Engineering Designer
Job Details
Superior - Carrollton, GA
Full Time
Not Specified
less than 10%

We are looking for an Engineering Designer who is responsible for quoting, designing, innovating and documenting of the company’s product using sound engineering principles and practices.  Performs engineering assignments with clear and specified objectives including timely development of drawings, bill of materials, instructions, etc. meeting the company and customer design standards, adds new components in the ERP system. Work is reviewed by Sr. Engineers or peers for the application of sound professional judgment. 


The Engineering Designer is responsible for preparing equipment or material specifications and may be involved in developing new products for any SRP division.


Must be familiar with design procedures and a variety of manufacturing processes such as plastic molding and metal fabrication.  Ability to design using computer aided, CAD, 3D, preferred Solidworks. Assures compliance with design and manufacturing requirements, federal guidelines and customer requirements. Assignments require the investigation of a limited number of variables and supervisory assistance is provided on unusual problems. May coordinate the work of designers and other technical support personnel.


This position requires initiative; will work independently and the associate must possess a strong desire to learn. This engineering position could include project management and must have ability to perform assigned task with minimum direction.


This position requires professional and prudent communications both internally and externally working in a team environment with a diverse group of associates, customers, suppliers, and subcontractors.


Job may require light traveling to visit sites, overtime and a flexible schedule, reporting early and working late including weekends from time to time.




Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creating 2D, 3D models of assemblies, BOM’s, and shop drawings using Solidworks or CAD software
  • Building and testing prototypes, working with contractors or vendors as needed
  • Assisting with materials pricing, vendor selection, and project estimating as well as customer quoting
  • Evaluating current designs for cost-cutting and implementing easier or more efficient manufacturing methods
  • Performing calculations to support proper material sizing and selection
  • Performs analysis of designs to ensure that all internal and external standards are met including calculations, forces and loads.
  • Maintains all complete bill of materials in the company ERP system
  • Assist in developing and maintaining company design standards to streamline the engineering process for each project

Education and/or Experience


  • Engineering degree will receive highest consideration (BSME, BS MET, or Civil/structural background preferred), directly-related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in an Engineering / Design position
  • Required: The applicant must have 2D and 3D modeling experience, with a minimum 500 hours plus using Solidworks.  Pro-E, Microstation, AutoCAD or similar experience also helpful. 
  • Required: Experience in creating shop drawings, working with document libraries, knowledge of welding and metal fabrication.  Experience with Microsoft Word & Excel is required.
  • Must be “hands-on” willing to spend time in the manufacturing or prototyping areas
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population of disciplines including factory workers, supervisors, managers and customer
  • Experience in any of the following areas is a plus: roto-molded plastics design, New Product Development (research, design, specification, procurement, documentation), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), machine design
  • Desired but not essential: ability to perform structural analyses on steel frame structures, familiarity with building codes, aluminum casting design, experience using a Product Data Management library and ERP system





Up to 25%


Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Must have the ability to write routine reports and correspondence as well as be able to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.


Reasoning Ability

Must have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.


Computer Skills

  • Must be proficient in computer software for design work and layouts including Solid Works or another 3D design suite.
  • Must be able to utilize computer software programs for creating reports, presentations, etc.
  • Must be able to utilize 2-D and 3-D computer modeling techniques for new product design
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently walk and sit; use hands and fingers, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or listen.


The employee will routinely lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, except in the manufacturing environment where PPE may be required.


PlayCore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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