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IDEX Mechanical Engineer - Energy Segment in Cedar Falls, Iowa

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Responsible for driving NPD, product improvement, and cost savings projects for the Energy Segment from conception to implementation. Lead a design resource and leverage Engineering team as needed to meet the engineering needs of the Energy Segment. Serve as the voice to the senior leadership on status of Energy engineering initiatives while working in a team orientated environment. Exercises initiative, inventiveness, problem solving methodologies and independent judgment in achieving department and section objectives.


  • Engages with the Energy team to identify and execute on NPD, product improvement, and cost savings activities, along with derived products as directed.

  • Develops product concepts, specifications and development plans, and support production issues and disposition of discrepant parts on current product designs.

  • Meets program/project schedules, cost targets and technical requirements.

  • Generates and documents product design and development records in accordance with company product development procedures and guidelines. (project plans, design calculations, test plans, design specifications).

  • Prepares and presents project and technical design reviews, both internally to Viking and to Customers.

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

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

  • Coordinates implementation of new design through all manufacturing processes.

  • Prepares catalogue specification and technical publications.

  • Works with Supply Chain group to evaluate and select vendor supplied parts. Prepares specifications for purchased parts.

  • Works with Sales, Marketing and our Customers to ensure the product solution meets the Customer’s expectations and requirements.

  • Investigates, prepares and implements Engineering Change Notices (ECNs).

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

  • Undertakes domestic and international travel in support of business needs.

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

  • Assists in other special assignments as required by the Energy Segment Leader.


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university.

  • 3-5 years of engineering and project management experience preferred

  • Ability to read blueprints and understanding of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T).

  • Material experience with metallics and elastomers preferred.


  • Personal characteristics should include technical ability, maturity, tact, and diplomacy.

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

  • Good judgment, technical insight into problems, ability to handle ambiguity and effectiveness in completing job assignments.

  • Ideal candidate should have 3-5 years of mechanical engineering and/or project management experience.

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

  • Experience with instrumentation or electronics a plus.


  • Basic competency with 3D CAD Modeling and Drafting software (prefer SolidWorks).

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

  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Thermal Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) a plus.


  • 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

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Job Family: Engineering

Business Unit: Viking Pump

Job Segment: FMT Fluid & Metering Technologies