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Design Engineer

Company: Alamo Group
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Under general to moderate supervision, develops and designs new products for sales/marketing lines, modifies or improves exiting product lines, and creates accurate bills of material for each design/detail drawing on computer system, in accordance with specifications and industry standards. Determines materials to be used on actual product(s).

Essential Functions of the Job:

Designs products for assigned projects on computer system using SolidWorks software. May design sweepers, sweeper mountings and sweeper components. Utilizes knowledge of products, design standards and manufacturing capabilities.

Work as a part of a closely integrated team, co-designing components, leading a collaborative design effort, or designing parts to interface with others concurrent work.

Creates detailed component part and/or assembly drawings to assist production with building of products. Determines materials to be used on actual products maintaining efficiency and cost effectiveness. Works closely with purchasing to source materials and/or vendors.

Structures an accurate Bill of Materials (BOM) for each design layout or component part/assembly drawing completed.

Provides customer service and/or technical service regarding questions of products or designs.

Oversees the production of design prototypes by R&D Technicians. Ensures adherence to specifications. Aids in rework. May assist tooling in producing fixtures for new products.

Provides training to co-workers and new team members in course and scope of job, computer system, structuring BOM, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's):

Designs should reflect a knowledge of manufacturing methods and experience making parts for applications on trucks or related vehicles.

Proficient in 3-D construction, design layouts, assembly drawings and/or component part drawings required.

Knowledge of hydraulic, pneumatic systems. Knowledge of design techniques for bending, welding, metal and plastics as well as how subparts form weldments and higher assemblies.

Excellent computer skills. Proficient on Solid Works software program.

Able to read and technically interpret engineering drawings. Able to read and understand technical manuals.

Knowledge of engineering design standards and manufacturing capabilities.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Able to write or speak technical instructions.

Knowledge of Bill of Materials, stress analysis, material selection and material sizing.

Education and Experience:

A Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Agricultural Engineering or, extensive relevant experience is acceptable.

Minimum 5 years-previous engineering experience, preferably in a heavy vehicle related environment

Working Conditions:

Manufacturing setting.

Keywords: Alamo Group, Huntsville , Design Engineer, Other , Huntsville, Alabama

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