Design Engineer

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Job Scope:

Coordination of all activities to bring project from design to finished product, which includes the coordination of engineering, shop, field, shipping, and erection activities.   Proficiency with CAD software and Microsoft Office applications will greatly assist in performing this job properly.

Essential Duties:

  • Mechanical design of drive/equipment systems
  • Structural design of steel towers and conveyor systems
  • Prevent safety issues with Mellott Company equipment though design
  • Function as a designer as needed
  • Ability to perform all detailer duties
  • Verify the work of detailers for accuracy and quality
  • Calculate basic engineering solutions
  • Work closely with customer and field personnel
  • Scheduling and maintaining a budget

Secondary Duties:

  • Maintain a clean and safe work area
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficiency with CAD software
  • Demonstrated ability and knowledge of geometry and trigonometry
  • Display great attention to detail
  • Knowledge of engineering and building codes
  • Understanding of all aspects of aggregate plant

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Civil, Structural, or Mining Engineering

Experience Requirements:

At least five years of relevant experience

Physical Requirements:

Individual must be prepared for:

Reaching – 10% of shift

Bending – 5% of shift

Pushing – 5% of shift

Pulling – 5% of shift

Climbing – 0% of shift

Sitting – 65% of shift

Overhead work – 0% of shift

Standing – 35% of shift

Walking – 35% of shift

Lifting up to 40 pounds – 5% of shift

Employee must perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.  The company will provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability, as defined by the ADA, who has made the company aware of his or her disability, provided that such accommodation does not constitute an undue hardship on the company.

Other Requirements:

  • Pass a pre-employment drug screen and pre-employment physical

Work Environment:

Work usually takes place in a climate controlled office.  The volume in the office is usually quiet.  Work may require fabrication shop visits.  Personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses, ear plugs/muffs, and steel toe boots, are required in the fabrication shop.

Career Ladder:

This position could lead to advancement to “Chief Engineer.”

Safety: Promote a Healthy and Safe Culture

Empower employees to make the workplace safe

Establish employee ownership for safe behavior and awareness

Plan safety into all tasks

Learn from unsafe experiences to prevent future accidents


Performance Standards:

The criteria for evaluation in this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Successful development and timely completion of individual and divisional annual objectives
  2. Accomplishment of professional development goals as established in the employee performance evaluation
  3. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills in building and maintaining levels of trust and respect
  4. Satisfactory annual evaluation by supervisor


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