Sr. R&D Engineer - Mechanical / located in St. Cloud, MN area

March 22, 2020

As Sr. Research Engineer you will serve as the corporate administrator and technical lead for the following two areas relative to design engineering:

  1. Corporate Analysis: Mechanical, Structural, Fluid Flow, Seismic and Heat Transfer (a plus to have but will train)

  2. Corporate materials research: new product development and keeping current with technology and innovations

In this role, you will be part of the R&D group, with a strong knowledge of metallic materials relative to structural design, participate in NPI, and provide technical and material specifications (ASTM) support to other internal and external customers upon request.   



Analysis: Mechanical, Structural, Fluid Flow, and Seismic:

  1. Support all corporation departments as requested for all mechanical, structural, fluid flow, seismic and heat transfer analysis and approve their work if deemed necessary.  

  2. Verify analysis through testing when practical (hydro static, strain gauge, flow loop, field application tests, etc.)

  3. Create and/or maintain standardized design and verification methods for the analysis software itself and for existing and non-existing in-house programs (Design Tools, etc.)

  4. Train and mentor engineering personnel using software or in-house programs. Approve their work if deemed necessary.

EU PED and EU MD Program Compliance knowledge a plus.


Metallic Materials:

  1. Provide heavy support to the engineer in charge of materials for the creation and/or maintenance of metallic material specifications and their allowable substitutions for the corporation

  2. Support all corporate departments for design-related issues for metallic materials as requested

New Product Identification:

  1. Assist in the research of product needs

  2. Develop and/or support new product concepts, including unique materials

  3. Propose and develop technologies to fulfill customer needs



  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) with strong background in analysis (mechanical, structural, fluid flow, and heat transfer), testing, and metallic materials. MSME or advanced technical degree desired but not required.

  • 6 years minimum experience in mechanical product design and development

  • Valve and actuator design experience a plus using applicable industry standards (AWWA, ASME, API, MSS, etc.)

  • Experience with various test methods (hydro static, strain gauge, flow loop, etc.)

  • Solidworks 3D modeling software to create and manipulate models to perform finite element analysis, including animations

  • Fundamentals of Engineering / Professional Engineering registration desired but not required

  • Experience with engineering policies and procedures, including working knowledge of ISO 9001 requirements for design and development control and documentation

  • Ability to teach analysis and verification testing techniques to others through formal training and mentoring.

Salary - $80K-$114K + company bonus (Salary will be based on years of experience and industry)

Relocation Assistance


Excellent company with tenured staff and up and coming engineering team - great place to work that values their employees and are very active in the community.  Job location is within commuting distance of Minneapolis, MN.


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