Fairbanks Scales
  • Meridian, MS, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Applies engineering principles to design, develop, and modify mechanical products.

Essential Job Duties

  • Provide concept designs for new products.
  • Design and create complete drawing packages for new products on CAD.
  • Obtain components and produce draft cost estimates for designs.
  • Perform development testing and evaluation of designs in preparation for production and regulatory submittals.
  • Provide engineering support for production issues covering manufacture, quality, and testing.
  • Conceptualize, define, design, build, and test new products.
  • Review specifications and other data to develop mechanical layouts.
  • Meet and collaborate with internal contacts to understand the needs and requirements for a new and existing product or mechanical designs.
  • Use software to plan and develop simulations, including testing and revising product designs.
  • Apply knowledge of engineering principles to design products.
  • May be involved in fabrication, or provide support and consultation for installation, and/or repair of products.

Required Qualifications - Required qualifications to effectively perform the job. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. (Additional requirements may be designated by position.)

  • This position requires an associate's degree in mechanical or civil engineering, a bachelor's degree in mechanical or civil engineering is preferred.
  • Five years of directly related experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products - specifically Excel, and Outlook.
  • Critical thinker with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Must have a basic understanding of engineering calculations, understanding dimensioning, tolerances, and other standard engineering practices.
  • Must be able to read and understand engineering drawings, diagrams, and schematics.
  • Must be able to produce drawings in 2D and 3D in AutoCAD Inventor.

Work Environment - Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

  • General office conditions. Exposed to moderate noise levels.
  • When in the manufacturing area exposed to general factory conditions, may be exposed to high noise levels.

Physical Abilities - Activities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Required to use close vision and be able to focus.
  • Regularly required to talk and hear; frequently required to sit, stand and bend at the knee and waist, and walk.
  • Must be able to have repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement to type and work on computer.
  • Must have finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination to work on computer, telephone, and related office equipment.
  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment as required in the manufacturing areas.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.

Additional Information -- Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k) with Company match and more.

Fairbanks Scales Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Vets


Fairbanks Scales Inc. may obtain information about you from a third-party consumer reporting agency for employment purposes. Thus, you may be the subject of a "consumer report" and/or "investigative consumer report" which may include information about your character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and/or mode of living, and which can involve personal interviews with sources such as neighbors, friends, or associates, The reports may contain information regarding your credit history, criminal history, social security verification, motor vehicle records ("driving records"), verification of your education or employment history, or other background checks. Credit history will only be requested where such information is substantially related to the duties and responsibilities of the position for which you are applying.


Fairbanks Scales Inc. performs post-offer, pre-employment drug testing for all roles prior to being hired into any role as part of our Drug Free Workplace Policy. In addition, Fairbanks Scales Inc. performs post-offer, pre-employment drug testing under the authority of the U.S. Department of Transportation prior to being hired for any role or transferred into a safety-sensitive role.

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