Mechanical Design Engineer - Motion Control

Job Summary
Mechanical Design Engineers are responsible for researching mechanical technologies to use in improving our motion control product offering. They support existing products, new product design and development, and continuous innovation and improvements. They may interface with sales, customers, and vendors to develop custom encoders or modifications to existing designs that meet all specified customer requirements, including regulatory requirements.

Duties of a Mechanical Design Engineer:
  • Supports and/or creates new product designs
  • Make enhancements to existing product designs
  • Develop and execute project scope, cost estimates, feasibility and schedules
  • Resolves technical issues
  • Supports the product launch process
  • Create prototypes and develops written test protocols
  • Designs test control apparatus and equipment
  • Helps develop realistic project plans and conducts design reviews
  • Communicates specification for purchase of materials and equipment/tooling when necessary

Skills of a Mechanical Design Engineer:
  • Knowledge and understanding of the current industry guidelines for designing, manufacturing, and testing
  • Experience with compliance, engineering standards, and certifications including knowledge of ISO standards and documentation
  • Experience with 3D CAD design (SolidWorks experience a plus)
  • Experience working with external vendors
  • Proven track record for developing and delivering complete solutions
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Ability to lead large projects 
  • Ability to recruit, train and motivate personnel
  • Ability to communicate independently and effectively with all levels of management
  • Persistence to meet schedules
  • Advocates positive team concepts
  • Good communication and organizational skills

Qualifications of a Mechanical Design Engineer:
  • BS or MS degree in Mechanical Engineering required
  • At least three years in product development from design concept to production required
  • Willing to relocate to North Idaho required
  • Coursework in Design for Manufacturability and/or Mechatronics a plus
  • Able to travel domestically and abroad as projects require, but typically averaging 15% or less
  • US citizenship or permanent work visa required

Job Details:
  • Full time with benefits
  • Salary DOE

Essential Functions of a Mechanical Engineer:
  • Breathing well with face covering that meets CDC guidance (when required)
  • Use of upper body, arms, and hands throughout the day
  • Lifting 10-20 pounds repeatedly throughout the day
  • Bending, stooping, and reaching overhead throughout the day to reach materials to move or pickup
  • Normal color vision (due to different colored wires)
  • Able to work regularly with epoxy, glues, sealants

Company Benefits:
  • Health insurance - 100% employee premium coverage with low deductible!
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off (vacation, sick leave, select holidays)
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Long Term Disability insurance

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Applicants with disabilities may contact the Corporate Staff via telephone, e-mail, and other means to request and arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact the Corporate Staff calling (208) 263-8541 or by emailing

This is a full-time position

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