Schaefer Systems International, Inc.

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Design Engineer

Design Engineer

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Schaefer Systems International provides storage, materials handling, logistics and waste technology solutions to businesses throughout North America. We design and manufacture state-of-the-art intralogistic storage and picking solutions for all types of industries as well as plastic containers, pallets, and waste and recycling carts. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Schaefer Systems International is part of the SSI SCHAEFER Group, a global leader in logistics and materials handling founded in 1937 with offices and plants in over 50 different countries.  For more information, visit


The Design Engineer provides design efforts from inception through production both in new product design and in existing product redesign. 


  • Review customer source control drawings, specification control drawings and other applicable specifications to determine requirements and/or feasibility of the component.
  • Perform all necessary calculations such as stress analysis, performance analysis, and pressure drop and flow analysis, etc. as required
  • Prepare preliminary design proposal (s).
  • Interact with production personnel to define and solve manufacturing/design issues and implement cost reduction ideas with regard to our products.
  • Perform liaison function between Engineering and all manufacturing operations for any related issues, problems or improvements.
  • Work with Quality Department to define problem areas and implement product improvements based on customer repair/rejection concerns.
  • Participate in engineering and general design review as required.
  • Refine and complete designs after design review meetings.
  • Prepare proposal documentation.
  • Prepare technical data such as qualification test procedures, acceptance test procedures, reports, component maintenance manuals, etc.
  • Interact with customers on engineering design and any questions/problems they may have.
  • Interact with vendors concerning parts they supply or propose to supply to company.
  • Coordinate as required with internal groups including purchasing, quality control, sales, production, accounting personnel, metal finishing and assembly.
  • Keep supervisor advised of work status, workload, problems, and progress as related to work assignments.


  • Bachelors of Engineering Degree or equivalent from a four-year college.
  • Four or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of computer assisted drafting (CAD) equipment and software
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
  • Ability to create presentations and articles using original or innovative techniques or style.  Ability to make effective and persuasive arguments and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.  Ability to understand nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.) in its most difficult phases.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
  • Ability to work with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.