Manufacturing Engineer

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Vice President, Engineering, this position works directly with the R&D team to research, design and develop new products in the current existing markets along with expansion into new markets. This position will work simultaneously on the design and testing of multiple projects while supporting the launch of new products.

Principal accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with team for project requirements, design reviews, status reports, and time/resource estimates.
  • Plan, and execute multiple projects simultaneously to rapid completion within deadlines.
  • Assist with development of bills of material on new designs.
  • Work with other departments to source and build necessary prototypes for testing.
  • Develop and coordinate testing of new products.
  • Work with all departments on designs to ensure manufacturability.
  • Support estimating, sale, and processing of engineered product
  • Estimate production cost and effects of design changes for management review.
  • Work to understand and ensure compliance with UL and ASME standards.
  • Work to stay informed with competitive products and market demand and direction.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Ideal candidate will possess the following skills/qualities:

  • 2-3 years post-graduation experience.
  • Strong 3D modeling experience.
  • SolidWorks Preferred, Pro E or Inventor as Secondary.
  • Ability to create 2d manufacturing prints from designs
  • Sheet metal, weld/fab design experience.
  • Exposure to Lean Manufacturing, ISO Quality systems, Design for Manufacturability.
  • Good communication skills at all levels of the organization.
  • Good communication skills and able to work in both individual and team environment.
  • Must be self-motivated and goal driven...proactive and works for results.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high energy environment.
  • A positive attitude and hard work ethic.
  • Ability to produce accurate, professional and error-free documents in a timely manner.

Education & Experience:

  • BSME preferred. Will also consider a BSMET.
  • 2 – 3 years of related engineering experience.
  • SolidWorks or similar CAD package experience.
  • Understanding of agriculture and construction markets.


  • Full time position
  • 40-45 hours per week
  • Paid vacation
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Flex spending plan
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Supplemental insurance
  • Simple IRA retirement plan
  • Short and long term disability

How To Apply

Send resumes to:

LDJ Manufacturing, Inc.
1833 Highway 163
Pella, IA 50219
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Fax: 641-620-8302

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LDJ Manufacturing is deeply rooted in Midwest family values. We believe an honest day's work and keeping our word are the keys to building successful partnerships.


Our team of disciplined professionals adheres to an unwavering commitment to get the job done right, on time, with excellence - because "just good enough" is never good enough.


Our team is empowered with a driving spirit of creativity and resourcefulness to look beyond what already exists and find a better way to get things done.