Kinze Mechanical Designer in Williamsburg, Iowa


The Designer will produce and maintain 3D design models and technical drawings for new and legacy products. Assist engineers in the design and development of new product and the maintenance of legacy product. Apply design for manufacturing principles to model and technical drawing creation and maintenance. Coordinate and conduct design/drawing reviews with internal customers. Serve as a project team member.

Position will have 1 of 3 of the following concentrations:

  • Mechanical - Assist Design Engineers focusing on the design and maintenance of mechanical systems

  • Electrical Harness and Hydraulic – Assist Electrical and Design Engineers focusing on the design and maintenance of electrical and hydraulic systems. Routing of electrical harnesses and hydraulic hoses will be included in this focus.

  • Printed Circuit Board - Assist Electrical and Design Engineers in the design, development and maintenance of complex circuit card assemblies. Ensure best practice for fabrication, assembly and testability. Troubleshoot printed circuit board designs and revisions. Liaison between North Liberty and Williamsburg Electrical Engineers, Design Engineers and Designers.


  • Design or improve existing product

  • Determine, recommend and implement product changes.

  • Analyze and oversee development of prototypes

  • Assist in resolving any design issues prior to production release.

  • Create CAD models and drawings of designs.

  • Create and maintain models and drawings to current drafting standards.

  • Coordinate and conduct design/drawing reviews with cross functional team.

  • Provide or assist with engineering change orders.

  • Serve as a project team member assisting in cross functional project meetings.

  • Assist in managing projects.


Must have experience utilizing 2D & 3D parametric computer modeling software as well as Materials Resource Planning software. Knowledge of casting processes for both ferrous and non-ferrous castings. Advanced knowledge of current industry drafting standard and bill of material structures. Knowledge of machining and manufacturing processes as well as welding practices and symbols is a must. Basic understanding of hydraulic and electrical system. Ability to understand and communicate with Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerance system. Strong mechanical and mathematic skills are required. Able to use basic measuring tools such as calipers are preferred.

Associates degree, or vocational/technical school degree in the fields of study pertaining to Drafting or Machine Design. At least 2 years relevant work experience in the area of Mechanical Machine Design or closely related field.


Work Time

  • Position may require additional night or weekend work as required to complete job duties and assignments

  • Must be available to support multiple shift operations

  • Required to work during shutdown hours, holidays, and weekends to complete special projects.


  • Standing, walking, and sitting at workstation for extended periods of time

  • Performing tasks with computer for extended periods of time

  • Walking up to ½ mile multiple times per day to perform tasks

  • Working in a manufacturing plant floor environment while wearing proper PPE and following procedures

  • Spend time on your feet in a non-climate controlled manufacturing environment


  • Requires minimal travel with very few overnight stays