Design Engineer

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Mechanical Engineering Job Number: DJ6022187720 Compensation: $70000-95000 / year

Job Description

Design Engineer

Position: Design Engineer
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Type: Contract to Hire
Experience Level: Entry Level to 10+ years
Salary Range: $70,000 - $95,000 per year

Are you a passionate and innovative engineer looking for an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact? We are seeking a Design Engineer to join our team in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This role offers the chance to work on cutting-edge projects in the metal casting industry while also contributing to the growth and success of our company. We value a mix of experience levels, ranging from 2 years to over 10 years, and we are open to hiring entry-level candidates who possess the right skills and attitude.

Job Responsibilities:

Utilize your existing knowledge gained from the metal casting industry to develop innovative solutions that enhance our customer's processes.
Focus on green sand or no-bake processes as the primary areas of expertise.
Create and modify engineering drawings that adhere to our company's methods, ensuring accurate and clear definitions for manufacturing equipment and parts.
Develop and maintain a deep understanding of engineering design, analysis, CAD, manufacturing, and the specialized equipment.
Collaborate with Sales and other departments to deliver competitive and precise proposals to our customers.
Play an active role in the development of new market initiatives and support existing marketing strategies.
Identify opportunities for cost optimization by streamlining designs, eliminating unnecessary expenses, and enhancing overall group efficiency.
Embrace technology to maximize productivity and contribute to the continuous improvement of processes.
Adhere to the Company's ISO objectives, policies, and procedures.

Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Prior experience in engineering, especially in designing capital industrial equipment, is advantageous.
Willingness to occasionally travel onsite for process evaluations, field measurements, commissioning, etc.
Proficiency in computer-aided design systems, preferably with experience in AutoCAD, Inventor, and Vault.
Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to logically and comprehensively analyze and resolve challenges.
Familiarity with basic business concepts and the capacity to effectively respond to customer requests.

Competitive salary ranging from $70,000 to $95,000 per year.
Opportunity to work on diverse and impactful projects within the metal casting industry.
Potential for growth within the company and advancement in your engineering career.
Collaborative and dynamic work environment that encourages innovation and creative problem-solving.
Comprehensive benefits package upon transition to full-time employment.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are a great fit for this role.

Meet Your Recruiter

Max Francis
Technical Recruiter

Max Francis is a seasoned Engineering Recruiter specializing in the Automation Division at Sterling. With five years of invaluable experience in recruitment, Max is on a mission to help individuals find their perfect career move—one that aligns with their professional goals and supports their families.

As an Engineering Recruiter, Max excels in the Automation Division, leveraging his deep industry knowledge to connect candidates with opportunities tailor-made for their unique skill sets and aspirations. He understands that finding the right career move is a pivotal moment in people's lives, and he thrives on being a part of that journey.

What Max finds most exciting and rewarding about his work is the opportunity to guide individuals to their ideal career fit. He recognizes that this transition is an exhilarating time for most people, and he derives immense satisfaction from helping them navigate the path toward their next professional adventure.

Max's advice to job seekers is grounded in the value of connections. He believes that having a well-connected recruiter within the industry you aspire to be in can open doors to companies and positions that may not be readily available on job boards. In today's competitive job market, he encourages candidates to connect with a recruiter early in their job search journey. While he advocates for candidates to continue their independent job searches, he emphasizes the benefit of having an additional set of experienced eyes on the market.

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