Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Position Function: Concept, detail, checkout, and maintain equipment designs for Freund-Vector's product lines. Provide mechanical design support, as required, for all functions within the company. Participate with customers at Freund-Vector or at the customer's location.

Required Skills: Must have excellent mechanical perception and the ability to interface with others on a technical level in gathering and/or relaying information; Must be a self-starter.

Required Experience: Design of or Applications of specialized pharmaceutical or food equipment desirable. Minimum 5 years experience preferred.

Required Education: High School graduate or equivalent required and 4-year degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience required.

Travel: 15%

Location: Marion, IA



Essential Tasks:


  1. Concept, detail, and update mechanical design drawings and bills of materials as required for sold orders and/or R&D projects.
  2. Provide direction and work instructions to Mechanical Draftsperson(s).
  3. Execute ECO’s and determine status of scrap or rework.
  4. Communicate with Project Management and other design disciplines as required to complete assigned tasks for sold order projects
  5. Communicate with Purchasing Department and their vendors as designed parts are being manufactured towards the lowest possible cost.
  6. Communicate and provide work direction to assembly personnel as necessary to efficiently complete assembly of the equipment.
  7. Support Service Department, as required, to resolve problems with equipment in the field.
  8. Participate in customer testing at Freund-Vector’s facility or at customer’s plant
  9. Provide technical leadership for design improvements, cost reductions, and maintenance of the product lines.
  10. Create, update, and maintain baselines associated with related equipment.
  11. Write reports on new equipment and specifications based on data collected during research and development testing.
  12. Conduct test procedures on new equipment as necessary.
  13. Prepare cost estimates to modify standard Freund-Vector equipment to meet customer requirements, select vendor items and concept new systems for estimates.


Discretionary Tasks:


  1. Assist in preparation of equipment and system descriptions to be used in the quote process.
  2. Interface with the Sales, Purchasing, Assembly, and Service departments and the customer as needed.
  3. Verify equipment manuals and spare parts list for accuracy and completeness.
  4. Coordinate mechanical design activities with Controls and Project engineering personnel as necessary.
  5. Assist in equipment/process installations for customers at Freund-Vector facility or at customer sites.

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