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Equipment Design Engineer (Flow)

Grand Rapids, MI 49501

Posted: 06/20/2024 Job Type: Permanent/Direct Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 25332 Pay Rate: $ 70000.00 - $ 90000.00

Job Description

Equipment Design Engineer
Our client is seeking a highly skilled and innovative Equipment Design Engineer with a strong emphasis on hydraulics and flow analysis. This role involves designing custom-built solutions for the automation industry, focusing on systems that handle highly viscous liquids. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of hydraulic systems and extensive experience in flow analysis to ensure optimal performance and reliability of the equipment.


  • Design and develop custom equipment solutions for automation applications, with a focus on hydraulic systems handling viscous liquids.
  • Create detailed 3D models and engineering drawings using CAD software.
  • Conduct thorough flow analysis and simulations to ensure efficient and effective handling of highly viscous liquids.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including manufacturing, testing, and project management, to ensure design feasibility and functionality.
  • Perform calculations and simulations to validate design concepts and ensure product reliability.
  • Select appropriate materials and components to meet design specifications and industry standards.
  • Conduct design reviews and incorporate feedback from stakeholders to refine and improve designs.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and advancements in hydraulics, flow analysis, and automation technology.
  • Prepare and maintain comprehensive design documentation and specifications.

Titles Encouraged to Apply

  • Hydraulic Design Engineer
  • Fluid Dynamics Engineer
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Automation Design Engineer
  • Systems Design Engineer
  • R&D Engineer
If you are passionate about engineering design and have a strong background in hydraulics and flow analysis, especially with highly viscous liquids, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Dynamics, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in equipment design with a strong focus on hydraulic systems and flow analysis.
  • Proficiency in CAD software (e.g., SolidWorks, AutoCAD, or similar).
  • Strong knowledge of hydraulics, electronics, and pneumatics, with an emphasis on handling highly viscous liquids.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple design projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Familiarity with industry standards and regulations.


  • Advanced degree in Engineering or a related discipline.
  • Experience with finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
  • Knowledge of PLC programming and control systems.
  • Certification in a relevant field (e.g., PE, EIT).
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing or R&D environment, particularly with viscous fluid systems.
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