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XL Specialized Trailers Design Engineer in Manchester, Iowa

1086 S 3rd St, Manchester, IA 52057, USA | Full Time


United States of America


XL Specialized Trailers, 1086 South 3rd St., Manchester, Iowa 52057


Generally expected to work as a valued member of the XL Specialized Trailers team. This job will collaborate inside a team of design engineers (10) responsible for designing mechanical products and systems resulting in a finished product that meets the needs and expectation of the customer.

Responsibilities, Qualifications or Skills Required:

  • Plans and completes engineering projects by studying customer requirements, market demand, and competitors' products; scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.

  • Evaluates mechanical systems and products by designing and conducting research programs; applying principles of mechanics, hydraulics and materials.

  • Confirms system and product capabilities by designing feasibility and testing methods; testing properties.

  • Develops mechanical products by studying customer requirements; researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods and materials, soliciting observations from operators.

  • Develops manufacturing processes, focusing on cost reduction and process improvement by designing and modifying equipment for fabricating, building, assembling and installing components.

  • Assures system and product quality by designing testing methods; testing finished product and system capabilities; confirming fabrication, assembly and installation process.

  • Prepares product reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.

  • Provides engineering information by answering questions and requests.

  • Maintains product and company reputation by complying with government regulations.

  • Maintains system and product database by writing computer programs and entering data.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing relating results as needed.

    Education and Experience Requirements: Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering required.

  • Heavy haul trailer engineering experience a plus; heavy equipment engineering experience a plus

    Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Must have advanced computer skills and be able to understand electronic processing. Technically proficient in Excel, and Design software systems.

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills for effective interface with all internal and external contacts.

  • Possess, analytical and technical skills required to understand business practices and recommend proper automation opportunities.

  • Must have functional understanding of cost accounting.

  • Must be an innovator and embrace lean enterprise principles and practices.

  • Ability to quickly learn new tools, systems, etc.

  • Ability to not only identify problems but also take action towards solving them.

  • Aptitude to manage by influence not only by hierarchy.

    Work Environment:

    Work is primarily performed indoors.

    Has the ability to work remotely.

    Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Free Medical, dental, and vision insurance for employee AND dependents!

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • 12 Paid Holidays -including your birthday!

  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits