Design Engineer at SPEC Engineering

Posted in General Business 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Plainfield, Illinois

Job Description:

Are you aDesign Engineer who enjoys completing tasks and projects from start to finish and strives to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations?

Are you a creative and detail-oriented Design Engineercapable of problem solving, critical thinking, and developing alternative solutions?

Spec Engineering is seeking an impact player and difference maker to join our team as a Design Engineer. This self-driven engineer should be able to manage several project tasks simultaneously and have the capability to react quickly in a fast-paced environment. The nature of this position is one where attention to details, procedures, and specific job assignments are required.

Spec Engineering is a privately held, fast growing, and stable full-service process engineering firm/turn-key system integrator with our main office located in Plainfield Il, and a second location in Chicago. We provide the latest in technology as a system integrator in the food & beverage, general manufacturing, and chemical industries. Our company purpose is “Improve lives through innovation, responsibility and trust one project at a time” because we care about our colleagues, customers and community. Spec Engineering welcomes and values diversity and we strive for an inclusive work environment that rewards employees for their individuality and uniqueness.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Produce effective product and process designs using Auto CAD and SolidWorks and understand engineering and manufacturing techniques.

  • Prepare multiple solutions to satisfy design requirements.

  • Create 2D and 3D drawings and models from written and verbal specifications.

  • Specify dimensions, materials, and procedures for new projects.

  • Work with Vendors and customers to optimize designs.

  • Responsible for model accuracy, design, drafting standards and design documentation for individual projects.

  • Review drawings for completeness and accuracy.

  • Work closely with other designers, drafters, and engineers to ensure coordination of design effort is maintained.

  • Prepare engineering documents for customer submittal.

  • Maintain all revisions of project drawings.

  • Update and maintain drafting library.

  • Provide timely technical assistance and solutions to the team.

  • Participate in project meetings and conference calls with vendors and customers as required.


Customer Service - Displays courtesy and sensitivity, manages difficult or emotional customer situations, meets commitments, responds promptly to customer needs, and solicits customer feedback to improve service.

Planning & Organization - Integrates changes smoothly, plans for additional resources, prioritizes and plans work activities, sets goals and objectives, uses time efficiently, and works in an organized manner.

Problem Solving - Develops alternative solutions, gathers and analyzes information skillfully, identifies problems in a timely manner, resolves problems in early stages, and works well in group problem solving situations.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities, contributes to building a positive team spirit, exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views, gives and welcomes feedback, and puts success of team above own interests.

Technology - Adapts to new technologies, demonstrates required skills, keeps technical skills up to date, troubleshoots technological problems, and uses technology to increase productivity.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical/industrial engineering or related preferred.

  • Minimum 3 years’ industry experience.

  • Experience in an OEM environment is preferred.


  • Competitive Salary

  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • 401k

  • ESOP Program

  • Paid time off

  • Continued education support

If this sounds like you, we would like to talk with you about joining our team as a Design Engineer!