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Design Engineer

Date Posted
March 16, 2023
Full Time
Lisle Corporation
807 E Main St
Clarinda, Iowa 51632

Job Details

Lisle Corporation in Clarinda Iowa is recruiting for a highly motivated and talented Design Engineer.

This full time position will be responsible for the design and development of new product or improvements to existing products for a leader in the innovation and manufacturing of specialty automotive repair tools and its two divisions: OEM Products and Dunham Tools.


Primary duties include but not limited to:

  • Develop new products

    • Identify potential new products

      • Review ideas submitted from mechanics through Idea Program

      • Review competitive products available for possible improvements/cost reductions

      • Work with Sales Department for specific product requests from customers

    • Develop concepts and information necessary to provide product definition

      • Prepare 3d models and 2d drawings utilizing CAD Software:

        • PTC Creo

        • PTC Creo Elements/Direct

        • or other CAD software

    • Work with tool-room/model shop to develop working prototypes

    • Develop test methods and procedures to test and develop prototypes

    • Conduct evaluations of prototype products with mechanics/technicians input

    • Estimate costs to produce new products

      • Work with manufacturing engineering department to determine production methods

      • Work with purchasing department and outside suppliers to determine costs for products/services

      • Work with time study department to determine production standards

    • Work to protect IP by assisting to obtain Patents on ideas when needed

  • Provide sales and product support

    • Work with Graphics Department to develop advertising/marketing information

    • Develop applicable instructions for new products

    • Evaluate products for safe use

    • Attend product shows

    • Provide technical phone support for products

    • Investigate potential product improvement for existing products

    • Investigate potential cost reduction methods for existing products

  • Assist as necessary with product development for other divisions of Lisle Corporation

  • Other duties as assigned.

We offer:

Competitive wages

Excellent employee profit sharing plan

Full benefit package that includes Health insurance, Paid Vacations/Holidays



Associates or Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering or related field preferred.

At least 5 years of related work experience preferred.

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a proven ability to apply mechanical engineering theories, practices and procedures.

Familiar with engineering software applications including 2D or 3D CAD.

Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

Able to work independently, as well as with other departments within the organization.

Contact Information

Apply online below or please send a cover letter with wage requirements, a resume and references to:

Lisle Corporation

Attn: Human Resource Dept.

PO Box 89

Clarinda, IA 51632

No phone calls please.

 Apply here 

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