Auto Crane

Design Engineer


Job Title: Design Engineer Prepared By: Human Resources
Department: Engineering Prepared Date: 5/11/2015
Reports to: Lead Engineer Approved By: Engineering
FLSA Status: Exempt Approved Date: 5/15/2015

Position Summary                                                                                                                                                             

Design components and systems for development of mechanical or electromechanical products by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities – includes the following, but others may be assigned                                                           

  • Analyzes product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine designs which can be produced by existing manufacturing or processing facilities and methods.
  • Determines feasibility of designing new products or modifying existing products considering costs, available space, time limitations, company planning, and other technical and economic factors.
  • Provides technical information concerning manufacturing or processing techniques, materials, properties, and process advantages and limitations which affect long range plant and product engineering planning.
  • Confers with research personnel to clarify or resolve problems and develops design.
  • Prepares or directs preparation of product or system layout and detailed drawings and schematics.
  • Directs and coordinates manufacturing or building of prototype product or system.
  • Compiles and analyzes operational, test, and research data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified equipment or product.
  • Plans and develops experimental test programs.
  • Analyzes test data and reports to determine if design meets functional and performance specifications.
  • Confers with research and other engineering personnel and prepares design modifications as required.
  • Evaluates engineering test results for possible application to developments of systems or other uses.

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                                                                                                              

  • None

Education and Experience                                                                                                                                                  

Bachelor’s degree (B. S.) in Mechanical Engineering  from an ABET accredited  four-year College or University and a minimum of ten years related engineering experience.


  • Analytical
  • Design
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Technical Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Written and Oral Communication
  • Quality Management
  • Business Acumen
  • Planning/Organizing
  • Quantity
  • Cost Consciousness
  • Innovation
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Attendance/Punctuality
  • Adaptability
  • Leadership

Computer Skills                                                                                                                                                          

Knowledge of Solid Works Design software; Auto Cad experience; Oracle Manufacturing software preferred; Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software and Microsoft Word Processing software.

Physical Demands                                                                                                                                                              

PERCENTAGE OF WORK TIME 1 – 33% 34 – 66% 67 – 100%
Standing/Walking X
Sitting X
Twisting X
Lifting/Carrying X  
Pushing/Pulling X  
Climbing X
Bending/Stooping X
Using arm muscles frequently or for extended periods X  
Using leg muscles frequently or for extended periods X  
Using back muscles frequently or for extended periods X  
5-20 pounds frequently X
30-50 pounds frequently X
50-100 pounds frequently X
Working in hot/cold surroundings X
Working with or near chemicals X
Working with hand tools X  
Operating forklifts X  
Computer Operation X
Endurance to perform tasks over long periods of work hours X
Repetitive rapid hand movement     X
Manual dexterity with both hands     X