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Mechanical Designer

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Date: Aug 7, 2019

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US, 55111

Company: Greenheck Group

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General Summary:

Work with designs and redesigns of new and existing company products to complement and enhance product offerings and continually improve quality, minimize production costs and sustain a competitive advantage in the air movement and control industry. Work closely with marketing/sales on new product concepts, features and/or Special Design Requests (SDRs). Independent judgment must be exercised frequently. Assignments are received in the form of results expected, but employee has considerable freedom to decide work priorities and procedures to be followed. Specialized skills for these individuals are required at this level. Areas of expertise may include: electrical motor control circuits, controls, machine design, product development (manage projects), PDX system design, testing or quality.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

- Execute special design requests (SDRs) to include sheet metal, component, electrical and controls changes. Update models, assemblies, BOMs and documentation required to support production.

- Provide technical consultation internally to sales and marketing and after-sale support personnel.

- Maintain close contact with Manufacturing Engineering. Listen to problems, ideas, prioritizing and pursuing the most important concerns. Responsible for resolving issues as they arise.

- Maintains drawing files (CAD, PDF and other documentation) in accordance with established conventions

- Develop new product designs, redesigns and product updates in coordination with sales, marketing, service and manufacturing functions

- Lead or participate in value engineering projects to continually improve the cost efficiency of design and manufacturing processes

- Maintain accurate and current documentation on design changes and requests. Communicate those design changes to Manufacturing Engineering.

- Develop bill of materials and translation documents related to new or changed designs

- Oversee the transition from design into production, including any necessary testing and training required for implementing new or changed designs. May also be required to evaluate internal tooling and facility capabilities when assessing the viability of a new design

- Evaluate material selection, cost analysis, and vendors as required to implement new designs.  Review, along with purchasing personnel, the selection and specification of new purchased component parts for product designs

- Execute and/or oversee the prototyping and testing of new designs

- Proven ability to manage multiple projects and priorities to due dates



Business Unit Specific Duties & Responsibilities:


Manage pre-production relationship with control panel vendor to include communicating SDR requirements and schematic reviews


Job Qualifications: (Right-Click for Options)

Work requires extensive technical or specialized training such as that which would be acquired in the first two or three years of college or technical school.


Between 2-5 years of work experience is required.


Business Unit Specific Qualifications:


- Strong communication skills and ability to successfully interact with remote teams

- Fluent in using Autodesk Inventor to create and modify sheet metal parts and assemblies

- Strong mechanical aptitude and willingness to perform hands-on work

- Occasional travel between business unit sites (less than 10%)



Special Notation


The preceding statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people in this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.



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