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MTS Systems | Hopkins, Minnesota
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Req ID: 31881

smart people.

smart ideas.

smart choice.


A thriving environment for learning, innovation and growth


Why do so many people join MTS Systems Corporation and stay for a career? Because this is a place where you get to apply your creativity, work with smart people on fascinating projects, and make a positive impact on people’s lives. It is a place where you can learn, innovate and grow professionally.


Transforming what’s possible with cars, aircraft, bridges, wind turbines and space-age materials — this is work we dream about as kids. At MTS, it’s a rewarding career path for talented individuals who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world, many of whom are leaders in their respective industries.


By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.


Our business is thriving. Our future is exciting. Your potential is unlimited.





<span style="font-family: "Arial", "sans-serif";">Primary Objective:

<span style="font-family: "Arial", "sans-serif";">Prepares clear, complete and accurate design documentation to assist in the sale, manufacture and service of components, products or systems.


Major Areas of Accountability:


1.   Works from notes, verbal instructions, sketches and drawings, or engineering specifications; consolidates the information to be used to prepare working plans, layouts and detailed drawings.


2.   Reviews the design and helps resolve the details not completely defined.  Determines the best combination of all the preliminary information and contributing data to develop the final design. 


3.   Develops specifications, designs or drawings using engineering principals, established MTS standards, procedures, and instructions. Follows MTS best practices, policies and procedures in the design, layout, and documentation of MTS custom and standard products.


4.   Provides the required level of documentation for custom or standard projects.  Specific tasks may include making models, drawings and assemblies and Bill of Materials using the CAD system and other computer tools, as required.  Follows all MTS CAD Best Practices for model creation, drawing creation, file management and revision control.


5.   Verifies completed work; checks dimensions, Bills of Materials, materials to be used, quantities, processing information, and adherence to Best Practices.


6.   Makes reasonable and sound decisions to meet budgets (both labor and cost) and deadlines.  Provides scheduling, costing and technical information concerning the designs supported as well as status updates and information to internal departments and external vendors affected by design development.


7.   Resolves mechanical and fabrication problems with designed or purchased parts used in a design.  Assures that any changes are documented and prepared in accordance with engineering change procedures and in a timely manner.


8.   Develops and maintains effective communications and working relationships with all levels of employees.  Provides regular feedback and updates to project team members and immediate supervisor about the status of design tasks.



High school graduate or G.E.D. equivalency & minimum Associates degree or vo-tech certificate in drafting, design, industrial design, industrial engineering, electronics or technical illustration and 4 yrs drafting/design exp; or 8 yrs relevant drafting/design exp.

AutoCAD Electrical required - Eplan and Microstation preferred

Ability to apply advanced skills in area of specialization.  Ability to adapt procedures, techniques, tools, materials and/or equipment to meet special needs. 

Capable of proceeding independently on repetitive design assignments & designating standard parts & components.


MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.

About MTS Systems

MTS Systems Corporation (MTS) is a supplier of mechanical testing systems and industrial position sensors. The Company's operations are organized and managed in two business segments, the Test segment and the Sensors segment. Test segment products are used by customers in their development of new products and in quality control applications to characterize the product's mechanical properties. Sensors segment products are used by industrial machinery and mobile equipment manufacturers to automate the operation of their products for improved end-user productivity and safety. In June 2008, Agilent Technologies, Inc. acquired the Nano Instruments business unit of MTS. On September 28, 2008, MTS acquired the assets of SANS Group.

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