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Designer II - St. Louis

Company: Watlow
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Job Description:

Working at Watlow
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a great living and be part of a thriving cross functional community? Watlow is a global technology and manufacturing leader who provides world class engineering expertise through innovative thermal products and systems, enabling our customers to thrive. We are making a positive impact every day as our solutions enrich the lives of people everywhere. We have been providing breakthrough thermal solutions for nearly a century. Our corporate values guide us uncompromisingly to always do the right thing, continually learn and improve, respect everyone and lead with service and humility.

About the Role
The Designer II role will prepare drawings and documentation, fabricate tools, equipment and prototypes, and conduct experiments and tests at our Technology & Development Center located at our St. Louis, MO headquarters. The role also includes support and troubleshooting with our manufacturing teams to meet quality and delivery goals. Team members will work directly with our inside sales team on product requirements for each design and will report directly to the Engineering Team Leader.

Your Key Responsibilities


  • Modify product and process designs based on defined design and process standards and trade-off curves
  • Create drawings and other documentation in support of product and process design and development
  • Process rework or prototype orders for standard/modified standard product
  • Prepare CAD drawings for new parts, assemblies based on the instructions of others
  • Create correct views and nominal dimensions for parts
  • Read and interpret customer drawings
  • Select proper design within criteria established by engineer
  • Build new testing set ups by following instructions of others
  • Perform tests, inspections, and other evaluations of products and processes based on defined procedures and standards and verify/validate procedures and standards for these activities
  • Follow instructions from others to create test reports and trade-off curves
  • Assist in manufacturability of new products
  • Conduct capacity and time studies
  • Convert customer needs into a set of instructions for production to follow
  • Troubleshoot/repair problems with machines or controls
  • Assemble and create a BOM, routing for standard, or modified standard product
  • Understand and follow all organization and department safety policies and procedures
  • Participate in quality investigations


    Required Qualifications

    • Two-year degree or high-school graduate and related experience (3-5 years)
    • Two-year associate degree in design, drafting or engineering preferred
    • Demonstrated proficiency in 3D CAD (SolidWorks preferred)
    • Experience reading engineering drawings is preferred
    • Demonstrated understanding of electrical principles and Ohms Law


      Additional Success Factors

      • Experience with product design highly preferred
      • Experience with CNC programming (Mastercam preferred)
      • Background in ceramics
      • Ability to solve routine, simple problems
      • Ability to work with minimum direct supervision
      • Ability to self-manage and seek feedback and guidance from others when needed
      • Detailed oriented


        Benefits: The Watlow Total Compensation Plan
        The health, well-being and financial stability of you and your family is a high priority to us. The Watlow Total Rewards Plan includes competitive compensation and a full range of life and career enhancing benefits:

        • Annual Achievement Award
        • 401(k) plan that includes a company match on your contribution and an annual company contribution that is tied to company performance
        • Onsite wellness clinic
        • Wellness incentives
        • Employee Personal Assistance Program
        • Dental, medical, vision and short-term and long-term disability insurance
        • Paid holidays, personal time, and vacation
        • Parental leave
        • Tuition reimbursement


          Diversity & Inclusion
          We proactively embrace diversity in all its dimensions across our company and cultivate a culture of inclusion and forward thinking that respects and reflects each team member's individual strengths, views, and experiences. Watlow takes pride in being an inclusive equal opportunity employer and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

          Please let us know confidentially if you need or require any special accommodations to participate in our recruiting process by emailing us at .

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