished product.
May participate in product development testing to validate the design concepts in the R&D Shop/Area, and often with in-field testing.
Create detailed manufacturing prints, bill of materials and operating instructions for all products and improvements while interfacing with Sales, Manufacturing, and Procurement to insure an integrated, efficient product roll-out.
Work with other members of the department as required/needed, including designers and technical drafting support.
Assist with troubleshooting and problem solving by working directly with the design team, production supervisors/managers, quality personnel, and shop floor production team as needed.
Maintain consistent communication with the supervisor on the status of assigned tasks. Meet weekly with supervisor via Teams meetings or as needed. Report weekly progress and status of projects.
Actively participate in continuous improvement activities.
Follow safety rules and regulations in performing work assignments.
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, or related field. Must be within one or two years of graduation.
Previous engineering design experience in mechanical equipment manufacturing preferred.
Proficiency in 2D or 3D drafting.
Attention to detail. Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Ability to conceptualize and work from engineering sketches.
Strong electro/mechanical aptitude.
Work effectively with limited direction as well as the ability to work in a team environment and multitask effectively.
Strong written communication skills.
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
Ability to stand for long periods of time.
Ability to perform repetitive operations.
Ability to lift up to 30lbs frequently; occasionally lift and/or move up to 50lbs.
Ability to perform repetitive motions such as bending, walking, reaching with hands, grasping, pushing, and pulling.
Ability to wear PPE (personal protective equipment) as needed. Steel-toed shoes and safety glasses are required when working in the factory or testing areas.
Environment ranges from an office environment to a manufacturing shop environment, to a field application environment, with various noise levels and temperatures ranging from hot to cold depending on seasons.
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