Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer

Bloomington, MN
Sep 30, 2021
Oct 30, 2021
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

At the Toro Company's corporate headquarters in Bloomington, Minnesota we pride ourselves in being an industry leader for outdoor environment products. These markets include turf and landscape maintenance, snow and ice management, underground utility, specialty construction, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. Our teams at this location take pride in being on the cutting edge of creating innovative products while partnering with world-class employees that bring passion to their everyday work. This is a location that truly values its employees with upward career mobility and advancement opportunities.

We invite you to become part of our team!

The Design Engineer III handles engineering analysis and design of specific portions in a new product development program; redesign of products in a maintenance program; or a complete design project as assigned. Reviews test and customer data. Determines the causes of failures and develops appropriate solutions. Executes a project plan.

Job Duties & Responsibilities*:

  • Create designs to satisfy the product objectives related to the specific areas assigned. Create marketable ideas for new and revised products.

  • Performs engineering analysis to predict the behavior of a proposed design and resolves design problems.

  • Responsible for the assigned areas of design and assures that cost, timing, durability, performance, manufacturability, and quality to meet project objectives plus Toro and Industry Safety Standards. Conducts regular design, manufacturability, safety, serviceability and safety reviews for the assigned areas of design.

  • Actively participates in the development and understanding of customer requirements through direct contact with marketing, customers, service, manufacturing and distribution.

  • May provide work direction and monitor the work of lower level engineers, designers, draftspersons, and Experimental Shop mechanics assigned to the areas of design responsibility.

  • Works with vendors to insure selection of application approved, quality components.

  • Writes project requests, documentation, and manages all activity through release and change management using established Engineering and Development Procedures.

  • Communicate and coordinate work with the following and is responsible for designs achieved with their assistance: Experimental Shop, Test Engineering, CAE, Accounting, Purchasing, Drafting, Manufacturing, and Styling.

  • Frequently reports, verbally and in writing, on development progress and engineering analysis of product design. Keeps supervisor informed.

  • Supports company Quality Policy by working within the documented Quality System. Participates in quality initiatives and training as needed.

  • Performs other job related duties as may be required.

Job Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineering license, or

  • Bachelors degree in an ABET accredited Mechanical, Electrical, Aeronautical or Agricultural engineering program or

  • Masters degree in Mechanical, Electrical Aeronautical or Agricultural engineering from a university with an ABET accredited undergraduate engineering program

  • A minimum of three years experience, preferably in the powered equipment industry

  • Successful completion of EIT requirements is desirable

  • Able to create and analyze component or complete product design with individual initiatives

  • Able to direct the work of others, such as lower level engineers, drafters and designers

  • Has demonstrated a high level of productivity through demonstrated competency in the execution of duties and successful completion of projects.

Other Job-Related Components:

  • Travel to test sites, distributors, customers, vendors, manufacturing facilities and others will be required.

  • Design decisions may affect sales, warranty, customer satisfaction, and product safety.

  • Keeps abreast of new technological developments, components, concepts, materials, manufacturing processes, or competitive environment, which would affect the design or design process.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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