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Mechanical Engineer

Shivvers Mfg.
Des Moines, IA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Brief Description of Job:  

▪ Work collaboratively with the engineering team and various plant personnel to improve  designs on existing products or develop new products related to Zero Turn Lawnmowers  (ZTR) and Grain Drying Equipment. 

▪ Provide technical expertise in recommending equipment, new concepts and techniques to  improve performance, simplify processes, and improve material designs or material flaws. 

Essential Functions: 

▪ Assist with design improvements on existing products, and new product designs for ZTR  lawnmowers, grain/crop dryers, heaters/burners, fans, controls, material handling equipment,  and grain storage. 

▪ Provide technical leadership to the other members of the department. 

▪ Use obtained skills in 3-D product design for initial design development and specifications. ▪ Interface with customers/dealers to obtain practical understanding of requirements to design  new products and improve existing products to meet the demands of the market. ▪ Communicate and coordinate with manufacturing staff and procurement specialists to ensure  manufacturability and cost control of the finished product. 

▪ Participate in product development testing to validate the design concepts in the development  lab, and often with in-field testing. 

▪ Create detailed manufacturing prints, bill of materials and operating instructions for all  products and improvements while interfacing with Sales, Manufacturing, and Procurement to  insure an integrated, efficient product roll-out. 

▪ Work with other members of the department as required/needed, including designers and  technical drafting support. 

▪ Complete and assist with a variety of diverse assignments related to designing or sourcing an  improved gearbox, determining fuel consumption efficiency of direct fired burners, designing  improved grain handling products using improved technology, designing new/improved fans,  designing/improving ZTR lawnmowers, and designing new technology products. 

▪ Assist with troubleshooting and problem solving by working directly with the design team,  production supervisors/managers, and shop floor production team as needed. ▪ Maintain consistent communication with the supervisor on the status of assigned tasks. 

▪ Follow safety rules and regulations in performing work assignments. 

▪ Perform work in a neat and orderly fashion and maintains a clean work area. 

Educational Requirements: 

▪ Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or an Agricultural Engineering degree with strong mechanical engineering background required. 

Skills/Experience Requirements: 

▪ Previous engineering design experience in mechanical equipment manufacturing environment;  preferably a minimum of 5 years. 

▪ Familiarity with manufacturing processes in lawn mower/grain dryer or related industry a plus. ▪ High level of proficiency drafting in 3D environment using SolidWorks. 

▪ Attention to detail. Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 

▪ Ability to work from engineering sketches. 

▪ Knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. 

▪ Strong mechanical aptitude. 

▪ Work effectively with limited direction as well as the ability to work in a team environment  and multitask effectively. 

▪ Strong organizational, oral and written communication skills. 

▪ Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. 

Physical Requirements: 

▪ Ability to stand for long periods of time. 

▪ Ability to perform repetitive operations. 

▪ Ability to lift up to 30lbs frequently; occasionally lift and/or move up to 50lbs. ▪ Ability to perform repetitive motions such as bending, walking, reaching with hands, grasping,  pushing and pulling. 

▪ Ability to wear PPE (personal protective equipment) as needed. Steel-toed shoes and safety  glasses are required when working in the factory or testing areas. 

Work Environment: 

▪ Environment ranges from an office environment to a manufacturing shop environment with  various noise levels and temperatures ranging from hot to cold depending on seasons.

Company Description
Shivvers Manufacturing, Inc. is a family owned, growth-oriented company located in Corydon in South Central Iowa; 75 miles southeast of Des Moines. We are a complete manufacturing facility that produces automated grain drying and handling equipment and zero-turn lawn mowers.

In 1968, Shivvers Manufacturing created the tapered sweep auger, which became the basis for the first commercially successful Continuous-Flow Grain Drying System. In 1984, Shivvers Manufacturing transformed the industry again with the development of the COMPU-DRY, the first computerized control unit for grain drying. Today, Shivvers leads the world in automated Continuous Counter-Flow Grain Drying Systems.

Additionally, diversifying the company’s product offering, Shivvers created the Country Clipper division of zero-turn lawnmowers. The Country Clipper brand features a broad lineup of zero-turn mowers for residential, estate, and commercial applications, marketed through independent dealers throughout the United States and several foreign countries.

Shivvers is committed to providing innovative equipment that provides real value for their customers and is proud to produce American made products and stands behind the integrity of those products.

Shivvers Mfg.

Why Work Here?
Family oriented and flexible work environment. Great team atmosphere.

Shivvers Manufacturing, Inc. is a family owned, growth-oriented company located in Corydon in South Central Iowa; 75 miles southeast of Des Moines. We are a complete manufacturing facility that produces automated grain drying and handling equipment and zero-turn lawn mowers. In 1968, Shivvers Manufacturing created the tapered sweep auger, which became the basis for the first commercially successful Continuous-Flow Grain Drying System. In 1984, Shivvers Manufacturing transformed the industry again with the development of the COMPU-DRY, the first computerized control unit for grain drying. Today, Shivvers leads the world in automated Continuous Counter-Flow Grain Drying Systems. Additionally, diversifying the company’s product offering, Shivvers created the Country Clipper division of zero-turn lawnmowers. The Country Clipper brand features a broad lineup of zero-turn mowers for residential, estate, and commercial applications, marketed through independent dealers throughout the United States and several foreign countries. Shivvers is committed to providing innovative equipment that provides real value for their customers and is proud to produce American made products and stands behind the integrity of those products.

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