Mechanical Engineer

Company: Besser

Department: Engineering

Location: Alpena, Michigan
Posted: 10/17/2017

Job Description

This position is responsible for the mechanical design, development, and improvements of new or existing products.  The Mechanical Engineer reports to Engineering Manager.


Accountability: Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.

Honesty/Integrity: Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
Respect:  Maintains a positive and respectful attitude.
Loyal :  The trait of feeling a duty to the employer.
Relationship/Consensus Building:  Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers and bring about group solidarity to achieve a goal.
Time Management:  Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
Tolerance:  Ability to work successfully with a variety of people without making judgments.

Job Functions

  • Originates and/or develops designs for products relating to defined project specifications.
  • Creates mechanical models and drawings of product line.
  • Creates mechanical bill-of-materials of product design.
  • Evaluates and resolves technical feasibility, design evaluation/optimization, and production issues.
  • Responsible for meeting project costs/margins and target release dates.
  • Understands lean manufacturing concepts and initiates process improvements to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education:  Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering required. 

Experience:  Seven years of industry related experience.  Three years experience in SolidWorks.

Skills: Ability to clearly develop ideas in the form of working models and drawings.  Must be familiar with a variety of manufacturing process, materials programming software, business systems, and Microsoft Office software programs.  Strong verbal and written communications skills. 

Physical Demands

N (Not Applicable) not applicable to this occupation
O (Occasionally) up to 33% of the time (0- 2.5 hours per day)

F (Frequently) 33% to 66% of the time (2.5 to 5.5 hours per day)

C (Constantly) more than 66% of the day (5.5 hrs)

Reaching OutwardO
Reach Above ShouldersO
Squat or KneelO
Lift/Carry LimitsFreq
10 lbs or lessO
11–20 lbsO
21–50 lbsN
51–100 lbsN
Over 100 lbsN
Push/Pull LimitsFreq
12 lbs or lessO
13–25 lbsO
26–40 lbsN
41–100 lbsN

Other Physical Requirements

Vision (Near, Color, Peripheral, Depth Perception)

Work Environment

An office environment in a controlled atmospheric building.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume to:

Besser Company World Headquarters
Attn: Janet Behnke, Corporate Human Resources Director
801 Johnson Street
Alpena, MI 49707 USA
Fax +1.989.354.1089