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Design Engineer

Watertown, SD, US


Terex Utilities is a truck equipment final stage manufacturer of digger derricks, aerial devices and associated equipment for the utility industrymunicipals, telecommunications, tree, and electrical contractor markets.



We are looking to fill a position for a design engineer within our Digger Derrick product design & support team. This is a full-time position that requires attention to detail and problem-solving aptitude. This position will provide production support for existing designs and develop, document & test new designs. Below is a more detailed list of daily tasks.


  • Apply engineering design and fundamentals to newly established products or current products.
  • Assign and conduct drawing changes and updates based on engineering principals.
  • Create technical specifications based upon general instruction to support new and/or current products and to facilitate product assembly.
  • Complete Engineering Change Notice (ECN) for release to document control.
  • Complete controlling documentation as required signing off adhering to general engineering principals.
  • Review technical documentation for accuracy.
  • Design parts and assemblies with little to no instruction to be reviewed by supervising engineer as designated.
  • Work with production team members to understand and resolve problems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar field.
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of technical writing and blue print reading, and experience applying advanced problem-solving skills.
  • Located in or willing to relocate to Watertown, SD.
  • Involves sitting and must be able to lift 10 pounds occasionally, frequently lifting 1-2 pounds.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of electrical and hydraulic systems theory and design.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Knowledgeable in 3D design software. (SolidWorks Preferred).
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems and tools.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • Experience with Material Requirements Planning (MRP) software.
  • Strong knowledge of welding process and welding application.
  • Understanding of lean principals.
  • Leader in problem solving, root cause analysis, and create solutions with little or no direction.
  • Ability to offer solution to improve product or design.
  • Basic understanding of Finite Engineering Analysis (FEA) and how it applies to design of weldments.
  • Knowledge of controller application and workings, new product development design cycle, project management, training, internship experience in related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and understand general instruction to achieved desired outcome.


Terex Overview:

Terex Corporation is a $3.1 billion publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services. We are passionate about producing equipment that helps improve the lives of people around the world, and providing our team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact. While our operations are global, each office or factory is a close-knit community. We value diversity, equity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage, citizenship, and continuous improvement. It’s an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector – come join us!


Additional Information:

It is the policy of the company to attract and retain the best qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal or external candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status as a special disabled veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or other qualifying veteran.


The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including paid vacation, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision.


Terex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: South Dakota