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Employment Opportunities

Zero-Max offers a wide range of benefits to its employees. These benefits include health, dental, life insurance, paid-time off, and flexible spending accounts. We have a generous 401k retirement matching program with several investment options.

Some unique benefits include health club reimbursement, tuition assistance, matching gifts program, discount Minnesota Twins & Minnesota Wild tickets, and company-paid short-term disability & long-term disability premiums.

The company also has an annual bonus program that is available to every employee. This bonus is based on the overall performance of the company.

Please call Human Resources at 763-546-4300 if you are unable to complete the online application and voluntary self-identification form. Reasonable accommodations will be given to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, membership or activity in a local commission, or any other legally protected status.

Product Engineer

January 11, 2016


This position develops detailed product designs, drawings and related specifications of mechanical products.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

-Analyzes engineering specifications, performance requirements, and related data and drawings to determine feasibility of application, product type, and design that is within the scope that the company can manufacture.

-Uses computer assisted design/drafting software to develop designs, detail drawings, and 3-D models. Drafts detailed multi-view drawings of products and manufactured components. Updates existing drawings to ensure compliance with current requirements.

-Modifies product and component designs to correct operating deficiencies or to reduce production costs and/or problems, or to satisfy customers' special requirements.

-Works with external vendors and internal departments to ensure compliance with design specifications.

-Maintains product structure and routing database for assigned Zero-Max products.

-Supports sales channels, customers and vendors with product data.

-Directs and coordinates manufacturing & assembly of prototype products.

-Produces product test specifications, assists in testing as necessary, and interprets test results. Writes test reports, as necessary.

-Produces product manuals, instructions, design reports and other documentation for customer or certification bodies.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, or related plus five years of experience; or, Associate's degree plus eight years of experience; or, 15 years related experience and/or training.

The following skills are required:
Strong background in Statics & Strength of Materials


Strong CAD drafting skills. Autocad or Inventor training/experience, preferred


Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances


Experience with machined steel components, castings, molded parts, etc. Knowledge of machine tools and processes used to produce manufactured parts


Experience using software such as spreadsheet, word processing, database, etc. to solve technical/engineering problems


The following skills are preferred: 

Mechanical Engineering and Design experience of power transmission components


Autodesk or Inventor 3D modeling experience, highly preferred


Knowledge and/or experience designing rotating machine components such as motors, gears, bearings, shafts, clutches, and couplings


Experience in metallurgy and heat treatment


Knowledge and/or experience using Product Data management software (Product structure & routing data)

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