Electro-Mechanical Engineer
KINZE Manufacturing - Williamsburg, IA

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Here at Kinze Manufacturing, Inc. we are proud to be a family run organization that keeps on the edge of innovative products in the agricultural row crop industry. If it's row crop, it's got to be Kinze ® . Thinking in rows pretty much defines everything we do. It pushes us to do what we do better than anybody else. The way we see it, if you're good at something, might as well be the best. From the way we build our advanced row-crop planters and grain auger carts to the agronomic know-how to help get the consistent, precise seed placement growers want in their fields. At Kinze, that's what it means to think in rows.

Our Engineering team here at Kinze works across all of our product lines and therefore has the unique opportunity to grow their knowledge base and abilities. We believe that it is simply a shame to pigeon-hole engineers into a single aptitude, rather than engage them throughout all aspects from product development through prototyping and production. Join the Kinze Team and gear up for exciting new projects such as the Kinze Autonomous Planting System, which rolled out in August 2011 as another Industry First from our company!

TheKinze Electro-Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for the creation of detailed system requirement definitions, and detailed component, module, interconnect and equipment interface specifications with development oversight for new agricultural control, monitoring and electrically powered equipment products. This role will serve as the principal engineering advocate who will participate in the establishment of critical supply chains and partner-supplier development programs. The Electro-Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for all aspects of system development and validation/verification acceptance activities through oversight and/or hands-on design, construction, test enablement and testing of prototypes, first articles and PPAP units ensuring that all design goals and requirements are met. Depending on experience and qualifications this may be done autonomously or under the direction of a lead project engineer. Responsibilities will include some engineering project and company program leadership.

Required Skills

Formal training and/or experience with parametric modeling, machine design, electronic circuit design, hydraulic circuit design, software design, user-interface (man/machine control) design, database design, application of computer technology, machine communication protocols, and artificial intelligence.

Implementation of some or all of the above technology in agricultural, excavation, logging or construction equipment monitor/control applications.

Ability to effectively communicate with idividuals throughout all levels of the organization and various departments.

Ability to identify and communicate project risk.

Ability to development and maintain a project budget.

Required Experience

Bachelor of Science in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.

Masters degree is preferred.

At least 5 years of experience in related role.

Academic/organization related leadership roles .

Direct responsibility for product definition, supply chain development, developing supplier enrichment, product testing/evaluation and subsequent refinement of products is preferred.

Strong Agricultural professional experience and/or personal background is preferred.

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