Project Engineer

Spearhead Staffing LLC in Lino Lakes, MN

  • Industry: Engineering - Others
  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Seeking a project engineer to provide design solutions, problem resolution and organic sales growth for precision mechanical components and fasteners for a growing company that has a strong presence in manufacturing within many different types of industries.

This position is very much customer facing working within major manufacturing accounts.

Position Description:

Design Engineering Support (Product Development)

  • Aid customer’s engineering department with new product design.
  • Recommend optimum product solution(s) per application.
  • Provide technical literature, including product and performance specifications, installation instructions, etc.
  • Assist in review of new drawings.
  • Coordinate obtaining and providing the necessary product(s) and support materials for the purpose of customer evaluations.

Manufacturing Engineering Support

  • First response for problem resolution at the manufacturing site.
  • Liaison between customer and quality, purchasing, etc. for problem resolution, deviations, and other on-site activities.
  • Develop and present cost savings ideas for the current products and assembly processes

General Engineering Support

  • Organize, conduct, report and help implement cost savings projects, ideas and VA/VE events.
  • Maintain accurate, current records regarding the evaluation and use of products and systems by customer.
  • Assist in the technical orientation of the customer’s engineers for the purpose of increasing their effectiveness in specifying the correct products.
  • Assist with identifying, evaluating products that can be consolidated and/or standardized and quantifying savings.
  • Assist in sample support (prototype, catalogue, standards).


  • Identify, develop and close opportunities with the customer to provide organic sales growth
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations that explain products.
  • Collaborate with Sales to develop customer quotations and close opportunities.
  • Offer after-sales support services.

Organizational Responsibilities: Works in close cooperation with: Sales Managers, Technical Services, Account Executives, Branch Managers, Quality Assurance, and Suppliers

Supervisory Responsibilities: There are no supervisory responsibilities associated with this position.



  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology from a four-year university is required. BSME, Mechanical Engineering preferred. Equivalent experience will be considered.


  • 2 or more years’ experience working in a technical role.
  • 2 or more years’ experience working directly with external customers
  • Experience with fasteners, mechanical components is helpful

Computer Skills

  • Proficiency with Excel and other Microsoft software applications required.

Technical Knowledge

  • Knowledge of principles and methods for selling products and services.
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principals involved in the production of precision drawings and parts.
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control and costs.

Communication Skills

  • Verbal / Nonverbal – Convey easily and quickly any message; Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens attentively and seeks clarification; Responds well to questions; Maintain professional nonverbal communication analogous to situation.
  • Written - Writes clearly and informatively with a high level of sophistication; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret complex written information.

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