Design Engineer - Spaceflight

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Design Engineer - Spaceflight

Minco Products, Inc.


Minneapolis, MN 55432


Do you enjoy interacting with customers to provide the best solution possible? Then this Design Engineer position is for you! Every day you will help Minco succeed by understanding and communicating customers needs, consulting with internal teams, participating in design, process, and continuous improvement projects, and living Mincos icare values - Integrity, Communication, Accountability, Respect, & Energy.

At Minco, you can make a difference by being part of something that is evolving, growing and continually improving. Minco products can be found everywhere from on an oil rig miles under the sea to satellites miles above our heads - and in your doctors office! Our temperature sensing, controlling, and heating, as well as the flexible circuits that pull it all together, are in products that save peoples lives, explore the world, protect our military, and bring energy to everyone.


fundamental design engineering and related manufacturing principles and practices while working with product segments for defense and aerospace applications

Meet with technicians, internal and external customers, or other engineers to understand product and specification requirements, objectives, timelines, and project tasks; coordinate communications within the plant and the customer

Prepare professional presentations, project proposals, sketches, and rough concepts to external customers via documentation and face-to-face interaction for the purposes of communicating design ideas and modifications

Build and maintain E2E relationships with customers and support sales and marketing efforts in pursuing new opportunities

Participate in design, process, and continuous improvement projects that impact product segments; ensure objectives and timelines are met, and meet with engineering or production staff as required to complete projects

Lead teams regarding documentation, quotes, first runs, inspection, and related areas, develop and review a variety of reports, documents, and tests, and adjust operations or activities as needed.

Respond to questions and concerns from technicians, customers and suppliers; investigate design, quality, pricing, and other problems; communicate with sales and/or provide training to the appropriate groups

Interpret and apply department policies and procedures and applicable laws, rules, and regulations; ensure compliance with these areas

Develop displays, articles, and product concepts for trade shows, industry presentations, and related communications

Assist with mentoring and training a group of engineers in design procedures, design and customer history, technology and material function, processes, and interdepartmental contacts.


Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in Engineering or technical discipline

Three years of experience working and designing directly with external customers

One year working with products produced for the spaceflight/aerospace industry

Willing to travel (most often domestically, but also to Asia and Europe), typically 10-20%

Preferred Qualifications:

Understanding of fundamental design or application engineering principles and practices

Demonstrated experience and a good understanding of defense and aerospace regulations and standards (S-311-P-079, MIL-STD-202,MIL-I-45208, NASA-STD-8739).

Strong working knowledge of designing in Solidworks (Advanced Part Modeling, Assemblies, Drawings, etc.)

Understanding of Design for Manufacturability

Strong working knowledge of DOE and Capability Study

Strong graphics/visual aide creation skills

Proficient with Microsoft Office Tools (Excel, Visio, Project, Word, PowerPoint)

Proficient with Minitab

Understanding and practical application of FMEA

Understanding of metal fabrication (Machining, Casting, Sheet Metal, Welding, etc.)

Experience with lean principles

What Skills You Bring:

Demonstrated ability to effectively build relationships with employees and management

Strong experience responding to and resolving questions and concerns

Strong project management, organizational, analytical and presentation skills

Proven track record of implementing programs, policies, and procedures

Demonstrated ability to work efficiently under conditions of multiple deadlines and changing priorities

Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic and multi-cultural environment

Excellent written and oral communication skills for internal and external customer contact; detailed documentation skills

Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills

Self-motivated, self-directed individual, able to work well under minimal supervision and take pride in your work

Excellent time management skills, attention to detail and a focus on accuracy

This position is a regular full-time position located in our headquarters in Fridley, Minnesota.

Why Minco?

At Minco, we offer benefits and services that help balance work life and personal life, a competitive wage and benefits package, opportunities for continuous improvement and personal growth, casual denim Fridays and company celebrations - some of the many reasons that make Minco a great place to work!

Find out why you would love working at Minco by learning more about our company culture and the rewards of working with us at ********************* - then apply! Current Minco employees: please apply via your Employee page on iconnect. If you need assistance, please contact ************************.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran, marital, or disability status.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Minco Products, Inc. is an E-Verify employer.

This position requires use of information or access to hardware and software which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the definition of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card Holder), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

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