Mechanical Engineer 1 - Dublin, VA

Company Overview

At Fontaine Modification, we focus on design and manufacture of innovative solutions for Truck Manufacturers, Dealers, and Commercial Truck Users worldwide. We fill the niche between what the OEM Truck chassis builders can produce in their manufacturing plants and what the market needs for the wide variety of fleet and vocational truck applications. Fontaine’s long history of providing innovative and custom engineered solutions in an environment of integrity, customer responsiveness, quality and superior workmanship has made us the recognized leader in the industry for over forty years.

Position Description

This position will primarily be responsible for providing engineering solutions, innovative designs, and production support for Fontaine Modification, at our Dublin Modification Center.  Each new opportunity must be engineered and managed on a defined timeline using an analytic approach. The results of each custom application must include an accurate work instruction, bill of material, along with engineering analysis, 3D CAD data, and detailed drawings.

Position Requirements

The Mechanical Engineer will report to the Director of Operations in our Dublin, VA facility and will be responsible for the following job functions:

  • Utilize proper engineering fundamentals of design and follow standard engineering procedures.

  •  Models

  •  Drawings

  •  BOM’s

  • Work Instructions

  • Visual Aids

  • Create new designs that meet customer needs and adhere to relevant government codes and regulations.

  • Evaluate designs and make recommendations, based on appearance, safety, budget, and function.

  • Work directly with the Quality Assurance team on developing specific inspection criteria and audit frequencies.

  • Work with the OEM Quality Assurance Team to develop additional training for the modification center on manufacturing practices

  • Work directly with the FMC production staff to clarify a thorough understanding of the QA documentation and expectations

  • Support FMC sales staff quotations by providing estimates for design time, labor resources, tooling, and material cost to complete projects.

  • Provide production support as necessary.

  • Implement Lean Manufacturing Processes

  • Point of use material storage

  • Line balancing

  • Manufacturing processes

  • Consistently focus on process improvements to increase the safety and efficiency of production.

  • Understand and follow FMVSS rules and regulations.

  • Perform a wide range of tasks, responding to changes in direction and priorities, and accepting new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments.

  • Follow through on internal and external commitments.

  • Work with all add-on equipment manufacturers to establish application information and installation guidelines

  • Facilitate add-on equipment manufacturers to provide additional training seminars/sessions for core products

  •  Build cooperation among individuals and departments, share information, and resources, and work to achieve group goals.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an Accredited University: Mechanical Engineering (BSME), Mechanical Engineering Technology (BSET) or equivalent.

  • 1-4 years minimum automotive or commercial truck experience is required.

  • CAD experience is required (Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks, or Catia V5).

  • Strong understanding of Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

  • An understanding of manufacturing process engineering.

  • Strong leadership, presentation, and problem-solving skills.

  • Proficient with MS Office tools.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • An understanding of Controller Area Network (CAN) – SAE J1939 experience a plus

  • Capable of moderate travel, approximately 10%

Benefits

We offer a competitive salary, a complete benefits package including medical insurance coverage and a 401(k) plan. Fontaine is a member of the Marmon Group / Berkshire Hathaway family of companies.

To Apply

Please respond with cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should describe your background and whatever experience you may have. It should also include three clearly defined reasons why you should be considered for this position.


We are an equal opportunity employer, and all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to their membership in any protected class.

Fleet Preparation

Auto Transport

Auto Transport

In-Cab Electronics

In-Cab Electronics

Fleet Preparation

Chassis Equipment

Chassis Equipment

Bulk Hauling

Bulk Hauling

Idle Reduction

Electric & Alternative Fuels

Cab Equipment

Idle Reduction

Electric & Alternative Fuels

Cab Equipment

ON HIGHWAY

Special Body Installations

Steering Conversions

Drivetrain

Cab Modifications

Chassis Modifications

Electric & Alternative Fuels

Steering Conversions

Cab Modifications

Chassis Modifications

Body Installations

Electric & Alternative Fuels

Drivetrain

Work Trucks

Work Trucks

WORK TRUCKS