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Mechanical Designer/Drafter

Company: Great Northern Equipment Distributing, Inc
Location: Renville
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

K & M Manufacturing Co., which began as K&M Manufacturing and Repair, was founded in 1958. Our first products were simple toolboxes and steps designed to make a farmers work easier and more productive in the field. In the early 60's K&M expanded the product line to include replacement tractor seats.From there, the product line has continued to grow to more than 2,500 innovative products like seats, suspensions, steps, mirrors, floor mats, cab foam kits, warning light systems, tool boxes, weight boxes and many more items. Our products are custom built for Allis Chalmers, Case IH, David Brown, Ford, International Harvester, John Deere, Kubota, Massey Ferguson, Minneapolis Moline, New Holland, Oliver White, Steiger and Versatile tractors and mowers.The size of K&M has grown to over 32,000 square feet of production space and over 40,000 square feet of warehouse space for materials and finished products.Why Choose K&M?-Industry leading benefits-Excellent work/life balance-Opportunity for internal growth and employee advancement-Check out us out here: Basic Function: The Mechanical Designer/Drafter works closely with engineering, fabrication, and assembly departments to assist with engineering and manufacturing changes. This role is responsible for generating CAD designs and changes. This individual is also responsible for loading flat pattern model data necessary to fabricate both metal and foam constructed flat parts. Essential Functions:

  • Generates/modifies CAD models as required.
  • Creates/details new and existing drawings as required.
  • Generates technical documents required for the installation/assembly of new and existing products.
  • Works closely with assembly department to supply drawing content and engineering guidance.
  • Generates NC nesting files as required to support manufacturing.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of important developments/issues.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned or apparent.
  • Attends training as directed by K&M.Secondary Functions:
    • Assists technical support to resolve issues with products.
    • Design tooling and fixtures as required to aid production. Qualifications and Experience: Required
      • At least 1 year of experience in a related field, manufacturing/assembly strongly preferred.
      • Basic understanding of Process/Production Flow, and MRP systems.
        • 3D CAD design experience.
          • Ability to perform basic measurements to reverse engineer parts and/or ensure quality standards.
          • Ability to create engineering documents, and work closely with members of the engineering, manufacturing, and purchasing departments.
          • Efficient with Microsoft desktop applications (i.e., Excel, Word, Power Point,
          • and Outlook).
          • Strong communication skills and ability to work independently.
          • Self-motivated individual who must balance a large workload.
          • Proven ability to meet deadlines and to multi-task on multiple projects.
          • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with coworkers, customers, and vendors.
          • Honesty, dependability and unconditional ethics. Treats people with respect; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.Preferred
            • An associate degree in CAD or engineering or closely related field.
            • Previous experience with Made 2 Manage ERP software.
            • Sigma Nest software experience.
            • SolidWorks experience.
            • Tool and fixture design experience.Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
              • Frequently required to use hands to handle objects, talk and hear.
              • Ability to lift/move up to 40 lbs. regularly.
              • Frequent bending, twisting, stooping, reaching and lifting.
              • Ability to climb into various industrial farm equipment and tightly confined spaces.
              • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision. Peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. PI185652228

Keywords: Great Northern Equipment Distributing, Inc, Minneapolis , Mechanical Designer/Drafter, Other , Renville, Minnesota

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