Mechanical Project Engineer


The Mechanical Project Engineer is responsible for mechanical design and support for new product development, including conceptualization, prototype development, production implementation, and post-launch support in a cross-functional team environment.  



  • Responsible for supporting multiple projects concurrently, including new product development, product line extensions, and product improvement projects  
  • Responsible for the creation and modifications of CAD models, drawings, BOMs, and documentation
  • Responsible for prototype development, developing and specifying test apparatus, and conducting tests
  • Initiates and coordinates engineering change orders (ECOs)
  • Self-checks accuracy of models and drawings and checks the work of others throughout the product development process
  • Interacts with engineering, marketing, manufacturing, purchasing, and management to ensure that product development priorities are met, while ensuring quality and product performance
  • Supports the development and attainment of schedules and budgets
  • Participates in and conducts rigorous design reviews, supported by the use of technical tools, CAE, rapid prototyping, environmental testing, and technical knowledge
  • Incorporates lessons learned from existing products, product verification and field validation
  • Coordinates with Quality Assurance to develop appropriate documentation


  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 3- 10 yrs. of product design and project engineering experience required
  • Excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of mechanical engineering concepts
  • Proficiency in 2D drafting, assembly drawings and 3D solid modeling CAD software (SolidWorks strongly preferred)
  • Proficiency in geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) principles
  • Experience creating BOMs, ECOs and other engineering documentation
  • Experience with SolidWorks simulation software and mold flow simulation software
  • Design experience with high-quality, low-cost, high-volume products
  • Proven success in product development as a member of a cross-functional team
  • Willingness to undertake moderate travel to facilities in So. Cal,  Tijuana, and in the field as needed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced team environment



  • Knowledge of DFMEA, PFMEA and other quality improvement techniques
  • Experience with irrigation products
  • Knowledge of Mold Flow analysis and tolerance analysis
  • Experience in injection molded plastic component design
  • Detailed knowledge of injection molding tool designs and concepts
  • In-depth knowledge of plastic material uses and applications


Get To Know Us


We have been the irrigation industry leader for over 80 years. We craft innovative irrigation products that make beautiful landscapes, golf courses, and grow productive agricultural crops while advocating for the Intelligent Use of Water. An example of our amazing products is the ESP-TM2 Controller , which was released in the Spring of 2017. This controller is quickly gaining market share and our customers are telling us that the easy-to-use app and Wi-Fi functionality is exceeding expectations since it ensures customers can control their watering systems from anywhere. As a team, we are continuously working on several controller projects for both large and small-scale irrigation systems.


Rain Bird is and Equal Opportunity Employer

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