Engineering and Manufacturing

We are seeking a Professional Engineer with HVAC design and mechanical engineering experience that can stamp plans for the state of Minnesota for our client located in SE Minnesota.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Candidates must be able to communicate effectively with colleagues, customers, and vendors in both written and verbal formats.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to organize and prioritize job assignments and take initiative.
  • Commitment to company values and goals.
  • Perform HVAC Load Calculations, select HVAC equipment, size and route duct and pipe, and produce P.E. stamped mechanical drawings in the state of MN.
  • Provide customers with custom mechanical solutions.
  • Manage multiple projects for multiple customers at the same time.
  • Use CAD/BIM to produce mechanical drawings.

Experience in sales, estimating, and project management is beneficial but not required; we will train the right candidate.


Competitive salary and excellent benefits, including paid vacation, profit sharing, 401K, and paid health/vision/dental insurance. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. This is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Title:             Electrical Designer and Technician

Reports To:                Operations Mgr.

Position Summary

Using AutoCAD Electrical, prepare electrical schematics from I/O list and part list assuring completeness and accuracy. In addition, perform lay out, assembly and wiring of electrical panels. Assist in debugging and installation of machine and/or process control systems.

Primary Responsibilities and Job Duties

·         Draw electrical schematics using proper design practices

·         Prepare parts lists, bills of material and order parts

·         Lay out and wire electrical panels according to schematics and customer specifications

·         Create wire lists, wire bundles and label using good workmanship practices

·         Perform basic testing of electrical systems.

·         Special assignments as requested

·         Working knowledge of NFPA, NEC and UL codes.  Will provide UL 508A training.

 Collaboration and Teamwork Expectations

·         Is an effective team member and is a supporter of the team concept. Cooperates with others and unselfishly offers help without being asked. Shares information and openly expresses ideas, in order to solve problems.

·         Consistently demonstrates the following; trustworthiness, ability to listen, willingness to help others and communicates in a straightforward honest manner.

Hiring Qualifications

·         A 2 year degree in electronics, electricity or related area, or at least 4 years of relevant experience.

·         A minimum of one year of experience with PC-based software such as Word and Excel.

·         Ability to draw electrical schematics using AutoCAD Electrical software.

·         Ability to us Auto Cad Inventor for back panel and enclosure layouts.

·         Experience in machine wiring and panel wiring/layout.

·         Experience using powered hand tools and electrical instruments including soldering iron, voltmeters, drills, saws, etc.

·         Ability to travel to customer facilities for design, installation and service-related activities.

Physical Demands

·         Extended hours sitting and viewing a computer screen.

·         Frequent repetitive hand/wrist movements.

·         Frequent walking, bending, squatting, reaching and lifting for extended periods of time.

Occasional lifting and moving of parts up to 50 pounds waist high.

Senior Mechanical Engineer (Industrial / HVAC)

This Sr. Mechanical Engineer is expected to properly represent the service offerings to clients, and to quantify and describe to clients the business value associated with our service offerings.  This role will prepare HVAC and piping/plumbing system design drawings and specifications for new construction, existing facilities expansion, and renovation projects for moderate to high complexity projects with a focus on industrial clients (chemical plants, power plants, paper mills, automotive manufacturing, refineries, etc.)


·        Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and at least 7+ years of related design experience.

·        Current Professional Engineer license or working towards licensure.

·        Requirements include 7+ years of relevant work experience in an Engineering environment and comprehensive knowledge of Mechanical, HVAC, and Piping/Plumbing design.

·        Requirements include a strong understanding of engineering, design, and documentation principles, practices, and standards, an understanding of materials and systems, and a thorough knowledge of Engineering detailing and construction methodology.

·        Must be organized, technically competent, have effective oral and written communications, experienced in working in a multi-disciplined environment and interfacing with engineers, designers, and drafters.

·        Familiarity with Microsoft Office is required.

·        Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

·        Can Work independently with little input and direction from the Business Unit Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

·        Obtains mechanical, equipment, piping and related data from documents, occupant interviews, and field measurements.

