Design Engineer (Wisconsin)

Location: Madison, WI

Date posted: Feb 12, 2019

You need to be ready to participate within a team environment in the development and the continuous improvement of innovative, market leading product designs. Team compositions vary and change, but consistently involve multiple engineers, technologists, team leaders, prototype shop and test personnel. There are also cross functional interactions with supply chain, marketing, product support, publications, manufacturing, and other specialists. This is a 4 month term.


  • Enrolled in an accredited Engineering University Program


  • Farm background
  • Internships or significant projects focused on machinery manufacturing or design
  • Knowledge of mechanical components, hydraulic systems, or electro-mechanical systems
  • Familiarity with Agricultural Machinery and Manufacturers
  • Familiarity with various types of agricultural production systems
  • Familiarity with a CAD system, FEA software, design calculations


  • Participation as a team member in all team project activities as identified, including but not limited to:
  • Develop detailed product designs to meet objectives of performance, cost, durability, etc.
  • Prototype build planning and support
  • Product field testing
  • Supporting cross-functional activities (purchasing, manufacturing, quality, publications, etc)
  • Project planning
  • Development of CAD models, drawings, and supporting information that meet MacDon requirements
  • Engineering analysis of designs using hand calculations and electronic FEA (and other) tools to confirm design capabilities
  • Other duties as assigned