Design Engineer
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 6/28/2017

Job Description


Responsible for the generation of quality engineering drawings, the acquisition, maintenance, and use of an intimate knowledge of company approved engineering drafting standards and procedures. Suggests product improvements, maintains knowledge of the products and their proper application, keeps abreast of any technological changes which affect the company’s product.


  • Confers with other department engineers, Project Engineer or Product and Engineering Manager to resolve design problems and to prepare accurate drawings of a new design.
  • Applies knowledge of the product to specific applications.
  • Makes certain calculations on tolerance stack-up of multi-component systems, strengths of materials, and related dimensional changes to the design.
  • Prepares layouts and detail drawings of new or modified parts.
  • Selects “hardware” items such as bearings, screws, snap rings and more.
  • Prepares Bills of Material for these product and engineering changes. Releases ECN’s.
  • Performs assigned tasks related to engineering drafting.
  • Uses 3D solids CAD software with FEA tools for design & analysis of products.


Common sense


Ability to prioritize

Exceptional integrity

High degree of professionalism


Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Team player

Job Requirements


Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Design or equivalent education and experience, preferred.

1-5 years of experience in mechanical engineering preferred


Key Performance Metrics

Product quality

On-time delivery

Material and operating costs





The ability to read and interpret documents such as general business periodicals, professional journals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, technical and procedure manuals and government regulations. Ability to write routine reports, operating instructions, procedure manuals, and business correspondences. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of employees and managers, customers, clients and the general public.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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