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Product Design / Industrial Engineer

About Us: 

  • J.E. Adams Industries is a Cedar Rapids based leading manufacturer of car wash equipment and accessories, high pressure parts, and misting solutions.
  • We are 100% employee-owned ESOP providing great benefits.

Benefits we offer:

  • Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance, vacation, profit sharing, employee stock option plan, & 401K plan.

We are looking for an energetic, outgoing, dynamic, Product Design/Industrial Engineer with 5 years of design and manufacturing experience.

This is a hands-on, roll up your sleeves position. Applicants must have a positive, can-do attitude and bring a creative approach to problem solving.


  • Project management from inception to completion.
  • New product development incorporating structural, mechanical, and electrical design.
  • Develop new design concepts and refine existing product designs.
  • Maintain and create bill of materials, routings, estimating production times, resolving discrepancies between standard and actual costs, costing of new products, assisting in inventory control/reconciliation, and special projects as assigned.
  • Conduct time studies, and develop, evaluate, and improve manufacturing methods and processes. 


  • Product Design/Industrial Engineer:
    • Candidates must have a four year Electrical or Industrial Engineering, plus experience in a manufacturing, industrial, or OEM environment is considered beneficial.
    • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and bill of materials.
    • Electrical design experience in low and high voltage including solids state timers, relays, solenoids, circuit boards, etc.
    • Motor control experience will be considered a plus including variable frequency drives, transducers, motor starters, etc.
    • Advanced single and 3 phase electrical knowledge.
    • Product design experience with emphasis in sheet metal.
  • General:
    • Ability to work well under pressure, manage multiple projects with a proven record of delivering results, and building long term relationships.
    • Strong communication skills with ability to effectively interface with factory, sales staff, vendors, and customers.
    • Proficient in using Microsoft Office products and working knowledge of Microsoft Access.
    • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Inventor or other 3D modeling program.
    • Familiarity in value engineering concepts, Kaizen, Six Sigma.
    • Strong technical writing skills. 

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Full time
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405, US