·        Responsible for applying engineering fundamentals to designs of mechanical systems.

·        Perform HVAC and plumbing system sizing calculations, select equipment, and write technical specifications.

·        Performs engineering calculations using accepted methods and computer software.

·        Communication with internal staff, clients, and other consultants/disciplines.

·        Coordinates and oversees the preparation of floor plans, site plans, and other drawings for complex structures.

·        Reviews and approves Mechanical design packages developed by design teams.

·        Performs field review of existing facilities to determine and verify relevant services and site layout, and to coordinate                     construction with plans and specifications.

·        Responsible for system design, sizing, and layout, selection of components for systems, HVAC design  and some                             plumbing/process piping.

·        Responsible for the preparation of cost estimates and in the coordination of construction and renovation projects.

·        Ability to prepare red-line drawings for CAD Operators.

·        Writes technical specifications.

·        Compiles specifications and contract documents.

·        Helps maintain the financial success of projects based upon mutually agreed fee structures.

·        Other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Business Unit Manager as deemed appropriate.

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations

·        Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Degree.

·        Professional Engineer licensure is required

Working Environment and Physical Effort

·        May be subject to travel assignments constituting up to 10% of the work schedule.

·        Travel varies as a function of the project.

Key Competencies

·        Knowledge of contract documents and specifications.

·        Ability to collect field data and accurately record findings.

·        Ability to perform system design functions.

·        Planning, Customer Focus, Timely Decision Making, Informing, Organizing, Priority Setting, Problem Solving.


Summary:  Oversee and manage the planners and engineers at (redacted). This company is a custom contract metal manufacturing company. Applicant must have a background in metal manufacturing, specifically in sheet metal fabrication. Must be confident in reading, reviewing and interpreting blueprints and CAD files.

Key Responsibilities and Duties Include:


·         Coach, train and mentor planners and designers

Ø  Utilize the processes, work flows and work instructions established in the QMS to train and manage direct reports. Ensure adherence to the processes, and look for opportunities for improvement.

Ø  Work with the planners and designers to motivate and encourage a team atmosphere and a cohesive group.

Ø  Encourage ownership of orders and output of work.  This may include enforcing accountability for each individual on the team.

Ø  When applicable using real life illustration, show a planner how to follow-up on open po’s to outside vendor through emails and phone calls.

Ø  Create an atmosphere that empowers the employees with a “can do attitude.”

Ø  Motivate the employees to set a higher standard in quality and timeliness in completing orders/jobs.

Ø  Establish open lines of communication between the team and encourage interaction and rapport building between the office and production.

Performance reviews:

Ø  Yearly conduct performance reviews.

Ø  Utilize the tracking system to keep weekly logs on each employee’s work.  The logs should possess both positive and negative performance of all employees and should be tracked objectively and consistently.

Ø  Give employees continuous feedback to encourage growth, further potential and accountability

Ø  Help individuals create goals and follow up monthly to assess progress and to set new goals.

Ø  Encourage participation in the continuous improvement program.

Process Documentation:

·         Help improve processes for QMS.

Ø  Some of the items that this may include will be: job packets, routers, drawings, tolerances, title blocks, checklists, Epicor systems for setting up jobs, DXF’s, electronic filing systems, work instructions etc.


·         Establish open dialogue with the individuals that report directly to you as all other employees within the company.

·         Answer all emails within 24 hours of receipt, but all should be answered within 15 minutes when at the computer.

·         Ability to perform both verbal and written disciplinary action for employees that report directly to you.  Involve HR or                  controller when action is necessary.  All action both verbal and written must be documented.

·         Work daily with the fabrication supervisor, operations manager and the scheduler on status of orders as needed.

·         Daily follow-up with planners and designers:

Ø  Find out how their orders are going that they are working on

Ø  Status of open purchase orders to outside services

Ø  Shipment status of items that are on the backlog

·         Management of jobs

Ø  Work with the shop and scheduler to ensure on time delivery for high priority orders. Encourage the team to proactively communicate when issues arise.

