Safe Foods

Mechanical Engineer

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Description/Job Summary

The mechanical engineer will design mechanical components of food safety systems for food processing plants utilizing SolidWorks and provide plant engineering support for chemical manufacturing.


1. Design mechanical components of food safety systems for food processing plants utilizing SolidWorks.

2. Maintain and update existing Solid Works models.

3. Develop documentation during development for transfer to production (models, detail drawings, diagrams, BOM, assembly procedures, etc.).

4. Create parts books with exploded views for customer service manuals.

5. Design and document PM schedules for all manufactured systems.

6. Develop the mechanical sections and system diagrams for equipment manuals.

7. Document installation requirements and procedures.

8. Work to simplify equipment assembly and production time by good design practices.

9. Develop clear, easy to use system pre-install survey questionnaires and available system options.

10. Participate on engineering design team.

11. Perform mechanical engineering analysis as needed.

12. Utilize extensive creativity, mechanical design ability, and good interpersonal skills.

13. Develop procedures and evaluation criteria for performance testing of designs.

14. Occasional onsite support for new machine installations.

15. Provide engineering support for process improvement projects for chemical manufacturing facility.

16. Provide reliability engineering support for chemical manufacturing facility.

17. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

Required Qualifications


Technical degree required in such disciplines as Computer Engineering, CPA, etc, plus 2 years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from an abet accredited university
  • 2-5 years of proven experience designing machines for use in food processing plants including sanitary design practices
  • 2-5 years of SolidWorks experience including system design, part modeling, assemblies, exploded views and drawings
  • Sheet metal design experience including laser or water jetted parts
  • Strong analytical, mechanical and troubleshooting skills
  • Must be organized, self-starter, methodical and able to prioritize and work with limited supervision
  • Ability to communicate clearly to both technical and nontechnical audiences
  • Work well within a diverse team environment
  • Creative problem solving in products, solution design and business processes
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities to meet customer needs
  • Must have existing approval to work in the US


Intermediate: Spreadsheet, Word Processing/Typing

Preferred Qualifications


Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and policy/procedure manuals;  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory.


Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal, logical or scientific symbolism such as formulas, scientific equations, and graphs. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

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