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  • Beaver Dam, WI, USA
  • 2021-03-30

We are a leader in industrial grade food processing equipment.  We are actively searching to hire a Mechanical Designer/CAD Administrator position in the Beaver Dam, Wisconsin area. This position offers opportunities for growth and leadership in developing and maintaining CAD and PDM systems.


  • Evaluates design changes, specifications, and release of project drawings for modification and installation and obtains necessary approvals.
  • Conducts engineering design evaluations for compliance with engineering principles, standards, and customer requirements.
  • Specifies needs for various components with vendors, evaluates and orders necessary items (pumps, motors, valves, controls, etc.)
  • Reviews project scope to ensure mechanical and electrical design complies with customer expectations.
  • Establishes our engineering/design standards and specifications for CAD and document management system utilizing industry standards.
  • Ensure consistent application of these standards.
  • Load and modify existing CAD documents into the document management system as required.
  • Develop and maintain standard document management operating procedures as well as drawing standards.
  • Coordinates activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling and resolution of routine design and test issues.
  • Participates in design review meetings covering approval drawings and layouts, dimensional attributes, machine specifications, utility requirements, serviceability, sanitation, and other attributes.
  • Assists with the development of operations and service manuals for assigned projects.
  • Works closely and communicates with other Project Engineers, Sales, Applications, Manufacturing, Installation, and Service to resolve design issues, change orders and approvals.
  • May represent the company in matters of coordination and technical assistance related to the detail design drawing aspect of the project.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by Engineering Manager.


  • Bachelor’s or associate’s degree in Mechanical Design, Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • Proficiency in latest computerized design applications including 3D modeling (e.g. AutoCAD, Creo, Solidworks, Inventor). (Creo preferred)
  • Experience with Document Management software. (Windchill preferred)
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in manufacturing related design work (approval, assembly, and detailed production fabrication drawings)
  • Strong analytical and problem solving, verbal and written communication skills to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Ability to effectively check all drawings for errors or deviations from standard practice prior to submittal to customers or manufacturing.
  • Experience within Food & Beverage and/or Pharmaceutical industries a plus.
  • Certification within CAD industry a plus (i.e., Autodesk, SolidWorks, Creo)