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Product Engineer

Date: Mar 12, 2019

Location: Perry, OK, US, 73077

Company: Charles Machine Works


This employee researches and designs components and mechanical systems for Ditch Witch® products.  He or she uses CAD equipment to create or modify model files of machine components and systems and works closely with various component suppliers and other engineers that have mechanical, electrical, and/or hydraulic responsibilities.  This employee directs the work of designers, design engineers, drafter/illustrators, layout personnel, and technicians, and perform other duties as assigned.



  • Analyzes product specifications & performance requirements to determine designs which provide a good balance of performance, functionality, cost & ease of manufacture.
  • Directs & physically participates when needed in the construction & testing of prototypes to evaluate the design & functionality of the product.
  • Solicits & evaluates input from various sources concerning product design & functionality to meet project & customer requirements & manufacturability of product designs.
  • Reviews product design for compliance with standard engineering practices, company & industry standards, customer contact requirements & related specifications.
  • Creates, maintains, &/or directs the creation/maintenance of essential design information & documentation including models, drafts, schematics & purchased part documentation as well as supporting technical publications.
  • Provides solutions to complex and challenging issues while balancing workload among multiple projects and priorities.
  • Leads design activities for a project and coordinates design activities with other personnel including the flow of information and documentation to other departments.
  • Provides expertise for a particular product line, product technology, or design area and gives guidance to others working on designs in this area.



  • Office environment most of the time with regular trips to the shop and outside work.
  • Shop and outdoor environments include physical hazards such as utilities (typically gas, electric, and water lines), powered vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic, sharp objects, and moving machinery.  Outdoor environment includes work in all kinds of weather while operating and demonstrating machinery and construction site conditions such as open excavations, unimproved land, uncompleted structures, etc.
  • Working with hazardous materials, including fuels, lubricants, solvents, and batteries.
  • Normal 9 hour work day, occasional workdays or up to 10 hours or more.
  • Occasional overnight travel. 
  • Rapidly changing workload, priorities, demands, schedules, and deadlines.
  • Regular, continuous use of a personal computer.



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology or closely related engineering field.
  • More than 9 years of experience in a product design or related engineering role.
  • Experience with CAD software & solid modeling.
  • Demonstrated capabilities in leading engineering projects & project management skills.
  • Interest in mobile equipment design and operation.

Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma

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