Rapat Corporation is looking for a Design Engineer to join our team!



At Rapat Corporation, we offer a full line of material handling equipment. We design each conveyor to meet customer needs.  Located a quick 30-40 minutes outside of the FM area in Hawley, MN.



Applicant must have experience will/knowledge of:

• Industrial construction/project management

• Millwrights

• Material handling equipment

• Mechanical conveying

• Low to medium voltage electric control systems and electric motors

• Technical writing experience

• High mechanical aptitude



A Successful Candidate with have:

• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field

• 2+ years of related experience

• Proficiency in 2D & 3D CAD software (Solidworks preferred)

• Strong understanding of machine design, mechanical components, structural steels, manufacturing procedures and industrial construction methods

• Ability to work from schematics, blueprints, sketches, and verbal instructions




• Evaluate customer requirements and recommend mechanical & structural solutions.

• Create/modify site layouts pertaining to mechanical conveyance.

• Create 2D equipment drawings for customer approval based on sales orders and preliminary design

• Must ensure all aspects of the project meet relevant safety codes or standards (MSHA, OSHA, customer specifications, etc.)

• Evaluate & document component/machine capabilities, capacities, and strengths

• Evaluate and select appropriate purchased components

• Design support structures adequate per application

• Coordinate requirements & design details with external structural PE’s

• Design/model mechanical components from complete assemblies to piece parts.

• Assign part numbers & descriptions to new models and manage/oversee data transfer and shop release

• Create and review shop drawings

• Manage activities involved in fabrication, installation, operation, and repair of equipment as required

• Compile engineering documentation & create custom owner’s manuals

• Assist sales department with technical portion of project proposals

• Research and develop new products and applications

• Evaluate field installations and recommend design modifications/improvements

• Act as team leader on large projects with multiple engineers/designers assigned

• Maintain working knowledge of company design standards and processes

• Evaluate ECR’s, implement ECO’s, create new standards & processes as required




• Position is full time

• Core hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm



• Health Insurance

• Vision & Dental Insurance

• 401K

• Paid Time Off

• Paid Holidays

• Profit Sharing

• Flex Spending

• Health Savings Account

• Flexible Schedule


Rapat Corporation is an equal opportunity employer