Mechanical Engineering Manager
Alexandria, MN US
Posted 61 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
Job Title:                            Mechanical Engineering Manager                                                                                     
Department:                      Engineering                     
Reports To:                       Engineering Manager
FLSA Status:                    Exempt

Position Objective:      
  • Maximize the performance of the Mechanical Engineering personnel
  • Facilitate on time completion of engineering tasks  
Primary Responsibilities: 
  • Scheduling engineering resources for projects, service, and R&D
  • Annual performance reviews and day to day personnel management
  • Facilitate on-time completion of engineering tasks  
  • Training and mentoring
  • Define processes and provide tools
  • Create and maintain Aagard standards
  • Promote continuous improvement initiatives in engineering design and process
  • Ensure compliance with applicable industry and safety standards
  • Collaborate with fabrication and assembly
  • Evaluate new products
  • Support Sales and Applications
  • Actively involved with project work as Mechanical Engineer
General Responsibilities:
  • Adhere to, support and promote the Aagard vision and culture statements
  • Demonstrate professional, respectful interaction with other team members
  • Accurately and professionally represent Aagard to customers and vendors
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field and 5 years of experience in mechanical design, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Know what success looks like and how to lead people to it
  • Knowledge of motion and timing charts
  • Ability to visualize concepts
  • Ability to develop new designs and improve existing designs
  • Understanding of what drives cost
  • Understanding of parts fabrication and standard manufacturing tolerances
  • Proficiency in solving problems in a timely manner
  • 2D and 3D CAD experience
  • Experience in the servo driven packaging machinery industry
  • Experience with mechanical design of automated machinery
  • Previous experience defining processes and standards
  • Previous experience with mentoring and training of engineering personnel
  • Previous project management experience preferred
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Understanding of engineering and manufacturing principles
  • Ability to communicate with a variety of people both verbally and in writing, including presentation skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to travel as required


Contact Information
Aagard, located in Alexandria, MN approximately 130 miles northwest of Minneapolis and 100 miles southeast of Fargo, concepts, engineers and manufacturers automated machinery for a variety of equipment requirements. Alexandria’s message of “easy to get to, hard to leave” translates well to “easy to love, hard to forget.” This beautiful community features a landscape lavish with lakes, bustling with business, and rich in the rewards of a friendly atmosphere. Aagard concepts, engineers and manufacturers automated machinery for a variety of equipment requirements. Our experience in designing, manufacturing, and delivering cartoning, casepacking and palletizing systems allows us to provide quality, dependable solutions to challenging equipment requirements. At Aagard, you will find passionate people with years of experience operating in a culture that values and supports continuous improvement.
Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Salary and Benefits
Aagard offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, disability and life insurance, a retirement savings plan with employer match, along with paid time off.
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
5 to 7 years
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