Pekin, IL

Design Engineer – Lifting Device

Design Engineer – Lifting Device
March 10, 2021 Sally Baker
Pekin, IL
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
  • Experience Needed: 1 year or more

Manufacturing Maintenance Solutions (MMS) is looking for a Design Engineer with below the-hook lifting device design experience and industrial manufacturing skill set in the Peoria/Pekin area. Lifting Device Design Engineer (LDDE) will be reporting to customer’s location daily. Lifting device design experience and experience in heavy machinery industrial manufacturing preferred.

Location: Pekin, Illinois

Compensation/Hours: Full-time, 1st shift 7:00AM-3:30PM, Monday-Friday

  • This position is an exempt position and hours will flex as business requires.
  • Starting wage offer will be based on candidate’s experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Qualifications & Job Duties

  • Ability to identify root cause of lifting device non-performance and provide engineered solutions for the development of new lifting devices and modifications to existing lifting devices.
  • Competent user of 3D Solid Modeling CAD, ideally Pro-E/Creo
  • Read and interpret mechanical engineering drawings for lifting devices.
  • Ensure current and new products meet standards and performance levels specified for safety, function and reliability.
  • Provide test documents on below the hook lifting devices.
  • Understands significance of analysis data, ergonomics and safety aspects of the design task, and incorporates these elements.
  • Reduce manufacturing cost through improved design and through consultation with the production department, purchasing and suppliers.
  • Drive standardization of components and sub-assemblies within the product line.
  • Investigate and address customer concerns in a timely manner.
  • Remain knowledgeable of current industry and safety standards.
  • Well-developed organizational skills and ability to work independently or with a team.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing practices.
  • Experience with ERP systems a plus.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office – including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • May cut, assemble, and weld metal parts, using arc or acetylene welding equipment [Welder, Combination welding].
  • Ability to use hand tools: Small powered equipment (saws, drills, etc.), and other shop equipment.
  • Ability to carry out verbal and written instructions

** Ability to use and understand maintenance CMMS systems is a plus **


  • Strict adherence to safety regulations and policies
  • Prepare and submit daily maintenance reports containing information obtained during shift: Safety concerns and / or observations, Work performed, Current work order status
  • Accountable for the equipment with which the employee works or has control over, as well as the need for observation of the process/product to minimize product loss.
  • Responsible for any equipment requiring maintenance work.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate parts use records.
  • Responsible for all materials and tools used on the job or special projects
  • Responsible for maintaining product integrity.
  • Responsible for company equipment.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

The duties of this position will be performed primarily in a factory environment.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Travel in and around a factory, office facilities and around the job site out-of-doors
  • Safely climb and/or maneuver over, under and around equipment
  • Use close and color vision
  • Operate tools and equipment as required
  • Lift or move 50+ pounds occasionally

Benefits (Waiting period may apply):

  • Medical Insurance:
  • Dental / Vision Insurance
  • Term Life Insurance
  • Long and Short-Term Disability Insurance – Offered
  • 401K/Roth IRA – Offered
  • 80 hours Vacation (accrual begins after 30 days of employment)
  • 10 paid Holidays