Mechanical Engineer

July 26, 2019

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Job Description


FlexDecks, Inc. is a pioneer and leader in the design and manufacture of innovative, modular maintenance platforms for the most technologically advanced military aircrafts in the world. The Engineering and Design department plays a major role in every step of the production process including sales, design, fabrication, assembly and installation.

As a Mechanical Engineer, you will work with a team of designers, engineers, and project managers to produce the engineering documents required for sales and fabrication of our platform-based fall protection systems. The structural components are primarily framed from structural aluminum extrusions. The decks can typically be raised or lowered using mechanical jacks and are typically mobile. These decks are primarily used to maintain aircraft and other equipment at tall heights.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

• Responsible for over-all design of projects including analysis, design and detailing of members, bolted connections, welded connections, plate and frame design, mechanical lifting systems and low-pressure air distribution systems.
• Reviews project specifications for accuracy and consistency with design codes.
• Reviews product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements and related specifications.
• Coordinates with drafting and reviews drawings for compliance with the design.
• Evaluates and approves design changes, specifications and drawing releases.
• Ensures design/engineering component of product technical data package is complete.
• Maintains product compliance and company reputation by complying with OSHA and ANSI regulations.
• Develops mechanical and electromechanical products by researching customer requirements; researching and testing fabrication, assembly methods and materials; soliciting observations from fabrication/assembly personnel as well as customers.
• Specifies system components or directs modification of products to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.
• Assists designers in developing the mechanical/structural design of products using SolidWorks.
• Provides feedback to designers on customer problems and needs.
• Conducts research that tests and analyzes the feasibility, design, operation and performance of products.
• Recommends design modifications to eliminate product malfunctions, inefficiencies and/or to improve manufacturability.
• Monitors all aspects of production, including selection of manufacturing methods, fabrication and operation of product designs in order to improve manufacturability.
• Prepares design/engineering Basis of Estimates (BOEs) in support of bids and proposals.
• Assists in the development and refinement of requirements for product development projects.
• Designs test methods and procedures for product verification testing as required.
• Assures product quality by designing testing methods; testing finished product capabilities; confirming fabrication, assembly and installation processes.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.
• Works closely with other departments within the Company to identify and resolve problems and suggests alternatives when necessary.
• Performance of other tasks, as directed.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

• Knowledge of the Aluminum Association’s Specifications for Aluminum Structures and the structural welding code – Aluminum AWS D1.2.
• Must have the ability to properly interpret mechanical, structural, low pressure gas, electrical and other project drawings.
• Must have good verbal and written communication skills in terms of general communications as well as technical ideas, concepts and details.
• Must have strong knowledge of fabrication equipment and CNC machines including, but not limited to – welding machines, CNC and manual vertical milling machines (VMC), lathes, plasma tables, water jet tables, punches (Ironworker), CNC beam cutting machines.
• Qualified in the use of general structural engineering programs.
• Must have advanced proficiency in modeling, drawing creation and FEA using SolidWorks.
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
• Must be creative and highly innovative.
• Solid planning and organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
• Effective analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
• Ability to influence and motivate others by creating an environment of enthusiasm and excellence.
• Exhibits commitment to honesty, integrity and professionalism through decision making and overall company performance.
• Position, though usually within the confines of an enclosed office building, requires work in an open machine and fabrication shop production area. Must have the ability to walk long distances and ascend/descend stairs within a noisy shop environment with fluctuating temperatures/humidity. Personal Protection Equipment is required in all fabrication shop areas.

Beneficial Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

• Competence in or familiarity with AISI specifications for cold-formed steel.
• Familiarity with AWS D1.1 and D1.6 Standards and Specifications.

Education and Experience:

• Mechanical Engineering bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university having an accredited engineering degree program.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in Mechanical Engineering.
• Compensation based on experience. Range $55,000 – $70,000 per year.
• Must be capable of passing a Background Check in order to gain access to US Government facilities.

FlexDecks, Inc. offers a casual, dog-friendly but energetic, dynamic and fast paced work environment.

FlexDecks, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, marital or veteran status, place of national origin or other categories protected by law.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete our online application on our website at https://flexdecks.com/apply-online/

You may also Fax or Email us your resume.

Fax: 832-550-2355

Email: lauraz@flexdecks.com
Subject Line: Mechanical Engineer

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