Douglas Machine Inc.
  • FR
  • Alexandria, MN, USA
  • Full Time

JOB SUMMARY:    The Senior Concept Developer position is an experienced person who is recognized as a leader within the company in his/her area of expertise.  This position plays a critical role in generating and developing new concepts throughout the company.  This position also provides direction and guidance to other less experienced concept developers and frequently interacts with other industry professionals. In addition, the Senior Concept Developer position requires frequent interactions with internal and external customers.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned:

  • Leads the generation and development of new concepts from idea to proof of concept.
  • Creates new processes, standards and applies new technology.
  • Maintains an engineering note book to record ideas, test results and recommendations on development projects.
  • Facilitates product developments, mock-ups, and performance tests as required.
  • Possesses the ability to manage difficult projects (go-to person).
  • Mentors and coaches new engineers/concept developers.
  • Produces engineering/design concepts for assigned machines/projects.
  • Involved in developing machine standards/practices and introducing new machine concepts.
  • Provides guidance for team members.
  • Maintains project schedules and completes assigned projects within allocated hours.
  • Promotes, utilizes and improves corporate processes
  • Required to travel to customer sites to resolve machine/commissioning problems when necessary.
  • Completes the performance reviews for individuals assigned to his/her design team.
  • Responsible for complying with all safety policies and procedures.



The person in this position has access to various reports and records, which are considered as being of a highly confidential and classified nature.  None of this material or information may be divulged or passed on to any outside source by the employee either during or after employment with Douglas Machine.



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.

  • Must demonstrate positive customer interaction and leadership skills.
  • Consistently exceeded expectations in previous role.
  • Strong creativity and problem solving skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • High proficiency in the use of personal computers and related software.
  • Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CAD) experience (Cadra and SolidWorks preferred).



B.S. degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field and a minimum of 7 years work experience or MS degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or a related field and a minimum of 5 years work experience, or equivalent education and/or work experience.

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