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Mechanical Engineer

Date: Oct 8, 2020

Job Title: Mechanical Engineer – System / Tooling Design


FLSA Status: Non-exempt / Hourly


Department: Engineering


Reports to: Tool Design Engineering Manager


Shift: First shift, Full-time


Vizient® Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. is a robotic integrator specializing in custom engineered tooling and automated arc welding systems for general and heavy fabrication applications. All of the products are engineered and manufactured in-house for complete control over product quality and project timelines. Our diverse customer group provide interesting and challenging work for our employees and ensures profitable growth for our company.


Vizient is a division of Lincoln Electric Automation™ in the General Industries group.


Position Summary: Conceptual and detailed engineering of custom robotic work cells and industrial tooling using 3-D CAD software (i.e., ProE / Creo and SolidWorks). Complete mechanical engineering items needed to design, build, ship and service products. A Mechanical Designer typically works on one (1) complex design at a time and has the capability to perform all mechanical engineering tasks on a project from beginning to completion.



  • Fast-paced work environment (typical project duration is 4-8 weeks);
  • Mechanical aptitude for engineering custom / prototype mechanisms;
  • Ability to complete basic engineering calculations (static, dynamic systems);
  • Interaction and involvement with related personnel during fabrication and demonstration of equipment;
  • Frequent interaction with customer during development of tooling related products;
  • Provide mechanical layouts and details to production;
  • Take initiative to meet challenging project timelines and budgets (hours and materials);
  • Ability to act as Engineering Lead, Designer and Detailer for small-scale projects;
  • Ensure that product, as designed, is in conformance with quote and customer purchase order;
  • Assist in compiling documentation;
  • Provide technical assistance to Estimating, Sales, Production and Service, as required;
  • Work collaboratively and communicate effectively in team environment, which may involve Machine (builders), Project Management, Engineering Teams, Management and support functions; and
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


Experience / Skills:

  • Preferred candidates will have two (2) to five (5) years of 3-D modeling experience and a degree in mechanical engineering or similar field. Industry experience is required.
  • Computer proficiency including MS Office (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel) and project management software is a must.


Nonessential Skills and Experience:

  • Safety (OSHA, SDS), ANSI (RIA) standards. 


Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S):

  • Understand the Company’s EH&S Policy and how it relates to this job;
  • Be aware of OSHA & EPA laws and regulations as well as Vizient’s rules and policies that pertain to this job;
  • Work in a safe and environmentally friendly manner and observe all company EH&S procedures;
  • Immediately notify the supervisor if there is any safety hazard, any equipment not operating correctly or if there are any questions regarding EH&S procedures; and
  • Attend required EH&S training.


Physical Demands and Work Environment:  

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing duties of this job, an employee is typically required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear; employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; balance; stoop; bend; squat; climb stairs; and lift up to 20 lbs. Repetition with activity. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. 
  • Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually low.


Vizient Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. and Lincoln Electric are Equal Opportunity Employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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