Engineering and Manufacturing


Mechanical and Engineering firm in the Twin Cities is seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineer, PE to join the team.


Registered professional mechanical engineer for 5+ years

·         8+ years minimum overall experience

·         Mechanical design experience must include:

o    HVAC system design for a wide variety of mechanical system types

o    Plumbing system design

o    Heating/cooling/ventilation calculations

o    Specification creation/editing

o    Construction administration activities

o    Proficiency with AutoCAD and Revit

·         Project management experience must include:

o    Must have been managing projects for 2+ years

o    Leading a design team and coordinating the work of multiple disciplines to deliver a completed project

o    Writing proposals in response to RFPs

o    Calculation of fees associated with proposal writing

·         Other items

o    Preference will be given to applicants who are also a registered fire protection engineer

o    Preference will be given to applicants who can bring existing clients with them to EEA

o    This is an in person position (No remote work)

o    40 hours per week

o    Project related travel will be required. Typically within state of MN, but further travel could be necessary.

MDS Staffing is seeking candidates to fill a Design Engineer position. Our client is located in the SW Metro.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
  • MathCAD, RISA3D, AASHTOWare BrR, and AutoCAD proficiency
  • Microsoft Excel & Word proficiency
  • Experience in structural design utilizing reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, steel, and timber
  • Prefabricated steel truss experience also a plus


Candidates should have 5 years’ experience in designing and programming control systems for automated equipment. An associated degree in the field of employment is desired. They will also be required to take projects from concept to install.


*Willing to travel an average of 25%, mostly domestic and possible future international.

*Design and programmed the equipment to Erdman and customer build specifications using standard procedures.

*Safety circuit design and programming via safety PLC

*Risk assessment implementing associated safety devices

*UL 508 certified design


*Experienced with PLC, HMI, Robot, AutoCAD, Motion Control, Pneumatics, and Hydraulics.

*Auto Cad

*Studio 5000

*RS 500

*Factory Talk View

*Other related Allen Bradley Software

Duties include but are not limited to:

*Specify components, document control systems for various types of automated equipment.

*Electrical/Pneumatic design, machine PLC programming, machine debug and certification for customer run-off.

*Travel to customer sites for installation and startup of equipment.


Position: Entry Tech Machine Assembler                                                   

Reports to: Assembly Lead

Hours: Full Time (40 hours/week 1st shift days; to be discussed)                                                                                                                                                 

Our Customer is the Domestic Leader in Window, Door & IG Automated Assembly Equipment.  They are well known for developing ideas and leading industry trends.


We are looking for mechanically inclined individuals with a desire to learn who thrive in a team environment. The ideal candidate will have a high degree of mechanical aptitude but does not require specific skills.

 Responsibilities & Requirements:

·         Assist Machine Builder and Assembly Team Leads with the assembly process of machines.

·         Possesses a sense of pride in their work

·         Ability to interface with a variety of plant team members from different disciplines

·         Willingness to accept a challenge and inclined to take initiative

·         In this role, Machine Builders will utilize hand and power tools to assemble machines based on drawings, specifications,              and electrical schematics

·         The assemblies are custom and vary by size based on the project’s needs

·         Verify that all parts are available for assembly.

·         Drill and tap holes.

·         Assembles component parts to machine frame.

·         Insert sub-assemblies into main frame.

·         Learn to run cables, and hoses neatly through cable tray and raceways.

·         Problem solving and troubleshooting

·         Test the assembled machines to ensure they are functioning properly and are of good quality

·         Comply with workplace health and safety policies, safe work practices, and procedures

·         Report any machine or plant safety concerns to a Production Manager, Production Supervisor, or Team Lead.

·         Ensure that the assembly floor area remains well organized and free of clutter.

·         Maintain tools and the workspace in good condition

·         May perform reasonably similar or related duties as assigned

Duties include but are not limited to:

·         Must have high degree of mechanical aptitude but does not require specific skills.

·         Continuous standing, grasping and carrying, frequent walking, bending, squatting, reaching, twisting and lifting for                       extended periods.

·         Visual ability to read prints and visually inspect: peripheral vision to avoid moving equipment.

·         Hearing ability to monitor machine sounds and communicate safety instructions with assembly team.

Under the direction of the Electrical Engineering Manager, the Electrical Engineer designs electrical control systems for safe, effective, and efficient operation of States Mfg. products, and programs PLCs, meeting or exceeding company quality and production standards, and meeting customer delivery requirements.

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

·            Design electrical control systems for switchgear assemblies, meeting engineering standards, applicable codes, customer specifications, and within cost constraints.

·            Review and interpret customer specifications and sales agreements.

·            Program and maintain design layouts and files in the computerized system.

·            Create programs for PLCs.

·            Redesign standard systems, improving quality and productivity, while reducing costs.

·            Evaluate and select electrical/electronic components for control systems.

·            Initiate purchase orders.

·            Act as technical resource for product field support of customers, service personnel and field sales force, assisting in addressing and resolving problems.

·            Participate on cross-functional teams to address and resolve manufacturing, design and quality problems, and ensure the continuous, on-going improvement of processes and methods.

·            Suggest ideas for new products.

·            Stay current in new developments in the industry.

·            Travel to job sites to resolve problems.

·            Follow all housekeeping procedures.

·            Comply with all quality and safety regulations.

Required Skills and Experience (Minimum requirements in terms of educational background, work experience, licenses/certifications or other knowledge, skills, and abilities).

  • Design of switchgear, switchboards, panelboards in accordance with customer’s functional requirements
  • Supporting product assembly and test
  • Provide project coordination and management for customer orders.
  • Develop product/project quotes.
  • Establish and maintain internal, customer, and supplier relationships.

Additional Skills and Experience (Preferred or helpful)

  • BS in relevant engineering discipline.
  • 5+ years of engineering experience.
  • Must be well versed in engineering disciplines.
  • Must be self-motivated, have good interpersonal skills, capable of analyzing and solving complex problems through innovative thought and experience.
  • Ability to design and implement in own area of expertise.