·         Expedite

Ø  Follow up on orders/jobs and keep necessary individuals in the loop

Ø  In the event of delay in delivery – respond immediately to the customer letting them know the status

Tracking and Visibility System:

·         Utilize a system that allows you to track and visibly see how each planner is accomplishing his/her daily goals.

·         Utilize a drafting schedule to keep individuals on task as well as delegate new tasks.

·         Conduct morning meetings with Designers and Planners to assign responsibility of necessary tasks when needed.

Ø  This will include following up on prior day’s progress and coordination of orders

·         Perform weekly audits of orders/jobs for each direct report. This includes job audits covering

Ø  All checklists completed, signed

Ø  Verify all items on checklist are completed

Ø  Print has a peer review completed (if new or changed)

Ø  Review router for accuracy

Ø  Review comments/notes

Ø  Review material amounts, part standards, etc.

Ø  Review job timeline dashboard to see how long job was in the office before release (1-3 days for repeats, 5 days for new parts)

Ø  Updates have been made to workbench

Ø  Cost meets estimated margin threshold


Sales and Customer Relationships

·         Work with current key customer accounts for the purpose of creating a relationship and report with them.

Ø  Communicate any potential issues to the controller and president when necessary

Ø  Ask for additional projects or commitments when necessary

Ø  Work with customers to fix issues and problems as necessary


Electrical Designer/Drafter / Instrumentation Technician

Basic Function:

Will coordinate with and assist Controls Engineers with system and component drawings. This will include planning, creating, revising and checking of complete Electrical drawing sets for projects with minimal supervision utilizing good CAD standards.


1.     Prepare electrical wiring diagrams, instrument loop wiring diagrams, electrical equipment location diagrams, process instrumentation diagrams, panel construction that will meet the Customer’s needs and be at or under the project budget

2.      85% electrical design using AutoCAD Electrical, 15% testing / technician troubleshooting

3.     Revise drawings based on change orders or customer requests.

4.     Must closely coordinate with Project Managers/Engineers on project details to ensure accurate and timely work.

5.     Must be able to make oral and graphic presentations of project work at meetings, or to customers on demand as needed.

6.     Keep the AutoCAD Electrical library up to date.

7.     Must keep accurate and timely time logs of project and non-project activities.

8.     Review electrical documentation provided by the electrical and mechanical equipment vendors for compliance with the                 contract requirements and specifications. Provide clarity to others.

9.     Inspect the fabrication of electrical systems, FAT certify. If necessary inspect the installation, modification, testing and full          operation of system.

10.  Provide technical assistance and resolution when electrical or engineering problems are encountered before, during, and              after construction.

11.  Assist with quoting potential projects by providing P&ID for the controls required.

12.  Review Customer specs (solenoids, electrical specs) prior to creating a system for a project.

13.  Request wiring tag list from customer so proper labeling can occur on equipment and project documents.

14.  Identify opportunities for process improvement and constructively make suggestions for that improvement.

15.  Value your personal development and remain on the forefront of emerging technology in fields relating to this position.

Education, Prior Work Experience, Specialized Skill or Knowledge:

  • AS or BS Degree in Electrical Drafting, Mechatronics/Automation, Electrical Engineering, or related degree
  • 2-20 yrs. electrical engineering or electrical design experience related to the design of process equipment (food/bev, oilseed, chemical, power/energy, etc.)
  • 2 yrs. Control Panel Design experience
  • Good verbal and written communication skills as well as ability to work in high pressure environment
  • Auto CAD Electrical 2017 (or newer) proficient: Required
  • Testing and startup of control panels and related instrumentation
Physical Environment/Working Conditions:
  •  Must be able to Travel 10% of the time
  • Must excel at multi-tasking and be able to work on Multiple Projects at one time
  • Must have experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Must be able to work beyond the basic work hours when needed
  •  Must be able to work with tools when needed
  • Must be able to work within a process plant, including but not limited to climbing stairs, ladders, and working on elevated platforms
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. as well as bend, twist, turn, push, pull
  • Ability to hear different noise tones to access operational issues