Date Posted: 9/7/2022
Location: Corydon, IA
Brief Description of Job:
- Provide technical expertise in the design of electrical systems and products.
- Evaluate systems’ safety, reliability, and performance.
- Recommend equipment, new concepts and techniques to improve performance, simplify processes, and improve material designs or material flaws as related to electrical systems and components.
- Work collaboratively with the engineering team and various plant personnel to improve electrical/digital component and product designs on existing products or develop new products related to Zero Turn Lawnmowers (ZTR) and grain drying equipment.
- Design, prototype, test, implement and improve new products, existing products and electrical systems.
- Size and specify electrical parts and electronic components.
- Lead the design improvements on existing products as related to electrical systems and components, and new product designs for ZTR lawnmowers, grain/crop dryers, heaters/burners, fans, controls, material handling equipment, and grain storage.
- Use knowledge of electrical design, PLC programming and engineering techniques to provide technical leadership to the other members of the department.
- Interpret mechanical design drawings for electrical requirements.
- Ensure that installation and operations conform to standards by preparing electrical systems specifications and technical drawings.
- Use 2D and/or 3D drafting skills in product design and development, electrical schematics/diagrams, and specifications.
- Interface with customers/dealers to obtain practical understanding of requirements to design new products and improve existing products to meet the demands of the market.
- Communicate and coordinate with manufacturing staff and procurement specialists to ensure manufacturability and cost control of the finished product.
- Participate in product development testing to validate the design concepts in the R&D Shop/Area, and often with in-field testing.
- Create detailed manufacturing prints, bill of materials and operating instructions for all products and improvements while interfacing with Sales, Manufacturing, and Procurement to insure an integrated, efficient product roll-out.
- Work with other members of the department as required/needed, including designers and technical drafting support.
- Assist with troubleshooting and problem solving by working directly with the design team, production supervisors/managers, quality personnel, and shop floor production team as needed.
- Maintain consistent communication with the supervisor on the status of assigned tasks.
- Actively participate in continuous improvement activities.
- Follow safety rules and regulations in performing work assignments.
- Perform work in a neat and orderly fashion and maintains a clean work area.
- Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Agricultural Engineering degree with strong electrical engineering background required.
- Previous electrical engineering design experience in a product development and manufacturing environment; preferably a minimum of 5 years.
- Familiarity with manufacturing processes in lawn mower/grain dryer or related industry a plus.
- PLC programming.
- Familiar with NEC, UL, CSA, NFPA, and other electrical industry codes, standards and practices.
- Proficiency in 2D or 3D drafting.
- Attention to detail. Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to conceptualize and work from engineering sketches.
- Knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
- Strong electro-mechanical aptitude.
- Work effectively with limited direction as well as the ability to work in a team environment and multitask effectively.
- Strong organizational, oral and written communication skills.
- Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
- Ability to stand for long periods of time.
- Ability to perform repetitive operations.
- Ability to lift up to 25lbs frequently; occasionally lift and/or move up to 50lbs.
- Ability to perform repetitive motions such as bending, walking, reaching with hands, grasping, pushing and pulling.
- Ability to wear PPE (personal protective equipment) as needed. Steel-toed shoes and safety glasses are required when working in the factory or testing areas.
- Environment ranges from an office environment, to a manufacturing shop environment, to a field application environment with various noise levels and temperatures ranging from hot to cold depending on seasons.
Interested applicants may apply online or complete the job application and submit to:
Shivvers Manufacturing, Inc.
614 W. English
Corydon, IA 50060
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
EOE. Physical and Drug Screen required.