Principal Mechanical Engineer – Agriculture Equipment

Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc.

Orrville, OH

About JLG, an Oshkosh company

JLG began in 1969, when our founder, John L. Grove set out to resolve growing safety concerns in the construction industry. Since then we have been committed to understanding the challenges and delivering innovative solutions to the access market. We partner with customers to provide quality equipment, training opportunities and trusted support within the access industry. We are a global company, and our products—including mobile elevating work platforms, telehandlers, utility vehicles and accessories—can be found all over the world.

The Principal Mechanical Engineer performs high level, engineering analysis, design or re-design, validation and troubleshooting of complex components for JLG equipment. Provide integration and execution support for vehicle and component design. Provide technical mentorship in high level analysis and design of new and modified components and subsystems in accordance with engineering standards and project scope.


  • Responsible for completion of a project or part of a project of moderate complexity on time.

  • May be responsible for overall project schedule and budget.

  • May be responsible for managing multiple priorities.

  • Performs more complex engineering calculations, investigations, and tasks as assigned according to JLG as well as general industry engineering standards and processes.

  • Responsible for preparation and delivery of plans, designs, computation methods, and/or reporting.

  • Collaborate as needed with other engineering or business support disciplines internally as well as suppliers externally.

  • May have exposure to the external customers and/or industry organizations.

  • Provide guidance or mentorship to entry level engineers working on common projects.

  • Research, create, and update standard engineering methodology and procedures – best practices, etc.

  • Participate in the budgeting process to include recommending capital improvements and preparing justification data as required.

  • Maintain effective communication with suppliers, internal and external customers, and outside resources concerning technical issues.

  • Communicate project objectives to team members.

  • Enforce the proper use of engineering criteria and drawing standards. Ensure that technical issues are conducted within the framework of company policies and procedures.

  • Evaluate designs for performance, safety, and reliability.

  • Create and maintain project documentation for analysis, research, and historical records.

  • Perform engineering analysis to support the selection of parts, components, and materials that meet requirements.

  • Provide complex technical assistance for production support.

  • Analyze and resolve issues reported to Engineering via verbal or written communication.

  • Provide mentorship to team members to ensure the appropriate engineering analysis is performed and documented.

  • Prepare technical proposals, quotations, reports, and presentations.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Regular attendance is required.


  • Accredited bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field and five (5) or more years of related experience.


  • Accredited bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

  • Strong mechanical knowledge of off highway or heavy-vehicle equipment and related systems.

  • 2+ years modern agricultural industry experience.

  • Agricultural equipment Knowledge

  • Experience with a high level CAD system.


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