Design Engineer- Madison, Wisconsin (#DE-MD 001)

Location: Madison, Wisconsin · Posted on May 12, 2015


Education and Experience

Graduate of an accredited University Engineering program (preferably from a University with a strong agricultural machine systems design focus)

Skills and Knowledge

Extensive experience in agricultural machine design, with a strong background in some combination of mechanical/hydraulic/electrical systems design

Farm background is required.  Including extensive experience operating and maintaining farm equipment; particularly harvesting equipment used in the markets MacDon competes in globally


MacDon Enterprises, Inc.  a member of  the MacDon Group of Companies, has established a Product Design Center in Madison, Wisconsin.  The Product Design Center will design and develop harvesting equipment to meet the needs of our global customers.


Participate as part of a team in the development and continuous improvement of innovative, market leading product designs.  Team compositions vary and change from time to time, but will involve multiple engineers, team leaders, prototype shop and test personnel, supply/marketing/product support/publications/manufacturing and other specialists.


Participation as a team member in all team project activities as identified, including but not limited to:

  • Project planning
  • Component, subsystem, system designs to meet set objectives of performance, cost, durability, etc.
  • Prototype build planning and support
  • Prototype testing planning and support
  • Tool design and support
  • Development of product and service related publications
  • Materials and manufacturing processes selection
  • Vendor selection
  • Current product engineering support

Development of CAD models, drawings, and supporting information.
Engineering analysis of designs using hand calculations and FEA (and other) tools to confirm design capabilities
Support prototype build and test activities (field and lab test)
Review and take appropriate action to issues identified in all daily test reports
Other duties as assigned