Title Manufacturing Mechanical Engineer
Location Columbus, NE

Manufacturing Mechanical Engineer

The Manufacturing Mechanical Engineer works on all product stages from research and development to design and manufacture, through to installation and final commissioning. The goal is to design and fabricate mechanical components of innovation and excellence.

Essential Functions

  • Plan, conceptualize, and create mechanical designs for new products
  • Update existing designs to meet customer specifications
  • Develop testing processes, and perform testing and validation of new designs
  • Generate working prototypes for beta testing and customer demonstration
  • Perform engineering calculations to support design work
  • Create and review technical drawings, plans, and specifications using computer software
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary engineering teams, and work with vendors and contractors
  • Create detailed documentation to track project development and design process

Experiences and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of general drafting standards and general working experience with SolidWorks.
  • Design and detail parts that meet the specifications of the customer.
  • Good mechanical aptitude, specify dimensions, materials, and processes.
  • Create and store drawings electronically.
  • Use of SolidWorks & or Auto CAD
  • Understanding of document control practices


  • 2-10 years of related Mechanical Engineering
  • Design parts for machines, tooling fixtures, experience with weldments and manufacturing systems (automation experience a plus).
  • Knowledge of SolidWorks required (PTC Creo is a plus).
  • Familiar with machine shop equipment, processes, and operations.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

Physical Demands

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position in Columbus, NE. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evenings and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Minimal to no travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (Associates Degree will be considered)
  • 2-10 years of related experience and/or training
  • Microsoft Word and Excel knowledge
  • Preferred, but not required, experience in Sage estimating software

Salary: 60K – 85K DOE

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonus Opportunities

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Please contact Jocelyn in Human Resources with any questions you may have regarding current openings. Email jgarcia@cencon.com or Call 402-563-6053. We’d be happy to help you! To apply, submit your resume on our website, email it to Jocelyn, stop in our office, or mail your application to Mid-Plains Industries at PO Box 1332, Columbus, NE 68602.