Serpa Packaging Solutions is a world-class U.S. manufacturer of custom, high-quality secondary packaging systems for Fortune 1000 manufacturers of over 14 industries (inclulding pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, personal care, cosmetic, medical device, and food). Our company is located in the hospital Central California city of Visalia in Tulare County, commonly known as the gateway to our nearby National Parks (Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon). Our line of products include cartoners, case packers, tray packers, robotic palletizers, integration and validation services, and 5-Star service support. Our commitment to service, quality, and innovation has allowed us to serve customers throughout the United States and across the world. And as a privately-owned, family-cultured organization, we are not only very passionate about our products and our service to customers, but also our community and our employees, who truly are the leaders to our company’s success! Serpa Gives Back - our's organization's employee charity program - has proudly and collectively supported over 12 non-profit organizations, and to this day, we continue to remain committed to supporting our community each and every year. Learn more about our team, technology, culture and values by viewing the bottom section of the job posting.
Our Perks + Benefits (include)
Relocation Assistance is not available for this position.
Competitive pay + health insurance packages (includes medical, dental, vision) + 100% company-sponsored life insurance.
401K investment options
Comprehensive time-off benefits (paid vacation time, sick time, company holidays, and birthdays).
Innovative design and manufacturing experience working alongside industry professionals at a 30+ year manufacturer of automation systems integrating advanced technology, including Fanuc robotics since 2008.
Dynamic project work with a customer portfolio of Fortune 1000 manufacturers in over 14 different industries.
Casual dress code + culturally diverse work atmosphere.
Team Serpa Events – our company's social events held throughout the year (luncheons, holiday celebrations, team building, sporting events, and more).
Serpa Gives Back – our company’s yearly and voluntary charity program where members proudly and collectively continue to support over 12 non-profit organizations.
Serpa Packaging Solutions is seeking a talented Mechanical Designer to join our Mechanical Engineering team! In this role you’ll work in a dedicated and rapid R&D production environment incorporating robotics, motion, pneumatics, servo drives, AC drives, and linear systems in your machine designs. You’ll be tasked with conceptualizing and designing custom, high-quality, high-speed packaging automation systems for some of the nation’s largest Fortune 1000 manufactures in over 14 different industries. You’ll also work hands-on with the final product throughout manufacturing, assembly, and testing phases.
The ideal candidate should have excellent mechanical aptitude, innovative and feasible mechanical design ability, solid CAD skills, collaborative ability to work in a team-based environment, and drive to meet project milestones. If you have a passion for innovative mechanical design, state-of-the-art technology, and thrive in a fast-paced team environment, look no further – this opportunity is for you!
Utilizes AutoCAD computer-aided design (CAD), including AutoCAD Inventor (3D) system and peripheral equipment to generate innovative design concepts of mechanical equipment.
Manages the development of new products and systems that meet company standards and process requirements, by applying knowledge of engineering principles.
Inspects equipment, structures, and materials to identify the causes of errors, as well as other problems or defects.
Alters or modifies design to obtain specified functional and operational performance.
Researches and analyzes data, such as customer design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application.
Designs modifications and component substitutions in equipment as changes become necessary to meet performance specifications and customer requirements.
Selects alternate processing methods to test feasibility of system components and recommends implementation of procedures.
Supervises the incorporation of changes to part drawings.
Analyze product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine mechanical designs.
Learn and meet company quality standards and objectives to successfully fulfill customers’ requirements.
Maintains a minimum amount of rework that meets the company’s quality standards.
Develops working relationships and cross-functional communication skills to disseminate pertinent information face-to-face, in writing, and via telephone/email.
Perform design reviews with customers and communicate with vendors as needed.
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering desired, or a combination of education and/or experience in mechanical design
Minimum of 1-2 years experience in designing of parts and assemblies, preferably for CNC manufacturing
Experience designing automated machinery desired
Experience designing with pneumatic systems, servo drives, AC drives, and/or linear systems highly desired, but not required
AutoCAD experience desired, but not required. On-the-job training on advanced and efficient operation of AutoCAD provided
Strong mechanical aptitude
Ability to work well independently and with others in a team-oriented environment
Proficient communication skills (written and oral)
Ability to perform job duties that require standing, kneeling, crouching, twisting upper body, working in cramped spaces
Physical effort that may include the lifting of supplies and materials that weigh up to 45 pounds
Devoted to Innovation
With over 30 years of experience in the packaging industry, Serpa Packaging Solutions is the only U.S. manufacturer able to provide solutions superior to those from European manufacturers. We remain proactive in the packaging industry by offering customers the most advanced technology and features available, which includes integrated FANUC robotics applications since 2008 and rapid changeover technology since our inception. We are a pioneering and growing company that continuously invests in research for the development of new products and services for customers. Our line of patented products includes our P320 High Speed Casepacker, P200 Casepacker, P100 Cartoner, Robotic Palletizer & Depalletizer, High Speed Automated Insert Feeding System, ModPack Semi-Auto Case Packer with Serialization, and FG Robotic Cartoner series revealed at Pack Expo. We invite you to take a look at our innovative products and technology for yourself by visiting our Serpa YouTube channel (www.bit.ly/serpatechnology).
Serpa Gives Back
As a privately-owned, family-cultured organization based out of the welcoming Central California community of Visalia, we are not only passionate about our products and customers, but also our community and employees, who truly are the leaders to our success. Serpa Gives Back - our's organization's employee charity program - has proudly supported over 12 non-profit organizations locally and non-locally. Organizations supported include the Visalia Rescue Mission, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Food Link for Tulare County, Coats for Kids, and the Wounded Warrior Project. To this day, we remain committed to collectively supporting our community each and every year.
The Serpa Legacy
Fernando Serpa, owner and founder of Serpa Packaging Solutions, began his career in the packaging equipment industry in Service. Through his hard work and ambition, Fernando eventually founded Serpa Packaging Solutions in 1985. The company has steadily and organically grown over the years ever since. We have been recognized by Inc.'s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies four years in a row and we have established ourselves as the industry-leading manufacturer of high-quality, reliable, innovative secondary packaging systems. Fernando’s inspiring story of founding and developing the company is a true testament that anything can be accomplished through hard work, faith, and dedication.
Proud To Be An Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Your Right to Work
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