Design Engineer – Mechanical

Position location: Auburn, IN

The Mechanical Engineering position will work closely with Sales, Engineering & Project Management teams to assist with calculations, concepts and designs for air pollution control systems and equipment.  This position reports to the Manager of Engineering.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support Sales and Engineering/Project Management with thermal, mass air, heat transfer, furnace off gas thermal load, and thermal expansion calculations
  • Support project management with design calculations for equipment static & dynamic loads
  • Analyze system requirements for combustible dust applications ( NFPA 68 )
  • Support project management with material handling and conveying systems
  • Support project management with pneumatic system designs
  • Assist Sales team with estimating mechanical equipment and system requirements
  • Assist Sales team with proposal development which could include, among other tasks, periodic travel to potential client sites
  • Review mechanical designs from the project teams and make appropriate recommendations for possible design improvements
  • Conduct engineering studies for customers as it relates to air pollution control systems
  • Effectively communicate in a team environment between Sales & Engineering/Project Management
  • Write technical papers/reports for engineering studies to support design recommendations for air pollution control systems
  • Represent the company in project meetings with the clients
  • Assist with maintaining current forms for calculating equipment loads, thermal and other design calculators


  • Strong written and verbal communication and other relationship-building skills is required
  • Estimating experience will be considered a plus
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to manage several tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft products including Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.
  • Ability to navigate AutoDesk applications including AutoCAD, Vault, Revit, Robot & Inventor 3D modeling
  • Environmental dust hazard analysis ( DHA ) experience a plus
  • B.S. in Mechancial Engineering with 5 years (minimum) construction and/or plant engineering experience – Professional Engineering license is a large benefit
  • Knowledge in the following areas and standards a plus, ASME, AISC, AWS, NFPA


  • Available for travel to Schust branch offices and project sites essential
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times


  • Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience
  • Complete insurance coverage including health, vision and dental
  • 401 (k) with company match
  • Tuition reimbursement

To apply, please upload your resume.

Schust is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Schust is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Schust are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, […], family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Schust will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Schust encourages applicants of all ages.

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