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Nomad Global Communication Solutions Mechanical Design Engineer (Experienced) - Columbia Falls, MT in Columbia Falls, Montana


Position: Mechanical Design Engineer - Experienced

Division: Operations

Department: Engineering

Schedule: Full-Time - Exempt

Reports To: Mechanical Design Engineering Manager

Overview: Nomad Global Communications Solutions is a leading provider of communication and response products serving a wide variety of customers. Our purpose is to be the solution when every minute matters. We seek an experienced candidate that is self-inspired to learn and demonstrates a high degree of customer service while positively contributing to our team.

The Mechanical Design Engineer’s (MDE) work is critical in the Engineering process. They are responsible for taking designs from concept through production by creating parts and assemblies and compiling them into complete Production-ready 3D models and 2D drawings. Accuracy and completeness must be maintained through all levels of design in order to provide complete part and assembly Bill of Materials (BOMs) for Purchasing and 2D drawings for the Production teams. All steps within the MDE’s construction must meet or exceed Nomad Global Communication Solutions’ standards of excellence.

Essential Functions/Responsibility:

  • Create complete 3D models of each project, including top levels assemblies, sub-assemblies, and parts as needed, which require:

  • All assigned properties for use within analyses.

  • Complete and accurate BOMs.

  • Accurate and manufacturing-ready drawings, and design with optimized cost, strength and manufacturability.

  • Communication with Electrical Engineers (EE) to identify and resolve differences between Electrical schematics, Mechanical drawings, and client requirements.

  • Communication with IT Engineering to identify and integrate networking and communication equipment.

  • Use FEA to analyze parts, perform stress calculations, create tests to verify results, document analysis, and change parts as needed to optimize the design.

  • Research, read, and understand outside standards such as MI, RVIA code, SAE, etc.

  • Create, implement, supervise, and document tests verifying designs meet customer requirements.

  • Complete all analyses, documentation, and drawings required for Production within established time frames as agreed upon by the Operations team.

  • Be responsible for ensuring that the correct documents are available to the correct teams in the Company.

  • Communicate with other Engineers, Project Management, Production Leads to identify and implement improvement opportunities at the project level, as well as a company level.

  • Communicate with vendors and clients to troubleshoot designs, get information on new designs, and obtain specifications/drawings/models of components.

  • Analyze proposed Change Orders and communicate their assessment of the proposed Change Orders:

  • Affect upon the project’s original design parameters.

  • Affect upon the project’s timeline and budget.

  • Estimated engineering time for completion of the change.

  • Feasibility given the project’s parameters, as well as other project demands upon Engineering.

  • Propagate any downstream revisions to analyses, documentation, and drawings in a timely manner.

  • Assist Sales & Marketing by creating 3D models and 2D drawings that can be used in proposals to t rack and record work hours for each specific project daily,.

  • Be willing to travel on a limited basis, as needed by Management.

  • Perform additional duties as assigned by Management.

    Basic Knowledge Desired:

  • Understand the significance of the Nomad Core Values and apply them.

  • Knowledge of:

  • the practical application of engineering science and technology, including applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and raw material, production processes (welding, machining, grinding/cutting), quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

  • physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, electromagnetic, atomic and sub-atomic structures and processes.

  • Previous knowledge gained from experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD), SolidWorks.

  • Must be comfortable and knowledgeable using Microsoft Office Suite.

    Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to use hands and arms to finger, handle, feel, reach, or operate objects, tools, or controls.

  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, hear, and is occasionally required to sit.

  • The employee must frequently lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Anything heavier than 50 pounds will require two people to lift / carry.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job including close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to distinguish individual colors.

    Working Environment:

  • Typical indoor office environment, long periods of computer-related work, constant interruptions, and high levels of stress at times. The work environment is a partially environmentally controlled indoor environment. Depending upon the time of year, temperatures can fluctuate between 60F and 100F but is typically around 70F. There are times when working outside will be required.

  • The employee may be subjected to noise levels, ranging from low volume to loud and will be required to wear provided safety hearing devices from time to time, which will be provided.

  • There is some exposure to strong odors and fumes.

  • All Team Members must wear provided OSHA approved eye protection at all times in manufacturing areas. The employee will be required to wear provided safety eyewear throughout the performance of their duties.

  • The employee is always expected to maintain a professional image and demeanor on company property and/or while representing the company off-site.

    Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program.

  • Must have 5 years or more of verifiable work history as a Mechanical Design Engineer in a manufacturing environment.

  • Must have experience with SolidWorks modeling, drawings, and file management.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed may be substituted for the above requirements.

    Nomad GCS is an equal opportunity employer, (EOE,) and voluntarily follows affirmative action guidelines. As an equal opportunity employer, Nomad GCS does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable state and local laws.


51-Mechanical Design Engineering

Employment Type


Minimum Experience



$80 - $110,000 salary DOE w/ benefits