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IDEX Mechanical Engineer - Global Distribution in Cedar Falls, Iowa

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses ( around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.


This position requires compliance with ITAR regulations. Therefore, all employees working in this capacity must meet citizenship status and the employee must be a US Citizen or a US Permanent Resident.

Working in a team orientated environment, serves as design engineer for new products, performs development design work of new and derived products; exercises initiative, inventiveness, problem solving methodologies and independent judgment in achieving department and section objectives.


  • Conceives and develops design for new or derived products as directed.

  • Develops product concepts, specifications and development plans.

  • Meets program/project schedules, cost targets and technical requirements.

  • Generates and documents product design and development records in accordance with company product development procedures and guidelines. (i.e.-project plans, design calculations, test plans, design specifications, etc.)

  • Prepares and presents project and technical design reviews, both internally to Viking and to Customers.

  • Develops test plan for product development and design validation. Writes lab testing work orders, oversees lab testing and documents summary of testing results.

  • Assists Manufacturing with development of patterns/tooling and related equipment needed for producing new products.

  • Coordinates implementation of new design through all manufacturing processes.

  • Prepares catalogue specification and technical publications.

  • Works with Supply Chain group to evaluate and select vendor supplied parts. Prepares specifications for purchased parts.

  • Works with Sales, Marketing and our Customers to ensure the product solution meets the Customer’s expectations and requirements.

  • Investigates, prepares and implements Engineering Change Notices (ECNs).

  • Aids in selection, recommendation, and usage of materials and components.

  • Undertakes domestic and international travel in support of business needs.

  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment by following applicable procedures.

  • Assists in other special assignments as required by the Engineering Manager.


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university.

  • Ability to read blue prints and understanding of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T).


  • Personal characteristics should include technical ability, maturity, tact, and diplomacy.

  • Ability to organize design effort, keep orderly documentation and handle multiple tasks, assignments and projects simultaneously.

  • Good judgment, technical insight into problems, ability to handle ambiguity and effectiveness in completing job assignments.

  • Highly effective communication skills (written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal).

  • Experience with instrumentation or electronics a plus.


  • Basic competency with 3D CAD Modeling and Drafting software (prefer SolidWorks).

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.

  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Thermal Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) a plus.


  • Ability to move within office and manufacturing complex, write by hand and keyboard, and perform general office functions.

  • Ability to communicate by speech and hearing via phone and in person.

  • Visual acuity needed for close detail work and computer use.

  • General manufacturing, warehouse and office environment.


  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate with customers, suppliers and all levels of corporate and company personnel.

  • Requires frequent contact with suppliers, customers, and all internal and external Viking personnel.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Job Family: Engineering

Business Unit: Viking Pump

Job Segment: Severe Duty Flow Control