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Design Engineer II

Company: Alamo Group Inc.
Location: Selma
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Bush Hog is one of the most recognized and successful names in the Agricultural Market. The Design Engineer II is a key position in the Company and will support and contribute to the company goals of profitability, return on investment, inventory turnover, and accident prevention. The Design Engineer II, under general supervision, will research, develop and design products as directed. Make changes to or modify existing products. Select components and materials, responsible for complete detail drawings and accurate Bill of Materials (BOM), and all pertinent documentation as needed. Applies fundamental principles and concepts of position and perform more routine aspects and progresses to more varied complex designs.

**Core Competencies for this position include:**

+ Leading Change/Change Management

+ Leading People/Teamwork

+ Communication

+ Business Acumen

+ Results Driven

**Essential Functions of the Job:**

+ Focus, communicate, encourage and contribute to Safety in all aspects of the job and all company meetings.

+ Lay out product design on computer system using SolidWorks software program. Ensure accuracy and structural strength of design. Draft detail parts on computer ensuring accuracy of tolerances for proper fit-up of parts in assembly process.

+ Determine and select best components to be used on each product designed, based on required specifications. Use product and vendor knowledge.

+ Ensure cost effectiveness and product reliability by using existing parts and components to standardize new designs.

+ Set-up and structure complete and accurate Bill of Materials (BOM) for each manufactured part.

+ Assist in field testing new products and evaluating performance and structural integrity for approval or problem resolution. Make engineering changes as required.

+ Release Engineering Change Request (ECR) and Engineering Change Orders (ECO); including all prints and respective BOM required for production upon approval of products.

+ Assist service department with troubleshooting mechanical failures.

+ Research/specify required materials for product production and source vendors to supply specified materials and/or parts/components. Work with Purchasing Department on vendor approval.

+ Assist in overseeing Technicians in the manufacturing of prototypes. Check fit-up accuracy of parts. Ensure implementation of product flows from design to actual production.

+ Perform any other duties assigned by Supervisor.

**Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's):**

+ Knowledge of 3-D wire Frame construction, design layouts, assembly drawings and/or component part drawings required.

+ Good computer skills to include Cad software program; prefer Solid works 3d understanding. Proficient in Microsoft Office programs.

+ Knowledge of engineering design standards and manufacturing capabilities.

+ Knowledge of Bush Hog product(s) and/or mowing/agricultural implements preferred.

+ Must have good mechanical aptitude.

+ Able to write and communicate.

+ Able to write or speak technical instructions.

+ Knowledge of Bill of Materials, stress analysis, material selection and material sizing.

+ Ability to lead, plan, prioritize and organize work for support team.

+ Ability to work effectively with cross functional departments.

+ PFMEA experience preferred.

+ Knowledge of Stage Gate - new product development processes required.

+ Ability to manage multiple projects.

**Education and Experience:**

+ Bachelor's degree in Agricultural or Mechanical Engineering required.

+ 3-5 years experience in product design, preferably in a manufacturing/industrial environment.

**Working Conditions:**

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

Use of standard office equipment. Office environment is 80% of time; with plant floor work environment 20% of time. Frequent sitting for extended periods of time, occasional walking, bending, stooping and lifting. Travel required. Must be able to work occasional overtime to complete projects as needed.

Alamo Group is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing (where permitted by law).

Keywords: Alamo Group Inc., Montgomery , Design Engineer II, Other , Selma, Alabama

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