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Design Engineer

Date: Jan 3, 2018

Location: Watertown, SD, US, 57201

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc

We are dedicated to the belief that people are our most important asset. In filling job openings every effort is expended to find candidates within Worthington, its divisions or subsidiaries. Employee development, opportunity to grow and continuing to evolve both as an employee and as a company are instrumental to our success. We encourage employees to inquire about open positions and apply to those that help further their career goals.  

Worthington Industries: Position Roles and Responsibilities


Position Title:    Design Engineer 2

Reports to:       Engineer Manager


Position Summary

The best candidate for this position is a strong team player with the ability to be flexible and adapt. Primary responsibilities include design creation with consideration of customer needs, manufacturing processes, welding requirements, and engineering principles. This position requires a positive attitude, strong communication skills, and interaction with customers.


Key Position Results

  • Development of electrical, mechanical and/or non-metallic design content with data based justifications
  • Development of design solutions through a detailed understanding of WIEC manufacturing capabilities and best practices
  • Development and maintenance of technical relationships with suppliers
  • Advanced understanding of GD&T requirements and manufacturing process capabilities
  • Detailed understanding and a technical authority for 5-7 key cab main component design areas
  • Coordination of the purchasing, fabrication, and build of cab prototypes and pre-production units
  • Provides concise and effective technical guidance and communication to customers; builds effective technical communication paths with customers.
  • Ensures designs meet all relevant industry standards and codes
  • Documentation of all design decisions with appropriate justification in design files
  • Translates end-user functional requirements into product specifications
  • Collaboration with internal and external customers to discern best possible design solutions
  • Leads design reviews to gain design direction consensus
  • Leads root cause analyses processes for effective problem definition and development of corrective actions
  • Proactively identifies and mitigates design risks prior to prototype and pre-production builds
  • Compiles accurate and complete design files / records
  • Consistently produces accurate build drawings
  • Able to schedule work and complete work in a manner that supports commitments


Key Duties & Responsibilities                                                  % of Time Spent Performing Task

  • Accurate designs using best modeling practices                                                            30
  • Customer interaction (internal and external)                                                                   15
  • Participate in internal and external concept development and design reviews               15
  • Cross department support (cost estimate, purchasing etc) – including production        10
  • Development of accurate drawing packages                                                                  10
  • Mentor and develop junior staff                                                                                       10
  • Improve WIEC Engineering specifications & drafting standards including GD&T             5
  • Other duties as assigned                                                                                                   5



Critical Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of Engineering Principals
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change
  • Demonstrated ability to produce accurate detailed models and drawings
  • Strong manufacturing support
  • Individual and team problem solving skills


Education / Training Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering is required
  • 3-5 years relevant work experience, with demonstrated proficiency and working knowledge in respective area- including:
    • Ability to effectively launch new design work into production with minimal rework
    • Evidence of clean design files and budget control
    • Evidence of proficiency in performing engineering calculations
  • Proficient with Pro-Engineer, Solid Works or similar 3D modeling software
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing practices
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software

Worthington Industries operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule, with earning money for its shareholders as the first corporate goal. As a market leader in metals manufacturing for nearly 60 years, we put people first, whether they’re our employees, shareholders, customers or suppliers. We’re looking for individuals who share our people-first philosophy and can help us continually innovate and grow through their insights, leadership and unique talents.

Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) is a global metals manufacturer serving growing end markets including automotive, construction, energy, agriculture, alternative fuel and many other markets. Our family of 10,000 employees in over 80 facilities throughout 10 countries has helped us earn the respect of our customers, our communities and our industry. With sales of approximately $ 3 billion annually, our company has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as a “Most Admired Company” and four times as a “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: South Dakota

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