Cresco, IA

Design Engineer

Job Title: Product Development Engineer

Location: Cresco, IA

Salary Range: $70,000 - $90,000

Job Summary:: The Product Development Engineer will be responsible for leading and executing the entire design process from concept to production. This includes creating and updating designs using AutoCAD 2D, Inventor 3D, and other software tools. The engineer will work closely with customers, Sales, Production, and Engineering staff to prepare custom layouts, sketches, assembly drawings, and detail drawings. Additionally, the engineer will manage changes to the BOM database and collaborate with purchasing personnel to source specialty items. The engineer will make basic decisions but can seek guidance from Engineering senior staff when needed.

Job Responsibilities:

- Develop designs using AutoCAD and Inventor software.

- Create 2D and 3D drawings for fabrication and assembly, ensuring proper fit and function.

- Apply engineering disciplines and best practices to solve design problems.

- Prepare final drawings, checking dimensions, materials, and structure integrity.

- Document all drawings required for production build according to specifications.

- Lead design review meetings with production team leaders.

- Coordinate with salesperson or vendors to explore design possibilities and finalize drawings.

- Verify specifications and update sales drawings using AutoCAD 2D, communicating changes to production staff.

- Ensure customer satisfaction by delivering safe, accurate, and timely designs.

- Assist with Engineering Change documentation for revisions to standard drawings.

Education & Experience:

- Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

- Minimum of 3-5 years of related work experience in creating 3D models.

- Minimum 1-year experience with AutoCAD 2D.

- Strong project management and problem-solving skills.

- Demonstrated leadership ability and cross-functional collaboration.

- Lean ideology and continuous improvement mindset.

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