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(Mid-Level) Mechanical Engineers– KIEL, WI USA



Under the direction of the Engineering Manager, the Design Engineer designs and tests complete machines, systems and mechanical components. The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the integrity, quality, and proper operation of design from concept through manufacturing, assembly, testing and field installation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  1. Performs and coordinates the mechanical design and development of new products, or major modifications of existing products.
  2. Responsible for the accuracy of design and the quality of the final detailed part drawings.
  3. Promotes open atmosphere encouraging idea generation, technology assessment and innovation.
  4. Makes decisions within the framework of applied technology; formulates new approaches and techniques for the solution of technical problems encountered in design.
  5. Evaluates and tests new technologies and its application to H.G. Weber products.
  6. Must stay abreast of new developments in component technologies and trends in the capital equipment manufacturing industry sector.
  7. Tests and reports on customer specified or supplied material run-ability.
  8. Oversees development of documentation necessary for manufacturing release of the prototype. This includes but is not limited to Bills of materials, Product Flow Charts, Part Drawings, Assembly Drawings, Schematic (Air, Lube, and Hydraulics) Piping Drawings and Orientation Drawings.
  9. Responsible for the application of engineering and manufacturing standards, as well as appropriate product and component standards in the area of product responsibility. Expected to produce designs, which comply with HolwegWeber engineering standards and all local standards, which apply in the areas in which the machine will be sold.
  10. Participates in the design review process for all assigned projects
  11. Communicates design intent to the electrical engineer, ensuring electrical requirements are included in the design, and the product operates in the most efficient manner, without unnecessary complexity.
  12. Communicate and present with manufacturing, assembly and service to resolve conflicts, reviews designs, and incorporates suggestions in improvements.
  13. Correct designs problems, errors or inaccuracies found in design. Processes Non-conforming Material Reports, Engineering Change Notices, and Engineering Change Request when required.
  14. Participates in the design estimation process, which includes determining the feasibility if design, estimates design times requirements, assemble, test and project costs.
  15. Communicate with the Technical Publication Department to maintain accuracy of technical information for the customer manuals.
  16. Coordinates and performs testing of new technologies, as assigned.
  17. Generates and maintains accurate test reports/logs in accordance with department standards



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as technical specifications, professional journals, and blueprints. Ability to write reports and documentation. Ability to communicate effectively with vendors, customers and other employees of the organization.  Prefer ability to speak French and/or German.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Fluent in SolidWorks and other applicable engineering programs.


Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to function independently and with a team.


Other Qualifications

Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard office machines, to include a computer, telephone, fax, copier, etc., and the ability to operate a variety of test and development equipment. Ability to concentrate in a noisy environment.   Prefer ability to travel


Physical Demands

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 functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently and for extended periods of time required to sit; uses computers and software, use hands to finger, handle, walk steps, or touch objects, draw, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach above shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move drawings, files, parts, components, and manuals weighing up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is an office like setting with the extended computer use. When on the shop floor, large machines may be loud. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, occasionally loud.