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Project Designer - St Charles, MO

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Company Name:Craftsmen Industries
Location:St Charles, MO
Employment Type:Full Time
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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: Project Designer

Location: St. Charles, MO

Position Summary: As Project Engineer, you will be responsible for all activities associated with projects after receipt of a purchase order. This includes but is not limited to creative / detail design and fabrication drawings, all project communication internally and externally, project scope changes, project finances, and schedule management for both engineering and production.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Complete engineering drawings and assignments on schedule to meet customer and production requirements.
  • Review designs for safety and liability considerations. Communicate concerns to Engineering Manager in a prompt manner.
  • Consistently update 3D models and drawings.
  • Purchase items required for completion of job.
  • Schedule work and deadlines for engineering and production.
  • Coordinate client approvals and submissions to maintain schedule.
  • Track all scope changes and notify sales and estimating of any decrease and/or increase in pricing.
  • Notify leadership team when schedule or budget is in jeopardy and offer suggestions on the required corrections.
  • Monitor projects in production to verify conformity.
  • Track labor / material and actively manage cost to maintain budget.
  • Provide shop assistance as needed.

Required Skills:

  • 3-5 years' experience as a Designer.
  • Mechanical aptitude with knowledge and experience working with common hand and machine shop tools.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively while working independently and cooperatively.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience with Scheduling Software.
  • Ability to simultaneously organize and successfully execute multiple project responsibilities.
  • Effectively communicate and interact with technical staff at all levels in a team-based environment. Possess effective interpersonal skills and the ability to interact within both engineering and operations environments with both clients and suppliers.
  • Familiarity with Statics and Dynamics.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Computer Skills: SolidWorks, 2D CAD and 3D CAD.
  • Skills using electric / electric control systems, hydraulics, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), PLC programming, cabinet building, plumbing and lighting.

Physical Skills:

  • Sit for long periods of time.
  • Required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms.
  • Vision abilities required by this job 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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