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IDEX Mechanical Engineer in Cedar Falls, Iowa

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses ( around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

Due to the nature of the products currently being manufactured at Viking Pump, we adhere to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). In turn, we are only able to hire US Citizens or Permanent Residents .


Working in a team-oriented environment, serves as design engineer for new products, performs development design work of new and derived products; exercises initiative, inventiveness, problem solving methodologies and independent judgment in achieving department and section objectives.


  • Ideal candidate has eight or more years of experience in product design, fluid flow, rotating equipment, or leading projects.

  • Ability to read blueprints and understanding of GD&T.

  • Conceives and develops design for new or derived products as directed.

  • Develop product concepts, specifications and development plans. Develop budgetary estimates for evaluating potential projects.

  • Project planning and project management. Ability to handle multiple tasks, assignments and projects simultaneously, ability to influence and lead other departments.

  • Meet program/project schedules, cost targets and technical requirements.

  • Generates and documents product design and development records in accordance with company product development procedures and guidelines. (i.e.-project plans, design calculations, test plans, design specifications, etc.)

  • Prepares and presents project and technical design reviews, both internally to Viking and to Customers.

  • Develops test plan for product development and design validation. Writes lab testing work orders, oversees lab testing and documents summary of testing results.

  • Assists Manufacturing with development of patterns/tooling and related equipment needed for producing new products.

  • Coordinates implementation of new design through all manufacturing processes.

  • Prepares catalogue specification and technical publications.

  • Works with Supply Chain group to evaluate and select vendor supplied parts. Prepares specifications for purchased parts.

  • Works with Sales, Marketing and our Customers to ensure the product solution meets the Customer’s expectations and requirements.

  • Investigates, prepares and implements engineering change notices.

  • Assist Designers and Design Drafters in attaining section work assignments.

  • Review technical development and call attention to significant new design concepts, new products and materials which may be applicable to Viking products.

  • Provide technical consultation with factory and field company personnel, customers, and distributors.

  • Make patent disclosures and assist company in patent applications.

  • Assist in training programs.

  • Willing and able to undertake domestic and international travel in support of business needs.

  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by following applicable procedures.

  • Assist in other special assignments as required by the Engineering Manager.


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university.

  • Experience in product design, fluid flow, rotating equipment, or leading projects.

  • Ability to read blueprints and understanding of GD&T.


  • Personal characteristics should include technical ability, maturity, tact, and diplomacy.

  • Good judgement, technical insight into problems, ability to handle ambiguity and effectiveness in completing job assignments are also required.

  • Highly effective communication skills (written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal).

  • Experience with instrumentation or electronics a plus.


  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.

  • SolidWorks 3D modeling and 2D print skills.

  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Thermal Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) a plus.


  • Ability to move within office and manufacturing complex, write by hand and keyboard, and perform general office functions.

  • Ability to communicate by speech and hearing via phone and in person.

  • Visual acuity needed for close detail work and computer use.

  • General manufacturing, warehouse and office environment.


  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate with customers, suppliers and all levels of corporate and company personnel.

  • Requires frequent contact with Engineering Manager, Technical Customer Service and Support Group, Product Engineering Lab personnel, Sales personnel, Marketing personnel, Supply Chain personnel and Manufacturing Engineering personnel.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

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Job Family: Engineering

Business Unit: Viking Pump