Mechanical Design Engineer - Field Instrumentation

Job Description
Job ID EPM-00006414
Country United States
State/Province Iowa
City Marshalltown
Publish Start Date Jan 23 2014
Job Level None Specified

Position Summary:
Mechanical Engineers design product enhancements, troubleshoot issues with core products, work with suppliers & manufacturing to solve design issues, and provide support as needed to sales, marketing, and manufacturing departments. Emerson Process Management is a leader in helping businesses automate and improve their production and processing. Fisher’s coordinated multidisciplinary product design effort leads the competition by providing key products to solve customer’s most difficult problems. Mechanical Engineers are specifically responsible to understand product requirements, design and verify product modifications to meet requirements, develop proof testing, and support manufacturing.

Essential Job Functions:
Design mechanical systems, assemblies and component parts to meet requirements
Troubleshoot existing product design and manufacturing issues and formulate solutions
Design and implement design changes to existing products to improve reliability, solve manufacturing issues, and reduce cost
Oversee prototype implementation of a design
Develop test strategy and plans to verify product design changes.
Perform mechanical design verification from sub-assembly through full assembly levels, interpret results and provide ongoing direction for design improvement
Evaluate product reliability including use of failure modes and effects analysis for mechanical designs
Conduct peer reviews of mechanical designs
Develop and maintain engineering documentation and manufacturing procedures.
Follow departmental and company procedures pertaining to design process and documentation
Interact and communicate effectively with global engineering, manufacturing, and suppliers
Evaluate non-conforming components
Support product hazardous area third approvals process
Review and approve mechanical design changes
Assist with other project activities as required

Education / Experience Required:
Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering required.

Required Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

Understanding of mechanical systems that incorporate pneumatic, electrical, and electronic components
2D/3D CAD design capability.
Working knowledge of test equipment and procedures including force testers, gauges, etc.
Analytical problem solving and decision-making skills
Able to take incomplete ideas and requirements and develop creative solutions with a high degree of initiative.
Ability to contribute in a global team environment solving engineering challenges
Strong planning and organizing skills
Good verbal and written English language communication skills

Preferred Knowledge / Experience:

Die-casting, injection molding, machining, and stamping processes.
Materials; metals, plastics, and elastomers.
Experience with mechanical/pneumatic/electronic systems and system design demonstrated by experimental, theoretical, and design work.
Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
Explosion-proof design practices and standards for hazardous area installation in the process control industry
Magnetic systems

Additional Company Information
Organization Profile
Fisher Controls International LLC, an Emerson Process Management business, is the largest control valve manufacturer in the world. Industry standard products as well as an emphasis on product research and testing enables the development of new Fisher® control valves to solve production, processing, and distribution needs for the following major industries: chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical.

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Experience the Rewards
A career with the Emerson Process Management, Fisher business provides an excellent benefits package which, based on location, may include the following benefits: medical, prescription drug and dental plans; vision; 401k with company match; pension plan; company paid life, AD&D, and travel insurance; educational assistance in form of tuition reimbursement; short-term and long-term disability plans; matching gift program; wellness incentive program; and generous holiday and vacation plans.

Who May Apply

The company will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this position. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is Fisher policy to recruit, hire, train and promote people in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or age, and any other factor prohibited by law.


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