Design Engineer

By Misti Dillon


Sep 27, 2019


The Design Engineer will function as part of the design and development team, which includes other engineers with focus on system or component performance and integration. This position coordinates the work of designers and others who assist in specific assignments as needed, directs the conceptual design, technical project planning, detail design, and development testing.

Project Planning

  • Manage each work order from project start to completion
  • Research and analyze customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of designs or applications
  • Prepare kit of information for Designers to complete layout and production drawings in an efficient and accurate manner (includes mechanical, hydraulic and electrical Designers)
  • Provide preliminary engineering calculations, specifications, sketches and layouts as required by sales to estimate a machine to meet customer inquiries
  • Review engineering drawings, analyze design and retrieve information to complete drawing, layout or design
  • Ensure all drawings are checked for design and dimensional correctness prior to release for production
  • Prepare information submittals as required for review by project certifying authorities and/or customer's engineering department (package may include drawings, calculations, etc.)

Operating Instructions

  • Write detailed operating instructions
  • Ensure operating instructions for manuals are checked
  • Ensure decal lists are prepared in a timely manner


  • Work with Designer(s) to ensure customer specifications are met and designs are in accordance with Timberland Engineering standards and other applicable standards
  • Provide feedback to designers on customer problems and needs

Customer Relations

  • Aid in the resolution of external customer problems of a technical nature
  • Respond to shop questions/problems from factory personnel as they are encountered during fabrication and assembly of machines
  • Assign final Assembly and Drawing List numbers
  • Form and maintain a work order file

New Product Development

  • Research, design and evaluate products, equipment, systems and processes to meet requirements, applying knowledge of engineering principles
  • Make recommendations on products, design and cost improvements to improve the competitive position of the company


  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Professional Engineer or working towards/eligible for designation
  • 5 - 7 years of mechanical and hydraulic design experience in a heavy equipment manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of heavy mechanical design/weldments, hydraulics and electrical components
  • Requires the ability to develop new product requirements

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