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Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type


Why Work Here?

“Excellent company and benefits, growing domestically and internationally, and exciting future and opportunities.”


The Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for the design of mechanical and electro-mechanical high-speed weighing and sorting equipment for the poultry, beef, pork, and fish processing industries from conception through release, manufacturing, assembly, installation, and startup. The Mechanical Engineer will also be responsible for the continued support of existing equipment and for third part equipment.


· Designs and details mechanical and electro-mechanical systems to customer specifications

· Supports/maintains existing equipment design changes through engineering change notices

· Produces supporting engineering calculations/documentation

· Participates in research and development activities in-house and at customers’ sites

· Practices good project management techniques

· Inputs items, BOMs, and routings in MRP system

· Provides technical assistance to both internal and external customers

· Collaborates with Manufacturing and Assembly for best DFM and DFA practices

· Develops system functionality and capabilities testing methods and participates in testing thereof

· Leads and participates in design or manufacturing reviews

· Researches and applies principles of mechanics, pneumatics, electronics, and materials, etc.

· Prepares and presents technical documents, reports, and summaries for varied audiences

· Maintains product and company reputation by complying with government, industry, and safety regulations

· Completes projects by training and guiding manufacturing, assembly, and service technicians

· Assists Service and customers troubleshooting field issues

· Maintains professional and technical knowledge through educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, networking, and participating in professional societies



· 4 year bachelor’s degree in related engineering field (BSME degree preferred)

· Minimum of five (5) years mechanical design experience

· Proficiency in AutoCAD 2D (5 yr)

· Proficiency in MS Office 2010 or higher (Excel, Word, Outlook) and general computer literacy

· Solid organizational skills with the ability to multi-task

· Ability to understand customer requirements and sense of urgency

· Strong knowledge of stainless steel milling, turning, welding, sheet metal cutting and forming and other basic machine shop metal fabrication processes

· Work experience in a manufacturing environment

· Experience in engineering documentation systems and techniques

· Solid understanding of core concepts, including mechanics, kinematics, pneumatics, electronics, materials, etc.

· Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills and attention to detail and accuracy

· Strong attention to detail

· Must be a self-starter, multi-tasker, team player, work well with others, and have a positive attitude

· Excellent written and oral communication skills and command of the English language

· Good core values and commitment to continuous self-improvement

· Good math skills

· Good typing skills

· Occasional travel (<10%)


· Knowledge of poultry processing equipment and/or poultry processing plant environments

· Knowledge of other food industries or USDA regulations

· Conveyor design and general material handling knowledge

· SolidWorks solid modeling experience

Bettcher Industries, Inc.

About Bettcher Industries, Inc.:

Established in 1980, Gainco, Inc. provides engineered systems and solutions that improve product yields, quality and safety based on measuring, reporting and optimizing food processing operations. Our technologically advanced systems deliver accurate, real-time data and insights that drive product quality, labor savings, and process line improvements.

Installed in major meat and poultry processing plants nationwide and outside the United States, Gainco’s equipment delivers “success you can measure.”

Gainco is a subsidiary of Bettcher Industries, Inc. We’re recognized as a great workplace, partially due to the adoption of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) that provides employees an ownership interest in the company. Also contributing to this success is our strong commitment to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity.

Gainco is a recognized industry leader in Gainesville and the Northeast Georgia region. Our success is due to the dedicated employees who make up the Gainco family. We’re committed to excellence, to continually seeking better ways to do our jobs, and who strive to exceed customer expectations. We hope you’ll consider joining our team!”

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