SSOE Group

Mechanical Designer - Food & Consumer Products

Job Locations US-TX-Austin
Full Time


SSOE is seeking a Mechanical Designer for our Food and Consumer Products division. Our Mechanical Designers are essential, working closely with our project teams, project managers and clients to implement the designs in both 2D and 3D environments, often working out the practical distribution solutions and coordinating with multiple disciplines. Mechanical Designers can expect to support projects involving process equipment systems integration, industrial utilities and process piping. They also cover a wide range of expertise, such as calculating sizing and routing paths of ducts and pipes and producing drawings from provided design data. This role will be based out of our Austin, Texas location.


What Makes SSOE a Great Place To Work


You don't have to be an employee long before you understand the SSOE difference. It goes back to our history of reinventing ourselves for new markets, serious rates of growth year after year, and being ahead of the curve in technology. Those are the achievements of a company that rewards talent and effort in ways that mean the most to the individual.


When you work at SSOE, you work with the best and you're a part of something bigger than yourself. And providing the best possible workplace for our employees gives us a competitive advantage-helping us attract and retain top talent and drive better business results.


A Typical Day Might Include:


  • Applies standard design techniques and procedures exercising judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications to design concepts.
  • Receives instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features, and assistance in deriving possible solutions to unusual problems.
  • Coordinates and directs the work effort of designers on the same project with some responsibility for checking portions of the completed drawings.
  • Prepares addendums and bulletins. Initiates project change orders for submittal to the project manager.
  • Attends construction meetings and produces site observation reports and final punch list. May trouble-shoot design problems in the field during construction.
  • Develops an understanding for other discipline's needs and requirements and relates them to own discipline and total project scope.
  • Researches design options and documents findings for project engineer/architect.
  • Checks design calculations and drawings.
  • Processes shop drawings; checks to ensure quality accuracy and completeness.
  • Has frequent external customer contact.
  • May have external customer contact to make sure equipment will reach the customers hit rates, layout, and custom pieces for the lines to work as a whole. 
  • May be requested to attend training to develop supervisory skills.
  • May serve as job captain on single discipline projects.
  • May write portions of specifications and assist in preparing design and construction cost estimates.
  • Travel required.
  • Valid driver's license required. May be waived for international assignments.


Qualifications You’ll Need on Day One:


  • Associate degree in the engineering or architectural fields preferred.
  • Experienced with food and/or beverage processingpackaging and material handling projects with Piping design experience being a plus.
  • Experience with AutoCAD 2D/3D required.  
  • The following application competencies are also a plus:  Plant 3D, Revit, Inventor, Navisworks/Cintoo
  • Experience with equipment layouts and system integrations.
  • 8+ related designer experience.
  • Salary Range: $70,000-$80,000/year depending on location, education, experience, and any certifications that are directly related to the position.
  • Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, 401K, PTO & paid holidays. 







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