Design Engineer

In by Erin Herbst

St. Michael, MN
Posted 1 month ago

We are currently looking for a Design Engineer to join our team at Apollo (an Apex Water and Process Inc. company) in our St. Michael, MN, office! This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position offering a complete benefits package, including competitive PTO, 401K with a company match, health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance. New, full-time employees start accruing PTO right away and are eligible for benefits within 31 days or less. We also offer a clean, bright and safe work environment and a free on-site gym! Apply today and take the first step in working for a company where your contributions and career development truly matter!

Apex Water and Process Inc. ( is a comprehensive provider of fabrication, as well as water and process solutions, for industrial and agricultural markets with enterprise-level partnership and customer service. As a vertically-integrated parent company to six outstanding regional brands, Apex is uniquely positioned to meet all our clients’ fabrication, chemical, equipment, engineering and service needs efficiently and effectively. We are a fast-growing, dynamic company with a strong, supportive culture that offers many opportunities for career development and advancement, and we are always looking for passionate, dedicated individuals to join our team to help us continue to strive for excellence as we provide valuable, innovative solutions for our customers!

The primary function of the Design Engineer is to utilize SolidWorks on a daily basis to generate piece part files, assembly models, and document drawing packages. Apollo offers a wide variety of goods across many industries, so no two projects are alike. Projects include custom machinery design, plastic and metal piece parts, large-scale plumbing assemblies, and framing design. The Design Engineer will guide and mentor drafters and other engineers in the engineering department. Additionally, the Design Engineer will work directly with team members on the manufacturing floor on a daily basis to ensure parts or projects are being built per the prints and answer questions as they arise.


  • Generate 3D modeling utilizing SolidWorks
  • Generate documents and control drawings via SolidWorks
  • Generate P&IDs for large plumbing system projects via Microsoft Visio
  • Prepare customer facing drawing packages
  • Prepare internal production drawings and Bill of Materials for component/ material ordering
  • Work with vendors to obtain information on various purchased components
  • Answer questions from production colleagues
  • Participate as an active work team member
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 2+ years of technical school or equivalent
  • 5 + years of experience in the plumbing, water treatment or industrial equipment market (preferred)
  • Previous experience using SolidWorks (or equivalent software) and Microsoft Office suite are required; Visio experience is preferred
  • Ability to work independently with minimal instruction and supervision; effectively plan, organize and execute own activities
  • Flexible and adaptable by nature; works well under pressure and within changing environments
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) with customers, vendors, manufacturing, and office personnel
  • Ability to read and understand Safety Data Sheets, ISO documents, engineering documents and drawings
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time at a desk and work on a computer
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds
  • Willingness to cross-train as needed
  • Adherence to all Company policies

An offer at Apollo is subject to a pre-employment background check, physical and drug screen.
Apollo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

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