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Ritalka, Inc.

Mechanical Engineer


Job Functions: Mechanical Engineers report to the engineering managers located at Watertown, Cloquet, Montevideo, and New Ulm.


Qualifications / Experience: The Mechanical Engineer manages complex design and development projects and manage and or provide work direction for other engineers.


  • Overall project responsibility including:
    • Verify the design meets performance and configuration specifications.
    • Contract management to verify the project is completed on time and on budget.
    • Customer management to understand expectations and standards.
  • Provide work instructions for designers and drafters.
  • Develop and update project timelines.
  • Develop design concepts to perform project function and facilitate reviews.
  • Develop scope of work projections.
  • Perform engineering calculations to verify compliance with design requirements.
  • Provide technical data to the client, designers, and drafters.
  • Oversee and/or perform FEA analysis to verify structural integrity.
  • Direct preparation FEA reports for the customer.
  • Prepare project review booklets and present to the customer.
  • Specify and source purchase components to be used.
  • Specify materials to be used in design.
  • May be responsible to work on multiple CAD packages.
  • Reviews CAD models for completeness, interferences, and manufacturability.
  • Review detail drawings for completeness, accuracy, and client standards.
  • Review and update model and drawing tolerances.
  • Generate and review Bill of Materials for completeness.
  • Update and track action / issue items.


    • Strong mechanical aptitude.
    • Ability to interact at a management level with Mfg Operations, Sales, Clients, and Quality. 


    • High School Diploma or general education degree (GED).
    • BS of MS engineering degree in mechanical, agriculture or aerospace engineering disciplines.
    • 1+ years of proven project experience.

    Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be acceptable.

Many tasks include their own work and/or the review of work of others in the department
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Ritalka ♦ 121 North 1st Street ♦ Montevideo, MN 56265 ♦ 320-269-3227