Associate Mechanical Engineer

Associate Mechanical Engineer

Location: Council Bluffs, IA


This position will be responsible for the mechanical design of robotic automation systems.

Essential Functions:

Design robotic automation projects within defined time frame and budget allowance by performing the following duties.

  • Evaluate project definition and formulate conceptual design and technical requirements.  Analyze projects for technical feasibility regarding engineering, manufacturability, and cost implications.  Draw on personal technical expertise to assist personnel in accomplishing project commitments.  Experience in designing and sizing complex mechanical components, assemblies, and robots.
  • Perform mechanical design of robotic cells.  This includes detailed design of cell components, as well as overall cell layout.
  • Assist with preparation of proposals and quotations to represent realistic expectations of the capabilities and the profitability goals of Acieta.
  • Lead meeting consistent with company procedures for design evaluation, design/drawing releases, project status, and project kick-off.  Modify schedules or plans required to maintain required goals within reasonable limits.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Must adhere to company core values:
    - Positive Attitude - We are fix focused, no excuses, and lead by example  
    - Passion / Hunger - A relentless pursuit for excellence
    - Ownership - It is my responsibility; I will get it done
    - Trustworthy - Our commitment is our bond
    - Customer First - We think of the customer as ourselves


  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.  Manufacturing Engineering and Applied Engineering Degrees considered.  5+ years of mechanical design in the robotics or automation industry, preferred.
  • Proficiency in AutoDesk AutoCAD and Inventor. Experience with other 3D and 2D CAD software considered.
  • Experience in designing systems that utilize many different pieces of equipment, preferred.
  • Manufacturing or Machine Tool Load/Unload experience; including work holding and fixturing a plus.

Salary: Exempt DOE

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