Design Engineer

Job Requisition: 6786

Design Engineer (Contract to Hire)

Peoria, IL Job Requisition: 6786

Description for Design Engineer:

As a Design Engineer, you will be creating the initial designs for the off-highway haul truck accessories that we manufacture. You will be developing core ideas for customized products based on extensive customer consultation and time spent discussing their equipment specifications, performance expectations, materials to be hauled, etc. This role will work in collaboration with our associates in our Engineering and Production departments and take the lead in creating the designs and prints to meet those customer specifications. As a Design Engineer, you may also facilitate modifications to existing designs or products to improve performance or integrate new technology. This position offers professional growth potential for the right candidate, and the opportunity to work on something unique and innovative.

Responsibilities for DesignEngineer:

  • Consult with internal team members and directly with customers to identify customer equipment needs, applications, and performance expectations
  • Customize PHIL product offerings for specific customer problems and applications
  • Examine previous designs and provide feedback for opportunities of improvement
  • Create innovative design solutions for new customer challenges
  • Create various drawings and documents, e.g. sales proposals, product designs, assembly prints, bill of materials, and shipping drawings 
  • Collaborate with other Engineering team members to assist on group projects and act as a sounding board for others' projects, reviews others' work
  • Collaborate with Production team members to design products that are manufacturable and user-friendly
  • Use technology to perform load profile assessments and capture 3D images via terrestrial laser scanning
  • Assist with special projects, including research and development, documentation and applications for intellectual property patents, development of department standards, and process documentation
  • Occasionally travel (5-15%) to attend trade shows, training seminars, customer visits, and assist with measuring, installing, diagnosing, and repairing product in the field
  • Accurately clock to jobs for cost accounting data to assist in customer pricing
  • Assist with the training and development of other team members and development of training tools


Requirements forDesignEngineer:

  • 1+ years' experience in a similar role designing weldments or steel fabrications
  • 4-year engineering degree (Mechanical, Agricultural, Mining or similar)
  • Experience with CAD systems, especially Autodesk Inventor or similar programs
  • P.E. license or interest and ability to pursue licensing 
  • Experience designing electrical and hydraulic circuits is a plus

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