Minco Products Inc.

Design Engineer

Job Locations US-MN-Fridley



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 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 helping provide the best possible solution for our customers? Then this Design Engineer position is for you! Every day you will help Minco succeed by performing complex applications engineering tasks, supporting sales and marketing by developing strong relationships with customers and living Minco’s icare values -- Integrity, Communication, Accountability, Respect, & Energy.


  • Perform engineering and related design duties for the Thermal Solutions product line through the application of fundamental product engineering principles, thorough risk and manufacturing assessments, and thermal or mechanical analysis as needed to ensure the safe application of Minco products.

  • Work on complex projects individually and lead teams to solve customer problems and meet customer requirements.
  • Lead technical and design support teams to document, design, set up and build new parts for customers.
  • Meet with technicians, internal and external customers, or other engineers to understand product and specification requirements, objectives, timelines, and project tasks and to coordinate communications within the plant and the customer.
  • 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
  • Work closely with the Manufacturing Engineering team to ensure products meet or exceed profit and quality objectives and prepare new designs for seamless introduction into serial production.
  • Respond to questions and concerns from technicians, customers, and suppliers; investigate design, quality, pricing, and other problems; communicate with sales and provide training to the appropriate groups.
  • Provide quote materials to the sales team that they can use to develop customer pricing strategies.
  • 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 engineering relationships with customers and support sales and marketing efforts in pursuing new opportunities.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or technical discipline
  • Five plus years of design experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Five plus years of experience working and designing directly with external customers
  • Five plus years of experience with 3D CAD software
  • Willingness to travel (domestic and/or International Travel up to twenty percent, as needed).


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with flex circuit or flexible heater design and manufacturing processes
  • Understanding of fundamental design or application engineering principles and practices
  • Strong working knowledge of designing in Solidworks (Advanced Part Modeling, Assemblies, Drawings, etc.)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Tools (Excel, Visio, Project, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Familiarity with programming in .NET, C#, or Python
  • Experience automating MS Word/Excel using VBA
  • Understanding of Design for Manufacturability
  • Strong working knowledge of DOE and Capability Study
  • Strong graphics/visual aide creation skills
  • Proficient with Minitab
  • Understanding and practical application of FMEA
  • Understanding of metal fabrication (Machining, Casting, Sheet Metal, Welding, etc.)
  • Experience with lean principles and six sigma tools
  • New product introduction experience
  • Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems
  • Familiar with AS9100 and ISO9001 requirements, a plus.

What you'll bring

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively build relationships with customers, employees, and management
  • Strong experience responding to and resolving questions and concerns
  • Strong project management, organizational, analytical and presentation skills
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Self-motivated, self-directed individual who works well under minimal supervision and takes pride in their work
  • Project management, organizational and presentation skills
  • 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

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.

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

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

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.


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