Design Engineer II

Position Overview

The Design Engineer II is responsible for lead freeze-cast mold engineering and providing new tooling in a cost effective and timely manner. The incumbent proposes and executes improved approaches to mold design. This position is also responsible for managing tooling supplier relationships and growing the supplier base. Additionally, this position is responsible for growing in-house capabilities and resources. This person is also responsible for proposing and justifying equipment and/or personnel upgrades as applicable, including mentoring junior mold design/tooling engineers

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Determine and document engineering information required for customer quotes (mold cost and quantity, lead time, etc.). Route quotes to operations and support operations quoting activities as required. Communicate concerns with Director of Eng. & QA
  • Use available resources (Sales, Application Eng, Customer, etc.) as appropriate to complete quote package when information is missing

Mold Engineering & Procurement

  • Create mold design based on budgetary and schedule requirements. Consider existing design benefits and shortcomings, and manufacturing requirements (ease of use, robustness/durability, etc.). Leverage process engineering in design review/ECO, and others as appropriate based on nature and complexity of project
  • Conduct design reviews as needed based on part/mold complexity and/or as requested
  • Select vendor(s) based on budgetary, schedule and quality performance.
  • Track vendor progress to schedule – communicate schedule and/or cost risks to Director Eng. & QA. Maintain documentation of schedule and cost throughout
  • Ensure completion of receiving inspection, document and address any non-conformances
  • Based on mold complexity, collaborate with Engineering Technician and Process Engineering for first part completion
  • Develop design tools and best practices to improve design process efficiency
  • Support and mentor more junior Design Engineers
  • Improve vendor base to enhance competitiveness of Blasch vendor costs and lead times while maintaining or improving quality

Equipment Engineering

  • Design and execution of fixturing and ancillary equipment in support of mold systems, product families, special projects, etc.
  • Design and detail capital equipment and machinery as required
  • Source and support installation of capital equipment and machinery as required

All other tasks as assigned by the manager.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Dedication to provide outstanding customer service, internal and external
  • Knowledge of SolidWorks (preferred) and/or other 3D CAD systems
  • Excellent organizational abilities
  • Excellent presentation abilities
  • Project Management
  • Results driven

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers and smart phones.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successful perform the essential functions of this job.

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. However, on some instances this job may require work in areas where ear protection is necessary.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Position Type/ Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. The manufacturing plant is open 24 x 7; Sunday – Friday. Typical office hours are Monday through Friday; 8 hours/day, typically 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.


Occasional travel to vendor and/or customer sites in support of technical issues

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Science or equivalent experience
  • 2-3 years’ experience in an applicable engineering field.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3+ years’ experience in mechanical design

Blasch Precision Ceramics, Inc., produces and markets net shape ceramic and refractory components to a wide variety of industrial markets worldwide. These industries include specialty alloys, non-ferrous metals, chemical/petrochemical processing, power generation, industrial process heating and mining.

The proprietary Blasch Process is a unique, forming method developed to produce net shape and near net shape ceramic parts exhibiting very attractive physical properties. Many of the products produced by Blasch have complex shapes that could not be produced with other existing ceramic technology. As a result, several patents exist covering Blasch’s unique processes and technology.

This position offers an attractive compensation and benefit package. Please upload or send your resume via email to .


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