• Brock Product Design Engineer

    Job Locations US-IN-Milford
    Posted Date 11 months ago(3/16/2018 8:44 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Summary

    This role is located in Milford, IN.  Milford is a beautiful Midwest town with affordable living and exceptional school systems.  Milford is just a short drive to several larger cities and attractions (1 hr to Fort Wayne or South Bend, 2 hours to Chicago or Indianapolis, 2.5 hours to Lake Erie and 1.5 hours to Lake Michigan).  This is a great location for anyone looking to end long commutes and live in a scenic area while still maintaining access to big city amenities!  


    Want to be a part of a global, high-tech company that is launching innovative agricultural solutions and experiencing phenomenal growth for themselves and their high performing employees? Enjoy working in an environment where integrity and a passion for success is valued and where people work together to get things done?  


    Then, Brock Grain Systems has a place for you!    


    Who We Are:


    Brock Grain Systems is a division of CTB, Inc. a Berkshire Hathaway Company and we have a long-standing tradition of demonstrating inspirational leadership in developing, marketing and supporting grain facility solutions worldwide. Our company operates facilities in Indiana, Iowa and Missouri.  We are part of the CTB family and have a history going back more than 60 years. Our national and global success comes from our company strength and dependability, innovative solutions, global capacity, and exceptional service.  We take pride in our reputation for delivering Brock Solid® reliability and durability – as well as being at the forefront of the worldwide challenge to feed a growing population.  So, as a team member you will be part of our mission in developing new technologies to help feed the world!


    Our Vision: Leadership through Innovation®


    What We Offer: 

    • Exciting innovative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment
    • Challenging and progressive career development
    • Competitive salaries
    • Profit Sharing, Holiday Bonus & 401k
    • Excellent Comprehensive Health & Wellness programs
    • Best practice PTO policies and paid holidays
    • Tuition Reimbursement & Dependent Scholarship Program
    • Open communication, recognition programs, and team-building events
    • And much more to motivated, results-oriented individuals who want to make a real difference in their community and role

    Specific Responsibilities

    What You’ll Do:


    As the Product Design Engineer, you will research, design, develop, and execute on new product line offerings, within the conditioning lines, to continually create innovation that is aligned to business goals. 


    Your Accountabilities in the Role: 

    • You will meet with dealers to establish product needs and specifications within the industry, as well as research competitive product lines and new grain drying techniques, to create new or enhanced products that will drive business goals.
    • You will create the design, layout, and calculations for the new or enhanced products to identify timing, resources, and costs to achieve results with each new project. 
    • You will collaborate and communicate with team members to direct the detailed product design and implementation, providing summations and validation of the new feature set (sequences, gateway guideposts, and mechanical validation)  along the way.
    • You will establish Bill of Materials and Routers (process flow) in the ERP system to create demand in the system and ensure total costs of the enhanced or new product match the approved plan.


    • Education: BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering required to meet the job expectations.
    • Experience: 5+ years of mechanical design of new products, using combustion or control systems. Experience with the Agricultural industry preferred; will consider similar product design fields.
    • Functional Skills: Strong experience with mechanical product design; i.e. ability to convert scientific knowledge into a functioning product design. Strong analytical, conceptual, project management, and organizational skills are also required to take ideas, design a product, and execute to meet market needs. A familiarity with CE European product standards would be a plus.  Also requires a solid decision-maker who can review obstacles and create options.   
    • Technology Skills: Strong skill set in AutoCAD / 3D CAD programming; ERP system experience is a plus (JD Edwards preferred); Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel) required as well.
    • Language Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; will present ideas and outlines to management team and will write detailed specifications for outsourcing.
    • Leadership/Behaviors: Excellent collaboration skills; can work independently and with others well; can move past barriers and be a strong influencer to get things done. Must be an innovative thinker, have high work standards/ethics, and be a solid decision-maker that can review obstacles and create options.   
    • Culture Match: Excellent abstract thinking; can take a vision and create concepts and then drive to execution.
    • Core Value Fit: High Integrity, Customer-Focused, Cost Conscious, Strives for Excellence, Understands Diverse Thinking creates High Level Solutions


    Other Important Information:     


    Salary:  Salary is commensurate with proven expertise. 


    This position is eligible for holiday bonus & profit sharing!  And, the compensation will grow as the team member grows!


    Reports To:     Director of Engineering                                                                                                                                              


    Core Hours:   8:00 am – 5:00 pm


    Typical Work Week:  M-F; some weekends required (when applicable); 45-50 hours a week on average


    Direct Reports:     None


    Travel:   Approximately 10% or less


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