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Design Engineer I

Job Details

St Paul Plant - ST PAUL, MN
Full Time
4 Year Degree


Minnesota Wire is a privately owned, custom wire and cable manufacturer with its headquarters located in Saint Paul, MN. We provide “Life Saving Connections” to medical, defense, aerospace and commercial industries. The company has transformed from a bulk cable manufacturer to an industry leader in custom wire and cable manufacturing. Minnesota Wire excels in cable assemblies, R&D, testing, and design engineering.  This position is not available for remote work.

We are seeking an individual of Character; an individual who will have a good Chemistry with their fellow worker; an individual who are Competent; and an individual who has a Commitment to quality. The individual we seek is for the role of a Design Engineer to join our talented Engineering team in our Saint Paul, Minnesota Facility. We offer a competitive wage, as well as medical insurance through United HealthCare. Additionally, we also offer other insurance coverage such as dental, vision, short and long-term disability coverage, voluntary life insurance as well as critical illness and accident coverage.  MN Wire provides Life/ADD as well as an EAP program for all employees at no cost to them.

As one of our Design Engineers, you will be responsible for the design and implementation of new products that meet or exceed customer expectations. Responsibilities include development and documentation of designs that ensure customers design intent while maximizing profits. You will also interface with customers addressing; requests, complaints, and sustaining efforts to ensure quality products. Individual will interface with multiple organizations within the company.


Your major duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Lead design efforts on a project-by-project basis. Efforts will require concurrent engineering development with Process Engineering and/or Research and Development.
  • Identify and act on new technologies, materials and processes that improve on Minnesota Wire’s technical footprint.
  • Consolidate parts, materials and processes that are common to Minnesota Wire (when at all possible) to insure purchasing leverage and meet quoted costs.
  • Provide design solutions for customers considering manufacturability/materials/product quality. Design/develop/revise prototypes.  Assist in the design and development of manufacturing processes
  • Responsible for accurate design documentation to ASME Y14.5M standards.
  • Meet delivery dates for released products, samples, and prototypes. Seek out design process in-efficiencies to improve time to market. 

We expect the chosen candidate to be:

  • Self-motivated and able to establish priorities and complete in a timely manner.
  • Create and maintain a positive teamwork environment with multiple functions across the company.
  • Able to communicate effectively, both oral and written, within the company and with suppliers and customers.
  • Be proficient in engineering software such as (but not limited to) SolidWorks or other CAD design programs
  • Expand technical expertise in assigned areas of focus.

We are looking for someone with:

  • 2 – 4 years’ experience in Design Engineering preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as SolidWorks
  • Knowledge/experience in the wire and cable industry a plus