Mechanical Engineer

Full Time
Detex Corporation, New Braunfels, TX
Posted 4 weeks ago


Is responsible for the mechanical design and development of commercial security and door hardware products in a concurrent engineering environment; supports prototyping, testing, and releases products into production. Work with Sales to extrapolate technical requirements on custom company products, conducting feasibility and providing a complete bill of materials that meet customer requirements. Performs other duties as required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Include but are not limited to:

  • Prepares submittal drawings to fulfill Sales order line items designing and developing security and door hardware products using 2D and 3D modeling software.
  • Collaboratively researches and analyzes customer design proposals, specifications, and feasibility.
  • Assists in building and evaluating prototypes for new and custom products. 
  • Assists with product testing with independent test labs and the industry or government regulatory agencies as coordinated with Test Engineering.
  • Creates and maintains technical product documentation including methods of manufacturing in an ERP system (Epicor preferred).
  • Prepares specifications for purchase of materials and equipment as needed.
  • Provides technical assistance to other departments, including Marketing, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Quality Control, Customer Service, Production, etc.
  • Frequently communicates with coworkers and other departments regarding part fabrication, design specification, and product performance.
  • Supports cross-training and professional development of new and existing staff.
  • Supports manager in the development and maintenance of key performance indicators (KPIs) to track concerns, efficiencies, improvement opportunities, etc…
  • Maintains the cleanliness, organization, and safety of the work area; follows safe working practices and wears required personal protective equipment.
  • Follows established procedures and/or guidelines in performing essential job functions to comply with all company policies and applicable legal requirements.
  • Effectively communicates with coworkers, other departments, and external persons via electronic communication, face-to-face, and phone as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution/college or university in mechanical engineering and 5 years of manufacturing-related experience; or an Associate degree in engineering and a minimum of 7 years of experience working as a product designer for a manufacturing environment.

  • Knowledge of commercial security and turnstile products desired.
  • Knowledge of mechanical engineering principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles used in the production of technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and 3d models.
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control,  and other techniques to maximize the manufacturing of products.
  • Skill in using computer-assisted 3D modeling programs and software.
  • Skill in effectively communicating verbally and in writing and ability to provide leadership.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Knowledge of ERP system creating a bill of materials and routings.
  • Knowledge of advanced mathematics and its applications.
  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, and other engineering software applications.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects up to 50 pounds occasionally and/or frequently.
  • Work involves frequent periods of standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, twisting/turning, and reaching, bending at the waist. Indoor/ outdoor work environment.
  • Visual acuity, speech, and hearing; eye-hand-eye coordination, utilize near and far vision, depth perception, and manual dexterity necessary to work with various materials, and objects and operate a telephone, computer keyboard, and basic office which are essential aspects of this position.

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