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Mechanical Engineer

Cedar Rapids, IA

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If you have want to assist with a wide range of product and process solutions, from design of small components to design and modification of larger production equipment and machinery, Apache Inc. has a great career opportunity available at its Cedar Rapids, IA, location.  The Mechanical Engineer will provide support for design and implementation of new and improved product and process solutions.  

Primary responsibilities include:
•Design and implement equipment and tooling for production processes that will improve operational safety, quality, and efficiency.
•Create and implement process standards and specifications, introducing appropriate manufacturing controls where possible to provide for consistent operation to these standards.
•Discuss and solve complex problems with manufacturing departments, sub-contractors, suppliers, and customers.
•Manage projects using engineering principles and techniques.
•Define best practice approaches and help establish these practices throughout Apache’s fabrication facilities.
•Oversee generation and maintenance of CAD drawings for tooling and products.
•Assist with the creation of design standards and specifications for Apache products.
•Provide support for design and development of new rubber products.
•Utilize Lean Manufacturing tools to help advance operational Continuous Improvement throughout the organization.
•As a part of the Technical Services team, assist with analysis of product quality issues, provide technical support for Sales and customers, and assist with development, testing, and approval of new products and new suppliers.

The ideal candidate has:  
•Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
•Strong mechanical and math skills and ability to formulate ideas and create design solutions for internal and external customer needs.
•Project management skills to oversee a project through idea, design, manufacturing, and implementation stages.
•Proficient use of CAD software. Competent use of Microsoft Office suite software.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Demonstrated ability to research and learn about new products and new process technologies.

If you are excited by the prospect of cultivating a positive, progressive environment and providing design support to the organization and you possess a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline (preferably Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering) and 5 years of mechanical engineering experience, we look forward to you applying for the position online at  We prefer candidates who have experience in a manufacturing environment, with process development or plant support experience.  Experience with conveyor belting, industrial hose, rubber processing, and/or industrial textiles would be beneficial.

Apache Inc. is a 100% employee-owned company specializing in value-added fabrication of belt, hose, and cut and molded products for a wide array of industries and applications. Our products are available nationwide through our network of distributors, retail customers, or sold directly to OEMs.  Through acquisitions and strategic alignment of resources, Apache has grown significantly over the last several years.  

The Mechanical Engineer will enjoy a competitive salary; collaborative, family-friendly work environment; learning opportunities; and an impressive array of benefits including employee stock ownership.  

Apache Inc. is EOE/Vet/Disabled, ISO 9001:2008 certified, and an E-Verify participant.  All offers are contingent upon a satisfactory drug screen.

Working together. Finding new solutions. Thinking forward.

Posted 05/16/17

Job ID: 22432766