Eng-Sr. Mechanical Project

Federal Signal Corp.

Location Pin Icon
Post Falls, ID

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

This position is responsible for the design and documentation of mechanical, electro-mechanical, and hydraulic products and systems.  The incumbent will focus on designing systems that are efficient, cost-effective, and meet all Company guidelines and schedules.  The Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for exercising independent judgment in the best practice for the industry while synthesizing internal customer desires, corporate practices, and department objectives while striving to meet customer demands.  Strong mechanical design skills, and the ability to translate customer requirements into finished designs.  Solid communications skills and a strong orientation for technical data. Computer literacy, and competency in the use of all common office and engineering software programs and aptitude for learning specialized software programs and proficiency in ERP needed. Strong interaction skills including phone etiquette, customer/vendor interaction and interviewing of others to glean thorough understanding. Analytical and problem-solving skills, with an emphasis on processes and specifications. Sufficient detail orientation to support accuracy in all scope of work.

Position Requirements:

  • A minimum of Bachelors of Science from an accredited institution and 5 years of experience in manufacturing.
  • Mechanical design
  • Process & project management
  • Organized & critical thinker
  • Time management & detail oriented
  • Writing aptitude for communication
  • Creative thinker
  • Best practice/standardization inclined
  • Ability to solve complex practical problems
  • Mathematical and associate level engineering fluency
  • Must be able to simultaneously manage several objectives and assign priority
  • Deal with a wide variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines
  • With or without reasonable accommodation, individual may be required to sit, stand, occasionally lift 0-45 pounds, manage efficient keyboard use, hear, see, speak, and read
  • Ability to work overtime, maintain alertness & meet the controlled substances policy.  Use good judgment and sound decision-making processes.

Job Duties:

  1. Evaluates mechanical, electro-mechanical, and hydraulic systems and products by designing and conducting research programs, applying principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, hydraulics, heat transfer, and strength of materials.
  2. Develops products by studying customer requirements; researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods and materials; soliciting observations from operators, production personnel, and other internal customers.
  3. Adhere to and hold others to the highest standard of the 5 Core Values of Pride, Accountability, Safety, Teamwork and Excellence in an ethical and motivating approach
  4. Demonstrate proficiency with SolidWorks modeling as needed
  5. Translate design data into accurate and complete ERP data
  6. Knowledge and/or ability to programming with Danfoss Plus1 or Parker IQan
  7. Provides engineering information by answering questions and requests
  8. Travels to customer sites as required to observe operations, investigate failures, or sell products; capable of traveling within the US and, on occasion, outside the US; willing to travel to customer sites including surface and underground mines
  9. Always maintains an appropriate and professional demeanor, particularly during customer-facing interactions
  10. Responsible for professional, clear, concise, and timely communications to all stakeholders and holding self consistently to the highest standard of interaction
  11. Maintain a positive, respectful work interaction within the internal and external environment including with vendors as appropriate
  12. Comply with Company health, housekeeping, safety, regulatory agency and environmental policies
  13. Effective and efficient management of time
  14. All other duties as required; this list is not intended to be construed as exhaustive or entirely comprehensive to the employees so classified


All employees are expected to interact with other members of the organization in a professional and respectful manner, with the goal of producing on-time and high-quality work being the highest priority. All employees must maintain excellent communication with supervisors and engineers and a professional attitude and approach to issues within the company.

We are a drug free workplace and require pre-employment testing.

Benefits of Employment

In addition to excellent career growth opportunities, Federal Signal Corporation offers a wide array of benefits including: bonus potential, insurance (life, medical, dental, vision), paid holidays, paid vacation, and 401(k) with matching contributions. We provide our employees with a smoke-free, drug-free workplace.

About Us

We are a “Solution Driven” manufacturer for the mining industry.  At Ground Force Worldwide we design, engineer and manufacture the World’s Finest Mine Support Equipment. We offer a diverse product line for surface & underground mining and have trucks working in over 60+ countries worldwide. We have been providing our customers and dealers with custom solutions for over 30 years. Our history of innovation and strong customer relationships around the world prove us a World Leader in our industry. For more information, visit

Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) provides products and services to protect people and our planet. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer and manufacturer of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, IL, with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates two groups: Environmental Solutions and Safety and Security Systems. For more information on Federal Signal, visit:

The Company is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of, and will receive consideration for employment without regard to, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category, characteristic, or trait under applicable law. If you require reasonable accommodation in the application process, call Human Resources at 630-954-2000. All other applications must be submitted online.