Design Engineer
Sioux Falls, SD

About $55,000 - $79,000 a year


Position Purpose

  • Drives AmesburyTruth’s success in the Window and Door product categories through delivery of Engineered

solutions to internal and external customers

  • Provides functional support for planning, control, and implementation of engineering projects
  • Acts as technical interface with customers, manufacturing, quality, purchasing, sales, and suppliers

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ability to understand product requirements and develop solutions in a team environment, in accordance with cost targets, in the timeframe required o Aligned with manufacturing / supplier / material capabilities, through utilization of the AmesburyTruth Product Development Process
  • Advises on hardware solutions for customer window and door applications
  • Leads efforts in developing specifications for window and door hardware products
  • Reduces product risk using DFMEA and FEA during the design process
  • Ensures product manufacturability through participation in Design for Manufacture (DFM) and Lean/Six Sigma

exercises during product design

  • Models products in 2D and 3D CAD
  • Ensure products adhere to applicable industry/business standards and code requirements
  • Identifies alternative or better performing materials for use in window and door products
  • Organizes and maintains existing engineering records
  • Builds product prototypes to share with customers and obtain product feedback
  • Creation and maintenance of Bills of Material within the corporate ERP system
  • Creates well-written product documentation and application notes to communicate key information to customers efficiently and clearly
  • Recommends new products and product modifications
  • Maintains responsibility for generating and executing Engineering Changes (ECR/ECO)
  • Manages projects using project management and communication tools
  • Develops and facilitates product training for internal and external customers
  • Performs testing on products as needed for development and customer needs
  • Works with internal team to identify and implement cost savings opportunities

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Must be proficient in 2D and 3D CAD (Inventor/SolidWorks)
  • Ability to create detailed project plans
  • Solid understanding of manufacturing methods, processes, and production equipment
  • Ability to work independently as a strong self-starter
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word

Qualifications / Prior Experience

  • Education: BS degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 1-2 years of experience in Design or Applications Engineering in the Fenestration Industry desired
  • Exposure to Lean Six Sigma principles desired

Work Environment / Other Requirements

  • Work is typically performed in a climate-controlled facility with moderate noise levels that are within OSHA limits
  • Ability to utilize tools/equipment in R&D lab to build/test product prototypes
  • Must be able to use normal office equipment (scanner, printer, copier, computer)
  • Must be able to travel domestically & internationally
  • Must be able to lift 25-50lbs occasionally

Job Type: Full-time


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement