Design Engineer 2 in Dundalk, MD at ITW

Date Posted: 1/24/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Vulcan, A Division of ITW Food Equipment Group, is seeking an innovative and energetic Design Engineer to join our team. The successful applicant will collaborate with other team members to develop and improve existing designs that best serve our customers’ needs while also aligning with our strategic objectives. If you have a strong design background and enjoy working in an environment that welcomes diverse ideas to solve problems and deliver results, we encourage you to apply. 


Vulcan is a leading manufacturer of commercial cooking equipment. The Vulcan brand is widely known and respected throughout the foodservice industry. Our equipment has an established reputation for quality, innovative features, and best-in-class performance. We take pride in knowing that Vulcan products are fixtures in some of the finest commercial kitchens across North America. 



Contribute and assist in the conception, design, development, implementation, and maintenance of core products to achieve business unit and corporate goals.


A key contributing role within a small, dynamic, cross-functional team. Support and/or complete medium to high level, complex engineering tasks/projects as assigned in collaboration, or working independently, to meet business objectives and product lines for the food service industry.


BS in Engineering required (BSME preferred). 


5+ years engineering experience related to product design and development in a manufacturing environment.


• 3D modeling using SolidWorks and experience with PDM Workgroup.

• Adaptable, innovative, problem solving skills, sense of urgency, drive for continuous improvement.

• Effective oral / written communication, listening skills.

• Capable of working through an engineering problem independently.

• Small-scale project management and project task planning in a team environment.

• Applicable computer skills using Microsoft Suite.

• Organizational and interpersonal skills.

• Knowledge of various manufacturing processes: machining, metal forming, assembly, material flow.

• Develop policies, procedures and methods to evaluate and improve the quality of products, materials,     

   components and or operations.

• Adherence to standards, policies and practices including safety and regulatory compliance.


• Working knowledge of UL, CSA and NSF standards.

• Working knowledge of thermodynamic concepts.

• Experience with value engineering, cost / benefit analysis, cost improvement.

• Microsoft Project.

• Familiarity with FMEA, CFD, electrical wiring experience.

Job Requirements


• Product design and design improvements of cooking equipment including concept development, design

   validation, agency approval, print release, manufacturing evaluation and product launch within a specified

   project timeline.

• Manage technical design aspects of a project from inception through production launch. 

• Proof of concept and proof of application in a test lab environment.

• Work with operations team to implement design changes, monitor and analyze manufacturing quality,     

   ensure workflows and processes, develop corrective actions as needed.

• Troubleshoot, analyze, and resolve engineering and quality related issues.

• Coordinate engineering activities with other stakeholders (internal & external) including change plans,

   engineering changes, performance/agency testing and field testing.

• Create / develop engineering project documentation, i.e. bill of materials, drawings and specifications.

• Support sales, service and marketing to resolve customer issues.

• Contribute to a cross-functional team as required to support the development of other projects related to

   the group.

• Interaction with customers on product design, specifications, and improvement


• Office & R&D Laboratory Environment

• Minimal travel.

• Hands on testing and/or trouble shooting.

• Lifting up to 50 lbs.



To learn more about more about the company please visit:

ITW Vulcan North America Cooking 

For more than 150 years, Vulcan has been recognized by chefs and operators around the world as the best-in-class supplier for premier, energy-efficient foodservice equipment. Trusted for durable design, precision performance and state-of-the-art innovation, professionals rely on Vulcan equipment to produce spectacular culinary results each and every time. 

Vulcan is a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader with revenues totaling $14.1 billion in 2019.  Vulcan customers include chain and independent restaurants, K-12 schools, grocery, hotel/recreation.

ITW Food Equipment
ITW’s Food Equipment segment designs and manufactures advanced ware wash (dishwashing), cooking, refrigeration, and food processing equipment and provides service for institutional, industrial, restaurant, and retail customers around the world. ITW’s food equipment businesses are highly branded with industry-leading positions differentiated by innovation and unique, integrated service offerings. These well-known brands meet the needs of their global customers by focusing on the industry’s most critical issues and trends: sustainability, ease of use, performance, and on-site service.