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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 industry, municipals, telecommunications, tree and electrical contractor markets.



We are looking to fill a position for a designer in the Installation Design Department. This is currently a full-time position that requires attention to detail and problem-solving aptitude. It is the designer's responsibility to design a 3-dimensional model and create the associated 2D shop drawings and bill of material. These documents allow for production to build the truck within the number of quoted labor hours at a high-quality level. Roles of this team member include, configuring the install to make sure the design is possible, managing the accuracy of outsourced bodies, creating quality drawings that confer all relevant information to production, and assembling a bill of materials that ensures all required components are provided for production. The core competency of this role is to design and supply all required information for production to have a successful build which directly leads to a high level of customer satisfaction.  Below is a more detailed list of daily tasks.

  • Create a SolidWorks model that matches the information provided in the customer specific quote
  • Technical design and review of hydraulic schematics and drawings
  • Design and/or assist in the design of hydraulic systems
  • Work closely with electrical design team to integrate complete system designs
  • Create drawings that provide all information required to accurately build the truck
  • Create a bill of materials of all installation components
  • Work with Project Leaders to clear up any ambiguity to ensure customer acceptance
  • Update drawings and BOMs per Drawing Approval change orders
  • Create as-built drawings to reflect changes that happened during the build
  • Apply engineering design and fundamentals to newly established products or current products
  • Assign and conduct drawing changes and updates based on engineering principals
  • Work closely with vendors to ensure that purchased parts match required specifications
  • 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 and sign-off controlling documentation as required while adhering to general engineering principals
  • Review technical documentation for accuracy
  • Design parts and assemblies with little to no instruction with designs to be reviewed by supervising engineer
  • Update drawings and BOMs per Drawing Approval change orders
  • Create as-built drawings to reflect any changes that may happen during build
  • 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 by hire date
  • Graduated on or before June 2022
  • Knowledgeable in 3D design software. (SolidWorks preferred)
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of technical writing, blueprint reading, application of advance problem-solving skills
  • Involves sitting and must be able to lift 10 pounds occasionally, frequently lifting 1-2 pounds
  • In Watertown, SD or willing to relocate


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of electrical and hydraulic systems theory and design
  • Ability to work independently.
  • 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 suggestions 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 achieve desired outcome


Location: US-SD Watertown HR 

Department: Engineering 

Job ID: 32781 


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