Mechanical Design Engineer I


Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57104

STATUS:  Exempt
REQ ID:  35526


At Raven, we help farmers serve the world. This purpose guides the work and passion of our team members, who operate at the intersection of agriculture, technology, and innovation. For over 65 years, we’ve dedicated ourselves to learning more so we can grow as individuals and as a team. Today, we are united by our mission to develop a better and more sustainable planet for each of us.



The mechanical engineer needs to be self-driven and motivated to make generational improvements to existing Raven products. This person will seek understanding of Raven devices and associated use cases to drive design and implement improvements through best engineering and decision-making practices.  This may include data collection, design, testing, evaluating assembly methods, and objectively evaluating improved performance.


Essential Functions

  • Fully understand purpose, application, and feasibility of new or enhancement of existing products or processes.
  • Research, develop, and evaluate design concepts and solutions including materials, specifications, equipment, or machines.
  • Effectively work with supply chain and manufacturing on alternate materials and methods to implement generational improvements including being able to balance quality, supply chain, cost, and manufacturability.
  • Communicate and collaborate with external customers, distributors, vendors, or suppliers to effectively implement design improvements to existing products and/or solve problems of existing systems.
  • Coordinate engineering efforts and provide engineering assistance to internal teams or external customers.
  • Perform or facilitate installation and testing related to the product, system, or process.
  • May provide or assist with multiple facets of training as it relates to improvements to existing products or processes.
  • May act as lead on projects and work with various disciplines within Raven to drive results and timelines for specific projects.
  • Continuously strives for professional development through researching latest industry trends and completing technical training and coursework if needed.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area. Follow established safety and ergonomic standards.



  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, in field related to specific position with experience being preferred.
  • Team player who is self-motivated and has ability to work with minimal supervision with good interpersonal skills and a team mindset to work towards shared goals.
  • Individual contributor who is excited and eager to learn and positively engage with people across multiple departments and different roles with those departments.
  • Experience using 3D CAD design software is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with device design to withstand harsh environments is preferred.
  • Engineering fields applicable to this position: Mechanical and Agricultural.
  • Limited travel will be required.


Not all benefits are created equal, but we’ve got you covered. Raven not only offers a wide range of benefits that encourage wellness and preventative care, but we also provide the right tools and programs to help you achieve it.  Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, company-paid life and disability insurance and 401k.   We offer workplace flexibility policies to promote work/life balance in addition to paid time off (PTO) benefit.  Team Members can also take advantage of additional benefit programs such as education assistance, our onsite fitness center or fitness center reimbursement, employee assistance program (EAP) and much more.


EEOC Statement

Raven is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.




Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls

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