Mechanical Engineer

Application ends: March 28, 2025

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NBE Job Opening

Mechanical Engineer, Machine Designer

National Bulk Equipment (NBE) in Holland, Michigan, is rapidly growing and seeking motivated and qualified individuals. NBE designs, creates and builds custom bulk processing and reclamation equipment for customers around the globe. The culture at NBE is exceptional, with strong leadership and a casual, inclusive atmosphere. NBE is an expanding organization which offers opportunities for future career growth. The company is also proud to offer employees an excellent, above-par benefits package, including a quarterly Bonus Incentive Program. NBE is a company to grow with!

The successful candidate will be authorized to lawfully work in the United States and will not require visa sponsorship now, or in the future.


Researches, plans, and designs mechanical, electromechanical, liquid processing, and hydraulic equipment & systems, and coordinates activities involved in fabrication, operation, application, installation, and repair of bulk handling equipment and systems by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

· Utilizes knowledge of various machines, engineering practices, mathematics, building materials, and other physical sciences to design equipment and system layouts using 3D design software (Solidworks).

· Designs equipment or system layouts, and prepares assembly models, approval prints, detailed drawings, and pneumatic & hydraulic schematics.

· Analyzes equipment specifications & performance requirements to determine designs which can be produced by existing manufacturing or processing facilities & methods, and current design standards.

· Determines feasibility of designing new plant equipment or modifying existing equipment considering costs, available space, time limitations, company planning, fabrication methods, and other technical and economic factors.

· Utilizes Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software and Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software to validate designs (Solidworks Simulation and Solidworks Flow Simulation).

· Evaluates field installations and recommends design modifications to facilitate continuous improvement.

· Evaluates fit, form, and function of equipment design relative to integration with adjacent equipment, electrical components, etc.

· Evaluates performance & design of equipment and conformity to applicable codes, regulations, and safety standards as required for the application (ANSI, OSHA, etc).

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily (or be able to do so with minimal training). The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering (BSME or similar) preferred; or Associate’s degree from two-year college or technical school, or a minimum of 5 years related experience and/or training required. Excellent mechanical aptitude and working knowledge of Solidworks or similar 3D modeling program is required.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.