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Machine Design and Layout Engineer

Company: Gables Search Group
Location: Oshkosh
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Job Description:

Currently seeking a Designer.  This can be Remote now, but may have to work form local office office next year.

Need to have machine design, but I need layout and system understanding in 2D and 3D. Need to have machine design, layout and systems understanding.  AutoCAD 3D for equipment and layouts, any Navisworks, REVIT, and Recap or point cloud manipulation/modeling is a plus.

Need food processing or packaging experience.  Plus packaging line experience, such as taking a product, putting it into a bag or box, then putting that into a case, turning it , labeling it, then palletizing and stretch wrapping.

Experience with life safety and egress is a plus.


Client is a full-service consulting engineering firm that specializes and is a leader in the Food & Beverage, and Industrial facility design sectors.

Compensation depends on experience.

The position requires a strong understanding of computer-aided design (CAD) software with an emphasis on AutoCAD. Knowledge of physical layout drawings, equipment, and structural drawings, PFDs, P&ID’s, Bid and Construction packages, materials lists, are beneficial. The ideal candidate will have the ability to produce all drawings from rough sketches, notes, and vendor drawings. The candidate should have strong mechanical reasoning skills, be able to work in design teams, be self-motivated to perform assigned tasks, and take initiative to learn new skills and work with layouts in a 2D or 3D environment.

Further, the candidate should be able to learn new software packages efficiently and retain and apply on-the-job training. Because the candidate will be expected to deal with clients, he or she must have a strong command of the English language and possess good written and oral communications skills.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Design packaging systems based on rough sketches, minimal input, and personal experience
  • Coordinate and clarify specifications, codes, regulations, or other detailed design requirements into designs
  • Implement CAD project standards efficiently
  • Capable of and responsible for leading and directing packaging design, including:
    • Developing and tracking packaging design deliverables and budget
    • Developing all deliverables to CAD standards
  • Able to proactively, consistently, and clearly communicate within the internal project team and with the external client team, as follows:
    • Providing weekly internal project documentation
    • Leading packaging design deliverable review meetings
    • Ensuring appropriate interdisciplinary project coordination
  • Create teamwork plans as necessary to meet project requirements, able to delegate or monitor the work, budget, and schedule
  • Provide leadership experience for drafters and other designers
  • Participate in site visits for data acquisition, meetings, and installation support, support vendor Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs) or reviews as needed
  • Able to maintain and develop relationships with both existing and potential clients
  • Must be adaptable, able to problem solve under pressure, and able to learn and apply new technologies with minimal support

Required Education/Experience

  • Technical Design degree or equivalent experience
  • 5-10+ years of current AutoCAD 2D/3D (AutoCAD 2014 or newer for the latest years) relevant work experience
  • 3D Modeling capabilities in AutoCAD or Revit and Navisworks
  • 5+ years Designer experience in design and layout of Food or Beverage (prefer packaging) systems to customer standards
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proficient with Microsoft office tools
  • Proven ability to lead design work in packaging projects, including responsibility for the budget, schedule, and deliverables.
  • MUST be a US citizen
  • Proven ability to work in cross-functional engineering and design teams
  • Ability to travel 10-30% within the United States

Desired Education/Experience

  • Interest in consulting engineering, packaging, and Food & Beverage systems design.
  • 3D Scan and point cloud modeling ability
  • 8-10+ years 3D CAD design experience
  • Experience in developing Design Basis and Criteria documentation
  • Experience in leading equipment FATs, including documentation and testing work
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2
  • Manufacturing or equipment design experience a plus
  • Attention to detail and time management skills are essential for the successful completion of tasks

Keywords: Gables Search Group, Oshkosh , Machine Design and Layout Engineer, Other , Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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