Minco Products Inc.

  • Design Engineer

    Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    At Minco, you can make a difference by being part of something that is evolving, growing and continually improving. Minco products can be found everywhere from on an oil rig miles under the sea to satellites miles above our heads - and in your doctor’s office! Our temperature sensing, controlling, and heating, as well as the flexible circuits that pull it all together, are in products that save people’s lives, explore the world, protect our military, and bring energy to everyone.


    Do you enjoy interacting with customers to provide the best solution possible? Then this Design Engineer position is for you! Every day you will help Minco succeed by understanding and communicating customer’s needs, consulting with internal teams, participating in design, process, and continuous improvement projects, and living Minco’s icare values -- Integrity, Communication, Accountability, Respect, & Energy.


    • Apply fundamental design engineering and related manufacturing principles and practices while working with product segments for defense and aerospace applications
    • Meet with technicians, internal and external customers, or other engineers to understand product and specification requirements, objectives, timelines, and project tasks; coordinate communications within the plant and the customer
    • Prepare professional presentations, project proposals, sketches, and rough concepts to external customers via documentation and face-to-face interaction for the purposes of communicating design ideas and modifications
    • Build and maintain E2E relationships with customers and support sales and marketing efforts in pursuing new opportunities
    • Participate in design, process, and continuous improvement projects that impact product segments; ensure objectives and timelines are met, and meet with engineering or production staff as required to complete projects
    • Lead teams regarding documentation, quotes, first runs, inspection, and related areas, develop and review a variety of reports, documents, and tests, and adjust operations or activities as needed.
    • Respond to questions and concerns from technicians, customers and suppliers; investigate design, quality, pricing, and other problems; communicate with sales and/or provide training to the appropriate groups
    • Interpret and apply department policies and procedures and applicable laws, rules, and regulations; ensure compliance with these areas
    • Develop displays, articles, and product concepts for trade shows, industry presentations, and related communications
    • Assist with mentoring and training a group of engineers in design procedures, design and customer history, technology and material function, processes, and interdepartmental contacts.


    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
    • Three plus years of design experience in a manufacturing environment
    • Three plus years of experience working and designing directly with external customers
    • Willing to travel (most often domestically, but also to Asia and Europe), typically 10-20%

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated experience and a good understanding of defense and aerospace regulations and standards (S-311-P-079, MIL-STD-202,MIL-I-45208, NASA-STD-8739).
    • Strong working knowledge of designing in Solidworks (Advanced Part Modeling, Assemblies, Drawings, etc.), or experience with other similar 3D CAD / parametric modeling software.
    • Strong working knowledge of DOE and Capability Study
    • Strong graphics/visual aide creation skills
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Tools (Excel, Visio, Project, Word, PowerPoint)
    • Proficient with Minitab or Design Expert
    • Understanding of fundamental design or application engineering principles and practices
    • Understanding of Design for Manufacturability
    • Understanding and practical application of FMEA
    • Understanding of metal fabrication (Machining, Casting, Sheet Metal, Welding, etc.)
    • Understanding of flex circuit or flexible heater design and manufacturing processes
    • Experience with lean principles

    What Skills You Bring: 

    • Demonstrated ability to effectively build relationships with employees and management
    • Strong experience responding to and resolving questions and concerns
    • Strong project management, organizational, analytical and presentation skills
    • Proven track record of implementing programs, policies, and procedures
    • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently under conditions of multiple deadlines and changing priorities
    • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic and multi-cultural environment
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills for internal and external customer contact; detailed documentation skills
    • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
    • Self-motivated, self-directed individual, able to work well under minimal supervision and take pride in your work
    • Excellent time management skills, attention to detail and a focus on accuracy 

    This position is a regular full-time position located in our headquarters in Fridley, Minnesota.


    Why Minco?


    At Minco, we offer benefits and services that help balance work life and personal life, a competitive wage and benefits package, opportunities for continuous improvement and personal growth, casual denim Fridays and company celebrations – some of the many reasons that make Minco a great place to work! Find out why you would love working at Minco by learning more about our company culture and the rewards of working with us at www.minco.com/careers - then apply! Current Minco employees: please apply via your Employee page on iconnect. If you need assistance, please contact HumanResources@minco.com.


    We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran, marital, or disability status.    


    This position requires use of information or access to hardware and software which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the definition of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.


    Minco Products, Inc. is an E-Verify employer.


    We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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