Mechanical Product Engineer

Mechanical Product Engineer

  • JBT Corporation
  • Full Time
  • Location: Russellville, Arkansas

About the company

JBT Corporation is hiring a new Mechanical Product Engineer. Under general supervision with broad scope of responsibility, the Mechanical Product Engineer performs complex activities related to the design, testing and evaluation of mechanical systems of food equipment machinery. Interfaces with applications, sales, manufacturing, sourcing and customers to define needs for new or custom features to be developed. May prepare mechanical engineering studies, specifications and cost estimations. Performs product development activities including CAD layouts, calculations, and DFMEA to ensure the delivery of customer specifications. Assists with the solving of unique, mechanically related field problems. Works with manufacturing, sourcing, purchasing and suppliers to optimize the cost/value relationship of the mechanical systems being designed.


JBT Diversified Food & Health is a prime solutions and equipment provider within the fruit and vegetable industry segment. From preparation to preservation, conveying and packaging, our comprehensive range of technologies captures the freshness, taste, texture, appearance and nutritional value of fresh and processed fruit and vegetable products, and we have a fantastic opportunity for a Mechanical Product Engineer to join our team!”


  • Lifecycle management of design data:  create and check drawings, CAD models, ECNs, database management, 2D to 3D design conversion (50%)
  • Collaborate with cross functional internal customers to ensure design can be manufactured and sourced at best cost and value, creating process documentation as needed (30%)
  • Contribute technical and project management expertise in the testing, validation, and debugging of food equipment machinery (10%)
  • Perform detailed calculations to contribute to both the design and troubleshooting processes (10%)
Performs other duties as assigned. Some travel to customers or suppliers may be expected including weekends and holidays on occasion.  Must be willing and able to travel domestically and internationally if needed, possibly for multiple weeks at a time.  Overall travel expected to be less than 25%.


Knowledge and Skills: BS degree in mechanical engineering or similar field from an ABET accredited engineering program and zero to three years of relevant experience. LANGUAGE SKILLS English fluency required.  Can independently search for technical information. Ability to respond to inquiries from internal and external customers in a proficient and professional manner. Ability to write clear product specifications, project development plans and other forms of written correspondence. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts to accomplish job tasks. Must be computer literate, and capable of using spreadsheets, 3-D CAD and other software. Experience: Preferred experience in automatic, industrial food processing equipment or similar fields.  Experience with Auto CAD, Inventor, Creo or similar CAD systems. Demonstrated mechanical aptitude through hands on experience. Work Environment and Physical Demands: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Open positions:

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