The Mechanical Engineer reports to the Engineering Manager. In a manufacturing environment, that designs and manufactures automated food manufacturing machines, interprets complex engineering specifications and applies those specifications to the design of components and sub-assemblies using sound design principles, creative and independent judgment. Generates accurate detailed drawings and BOMs. Develops documentation and collaborates with Controls Engineering as required to develop machine control systems.
* Use SolidEdge and AutoCAD software to generate mechanical drawings and BOMs * Develop layout concepts * Perform basic engineering calculations, hardware sizing (motor, gearbox, cylinders, etc) for custom conveyors, ovens, fryers and other material handling equipment for the food industry * Complete checklists ensuring equipment complies to specifications * Write technical manuals for new equipment * Assists in preparation and prepares mechanical drawings and prepares Bill of Materials * Correct mechanical drawings using SolidEdge and AutoCAD cad software
* Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering or Associate's degree in a closely related field with combination of experience required to perform job duties* * Strong mechanical engineering experience with plant lines within the food processing industry (preferred) * 3+ years of design experience in a manufacturing environment
* Mechanical project experience a must. Including system design/fabrication management, design development w/customer interaction, resource allocation, timeline and cost tracking * Assume all mechanical engineering responsibilities per project with guidance from senior personnel. * Mechanical engineer to take project ownership * Work with team members to develop layout concepts * Mechanical engineering background at the system design level * Able to perform basic engineering calculations, hardware sizing (motor, gearbox, cylinders, etc) * Experience with food transfer and processing equipment design (preferred) * Strong mechanical aptitude and extensive understanding of mechanical design concepts * Demonstrated problem solving skills. Mindset for creating and improving processes and designs * Strong initiative. Get the job done * Able to work with minimal supervision but provides detailed follow up/reporting to keep the project team well informed * Experience with Hygienic design criteria as related to food processing equipment (preferred) * Food processing plant layout(preferred) * Strong SolidEdge/AutoCAD experience * Experience with MS Project(preferred) * Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing * Bilingual in Spanish (preferred) * Proficient using a computer including, Word, Excel, and Outlook * Ability to adhere to ethical principles that reflect the highest standards of organizational and individual behavior * Possess effective organization and time management skills, be detail oriented, use good judgment, and manage competing priorities for multiple
projects and consistently meet all deadlines * Ability to work collaboratively with others and foster cooperative relationships and credibility at all levels of the organization * Domestic and international travel: occasionally * Valid California Driver License required and acceptable driver record