Mechanical Engineering Designer
American Woodmark

Winchester, Virginia

Headquartered in Winchester, VA with over 30 locations across the country, American Woodmark is a leading cabinet manufacturer servicing the remodel and new construction markets. With over 10,000 employees, more than 15 brands and hundreds of cabinet styles, our commitment to quality and caring for our customers and employees never wavers.


The Mechanical Designer is responsible for supporting technical projects company wide. This work entails automation research and rapid application of mechanical design principles to solutions within AWC processes while creating components and specification drawings to manufacture AWC finished good products in the production and R&D environment. This position reports directly to the Project Engineering Manager.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to excel at the essential functions assigned. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.


* 3+ years of experience in mechanical and/or equipment design or equivalent
* Previous experience in 3D CAD software required
* 1-2 years relevant work experience, manufacturing environment strongly preferred


* Proficiency in 2D & 3D CAD software (i.e. Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor or Fusion)
* Proficient in MS Word and Excel
* Basic knowledge of ERP system (as it pertains to engineering functions)
* Working knowledge of ANSI / ISO drafting standards
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Strong Planning/Organization & Time Management skills
* Demonstrated problem solving skills
* Design for 3D printing and rapid prototyping


* Undergraduate degree in Engineering (Mechanical, or similar technical degree); Relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of education.

* 2-year degree or equivalent work experience in Drafting or 3D design


* Contributes to the implementation of technical solutions

* Responsible for creating solid models and specification drawings for all new components and finished good products
* Produces rapid prototypes via 3D printing (metal, plastics, carbon fiber, etc.)
* Revise existing drawings and models per an engineer’s ECN redlines.
* Troubleshoot any basic problems to advanced 3D modeling errors within the Autodesk software including file relationships, constraints, and patterns, as well as basic design problems related to form, fit & function in 3D models
* Collaborate with corporate and plant engineers during product development, providing input on dimensional/CAD standards and determining best construction
* May collaborate with product and quality engineering for product manufacturing process optimization
* Contributes to the Automation Group’s strategy through design of (but not limited to) jigs, fixtures, tooling, Robot/Cobot End of Arm Tooling, and small and large equipment components
* Lead projects related to improving design process, new designs, and large design engineering transitions.
* Creates and maintains Bill of Material for original designs and revisions
* Cross functional communication with team members to gather and explain design intent
* Develop simulations for designed automated equipment, fixtures and processes
* Champion AWC’s mission, vision, and values; comply with the policies and procedures, ethical standards and code of conduct set forth by the company.

* Maintaining construction and performance standards set by the Project Engineering team to provide consistent deliverables.
* Actively participate on assigned teams and/or projects
* Provide a safe and productive work environment, including housekeeping
* Perform tasks as directed by the Project Engineering Manager
* No supervisory responsibilities


* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit, walk, talk, or hear.
* The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
* Reports to: Project Engineering Manager
* Travel Requirements:

* Travel of up to 20% may be required to other manufacturing locations.
* Recruitment process may consist of any combination of phone, video and in person interviews.
* Offers may be contingent upon successful completion of Background Check, Drug Screen, Physical Examination and/or potential Motor Vehicle Check.


* Competitive Compensation
* Health Care Benefits
* Paid Holidays
* Paid Vacation Days
* Paid Sick Days
* 401(k) Match
* Tuition Assistance
* Relocation Assistance when available


The American Woodmark Corporation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, military and veteran status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, or any other legally-protected characteristic; and it will comply with all applicable state discrimination laws. No person will be denied employment solely because of a disability, provided that the person can perform the essential functions of the position for which the person has applied, either with or without reasonable accommodations.

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