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Design Engineer 2

Apply Job ID REF1744T Date posted 02/20/2021 Address 3600 North Point Boulevard, Dundalk, MD Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt


For more than 150 years, Vulcan has been recognized by chefs and operators throughout the world for its top-quality, energy efficient commercial cooking equipment. Our equipment is found in busy kitchens nationwide; target segments include large chain restaurants, emerging/regional chains, independent restaurants, K-12 schools, grocery and hotels/recreation.

Vulcan is a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader with revenues totaling $14.1 billion in 2019.



To conceive, design, develop, and maintain products to achieve business unit and corporate goals.


Support and/or complete medium to high level, complex engineering tasks/projects as assigned to meet business objectives and product lines for the food service industry.


BS in Engineering required (BSME preferred).


5+ years engineering experience related to product design and development in a manufacturing environment.


  • Bi-lingual Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English REQUIRED
  • Adaptable, innovative, problem solving skills, sense of urgency, drive for continuous  improvement.
  •    Ability to own a product line.
  •    Ability to manage and logically prioritize multiple tasks.
  •    3D modeling using SolidWorks (Sheet Metal Experience preferred).
  •    Effective oral/written communication, listening skills, attention to detail.
  •    Capable of working through an engineering problem independently.     Project focus:

o   Ability to plan.

o   Ability to clearly present design options.

o   Ability to evaluate cost, schedule, and technical variables.

·        Applicable computer skills using Microsoft Suite.

·      Organizational and interpersonal skills.

·        Knowledge of various manufacturing processes: machining, metal forming,     


·        Adherence to standards, policies, and practices including safety and regulatory


·        Scientific approach, diligence in data gathering.

·        Basic shop skills, experience, ability to prototype.


·        Product design and design improvements of cooking equipment including: concept             development, design validation, agency approval, print release, manufacturing                   evaluation, and product launch within a specified project timeline.

·        Clearly document and communicate improvements thru Product Change Notices.

·        Support and lead opportunities for product line simplification, in-lining, and growth.

·        Work closely with Tech Service and Operations to resolve warranty or vendor quality            issues.

·        Proof of concept and proof of application in a test lab environment.

·        Participate in cost reduction projects and track annual cost reduction progress to                 established corporate goals.

·       Issue and support engineering documentation including bill of materials, drawings,              work instructions, quality alerts, customer manuals, wiring diagrams, and spec                     sheets      

·        Support sales, service, and marketing to resolve customer issues.

·        Interact directly with customers, including technical support calls and field site visits.

·        Learn and master applicable codes and standards including UL, ANSI, CSA, and                NSF.


·        Demonstrated record of resourcefulness, creativity, and innovation.

·        Working knowledge of thermodynamic concepts.

·        Experience with value engineering, cost/benefit analysis, cost improvement.

         Familiarity with FMEA, CFD, electrical wiring experience


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ WORKING CONDITIONS:                                              Office & R&D Laboratory Environment

·        Travel up to 25%

·        Hands on testing and/or trouble shooting

·        Lifting up to 50 lbs

·       Legally authorized to work in the United States.

·       You will work in a team-oriented office and lab environment.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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