IDEX Mechanical Designer in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Title: Mechanical Designer

Business Unit: Viking Pump


406 State Street

Cedar Falls, Iowa, 50613-3343

United States

Function: Engineering



Working in a team environment, assist in projects whichinclude New Product Development, improvement of current products, and design modifications required in the development of specialty pumps. Prepare and revise Bills of Material, process new part requests and Engineering Change Notices. Provides support with general technical direction and minimum supervision.


  • Analyzes job assignments and determines needs in terms of time, design, and other resources required for the completion of assignments to meet project due dates.

  • Make necessary design calculations under guidance using established engineering practices.

  • Assures that all design work meets pertinent industry standards, particularly safety and quality.

  • Constantly seeks to improve design capabilities through study, reading, observation, and evaluation.

  • Create and process Engineering Change Notices (ECNs).

  • Generate, structure, and document any changes for part numbers and Bill of Material numbers. Includes editing and checking of orders for proper application and construction.

  • Enter and maintain coding and structure in JDE for all parts.

  • Assign and maintain material codes, model numbers, and part number families.

  • Assists Manufacturing with development of patterns/tooling and related equipment needed for producing new products.

  • Exercises constant creative thinking in design work and utilizes knowledge of basic engineering principles, equipment, or design practices and current manufacturing methods and procedures.

  • Works directly with Project Engineers by assisting with ideas and converting ideas into workable units.

  • Aids in selection, recommendation, and usage of materials and components.

  • Analyzes field, lab, manufacturing, or quality reports recommending changes, redesign, or replacement to solve problems.

  • Develops test plan for product development and design validation.Writes lab testing work orders, oversees lab testing and documents summary of testing results.

  • Required to travel as work necessitates.

  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by following applicable procedures.

  • Works frequently with customers, suppliers, Viking field personnel, and all internal Viking departments.



  • Two to three years of 3D CAD Modeling/Drafting training or experience.

  • Two year Mechanical Engineering Technology degree or a minimum of 5 years relevant experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology or Engineering preferred.


  • Ability to organize design effort, keep orderly documentation and handle multiple tasks, assignments and projects simultaneously.

  • Good judgment, technical insight into problems and effectiveness in completing job assignments

  • Experience in product design, pumps or fluid flow preferred.

  • Must be self-driven, with very little supervision.

  • Works well in a team environment

  • Highly effective communication skills (written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal).


  • Must be proficient in 3D CAD Modeling and Drafting software (prefer SolidWorks)

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.


  • Ability to move within office and manufacturing complex, write by hand and keyboard, and perform general office functions.

  • Ability to communicate by speech and hearing via phone and in person.

  • Visual acuity needed for close detail work and computer use.

  • General manufacturing, warehouse and office environment.


  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate with customers, suppliers and all levels of corporate and company personnel.

  • Requires frequent contact with suppliers, customers, and all internal and external Viking personnel.

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

REQ ID: 1714