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Mechanical Designer – VRC

Under the direction of the Electrical Project Engineer, the Mechanical Designer designs custom vertical conveyor equipment by preparing equipment layout drawings for each VRC sale which requires the ability to integrate all information contained in job entry paperwork and understand site information from customer’s architectural drawings.  Prepares Bills of Material for approved jobs using both CAD and hand-drawing, and creates isometric illustrations for various engineering and sales uses.  Our products incorporate structural, mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines.

Job Duties/Responsibilities (The “What”):

  1. Performs layout and design of custom vertical conveyor equipment, which includes plotting drawing and maintaining drawing files.
  2. Prepares production drawings and installation details, and utilizes 2D and 3D computer design of components and assemblies.
  3. Understands and uses information provided by sales, job entry, and other sources.
  4. Communicates directly with customers to coordinate equipment layouts, and interprets architectural drawings provided by the customers.
  5. Understands general construction of all types of VRC models.
  6. Designs special connections for bracings and special enclosures.
  7. Generates isometric illustrations for various uses.
  8. Compiles Bills of Material for VRC jobs.
  9. Modifies CAD drawings for detailed parts.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Comprehension of fabrication processes.
  2. Knowledge of proper dimensioning technique.

Leadership (The “How”):

  • Lives and conducts business by a values-based “walking the talk”.   Leads and maintains a high level of consistency between what is said, and what is done. Is committed to the “What” that needs to be done, and also the “How” — the manner in which it is accomplished.
  • Is committed to employee engagement and fostering two-way dialogue and active communication with employee owners on all shifts.  Is committed to a visible presence with all teams.
  • Grasps the power of Employee Ownership, and can relate positively with Employee-Owners.  Is able to coach, encourage, support, teach, counsel, correct, and hold accountable.
  • Ability to lead and influence.  Leads by example and models exemplary behavior, including emotional balance and maturity.  Ego is appropriately in check.
  • Supports the Guiding Behaviors (Accountability, Customer Focus, Teamwork, Engagement, Ethics, Shareholder Value, and Continuous Improvement) and understands their role in both the external competitive and internal employee-ownership arenas.
  • Holds people in high regard.  Gains buy-in from team members, is transparent, credible, and trustworthy.  Has the courage to tell the truth, and is able to resolve conflict. Encourages skill development and learning.
  • Believes that most people want to do a good job, want to be part of a successful company, and desire to make a contribution to that success in a meaningful way.  These influence how the Leader interfaces with others and approaches business challenges.
  • Committed to Lean and process improvement. Has a bias for action, is committed to Lean practice and discipline, works effectively with teams, is comfortable with data and utilizing it to influence business decisions.


  • Associates of Applied Science Degree, Mechanical Design Technology.
  • Proficiency with designing 2D and 3D drawings in AutoCAD and Inventor software, as well as proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as basic algebraic equations and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Working knowledge of 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.
  • Must speak, understand, read, and write English proficiently.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Solid understanding of mechanical drawings and proper drafting methods.
  • Willingness and desire to continue learning.
  • Knowledge of steel fabrication, hydraulics, pneumatics and power transmission a plus.
  • Physical Requirements include: Twisting, turning, grasping, reaching, kneeling, crawling, pulling, extended periods of standing, ability to lift at least 50 pounds.

Wildeck, and its subsidiary Ladder Industries, is the largest manufacturer of mezzanines, vertical material lifts (VRCs), industrial ladders, custom platforms, conveyor crossovers, and safety guarding products in North America. Key markets include: industrial and retail distribution centers, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, automotive parts rooms, self-storage facilities, aerospace manufacturing, and other operations. Wildeck designs and supplies equipment and systems that provide safe and efficient storing, lifting, access, and guarding of materials.

For additional information, visit www.wildeck.com and www.ladderindustries.com.

We are proud to be part of Holden Industries, Inc., a 100% employee-owned company.  Our ownership culture creates the foundation for excellence in serving our customers.

Building on our 40-year history, our focus on high quality, innovation, superior customer service, and lean enterprise/continuous improvement offers employees significant opportunities to learn and advance their careers.  Wildeck’s ongoing re-investment in both people and technology has enabled consistent revenue growth and profit stability.  This Ownership culture, combined with a highly skilled team, positions us well to meet the challenges our customers face in the markets we serve.

PO. Box 89
Waukesha, WI 53187
Fax: (262) 549-1937
E-mail: hr@wildeck.com

Equal Opportunity Employer