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Newell Brands Mechanical Engineer in Spirit Lake, Iowa

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Pure Fishing is a leading global provider of fishing tackle, lures, rods and reels with a portfolio of brands that includes Abu Garcia®, Berkley®, Fenwick®, Greys®, Hardy®, Hodgman®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Pflueger®, Sebile®, Shakespeare®, Spiderwire®, Stren®, Trilene® and Ugly Stik®. With operations in 16 countries, Pure Fishing is part of Jarden Outdoor Solutions, a leader in developing outdoor and active lifestyle products.

ResponsibilitiesPOSITION OVERVIEW:

The Mechanical Engineer provides support for manufacturing operations including, but not limited to, the design, development, and integration of new and existing equipment. The incumbent works within a multi-discipline team to develop coordinate, and monitor all aspects of production including selection of manufacturing equipment, fabrication, and operation of product designs. They will collaborate with other engineers and operations personnel to implement standard operating procedures; participate in continuous improvement activities for existing processes to improve efficiency, capacity utilization, product quality, and safety; and will provide manufacturing support and technical trouble shooting with manufacturing equipment. The Mechanical Engineer reports to the Mechanical Engineering Manager for the Fishing and Outdoor Solutions Division of Newell Brands.


  • Provide mechanical design support as required, for manufacturing processes and equipment.

  • Supports new product development processes by providing technical support and performing manufacturing trials.

  • Create, read and interpret 3-D models, blueprints, technical drawings and schematics.

  • Participates in process team kaizen events to improve or establish production metrics.

  • Provide on-site production support to operations teams for design, initial start-up, and continuous improvement projects.

  • Provides immediate technical support to trouble shoot large scale production equipment and processes.

  • Collaborate with suppliers to assure capabilities, processes and procedures are up to date and able to satisfy demand.

  • Analysis and recommendation of improvements to manufacturing processes, to improve capacity, reduce labor, increase uptime, and efficiency.

  • Recommend design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions.

  • Communicate production problems with management and attend appropriate meetings as necessary to help solve production issues or conditions that limit the efficient use of machines and tools.

  • Any other duties as assigned.

Supervise Others: No

Expected Travel: Minimal up to 10%



  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering OR demonstrated field related experience OR Technical Training Certification.


  • Minimum of three (3) years of Engineering experience supporting design, development, and installation of manufacturing equipment required.

  • Prior manufacturing experience required.

  • Strong proficiency with CAD including 2D and 3D modeling, Auto CAD, Pro-E, Solid Works, or similar 3D modeling software required.

  • Demonstrated mechanical knowledge and aptitude with hydraulics, pumps, systems, pneumatics, etc. required.

  • Demonstrated experience with the installation of manufacturing equipment required.

  • Minimum of intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) required.

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States for any employer.

Preferred Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Four (4) or more years of Engineering experience supporting design, development, and installation of manufacturing equipment preferred.

  • Experience with process controls equipment including PLCs, HMI’s, SCADA systems, SQL, and relational database systems preferred.

  • Experience with MS Project, Pro-E, and SAP preferred.

  • Experience with Extruder machines such as Davis Standard highly preferred

  • Experience with Injection Molding machines such as Sumitomo or Cincinnati Milacron highly preferred.

  • Experience with industrial packaging equipment and processes preferred.


  • Technical Knowledge: Strong understanding of mechanical engineering relating to the manufacture and assembly of quality sporting products:

  • Manufacturing Processes – Understanding of LEAN manufacturing principles as applied in a high volume production environment.

  • Technology Skills – Strong ability to interpret documents such as engineering drawings, product specifications, quality plans, test requests, reports, etc.

  • Judgement and Decision Making: Ability to evaluate situations and reach logical conclusions.

  • Problem Solving: Propose ideas, find new and better ways of doing things. Proactive in analyzing issues and solving problems.

  • Time Management and Prioritization: Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines with efficiency and accuracy.

  • Planning and Organization: Excellent time management and organizational skills, ability to adapt to ever changing peaks in workload.

  • < > Applies original thinking in approach to job responsibilities to improve processes, systems, products and services.

Interpersonal skills: Self Motivated to work independent and with the team. Good interpersonal skills in order to build strong relationships within the team effectively. Displays a positive, proactive work ethic and approach.

  • < > Strong ability to clearly present information and ideas through a variety of mediums including both verbal and written, helping the audience understand and retain the message.

    • Physical Requirements & Work Environment:
  • Sitting and using hands requiring finger dexterity and handling by working with equipment approximately 85 percent of work time.Standing and walking approximately 15 percent of work time.

  • Frequently required to reach with hands and arms.

  • Must be able to lift and/or move objects weighing 10-15 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.

  • Will be required to hear telephone.

  • Must be able to travel up to approximately 10%.Travel may include automobile or airline transportation and may include overnight says.

  • Ability to work overtime or occasionally on weekends with short notice.

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