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Design Engineer (#DE001)

Location: Madison, Wisconsin · Posted on January 13, 2017

Qualifications

We are looking for passionate Engineers with a desire to design the next generation of productive harvesting equipment.

We’re proud of our reputation in providing customers with quality equipment and take our position as The Harvesting Specialists seriously…because at the end of the day, our equipment helps producers harvest the crops that feed the world.

PURPOSE and SCOPE

You need to be ready to participate in a team environment in the development and the continuous improvement of innovative, market leading product designs. Team compositions vary and change, but consistently involve multiple engineers, technologists, team leaders, prototype shop and test personnel.  There are also cross functional interactions with supply chain, marketing, product support, publications, manufacturing, and other specialists.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

*Graduate of an accredited Engineering University Program
*3+ years’ experience in the design of mechanical components, hydraulic systems, or electro-mechanical systems
*Must have knowledge and a passion for Agriculture
*Farm background required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

*Experience in machine design (steel and/or plastics), and a background in mechanical/hydraulic/electrical systems
*Familiarity with Agricultural Machinery and Manufacturers
*Familiarity with various types of agricultural production systems
*Experience with generating engineering documentation (drawings, GD&T, change notices, etc)
*Experience with a CAD system, FEA software, design calculations
*Experience working with vendors, manufacturing, quality, etc
*Experience with mentoring new engineers

Responsibilities

*Participation as a team member in all team project activities as identified, including but not limited to:

-Develop detailed product designs to meet objectives of performance, cost, durability, etc.
-Identify, analyze, and mitigate product design risks. 
-Prototype build planning and support
-Product verification and validation (lab)
-Product field testing 
-Supporting cross-functional activities (purchasing, manufacturing, quality, publications, etc)
-Project planning

*Development of CAD models, drawings, and supporting information that meet MacDon requirements
*Engineering analysis of designs using hand calculations and electronic FEA (and other) tools to confirm design capabilities
*Other duties as assigned.

This position will remain posted until filled.

Please send resumes to employment@macdon.com or select "Apply for this Position" listed above.