R&D Mechanical Engineer - ETI


The Palfinger values of People, Entrepreneurship, Respect and Learning, are more than words. We strive every day to create and support an atmosphere of collaboration, transparency, empowerment and customer focus so our greatest assets, our people, will be able to harness their passion, drive and motivations to make a big impact!

As an international group Palfinger offers its customers around the world hydraulic lifting solutions at the interfaces of the transport chain. At the moment, Palfinger operates business in 16 sectors: loader cranes, EPSILON timber and recycling cranes, marine cranes, davit systems, winches and offshore equipment, offshore cranes, boats, wind cranes, hooklifts, access platforms, tail lifts, passenger lifts, mobile cranes, truck bodies, railway systems, and truck mounted forklifts as well as attachments and equipment for increasing crane efficiency. As a member of the Palfinger North America Region, Palfinger continuously pursues our vision of being the preferred provider of truck equipment throughout North and Latin America.

Palfinger is seeking a strong R&D Mechanical Engineer candidate familiar with heavy equipment mechanical design to join the team and work out of our manufacturing facility in Oklahoma City, OK. If you like contributing your talents, being rewarded for strong performance and enjoy the satisfaction of accomplishment, then we think you have found the right place to come and build a future. It is our belief that you will join a company with a strong heritage and more importantly, a strong future.


Job Summary

The R&D Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for the designing systems and components supporting existing and new ETI Aerial Lifts. Additionally, this position will produce specifications for the design, development, manufacture and install of new or modified mechanical components and systems. This engineer will work in a team environment with a focus on creating new componentry or entire aerial lifts with the assistance of other members of the R&D team.

This role reports to the Head of Engineering - ETI offering a competitive compensation package and opportunity for on-going career growth.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Designs custom aerial lift mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems for all product lines.
  • Performs complex load and kinematic design calculations of aerial unit designs.
  • Uses Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to support design functions.
  • Oversees design and fabrication of prototype parts and systems.
  • Researches custom solutions to fit specific customer needs.
  • Uses 2D and 3D CAD tools to produce schematics, models and other supporting documentation.
  • Creates bills of materials (BOMs) and parts lists.
  • Prepares sketches, mark-ups, and written and/or verbal instructions for other drafters and engineers.
  • Assists Application Engineering with trouble shooting when required.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams throughout the complete product development cycle using a standard new product introduction process.
  • Creates budgets, timelines and specifications with customers and managers.
  • Works with potential suppliers to source new parts.
  • Presents designs to peers, managers and customers.
  • Prepares and conducts test procedures for evaluating new designs and parts.
  • Provides technical advice to internal and external customers.
  • Prepares engineering documents for input into an ERP database.
  • Provides guidance for maintaining and modifying equipment to ensure that it is safe, reliable and efficient.
  • Works with Manufacturing/Operations to build new aerial assemblies and to troubleshoot the fabrication and assembly of daily orders when required.

Qualifications/Skills Needed

  • Must have excellent analytic, scientific and problem solving skills.
  • Must have demonstrated working knowledge of 3D CAD modeling.
  • Complete assigned tasks within a specified time frame and utilizing sound time and project management techniques.
  • Must be able to successfully plan and execute large and small scale projects.
  • Must be able to take and record manual measurements in an industrial setting.
  • Must have outstanding mechanical aptitude.
  • Must have basic knowledge of manufacturing and engineering processes.
  • Have responsibility for upholding the corporation's moral and legal commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, based on related efforts and results.

We Offer

  • Competitive compensation and performance rewards.
  • Comprehensive Benefits package with flexible options.
  • Opportunity for continuos learning and career growth.
  • Environment of Respect, Integrity, Openness, Inclusion and Support.

Carolyn Wilcox

Director, Recruiting

Oklahoma City

Equipment Technology, LLC
341 NW 122nd Street, OK 73114 Oklahoma
United States