Senior Product Design Engineer - Raven Applied Technology

COMPANY:  Raven Industries

Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57104-5931

STATUS:  Exempt
REQ ID:  31465


At Raven, we aspire to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. This purpose drives the work and passion of our team members, and it unites our businesses. For over 65 years, we’ve collaborated together, learned together, grown together, and served together. Discover a career with Raven and help us solve the world’s next great challenge.


In Raven Applied Technology, our team members help farmers grow more food and operate sustainably. From field computers, sprayer controls, and software services, to fully autonomous driverless ag technology, we develop solutions that solve challenges for ag professionals around the globe. Join our team to work on disruptive, life-changing, and autonomous technologies that are shaping the future of agriculture. 


The Senior Design Engineer will have the opportunity to research, design, build, test and improve products used in the precision agricultural industry.



  • Research, develop, and evaluate design concepts including materials, specifications, equipment, or machines.
  • Perform or facilitate installation/testing related to the product, system, or process.
  • Determine purpose, application, and feasibility of new or enhancement of existing products or processes.
  • Create and update documentation for designs, and all phases of the project.
  • Work with external customers, distributors, vendors, or suppliers to initiate new designs and solve problems.
  • Coordinate engineering efforts and provide engineering assistance to internal teams or external customers
  • Keep abreast of new developments in the fields of engineering design, methods, and applications.
  • May provide or assist with training needs as it relates to new or existing products or processes.
  • Will assist with quote or request for quote process.
  • Demonstrates the Dimensions of Competition and Raven Team Member Values in their daily actions.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area. Follow established safety and ergonomic standards.
  • Learning, understanding, continuously improving, and promoting the company’s quality management system in accordance with ISO standards.
  • Has broad knowledge and skills in the engineering discipline. Assignments are broad in nature requiring creativity and ingenuity
  • Responsible for defining technical approaches and tasks related to activities and projects.
  • May act as lead on projects and guide junior engineers and technicians.



  • Degree in Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering.  Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years experience or Master’s degree with 3+ years experience required. 
  • Electro-Mechanical assembly design experience is required.
  • Experience using 3D CAD design software is required.
  • Experience with design for injection molding/die casting and working with tooling vendors to optimize design for manufacturing.
  • Experience with thermal management design and analysis in electro-mechanical assemblies.
  • Experience with selecting materials based on their properties and design requirements.
  • Experience with device design to withstand harsh environments
  • Knowledge of common fabrication processes (forming, welding, machining, etc.)
  • Ability to apply design theory and methodology.
  • High level of customer service skills.
  • Well-developed problem analysis and problem solving techniques.
  • Team player who is self-motivated, and has ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and leadership staff.
  • 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.


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.



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