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Design Engineer II

Southworth Products Falmouth ,ME
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Southworth Products Corp. located in Falmouth, Maine is the leading manufacturer of vertical work positioning products designed to make work faster, safer and easier.

Responsibilities include:

  • Engineer and design new products and/or modifications to existing products from a set of written specifications and following established professional practices and procedures for design engineering.
  • Establish and maintain company mechanical and hydraulic design standards and policies.
  • Control product costs through design considerations for lowest cost materials and DFM approaches.
  • Perform complex design calculations to insure proper function and safety of specialized machinery.
  • Assist Sales by providing technical expertise, including direct customer contact, as required.
  • Provide Quality and customer service support, as applicable; including site visits to evaluate and resolve problems.
  • Support Manufacturing with issues on the floor during assembly and timely completion of ECRs.
  • Support Purchasing with issues regarding part obsolescence and annual cost reduction initiatives.
  • Perform inspection and testing on manufactured machines as part of product development or analysis, as well as failure analysis.
  • Ensure design compliance to applicable specifications, codes, and established safety requirements.
  • Able to optimize use of CAD to minimize errors and interferences in design, and to control costs.
  • Provide consulting support to others within the design engineering group to ensure efficient utilization of the existing design base.
  • Participate regularly in process improvement projects.
  • Perform other duties and complete other projects as may be assigned or requested.

Necessary Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • 3+ years of 3D CADD/modeling, Solidworks preferred.
  • Experience drafting parts and assemblies using industry standard techniques and GD&T.
  • Thorough understanding of Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, and Machine design.
  • Thorough knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic power systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of fabricated steel weldments.
  • Experience using FEA to evaluate design integrity.
  • Able to work effectively and accurately against deadlines and time constraints.
  • Ability to describe technical concepts to non-technical people.
  • Ability to communicate openly and effectively with different personality types.
  • Creative problem solving skills with regards to machine design.
  • Continuous process improvement (Lean Six Sigma).
  • Ability to manage and balance time effectively amongst design and process improvement projects.

Desired Skills:

  • Windows and CAD management system (EPDM) proficiency.
  • Experience with electrical controls and power.
  • Ability to read electrical wiring diagrams and schematics.
  • Design for Manufacturability experience.


  • Accurate, analytical, adaptable, self-confident, written communication, multi-tasking, and relationship building.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to sit or stand and focus for large periods of time.

Travel Requirements:

  • Yes – occasional travel to our factories or to customer’s sites may be required.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

  • Exempt. >40 hours. The business is cyclical and working hours are expected to fluctuate based on demand.

We offer a dynamic workplace, competitive wages and benefits package with opportunities for career growth. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Southworth Products


11 Gray Road
Falmouth, ME