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SpecSys6: Senior Mechanical Engineer

JOB TITLE: Senior Mechanical Engineer

COMPANY/DEPARTMENT: SpecSys, Inc. / Engineering

REPORTS TO: Engineering Managers located at Montevideo and New Ulm

FLSA STATUS: Exempt / Full-time

JOB SUMMARY: Manage complex design and development projects and manage and/or provide work direction for other engineers.


  • Overall project responsibility including:
    • Verify the design meets performance and configuration specifications
    • Contract management to verify the project is completed on time and on budget
    • Customer management to understand expectations and standards
  • Provide work instructions for engineers, designers and drafters
  • Coordinate resources of project teams
  • Develop and update project timelines
  • Provide performance and status of projects in timely fashion to management
  • Perform engineering calculations to verify compliance with design requirements
  • Provide technical data to the client, engineers, designers, drafters, operations and management
  • Oversee requisite project analysis to verify qualitative integrity
  • Direct preparation and presentation of progress reports for the customer
  • Prepare project review booklets and present to the customer
  • Specify and source purchase components to be used
  • Specify materials to be used in design
  • Develop design concepts to perform project function reviews
  • May be responsible to work on multiple CAD packages
  • Review CAD models for completeness, interferences, and manufacturability
  • Review detail drawings for completeness, accuracy, and client standards
  • Review and update model and drawing tolerances
  • Generate and review Bill of Materials for completeness
  • Update and track action / issue items


  • Ability to manage others
  • Experience with design of large weldments and fabrication desirable
  • Ability to interact at a management level with Mfg Operations, Sales, Clients, and Quality is a vital aspect of this job function

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE: (Education and experience are both important, with salary reflective of ability and experience)

  • High School Diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • BS or MS Degree in agriculture, mechanical, electrical or aerospace engineering disciplines
  • 5+ years of proven project development
  • An MBA, MS in engineering, or other advance degree is appreciated and valued, but not required


  • Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be acceptable.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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