Kirkwood , MO

Mechanical Design / Sustaining Engineer

Kirkwood, MO Full-time
Posted on June 18, 2019

DEMA is a world leader in the development of proportioning chemical dispensers and fluid control products.  Established in 1956 with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, DEMA has manufacturing and warehouse facilities in Missouri, Zeewolde Netherlands, and Sydney Australia and a Representative Office in Shanghai China.  DEMA’s chemical dispensing products are used to safely and accurately blend chemicals and water for a variety of applications, including housekeeping, food service, food processing, dish wash, laundry and car wash. DEMA’s range of solenoid valves are used in many industries, including car wash, beverage and chemical dispensing, agriculture, misting, reverse osmosis and high pressure cleaning machines.

We offer a comprehensive benefit package, which includes medical insurance, 401(k) with company match, and tuition reimbursement.

DEMA is seeking a motivated person for the position of Mechanical Design/Product Support Engineer.  This person will join our product engineering team and be responsible for products as a liaison between engineering and manufacturing.


  • R&D / Solving product problems
  • Structure BOM’s and release drawings for customized products (Engineering Work Requests)
  • Assist in the transfer of new products from R&D to manufacturing
  • Provide manufacturing with engineering support and documentation for existing products
  • Implement design changes based on requirements from production, quality control, or customers
  • Design reviews (interference, fit, functionality per specifications)
  • Working directly with Manufacturing and Quality Assurance to solve problems and implement changes
  • PDM/Solidworks Administrator


  • Able to work independently or in team environments
  • Solidworks modeling (part, assembly, drawing, and simulation)
  • Plastic injection molded component design as well as sheet metal design
  • DFM - Design for Manufacturability (injection molding, sheet metal, assembly)
  • Effective use of MS-Office products

Ideal Candidate:

  • Must have an attitude that fosters positive thinking, flexibility, and continuous improvement
  • Has excellent organizational skills, initiative, is detail oriented, and can shift priorities as needed
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills - able to interact with internal/external contacts around the world from production personnel to executives
  • Able to use judgment and independent thinking in the resolution of issues and in the interpretation of data
  • Capable of rapid concept visualization and able to communicate effectively with customer


  • Minimum BSME or equivalent from an accredited engineering college or university
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a degreed mechanical engineer in a product development, quality, or manufacturing capacity
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with small scale part design, injection molding, sheet metal, and DFM
  • Experience with hands on prototyping and testing a plus (3D printing, mill, lathe, and testing equipment)

We offer a comprehensive benefit package, which includes:

  • Medical Insurance (cost share)
  • Company Paid - Dental Insurance
  • Company Paid - Life Insurance
  • Company Paid - Short Term Disability
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Vision
  • Voluntary Long Term Disability
  • 401(k) with Company Contribution
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Fitness Room on site
  • Health Club Reimbursement
  • Walking distance to Grant’s Trail

Please visit our website at for more information regarding our family of companies.

Send resume and cover letter to:
Nancy Woods
Human Resources Manager
10020 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63122