Mechanical Engineer Intermediate

  • location: Saint Louis, MO
  • type: Temporary
  • salary: $35 - $45 per hour
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Our client is one of the largest companies in the world dedicated to the development, growth and marketing of Agriculture seeds. They strive to develop hybrids that improve nutrition, boost crop yields, limit spoilage, optimize water & climate variables and reduce the need for chemicals and other inputs. They are committed to consistently introducing innovative products to their customers. It's amazing to consider that improving human health, promoting environmental stewardship and fostering greater economic growth for the agricultural community can all start with something as small as a seed.


This position is with a fast-paced team designing prototypes then bringing them to low-rate production for world-wide deployment within the R&D department. This person will have a significant role in the design, prototype build and testing of advanced custom agricultural field equipment.

The right candidate will enjoy the challenge of a fast-paced environment, innately understand the trade-offs needed to meet schedule, budget, and performance demands, pro-actively seek out answers to questions from many sources, support continuous equipment improvement efforts, and apply sound judgement in ambiguous situations with loose definition and minimal pre-existing documentation. This role has some room and need for creativity and inventiveness. This person must have an inquisitive mind with strong mechanical aptitude.

Our team enjoys our work and is looking for someone who wants to jump in with both feet and join us in designing machinery that will delight our users. Were moving fast and need someone who can help us keep up with our need for documentation and clear design packages.

Working hours: 8 AM - 5 PM

Major Duties / Responsibilities:
--Create mechanical components for rugged field operations to solve agronomic problems
--Generating CAD models, drawings, and, design documents working from sketches, verbal concept descriptions, actual prototypes, marked-up drawings, and/or vendor information.
--Prototype and plan testing for prototypes before they go into production
--Working with the production engineering team, assembly technicians, production project team, and external vendors to ensure that the drawing packages are complete for each project.
--Promote a positive working environment in order to achieve the organization-s goals.

Required Skills/Experience:
3-10 years of relevant working experience
Minimum 3 years experience with SolidWorks for mechanical drawings
Minimum 2 years experience in development of automation equipment or agricultural equipment.
The candidate must have the strong drive and self-motivation to work in the fast-paced and challenging environment of new product development.
Familiarity with automated instrumentation/equipment for laboratory, production, and/or agricultural field environments is a must.
A high degree of organization and efficiency, customer focus, and innovative problem solving skills.
Experience in contributing to multiple concurrent projects with shifting priorities
Ability to create and interpret mechanical, pneumatics, hydraulics, and electrical drawings
Keen understanding of best mechanical design for fabrication practices (dimensioning, tolerancing, machining practices, etc.)
Excellent communication skills with an understanding of teamwork and with the ability to coordinate work with other staff members.

Desired Skills/Experience:
Experience with Solidworks (FEA experience a plus)
Experience with agricultural equipment and practices

Ideally needs SolidWorks experience, agriculture/equipment experience and automation with machine controls. Will work with design team, this is an ongoing contract for the right person.

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