Design Engineer
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 3/26/2018

Job Description


Facilitate Product introduction via Engineering Change Notice (ECN) process.  Assist Production Planners and Supervisors with work order related issues, switching of vendors, rework orders, and other deviations.  Interface with Sales, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Accounting, and Production to ensure the timely completion of data being entered into ERP prior to production start.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Design products, using engineering calculations, used in the mechanical power train transmission industry.
  • Evaluate and verify customer provided drawings and specifications to ensure manufacturability.
  • Process development and documentation of manufacturing work instructions and standards as required.
  • Produce and maintain In Process Inspection Sheets (IPIS) used for verification of product during production.
  • Produce product information including 3D models and drawings using Autodesk Inventor.
  • Input of Item Master data into ERP system for all new parts
  • Perform engineering change notice (ECN) processes for all value streams.
  • Interface with Manufacturing, Sales, Purchasing, and Accounting to attain the necessary information required for new part entry within ERP system.
  • Maintain and develop accurate manufacturing process routings, into the ERP system.
  • Perform quality duties/activities to support customer needs.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



BS degree in accredited engineering or physical sciences.  Individual must have a strong concentration in manufacturing processes / tooling.

One to two years previous experience in lean manufacturing experiences with both foundry and machine shop environment is preferred, but not required.

Additional requirements include strong analytical, communication and conflict resolution skills as well as the following;

  • Self-motivation, drive, energy, and resilience.
  • Ability to work with vendors, customers, and employees.
  • Must excel at working in a team environment.
  • Effective and collaborative problem solving skills including defining the problem, collecting data, establishing a solution, creating a standard, and sustaining. I.e. Formal problem solving experience with Use of 8d’s, PFMEA’s, 5 Why’s etc.
  • Be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Working Knowledge of MS Office, and experience in 3D modeling. 
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Experience with Bills of Materials, Routings, Work Orders and other Design to Supply Functions.
  • Six Sigma methodology and project management skills a plus.

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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