Mechanical Designer
Lancaster, PA Pelletron
Job Type

Pelletron, part of the IPEG Industrial Group, is the global leading supplier for dust removal systems for plastic processors and plastics manufacturers. Besides the plastics industry, the dedusting technology is also used in the food, mineral and recycling industries. In 2003, the company began to expand into the pneumatic conveying field and developed a new pressure conveying process, trade named pellcon3®. Pelletron has a wide range of pneumatic conveying components such as rotary valves, diverter valves and shut-off valves, specially designed for conveying of pellets and powders. The Pellbow®, a special pipe elbow, another Pelletron invention, is used in the plastics industry to prevent dust and streamers in the conveying process. 


The Mechanical Designer is responsible for designing pneumatic conveying systems, DeDusting systems, and various components required for assigned projects, as well as producing all related approval and fabrication drawings, bill of materials, and other technical documents required for successful project completion. This position will report to the Engineering Manager and is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Produce 2D AutoCAD and 3D SolidWorks mechanical and/or electrical designs and drawings, layouts, P&ID’s, flow sheets, equipment stack-ups, isometric drawings and bill of materials based on written and/or verbal instructions;

· Complete drawings, datasheets, and manuals in metric and imperial system;

· Ensure that equipment and system designs and drawings are delivered according to given timeframe, customer specification and industry standards as described in the contract agreement;

· Ensure that equipment and system designs and drawings are delivered accurately with the required quality and in the timeframe scheduled;

· Work closely with engineering and provide quality drawings and solutions to support the project engineers;

· Participate in Kick-off meetings internally and, if required, externally, in order to fully understand the project design and schedule requirements;

· Interface with other departments as needed regarding project related business issues;

· Remain abreast of the latest technological innovations in design areas and propose improvements or upgrades when appropriate.


Qualifications and Work Experience

· Minimum two (2) year technical degree with ten (10)+ years of experience or bachelor’s degree with five (5)+ years of related experience and/or training in pneumatic conveying and dust collection systems; non-degree individuals with strong CAD abilities and practical industry experience will be considered.

· Ability to use AutoCAD software and 3D SolidWorks design software is required;

· Ability to use Plant 3D software strongly preferred;

· Proficient in Microsoft Office;

· Ability to read, interpret, and develop documents such as purchase orders, contracts, specifications, engineering reports, blueprints, and parts lists;

· Ability to write routine correspondence in a clear and professional manner;

· Speak effectively, both one-on-one and in groups with vendors, customers, and employees.

The IPEG Industrial Group is a family of leading brands serving the global plastics, recycling and industrial heat transfer markets. IPEG, Inc. is a corporate entity which provides best-in-class manufacturing and business support services to its brands in order to create a competitive advantage for each of the brands to drive better solutions for customers. 

At IPEG, we focus on two things: Customers and Employees. And we have a saying that if we do right by both of them, everything else takes care of itself. We have formalized this into IPEG’s Purpose: To foster excellence and inspire confidence in our customers and employees. 

IPEG offers an outstanding compensation and benefits package including profit sharing, bonus plans, 401(k) with company match, medical insurance, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, health club reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance, wellness program and employee referral bonus program. 

IPEG, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and offers employment opportunities to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability (except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement), veteran status, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, HIV-positive status, possession of the sickle cell trait, genetic characteristics, political views, and any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.