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Design Engineer - St Charles, MO

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Company Name:Craftsmen Industries
Location:St Charles, MO
Employment Type:Full Time
Pay:$65000 per year
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Craftsmen Industries custom manufactures unique specialty trailers and vehicles and large format printed elements for experiential marketing and industrial solutions for brands across the industry spectrum including Boeing, PepsiCo, and Anheuser-Busch. We pride ourselves on creating our products fully in-house from initial design and engineering to fabrication and the finishing touches of graphics and paint.

Our Craftsmen team includes one subsidiary, Schantz Manufacturing. Schantz focuses on custom manufacturing of concession trailers for the fair and festival industry.

Guided by our values, we BUILD by helping bring ideas to life in a dynamic and collaborative environment and we're looking for talented individuals to grow with us!

What Do We Offer?

  • Competitive compensation.
  • Career development opportunities.
  • Benefits including but not limited to Medical, Dental and Vision.
  • 401(k) Match and Much More!

Position Title: Design Engineer

Location: St. Charles, MO

Position Summary:

The Design Engineer is responsible for all creative and detail design for assigned projects; ranging from 2-20 weeks in duration and $5,000 to $1,000,000 of sales revenue.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Under moderate supervision, take projects that vary in size from small to large from conceptual idea to fabrication drawing.
  • Interface with Sales, Estimating and the Customer to understand the project scope and specific design expectations.
  • Communicate with shop personnel daily to address design concerns and project/work schedule.
  • Source and quote products for the project in coordination with Purchasing to provide materials per the project schedule.
  • Prepare fabrication drawings for outside sourcing and communication with vendors.
  • Monitor weights before, during and after production as well as promptly relaying any concerns to Sales and Production Management.
  • Review designs for safety and liability considerations, communicating concerns to Sales and Production Management.

Required Skills:

  • BS in Engineering and 0-2 years' experience.
  • Strong computer skills and experience in 3D solid modeling with basic AutoCAD or similar program.
  • Must understand basic concepts and procedures in an Engineering discipline.
  • Gather and analyze data to make technical recommendations.
  • Manage time wisely and self-prioritize to meet tight deadlines.
  • Willing to learn and work on projects that may include steel structures, aluminum structures, hydraulics, visual elements, electrical and controls, mobile structures, etc.

Preferred Skills:

  • Skilled in electric/electric control systems, hydraulics, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), PLC Programming, cabinet building, plumbing, HVAC and/or lighting.
  • Solidworks experience.

Physical Skills:

  • Sit for long periods of time.
  • Required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel, and reach with arms.
  • Vision abilities include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Craftsmen Industries (and its subsidiaries) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This means that we consider all applicants for employment and employees eligible for employment without regard to race, marital status or civil union status, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or any other characteristic protected by law. We also provide reasonable accommodations to our applicants and employees with disabilities in order to assist them in the performance of their essential job functions.

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