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Mechanical Design

ITW Shakeproof Industrial

Location: Watertown

Job Type: Full Time

Category: Mechanical (CAD) Designer

Mechanical (CAD) Designer
  • W6331 Bee Rd, Watertown, WI 53098, USA
  • Full-time
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Maintaining advanced engineering and manufacturing facilities in N.A.
  • Exchanging product, process and benchmarking information with sister units worldwide.
  • Continually improving processes, material and designs to ensure every product exceeds customer specifications while providing unparalleled value.

Job Description

Position Summary:

Provide mechanical design and product configuration expertise for the release of new product designs and the improvement of legacy product designs. This position is a member of the manufacturing engineering team that supports all engineered products through the complete product life cycle and provides product support to the Shakeproof Industrial manufacturing facilities in Watertown, WI.; Milwaukee, WI.; and Broadview, IL. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the design and documentation of new fastening solutions using Solidworks and AutoCad. 
  • Support the release of new customer products.
  • Support business unit continuous improvement initiatives, particularly as related to product cost and quality.
  • Improve and maintain legacy product designs with input from the engineering team and other cross functional departments within the organization.  
  • Initiate and complete documentation needed for engineering change notices for new and legacy 
  • Create and maintain structured bills of material in the Shakeproof Industrial ERP system.
  • Perform analysis activities in the business quoting process, Price, and Quote tool to support new customer special orders. 
  • Model and design cold-headed and cold-formed metal components. 
  • Design manufacturing fixtures with input from operations and manufacturing engineering.


Education and Experience

  • Associates degree in Design Drafting or Engineering Technology required.
  • 2+ years of relevant designer experience required.
  • 2D CAD (AutoCad) & 3D CAD (Solidworks preferred) part and assembly modeling, drawing generation and CAD database experience required.
  • Bill of material development and configuration management experience required. 
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite and applications required.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written required.
  • Experience in industrial manufacturing highly preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of ANSI Y14 drawing standards and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) highly preferred.

Additional Information

Our employees enjoy competitive, merit-based salary plus excellent benefits including:

  • Health and dental insurance
  • Company Paid Life Insurance / Short and Long Term Disability
  • 401K plan with generous company match
  • Vacation, personal days and holidays
  • Continuing education reimbursement program
  • Parental Leave 
  • Flexible spending accounts

The opportunity to join a well-established (70 + years in business) yet dynamically changing organization that works together as a team to meet the challenges of satisfying customers’ needs and managing rapid growth to better compete in a global marketplace.

Please visit our website: ITW Shakeproof Industrial Products | Design and Manufacture of Threaded Screws, Fasteners & Lock Washers

ITW Company Overview

ITW was built on innovation and the strength of new ideas. These values have helped us expand into multiple platforms in nearly 60 countries. But at each of our businesses, the independent entrepreneurial spirit and freedom to innovate remain strong. It’s the highly talented people at ITW businesses all over the world who drive our success through new products and customer driven solutions. Together, we are ITW—a Fortune 200 company that has prospered for 100 years, and changed the way people live and work, all over the world.

ITW is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without required to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

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