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Mechanical Engineer III

Date: May 17, 2022

Location: Holdrege, NE, US, 68949

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Performs engineering tasks under minimal guidance that are varied and complex which require troubleshooting and interpretation of data, development of new test methods or procedures and are used for a variety of situations.  Plans, executes, and organizes detailed design development as part of  major projects of significant scope.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Responsibile for designing cost reductions on existing products and managing projects through to implementation 
  2. Works closely with manufacturing engineering and operations to identify opportunities to improve ease of manufacturability
  3. Wors closely with purchasing to identify lower-cost purchased goods that may require design changes to the product to incorporate
  4. Responsible for managing the timelines and costs of each project with weekly reporting to their supervisor
  5. Responsible to prototype new designs, create a test plan for validating the designs, and testing
  6. Expected to be able to build their own prototype and perform their own testing when needed
  7. Conducts and/or specifies complex tests using advanced techniques to resolve customer concerns/problems; prepares technical reports based on results
  8. Applies advanced computer-aided engineering analysis techniques to resolve customer concerns/problems
  9. Adheres to new product development processes as it relates to concept analysis, business case, product development, pre-production and post launch steps; recommends methods of manufacture during the design of new products and design modifications or process changes based on cost/design studies
  10. Modifies analysis techniques when necessary to solve more complex problems
  11. Evaluates product failures using advanced engineering techniques
  12. Compiles and analyzes test results; formulates conclusions and makes appropriate recommendations
  13. Partners with project management, business units, manufacturing, quality, supply chain, etc.
  14. Recommends improvements and/or modifications for sequence of operations, equipment utilization and related matters
  15. Develops engineering test standards where applicable
  16. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Comprehensive knowledge of engineering concepts, practices, and procedures, and other internal engineering standards and systems
  • Experience in SolidWorks for CAD experience is a plus, although not required
  • Strong knowledge of engineering systems
  • Strong knowledge of company and competitor’s products and technical abilities of suppliers
  • Well-developed understanding of company processes and procedures including, but not limited to the new product development process
  • Excellent interpersonal skills  
  • Strong written communication skills necessary for technical report writing
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in the area of responsibility and/or location


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Related field

Experience Requirements

  • Five years of professional engineering experience

Physical & Environmental Requirements

May require travel of a scheduled or urgent nature to review applications, discuss problems, visit suppliers / customers, trade shows, etc.


Allmand™, a subsidiary of Briggs & Stratton, LLC, is a manufacturer of portable jobsite equipment focused on providing customers with safe, reliable, and high-quality products. Located in Holdrege, Nebraska, Allmand brings portable light towers, mobile industrial heaters, flashing arrow boards, portable light stands, portable air compressors and mobile generators for the global construction,mining, oil & gas, and rental markets. Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, PowerBoss®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents.

Briggs & Stratton, LLC is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Hastings
Nearest Secondary Market: Kearney

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