• Mechanical Engineer

    Requisition ID
    Experience Level
    Agriculture & Construction
    Employment Status
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
    US-WI-Fort Atkinson
  • Overview

    Topcon Agriculture, a division of the Topcon Positioning Group, provides advanced IoT connected field and farm management solutions for aftermarket and OEM customers in the agriculture industry, integrating high-precision hardware, software, and data to bring efficiency and enhance productivity to every phase of the farming operations.


    The Mechanical Engineer designs load cells for use on agricultural equipment. This position requires the ability to meet with customers to review their equipment and determining how best to implement a weighing system onto it. The Engineer would be responsible to work with the customer to design a Load Cell or recommend a suitable load cell to fit that application. The types of Load Cells include: Bending Beams, Shear Beams and Compression Cells. Typical applications for the Load Cells are Feed Mixers, Grain Carts, Manure Spreaders, Balers, Feed Bins and other machines as required.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

      • Work closely with Product Management and Sales to understand the customer’s needs.
      • Generate and maintain product requirements as well as testing documentation.
      • Participate with Product Management and the Product Development Groups to create detailed specifications and testing plans.
      • Ensure timely communication with internal/external customers.
      • Support research and development of new concepts related to weighing technologies.
      • Work with industry leading OEMs to implement the product into their portfolio.
    • Lead or be a part of project teams.
    • Pro-actively suggest and trial new technologies and techniques.
    • Perform on-site testing of new systems and developing technology.


    Required Knowledge, Skill & Abilities:

    • Experience working with agricultural equipment.      
    • Strong technical aptitude
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and show a high level of ownership.
    • Able to identify, estimate, plan, and execute developments.
    • Gather, document, and interpret use cases while suggesting improvements to solutions.
    • Must be detail oriented with excellent organizational, analytical, problem solving and communication skills.
    • Positive attitude and ability to get along with others in a cooperative team environment.
    • Ability to travel internationally.Education and Experience:
    • Minimum of five years of work experience in mechanical design.
    • Completion of a BSc or MSc in Mechanical Engineering.
    • Requires some understanding of electronics and circuitry, primarily ones used with load cells.
    • Must be familiar with CAD tools, preferably SolidWorks as well as Finite Element Analysis.


    Work Environment

    This job operates in a professional office environment, a workshop, laboratory setting and will require visits to customer locations.


    Hours of Work

    This is a full-time position. Days and hours or work are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5 PM. Occasional evening and weekend work may also be required as the job duties demand.

    Some local and international travel may be required.


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