Mechanical Engineer, Advanced Concepts

Perry, OK
Apr 29, 2021
May 29, 2021
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

At Ditch Witch in Perry, Oklahoma we pride ourselves on being the leading manufacturer in the underground pipe and cable market. Our plant in Perry stands out because it is a place for people to learn and thrive. We enjoy coming to work because our plant is our community, we see our teammates not only as co-workers but as neighbors and family members. All our locations build the intricate network of machinery that contributes to The Toro Company. We contribute to building communities, cities, and the world.

We invite you to apply and join a team of highly skilled, and highly passionate people.


The Mechanical Engineer, Advanced Concepts, will research and design components and mechanical systems for Ditch Witch branded products. Primary duties include design and selection of components related to housings construction equipment. The employee will use CAD software to create model files; directs the work of drafter/illustrators, and technicians; works closely with various component suppliers; and performs other duties as assigned.


  • Analyzes product specifications and performance requirements to determine designs which provide a good balance of performance, functionality, cost, and ease of manufacture.

  • Directs and physically participates when needed in the construction and testing of prototypes to evaluate the design and functionality of the product.

  • Solicits and evaluates input from various sources concerning product design and functionality to meet project and customer requirements and manufacturability of product designs.

  • Review product designs for compliance with standard engineering practices, company and industry standards, customer contract requirements, and related specifications.

  • Creates, maintains, and/or directs the creation of essential design information and documentation throughout the product lifecycle

  • Meet or exceed typical expectations for creativity, productivity, quality, and safety.


  • Office environment most of the time, plant or outdoor environment a small amount of the time. Plant and outdoor conditions include variable heat and humidity, dirt, and noise; physical hazards such as sharp objects and moving machinery; hazardous materials such as solder and adhesives. May come into contact with products that have been used in sewer systems and other caustic environments.

  • Rapidly changing workload and priorities.

  • A high level of teamwork and cooperation.

  • Occasional overnight travel.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology.

  • Knowledge in use of CAD software

  • Knowledge in the selection and use of materials including plastics, steel, and aluminum.

  • Knowledge in standard drafting practices and the application of the ASME Y14.5M Dimensioning and Tolerance standard or similar.

  • Knowledge in the selection and application of electromechanical (i.e. motors, solenoids, etc.) components preferred

  • Awareness regarding Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) methods and tolerance stack analysis desirable.

  • Awareness regarding machining, turning, molding, casting, and other manufacturing processes desirable.

  • Excellent leadership, teamwork, and communication skills.

  • Excellent problem analysis and resolution skills.

  • Results-driven, action-oriented, positive and energetic.

  • US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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