Careers at FDI

Fort Defiance Industries is looking for talented and motivated people to join our team in Loudon, TN. We currently have openings for the following positions:

Mechanical Engineer

Reports to: VP of Operations

Loudon, TN-based Fort Defiance Industries (FDI) is a growing engineering and manufacturing company with 25 employees. FDI is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to support research and development of new products along with day-to-day production support of existing products.

Primary Job Functions:

  • Researches, designs, and develops new products or product improvements.
  • Manages new projects from inception to implementation including project timeline and critical path.
  • Consistently evaluates and modifies design of emerging and existing products as needed to meet required standards or create product improvements.
  • Prepares product reports, documents processes, and makes recommendations for design features or improvements.
  • Researches design features including collaborating with internal and external customers and subject matter experts.
  • Researches and qualifies vendors to support manufacturing.
  • Communicates and makes presentations both written and verbally with company personnel, external customers and vendors.
  • Internal technical support of existing products ensuring they meet prescribed standards of reliability, performance and safety.
  • Visually inspects, tests, and troubleshoots existing products and makes recommendation for solutions.
  • Performs customer training and technical support for existing products.
  • Documents all items and actions per company and regulatory requirements.

Essential Skills, Experiences & Attitudes:

  • B.S.M.E.
  • 2 years related experience
  • Strong references from previous bosses
  • Project Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Mechanical Design
  • Reading and understanding written work instructions
  • Knowledge of thermodynamics, heat transfer and steam
  • Team Player
  • Adaptability
  • Proactivity
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Diligence in work
  • Must fit well within FDI culture
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Honest & trustworthy
  • Results & action oriented
  • Organized and orderly
  • Customer Focus

Job Type: Full-time