Mechanical Designer - Waukesha

Waukesha, WI
Since 1934, Hydro-Thermal has been the global leader in the development and manufacturing of Hydrohe

Job Description

Mechanical Designer

Posted: Wednesday, 8/16/2023

Do you want to be part of a team where we work collaboratively to achieve our goals? Do you enjoy working in an innovative and growth focused environment? A company that invests in its equipment and its team members? Then Hydro-Thermal is the company for you!

At Hydro-Thermal Corporation success is attributed to people who are committed to technical competence, are responsive to customers' needs, are friendly, are willing to work hard, have complete integrity, and are active in our industry and in the local communities.

Your primary role as a Mechanical Designer will be to design heating products and process piping systems to support the engineered-to-order execution portion of the business. You will have the opportunity to be creative and use your design skills to generate solutions to meet customer expectations. You will have the opportunity to get hands-on with the technology by testing your designs in the manufacturing and laboratory. You will be instrumental in the success of our products and customer satisfaction selecting appropriate components, developing an accurate bill of materials, producing precise drawings and 3D models.

Daily interactions will include interfacing with the Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applications Engineering, Project Management, Manufacturing, Logistics and Procurement teams during the execution of projects. You will support multiple customers at once and be involved with the Field Service Technicians during the post shipment phase of the project to ensure customers satisfaction. You will also contribute to the growth of the business by collaborating with the Sales, Applications Engineering and Marketing teams to analyze designs and develop newer and better solutions as product offerings for our customers. You are someone who loves design work and designing process systems while being part of an engaged team who openly communicates while driving to achieve a common goal.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and model machine components and process systems in SolidWorks supporting the order process and new product development projects
  • Execute customer orders and configure appropriately based on customer requirements
  • Analyze, develop and test designed equipment to meet specified customer requirements
  • Select components, assemblies and materials based on technical information from customer requirements and vendor offerings
  • Interface with both the ERP & CRM systems to execute activities and close out orders
  • Prepare, review, collaborate with Manufacturing and Sales teams with designs and detailed drawings
  • Generate and release full bills of material for manufacturing
  • Support the Engineering Change Request and Change Order process
  • Identify non-conformances and root causes to initiate and implement solutions
  • Utilize proprietary sizing program software as well as other engineering skills and knowledge to assure that Hydro-Thermal heaters, valves and systems meet design criterion and operating conditions
  • Perform other duties as required, including lab testing or field service, with ability to travel occasionally as back-up support
  • Engage with external partners (suppliers, panel shops, engineering consultants) to produce solutions
  • Communicate with internal & external customers on troubleshooting / support of equipment and systems
  • Investigate and research new technology available to apply to new and existing products
  • Identify & execute improvements for equipment designs and execution processes within the department
  • Provide labor estimates for mechanical design activities
  • Support the Sales Team with technical information and discussions where required
  • Train and demonstrate equipment to internal and external customers and technical support staff
  • Proficiency with engineering CAD software (Solidworks, Inventor, AutoCAD, etc)
  • Continuing Education/Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vacation and Personal Time Off and paid Holidays
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401k with company match
  • Company provided Life/AD&D

Hydro-Thermal At A Glance

Since 1934, Hydro-Thermal has been the global leader in the development and manufacturing of Hydroheaters. Our more than 80 years of steam heating expertise and innovation have earned us a world-class reputation in the wide range of industries we serve. From our Sales, Marketing and Accounting departments, to our Manufacturing, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering departments, along with our Shop and Assembly staff, there are plenty of opportunities here at Hydro-Thermal. Competitive pay, 401K matching, generous PTO, a newly-renovated office, and Health, Dental & Vision coverage are all benefits of working at Hydro-Thermal. We also put a high importance on developing our interns and apprentices, and our hands-on learning experience helps set them up for a career. With a high amount of interns and apprentices turning into full-time hires at Hydro-Thermal, the opportunities for an early look into a potential career are endless. Visit www.hydro-thermal.com for more information about us, and take a look at the open positions to see if anything fits what you are looking for.
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