Design Engineer

  • Columbus, GA
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: AV29-2690116



Position Description:

The Design Engineer reaches across departments working with the engineering team, the sales team, the customer service team, and the manufacturing team. Responsibility for leading the design process of product components and units from concept to production to achieve the product objectives within a specified time. Design new products and improve existing products accurately and cost effectively. Resolve any problems and/or questions incurred during production due to design error or misinterpretation. Continually develop new processes to improve safety, quality, cost, and time to delivery.


Job Responsibilities:

Lead the design, development and release of all components and assemblies for product lines based on bid requirements, specifications, and other pertinent data.


Develop shop drawings for the fabrication and assembly of designed products including sheet metal, structural steel, plumbing, hydraulic, and drivetrain components/schematics while considering electrical requirements

Develop initial bill of material (BOM) for new designs including fabricated and purchased components


Work with internal team and suppliers to manage requirements, specifications, timing, and costs to ensure that customer and product objectives are met


Ensure that product meets all necessary safety compliance requirements


Analyze existing and new designs to identify and implement cost reduction opportunities, reduce design complexity, and improve quality and labor efficiency


Maintain organization of customer project files and assist sales, fabrication, and team members with build specific- and product-related questions


Provide technical support to internal and external customers


Support test and field incident resolution of technical problems, complaints and failures and drive quick resolution

Create and release ECO’s as necessary based on internal and external feedback



Experience in the following categories: mechanical design, sheet metal, welded structures, bolted joints and fasteners, hydraulics, fluid and air flow, structures/structural analysis, electrical and wiring systems, weight distribution and axle weight calculations, engines/installation, chassis, suspensions, braking, and drive trains


Experience in product weight reduction.


Experience in cost reduction.


Knowledgeable in metals/materials, their application, manufacturing methods, procedures, and quality


FEA and DFMA experience required with DFMEA experience a plus

Ability to multi-task and adjust priorities as shop and customer needs change.


Strong organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with team members and internal and external customers


Enjoys complex problem-solving and collaboration.


Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


Thrives in a fast-paced work environment.


Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage a large and diverse number of projects with professionalism, cooperation, and persistence.


Must have customer service-oriented mentality with the ability to handle customer issues tactfully and professionally.




B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related degree


Minimum 5 years’ experience as a design engineer in a manufacturing environment


Proficient in machine/mechanical design in SOLIDWORKS


Working knowledge of using PDM systems


AutoCAD experience is a plus






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