Engineering and Manufacturing


You’re an experienced and innovative Mechanical Design Engineer who is ready to undertake major hands-on design projects from concept to production.

Responsible for the design of new and innovative mechanical designs of machinery and components from “clean sheet” concepts to complete prototype test and launch.
Integrate systems such as hydraulics, pneumatics, structural, engine packaging, or electrical using a systems design approach to achieve end goal functionality of machine
Specify and define components and systems for mobile equipment. These could range from simple gears or brackets through entire powertrain assemblies, hydraulic systems design, up to whole machine design
Assist our clients with rapidly finding solutions to focused areas of concern
Lead and mentor junior engineers through the design and development of their projects
Technical leadership of designers or drafters to achieve timelines and deliverables on projects
Lead cross-functional design teams through the design and development of projects

A working knowledge of multiple CAD systems is desirable.
Experience in designing cranes or other large, high capacity structures
Practical, hands-on experiences within manufacturing or allied industries
Experience with design of powertrain and engine installation systems.
Familiarity with designs of hydraulic or electrical systems
System design approach of heavy equipment

Must have a BSME with minimum 15 years of hands on mechanical systems design experience.
Demonstrated design skills through past projects via assembly layouts, knowledge of weldments and heavy structural design, well documented hand calculations, finite element analysis, etc.
Customer centric attitude and exhibits boundaryless behavior
Demonstrated planning skills for design, analysis, build and testing of product and subsystems.
In-depth fluency in one 3D CAD software system (Pro-E, Inventor, or Solidworks)
Work with team members and support staff to develop innovative solutions to difficult problems.
Finite Element Analysis experience is preferred, especially ANSYS modeling and analysis
Build group commitments to goals.
Excellent oral/written communication skills.
Effective time management skills.
Strong commitment to on time or earlier delivery on customer timelines.
Ability to approach problems from multiple angles to understand and properly evaluate design trade offs.
Ability to lead cross functional design reviews.
Strong process development skills and committed to using and improving existing processes.
Work from our main office in St. Paul, MN
Must excel in documenting work through word processing, Excel spreadsheets, and Powerpoint presentations.

3-5 Years of Metal Stamping experience preferred
Recent College Degree is OK will train or current Student
MN certified apprentice program
This is a full-time position with long-term hire intensions
Starting pay 25-30 per hour

Machine Operator

1st Shift hours are 6:00 am to 2:30 am Monday-Friday

2nd Shift hours are 2:25 pm to 10:55 pm Monday-Friday

3rd Shift hours are 7:45 pm to 6:15 am Monday night to Thursday morning

To operate CNC milling/turning machine centers and/or manual machinery (mills, drills, lathes, saws, etc.) to perform routine or repetitive operations in a manner which consistently meets customer specifications, quality requirements, and production standards. To perform plating operations in a manner which consistently meets quality requirements and production standards.

Qualifications:• High school education or equivalent – machine shop class work desired.• At least 6 months to 1 year of related CNC milling/turning machine center and/or manual machining experience in a related manufacturing environment.

• Ability to operate saws and work in annealing center• Knowledge of blueprint reading and mechanical inspection.• Knowledge of shop math and ability to read a tape measure.• Strong mechanical aptitude.• Displays a positive attitude and willingness to work in a team environment.


1st Shift – Manual Machinist – hours are 6:00 am to 2:30 am Monday-Friday

2nd Shift – CNC Machinist – hours are 2:25 pm to 10:55 pm Monday-Friday

3rd Shift – CNC Machinist – hours are 7:45 pm to 6:15 am Monday night to Friday morning

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES• Ability to set up CNC lathes and mills.• Ability to set up Manual Lathes, Grinders and Mills for Manual Machining operations• Ability to understand and interpret programs using Mastercam software.• Assist with fabricating new components per Engineering drawings• Ability to verify work using various measurement methods.• Assist with modifying components per drawings or engineering’s instruction• Work on jobs according to due date as provided using scheduling system• Maintain shop cleanliness.• Operate equipment in a safe manner• Communicate with other shifts• Work from verbal and or written instructions or sketches• Report job progress using current scheduling system

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES• Ability to use a CAD system when needed to verify drawings.• Mentoring of new Machinists• Work over time as requested• Work other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS  • Strong math skills including trigonometry and geometry• Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings• Working knowledge of GD&T• Good interaction skills• Ability to work with minimal supervision• Basic computer skills• Demonstrate good troubleshooting and problem solving techniques• Basic understanding & knowledge of Machine Shop equipment, machining & measuring processes• Two year Machine Tool diploma or degree or equivalent experience (preferred)

Experience with the following type of equipment would be a plus, but not a requirement of the position:• Twin spindle twin turret, Y axis, live tooling, Fanuc control,  Daewoo, TT1800 lathe• Single spindle, Y axis, live tooling, Fanuc control, Daewoo, Puma 2000Y lathe• Single spindle, Y axis, live tooling, Mazak Lathe• Mazak Vertical Mill• Mazak Horizontal Mill• Haas Vertical Mill• Bridgeport and Hardinge for Manual Machining operations• Swiss Turning• Cylindrical Grinding

Miscellaneous Metals Drafter/Detailer Miscellaneous

Metals Drafter/Detailer Opening for a seasoned Tekla Designer / Drafter at Astro Engineering and Manufacturing, a custom metal fabrication shop located in Hanover, MN.
Must be proficient in Tekla for modeling and detailing of projects for miscellaneous metals in construction.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):• Transform an initial product concept or work off Architectural dwgs to create 3D models using Tekla.• Create manufacturing working drawings from 3D models which include dimensions, isometric, and exploded views along with information required to manufacture.• Detailing Stairs, handrail, miscellaneous metals & ornamental metals Comply with all applicable codes and contract specifications.• Create Approval, Fabrication, Erection drawings and Bill of Materials for misc. metal projects.• Modifies existing designs based on Project Manager requirements.• Processes ECN’s (Engineering Change Notices) and update documentation.• check/redline the work of other Steel Detailers.• Work within engineering team to prepare jobs for shop releaseEducation: Associate Degree in Drafting or a related field of engineering.Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:• Must be proficient in Tekla

• Must be familiar with manufacturing processes related to machining, sheet metal, and welding.• Must be proficient in designing parts, weldments, and sheet metal parts.• Must have strong attention to detail, and organizational skills, working in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.• Must have strong basic computer skills and a competent level of experience in MS Word and Excel.• Must be able to manage multiple tasks and work well in a team environment.• Must have mechanical aptitude for how industrial / architectural products are assembled.• Good verbal and written communication skills and must have strong interpersonal skills and positive attitude.• Read and interpret architectural drawings and specifications.• Work with project Engineers and Architects to interpret/resolve design issues.• Work closely with Fabrication to interpret/resolve layout and/or detail issues.• Perform field measurements to translate into custom layouts and fabrication drawings, as required.

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