Mechanical Engineer

About the Job:

Design custom machines consistent with established engineering specifications according to size, capacities, performance and other requirements.


  • Handle all aspects of design engineering work.
  • Create and modify drawings per redline changes via ECRs.
  • Occasionally communicate with customers in the form of telephone calls, emails, meetings and presentations to understand and define their needs.
  • Understand and respond to customer requests, both verbal and written.
  • Design product to meet all requirements.
  • Review product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements, and related specifications.
  • Read and interpret customer specifications, technical drawings, sales drawings, and 3D machine models.
  • Research, design and evaluate mechanical products, equipment, systems and processes to meet specified requirements, applying knowledge of engineering principles.
  • Recommend design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions or deficiencies.
  • Conduct research that tests or analyzes the feasibility, design, operation, or performance of equipment, components, or systems.
  • Investigate equipment failures and improper operation and make recommendations to resolve the issues.
  • Research and develop models of alternate designs and processing methods to assess feasibility, operating condition effects, possible new applications, and necessity of modification.
  • Evaluate and select components and parts for the machines.
  • Evaluate and approve design changes, specifications and drawing releases.
  • Manage several projects at one time.
  • Assist drafters in developing the detail drawings of products.
  • Assist manufacturing, quality and planning as required.
  • Develop working relationships with fabrication, machine builders, and Production Manager, and develop better cooperation for working together toward producing the highest quality products at the lowest possible cost.
  • Act as technical resource for product field support of customers, service personnel and field sales, assisting in addressing and resolving questions and problems.
  • Participate on cross-functional teams to address and resolve manufacturing, design, and quality problems, and ensure the continuous, on-going improvement of processes and methods.
  • Suggest ideas for new products.
  • Stay current in new developments in the industry.
  • Keep informed of new parts or methods to improve products or product designs.
  • Oversee installation, operation, inspections, testing, maintenance and repair to ensure that machines and equipment are installed and functioning according to specifications
  • Handle all changes and problems related to product assigned.
  • Follow all housekeeping procedures.
  • Comply with all quality and safety regulations.

Preferred Qualifications, Education, Skills:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and three to five years of related experience, or seven to ten years of progressively responsible related experience, or a combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as technical specifications, professional journals, and blueprints.
  • Ability to write reports and documentation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with vendors, customers and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach above shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move drawings, files, parts, components, and manuals weighing up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Marchant Schmidt is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call 920-921-4760 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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