Mechanical designer – Layout

Spokane, WA


We have an immediate opening for an experienced mechanical designer who appreciates solving challenging problems, collaborating with colleagues and customers, and has good attention to detail.

Primary responsibilities:

Coordinate all activities related to the installation of new equipment in lumber mills:

  • Using AutoCAD, design and modify production lines from standard templates;
  • Obtain and use pertinent standards and all the information necessary for the successful layout of the production lines;
  • Create plans to remodel existing facilities;
  • Visit customer sites to obtain certain measurements;
  • Create and check general arrangement drawings and ensure that there is no interference between various machine and other existing equipment;
  • Coordinate with the project team to meet schedule;
  • Collaborate in the continuous improvement program for the company management systems, processes, performance, and machine design;
  • Participate in meetings and project planning.

Required qualifications

  • Degree in mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, computer-aided drafting, or any other combination of relevant experience and training;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience;
  • Be available to travel on an occasional basis (travel for a few days up to 6 times per year);
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD 2D, SolidWorks 3D, SolidWorks Product Data Management (PDM), and Microsoft Office software;
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality;
  • Position requires frequent to constant sitting and occasional standing, walking, and lifting (up to 20lbs);
  • Have a good oral and written command of English; familiarity with French is a benefit.

You are the ideal person for this position if:

  • You are an organized person;
  • You are a self-starter and know how to take initiative;
  • You enjoy collaboration with various internal departments and occasionally directly with the client.

What BID Group can offer you:

  • Stimulating and challenging work;
  • The chance to work with experts from different fields using cutting edge technology;
  • The possibility to develop your full potential and to evolve within the company;
  • Competitive compensation plan;
  • Health insurance and other benefits, including 401(k) retirement savings plan.