Design Engineer

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Looking for qualified candidates Full Time / Minneapolis, MN


Design Engineers are ultimately responsible for the research, development and design of product according to project requirements. The Design Engineer develops submittals, layouts, schematics and shop details as part of a design team in accordance with project specifications and site conditions.  The position requires knowledge of the Sales, Project Management, Engineering and Production Process along with a thorough understanding of the Engineering discipline and principles of both the manufacturing and construction processes with the ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently. Design Engineers must possess a strong understanding of Materials, Building Codes and Engineering Principles.

Primary Responsibilities:

Project Planning

  • Provide conceptual design drawings and value engineering solutions to projects in the developmental design phase to assist the sales team in providing accurate and competitive pricing.
  • Thoroughly review project specifications and scope, placing emphasis on design requirements.
  • Conduct and review various calculations such as strength, weights, forces and stresses for material and component selection under the supervision of a Professional Engineer.
  • As part of a Project Team, prepare submittal drawings for customer approval based upon project specifications, scope and engineering requirements.
  • Coordinate with project team to determine potential value engineering opportunities for the project.

Project Execution

  • Work in conjunction with the project strategy and schedule set forth by the Project Manager.
  • Prepare measuring templates, acquire field dimensions and construct as-built 3D models and layouts to ensure design feasibility and accuracy.
  • With the use of Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD software, prepare accurate assembly and part drawings to assure proper fabrication and installation of product.
  • Prepare bills of materials and project routers to the Process Engineer and Production Manager.
  • Assist the Project Manager with quality control measures throughout fabrication and installation phases of the project.
  • Assist the Project Manager in the completion of all specified closeout documents required by the customer including final ‘as-built’ drawings.
  • Perform project review with thorough synopsis of project and opportunities for improved performance on future projects.

General Duties

  • Provide material take-offs and estimates and assist in project forecasting.
  • Assist the Project Manager with change orders, project schedules and project evaluation.
  • Integrate educational and professional experience to optimize project efficiencies.
  • Assist as required in the Research and Development of new and improved TCP product offering.

Position Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent is required.
  • 1-5 years of related experience. Manufacturing and construction experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor or comparable program is required.
  • Knowledge of engineering analysis to select appropriate member sizing.
  • Ability to read and interpret fabrication drawings.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of integrity, loyalty and honesty; not divulge to outside parties’ information of a confidential nature pertaining to the company’s operations or bids.
  • Ability to carry out the duties described in the job description in an efficient manner.