Mechanical Engineer II

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  • 19220 WA-162, Orting, WA 98360, USA
  • Aug 12, 2022
Full time Mechanical Engineer

Job Description

Company Description


Baxter Manufacturing, a division of ITW-Food Equipment Group, has an opening for a Mechanical Engineer II.  Information on our product line can be found at  This position would be located at the Baxter Manufacturing facility in Orting, Washington.

Founded in 1958, Baxter Manufacturing has become the foremost manufacturer of commercial grade ovens and proofers in the United States.  Baxter is the premier brand that others follow.  Known for high quality equipment and recognized as a leader in baking and cooking technologies, we offer equipment to make our customers’ job easier.

Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 500 company that produces diversified products in global markets.  Some of its products include welding equipment, automotive components, construction materials and commercial food equipment. 



Job Description


Position Summary:

This position will have an active role in defining and executing continuous improvement activities in our products and processes through tasks assigned in support of both Production Engineering and New Product Development.  The role will provide an opportunity to be hands on and interactive with the production floor but will also provide opportunities to flex your brain power to identify innovative solutions to complex issues.





Scope and Function:

Support and/or complete medium to high level, complex engineering tasks/projects as assigned to meet business objectives and support product lines for the food service industry.

One or more of the following as required by the Business Unit:

  • Conceive, plan, develop, & coordinate projects as an individual contributor or as a member of a cross-functional team.
  • Create and develop engineering project documentation, i.e. bill of materials, drawings, and specifications.
  • Develop prototypes and test plans; validate as required.
  • Troubleshoot, analyze, and resolve engineering project issues.
  • Participate in or conduct design reviews and provide feedback, using the appropriate      tools i.e.
  • FMEA, field and lab testing
  • Research and provide the required product information to support sales, service, and marketing to satisfy customer needs
  • Define and execute VAVE projects as assigned
  • Apply advanced engineering theory and practices, along with experience, to complex designs
  • Coordinate engineering activities with other departments including change plans, engineering changes, performance/agency testing and trial runs.
  • Support assembly and manufacturing operation.  Provide troubleshooting and technical guidance to resolve production issues


  • Creativity/innovation
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Organization and Interpersonal skills
  • Root cause analysis of complex technical issues
  • Strong analytical and statistical skills
  • Adaptable, flexible, problem-solving skills, sense of urgency
  • Knowledge of various manufacturing and quality processes

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering – BSME Preferred (ABET accredited College/University) 3-5 years of mechanical engineering competency in a manufacturing environment

  • Autodesk Inventor experience a plus but not required
  • Electrical wiring and design a plus but not required.
  • Food equipment experience preferred



Additional Information


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Working conditions involve seated computer work and occasional operation and work on company equipment/products.  requires  50% sitting, 20% standing, 10% bending, 10% walking and 10% light lifting up to 50 pounds.

ITW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 




ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. 


Industrial-Manufacturing Engineering, Production-Operations Planning