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


The Mechanical Engineer position is responsible for producing and reconfiguring complete machine design packages using existing technology.  This position interacts frequently with internal customers and occasionally with external customers.  In addition, this position's area of influence will focus primarily on routine projects assigned to him or her within their own department.


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

  • Produces and reconfigures complete machine design packages using existing technology used within the company.
  • Generates the Bill of Material and related documentation for all assigned projects.
  • Maintains project schedules and completes assigned projects within allocated hours.
  • Required to travel to customer sites to assist with machine installations or to resolve machine problems when necessary.
  • Supervises Assistant Designers/Detailers, which includes directing their work and completing their performance reviews.
  • Interacts in a professional manner frequently with internal associates and occasionally with external customers.
  • Identifies opportunities for cost reductions and quality improvements in equipment.
  • Utilizes corporate processes:
    • Design and Development
    • Verification and Validation
    • Engineering Change Control
    • Risk Assessment for all machine designs



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.

  • Possess 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).



  • Requires a B.S. degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field or A.A. degree in Engineering or related field and a minimum of 3 years work experience in a related field.
  • Experience in packaging machine electrical or mechanical design preferred.



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