Mechanical Engineer

  • location: Saint Louis, MO
  • type: Temporary
  • salary: $40 - $47 per hour
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Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer - Intermediate

Our Client is looking for a motivated Intermediate-Level Mechanical Engineer in our Field Systems Engineering team. The farm of the future demands seeds, traits, and crop protection products that enable farmers to produce a lot more food with fewer inputs while safeguarding the environment. They design the machines that will plant, harvest, and manage thousands of research fields while measuring the details of every plant and its environment, helping our scientists create ever better products.

Mechanical Engineers are responsible for all aspects of the development from concept through detailed design, fabrication, testing, installation and support of a wide variety of automated analytical research and production equipment. The equipment may range from handheld tools, to bench top opto-electronic devices, to large-scale, high-throughput automated research equipment, to state-of-the-art agricultural equipment. Design work in our platform teams can include gathering requirements and learning from field users, building and evaluating prototypes, implementing test plans for both current systems and new designs, delivering production ready prints, and more. Our team is mostly based out of our brand-new facility in Chesterfield, MO. 

The Intermediate-Level Mechanical Engineer is expected to contribute in the ideation, mechanical design and development of these automated research and production systems. The individual is expected to work well within a multidiscipline engineering team and to effectively coordinate with Electrical Engineers, Software Engineers, and Biotechnologists. The Intermediate-Level Mechanical Engineer will work under the direct supervision of a senior engineer. 
Individuals who will be successful in this role will thrive in a fast-paced, multifaceted R&D environment where collaboration is a must. Your curiosity will empower you to become a system level expert, enabling you to understand business needs and question them when necessary. Applying your vision to an understanding of the “big picture” will drive the design of novel mechanisms and technologies for new equipment and to continuously improve our existing gear. Ultimately, the desire to see your vision succeed will be what motivates you to take the level of initiative and ownership necessary for the entire team’s success. 

What it takes: 

  • B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering 
  • High degree of mechanical aptitude, and a hands on approach to engineering 
  • Previous experience with 3D modeling software; SolidWorks preferred 
  • Desired Skills/Experience 
  • Experience with FEA 
  • Knowledge of the agriculture industry and experience operating farming equipment 
  • Experience with rapid prototyping techniques, including understanding of tradeoffs and limitations for practicality and manufacturability 


Chesterfield, Missouri

The Client:

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.

About us:

Randstad has been in business since 1960, and is the 2nd largest staffing firm in the world with a presence in 39 countries. Our team is a part of Randstad's Corporate Services. We have worked with our client for over 30 years! During this time, we have developed a proven track record for placing top talent into roles that offer opportunities for both career growth and success. Randstad offer both competitive pay and benefits for this opportunity


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