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Live and work in the Iowa Great Lakes area! Our client needs a Hands-on Mechanical Design Engineer to work with the production team and equipment vendors. The person in this role will develop and design new equipment in addition to integrating existing equipment. Ideal candidates are team players with a focus on quality and safety. Apply today to join this legacy company.


  • Provide mechanical design support for manufacturing processes and equipment
  • Support new product development processes and implement standard operating procedures
  • Perform manufacturing trials
  • Create, read, and interpret 3-D models, blueprints, technical drawings, and schematics
  • Participate in process team kaizen events to improve or establish production metrics
  • Coordinate with company engineers and operations teams
  • Provide on-site production support and technical support
  • Communicate with suppliers to assure capabilities, processes, and procedures are up to date and able to satisfy demand
  • Analyze and recommend improvements to manufacturing processes in order to improve capacity, reduce labor, increase uptime, and efficiency
  • Recommend design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions
  • Communicate production problems with management and attend meetings as necessary to solve production issues
  • Improve efficiencies, product quality, and safety


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related experience with a technical training certification
  • 3+ years of engineering experience supporting design, development, and installation of manufacturing equipment required
  • Prior manufacturing experience required
  • Considerable CAD experience including 2D and 3D modeling, Auto CAD, Pro-E, Solid Works, or similar 3D modeling software required
  • Demonstrated mechanical knowledge and aptitude with hydraulics, pumps, systems, pneumatics, etc. required
  • Impressive communication and people skills

Interested and qualified candidates can contact Eric Peterson at (515) 225-7000 or email Eric at 

Ref: JOB-30878

Eric Peterson


(515) 225-7000

3737 Woodland Ave, Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    • Job type: Direct Hire
    • Location: Okoboji, Iowa
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:$65000 - $75000