Mechanical Design Engineer - Tools and Fixtures
Gunderson, LLC
Portland, OR
Company: Gunderson LLC

Gunderson traces its roots to 1919 when Chet Gunderson opened Wire Wheel Sales and Service Company of Portland, Oregon. His brother, Al Gunderson joined in 1923 and shortly thereafter Gunderson Brothers was born. They became a leading steel fabricator and manufactured thousands of vital ship components during World War II. Today, we are the market leader in intermodal railcar production. Our team of industry experts take great pride in our work - our manufacturing capabilities leverage the latest engineering software, training programs and production techniques. The result: proven innovation to deliver the highest quality, innovative design and on-time delivery.

Job Title:
Tooling & Fixture Design Engineer

Reports to:
Production Manager of Gunderson Rail. Will support the Production Manager of Gunderson Marine as needed.

Job Summary:
Engineer with a good understanding of general and detailed aspects of engineering design and their practical applications to problems and situations ordinarily encountered as related to tooling and fixtures that are used to assemble and handle large industrial components.

This position is located at our Gunderson manufacturing facility in Portland, OR.

Job Duties:
This position assumes the responsibility of completing the development and execution of mechanical engineering for projects assigned
Responsible for preparing calculations, design of the project, preparing all design drawings, and other documentation
A wide degree of creativity and self-direction is expected.
Performs all 3D design work in Autodesk Inventor and other related tools
Performs FEA analysis work in ANSYS
Provide detail mechanical design of complex mechanical system
Completes all drawings and other related project documentation
Responsible for the content and accuracy of the final design documents
Support the Production Manager in maintaining budget, schedule and adherence to the agreed to scope of work
Perform vendor data review of equipment and components
Completes the design and documentation of components or portions of systems, and modifies existing designs to develop or improve them as assigned
Gathers information, makes studies, performs calculations, and prepares layouts and sketches to present design proposal
Maintain engineering record as well as provide mechanical engineering assistance as required
Assist shop personnel as needed for equipment installation and fabrication

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Minimum of 5 years of work experience in mechanical design
2+ years of Mechanical Engineering experience in heavy industrial manufacturing is highly preferred
Experience designing structural metal parts for welding, machining, or drilling processes highly preferred
Proficiency in parametric modeling software (e.g. Autodesk Inventor or SolidWorks)
Experience performing FEA analysis of fixtures and tooling with ANSYS preferred
Self-motivation and ability to work independently to complete projects Demonstrated interpersonal skills including flexibility and ability to work in a team environment
Strong problem solving skills
Proven analytical abilities
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
Must be able to walk, climb and gather information in a heavy industrial environment
Must be able to travel outside the US

  • Medical Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Retirement Savings Plan (401K) with company match
  • Eight (8) Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Competitive Bonus Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (GBX)
  • Safety Focused Work Environment
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Tri-Met Reimbursement Plan
  • 24 Hour Fitness Discount
  • Verizon Discount
  • Boot Allowance