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Employer: Spartan Emergency Response
Location: Brandon, SD 57005
Employment Type: Full Time

This position requires in depth technical skills in mechanical design and analysis, including material selection, and fabrication methods. The successful candidate will have the desire and ability to interface with all levels of a manufacturing organization and have a proven track record as a design engineer. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, this design engineer will produce designs that meet cost, quality, reliability, performance, and serviceability targets. 
Required engineering skills include both analytical and "hands-on" abilities. Additional skill areas include creative design, cross-functional teamwork, working with suppliers and manufacturing. Emergency vehicle design experience and strong working knowledge of engines, chassis, pumps and other mechanical systems is a plus. 

The following reflect the essential functions for this position but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned based upon changing business conditions. 

• Interface with all areas of the Spartan Emergency Response team to determine product needs & specifications. 
• Design, creation and management of models, drawings, bills of material and other pertinent engineering data. 
• Evaluate, test and specify materials for cost reduction, quality improvement and/or new product introduction. 
• Provide manufacturing process support. 
• Provide engineering analysis for product applications. 
• Evaluate current designs for product and cost improvement opportunities. 
• Incorporation of engineering design changes into the manufacturing process. 
• Other duties as assigned 

• BS degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred. Candidates with a 2-year technical degree will also be considered. 
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience in product and system development with background in complex machine or vehicle product design. 
• Detail oriented with strong analytical, communication and problem solving skills. 
• Demonstrated ability in bringing engineering projects to completion, on time and within budget. 
• Strong project management and interpersonal skills. 
• Energetic, motivated, team player. 
• Thorough understanding of the production manufacturing operations and design for manufacturability. 
• Experienced in 2D and 3D CAD modeling systems (minimum of 2 years). Prefer someone with Solid Works and FEA experience. 
• Demonstrated knowledge of materials specifications, properties, and processing techniques. 

Contact Information

Spartan Emergency Response
Paula Peterson
907 7th Ave North
Brandon, SD 57005
Phone: 605-582-4045 or

Other Information

Category(s): Engineering, Manufacturing
Industry: Automotive
Experience Req.: Yes
Degree Req.: Yes
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