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CPM Holdings, Inc. Mechanical Engineer in Waterloo, Iowa

CPM Holdings, Inc. is a global process engineering and equipment company with one mission to sustainably feed, fuel and build a better world. CPM serves a wide range of industries with solutions that help improve everyday life for people across the globe. Comprised of a growing family of trusted equipment and technology brands, CPM is committed to product, geographic and acquisitive growth. CPM is built on more than 140 years of experience and today has 1,500 employees worldwide with 28 locations in 12 countries. 

Position Summary:

This is an opportunity to join CPM as a Mechanical Engineer in our capital equipment manufacturing facility in Waterloo, Iowa.  We are looking for a highly motivated detail oriented person with strong technical mechanical aptitude coupled with proficient 3D drafting skills, strong organizational skills, and outstanding people skills.


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

  • Develop product concepts, specifications, and development plans.

  • Meet project schedules, cost targets and technical requirements.

  • Generates and documents product design and development records in accordance with company product development procedures and guidelines.

  • Prepares and presents project and technical design reviews.

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

  • Investigates, prepares, and implements Engineering Change Orders (ECOs).

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

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

  • Assist in other special assignments as required.

Experience and Requirements:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar field from an accredited college or university.

  • 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.

  • Proficient with 3D CAD Modeling and Drafting software (Autodesk Inventor preferred).

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

  • Experience with SAP B1 or similar ERP System preferred

  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

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

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally to support key business and customer needs.

  • Experience with instrumentation or electronics a plus.

Behavioral Competencies:

  •  Customer focused, trustworthy, team player, results focused, adaptability, attention to detail 


    CPM Acquisition Corp. is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. CPM Acquisition Corp. offers competitive compensation and benefits, including paid holidays and vacations, 401k, medical/dental insurance, tuition assistance, and more.

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