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Engineer your career at DISHER

It’s engineering that makes a difference.

We’re expanding at DISHER. In fact, we’re busting at the seams. We are looking for talented and passionate professionals who care about the work they do. We are looking to fill a wide variety of engineering, design and other product development roles.

Do work that matters

We believe that our company and the work we do should be meaningful and have a lasting impact. That is why the mission on our wall, “Make a Positive Difference,” pervades everything we do and motivates us every day.

Join the 5th Best Small Company

DISHER was named by Great Place to Work® as the 5th best small workplace in the United States. We know that our team is what makes our culture what it is. We are humbled that 100% of employees at DISHER say our workplace is great.

Share in the profit pie

At DISHER, we are all owners in our ESOP. We get to decide how to divide our “Profit Pie,” with certain slices going toward bonuses, profit sharing, stewardship, training, and investment back into the company.

Play Hard, Work Harder

Everyone on our team is issued a personal nerf gun during orientation and every Friday we gather for a company lunch. While we make time for play, we are also passionate about our work and go the extra mile to make sure our clients receive great results.

Hear what our people have to say:

  • “I could not think of an instance during the past year when any of my colleagues were disgruntled, depressed, or irritable. There had been no complaining, gossiping, or squabbling among any of them.  I can say that I have not happened upon a happier people, among any company, in this field of discipline. They are among the most honest, giving, helpful, and humble people I have ever associated with. I am proud to be a part of this team, the culture, and the mission that we are engaged in. Working at DISHER makes me a better person.”

    Chad Barnes - Team Lead - Product Development

  • "I can't wait to get here everyday because I like being a part of something bigger than myself. As a service organization, we are 'all in' together and we provide the best possible service with a heart!"

    Aimee VandenElzen - Team Lead – Product Development | Program Management

  • "As a young engineer, DISHER is truly an invigorating place to work as I am immersed and learning from cross-functional industry experts everyday! The projects that I have been a part of are fast-paced, challenging, and fun!"

    Tyler Losinski - Product Development Engineer

  • "I've worked for many big name companies and they are all alike. Those companies care more about the stockholders than their own people. DISHER is the opposite of that. The people are the most important part of the company and they treat each other like family."

    Chuck Beasley - Product Development Engineer

  • "I love DISHER because we are so focused on Making a Positive Difference. From the way we interact with our customers to the hours we dedicate to nonprofit organizations around the world, we are living our mission every day."

    Casandra Bouwhuis - Manufacturing & Quality Engineer

  • "I am always challenged and thankful to be able to have access to training, stewardship opportunities, and a wide variety of projects and focuses. The flexibility and work-life balance also makes my whole family thankful I work with a company who values the whole individual, not just their technical skills."

    Joe Dyer - Team Lead - Manufacturing Tech Services

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Current DISHER Openings

Engineering Project Manager

Zeeland, Michigan
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Engineering Project Manager – Zeeland, MI –
 
DISHER is currently searching for a high-level Engineering Project Manager.  If you enjoy the challenges of large project management, especially in the food or pharmaceutical industry, this is the perfect role for you.  This role requires a strong background in Mechanical Engineering and travel to our customer’s site but will be based out of Zeeland, MI.  

What it’s like to work here:

DISHER is truly and simply a cool place to work.  The teams are supportive, skilled, and passionate. Our culture is rooted in innovation and our mission is to make a positive difference with our teammates, our customers, and our community. Hear more from DISHER team members at http://disher.com/about-us/culture/.
 
What you will get to do:
 
  • You will do project based mechanical engineering at our customer’s site on a variety of projects.
  • The main industries you will work in would be food / pharmaceutical.  Others may include automotive, agriculture, home building goods, consumer goods, medical or office furniture industries.
  • Capital equipment project management.
  • Be financially and design responsible for large projects.
  • Drive large projects to completion within budget and timing requirements.
  • Communicate daily with customers and vendors.
  • Apply your mechanical engineering degree to solve complex engineering problems.
 
What will make you successful:
 
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering required.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience (7 to 10 years preferred) in a world class manufacturing environment. 
  • Successful track record of large project completion essential.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent problem solving and customer service skills
  • Knowledge and experience with GMP, OSHA, FDA / USDA required.
  • Experience in vetting and sourcing excellent vendors and contractors.
  • Deep knowledge and hands on experience with manufacturing equipment required.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience in plant layout and process flows required.
  • Ability to effectively motivate teams to project completion.
  • Ability to work cross team with leadership, quality, maintenance, manufacturing and other teams essential.
  • Have an exceptional initiative and work ethic.
  • Able to work with minimal direction, as well as consult with customers and have excellent communication skills.
  • Must have current and continuing right to work in the United States of America without sponsorship.
 
 
What’s next?
 
Apply for the Engineering Project Manager position here: 
https://disher.com/careers/
 
DISHER is a full-service product development and engineering services firm in East and West Michigan and Indianapolis, Indiana. Our engineering team is highly technical and diversified, serving in a variety of markets including automotive, office furniture, alternative energy, and medical. Our capabilities span from napkin through launch, providing numerous opportunities for us to partner with clients in product and process development, as well as in talent identification and attraction.

Learn about all the other DISHER opportunities here: http://disherdesign.catsone.com/careers
 
Keywords: mechanical engineering, project management, food pharmaceutical industry, manufacturing, quality, capital equipment, process flow, facility plant lay out, financial and design responsible
 
 
 
 

Product Development Engineer with Catia or NX experience

Zeeland, MI
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Product Development Engineer with CATIA or NX Experience –

Zeeland, MI
 
We are looking for a Product Development Engineer with CATIA or NX Design experience to join our team at DISHER in Zeeland, Michigan.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with Tier I and Tier II suppliers, and directly with OEMs on a variety of automotive projects.

What it’s like to work here:
As a part of the team, you will contribute with the following day-to-day work.  These responsibilities will call on you to foster and nurture relationships with customers.
 
  • Design in CAD 80 to 90% of the time
  • Product focused design work
  • Work well cross team
  • Cross train in other CAD systems
  • Packaging, integrating electronics and manufacturing
  • Fast paced learning
  • Design innovation
  • Excellent focus
  • Willing to take on other product development or engineering projects
  • Communicate technical information and act as liaison between customer teams
  • Take customer input and develop a design that can meet the customer’s needs
  • Gain design agreement with the customer prior to 3D data creation
  • Create and manage customer drawings
  • Attend weekly design reviews with the customer
  • Ensure all target dates for a project are met
  • Be self-regulating, and have excellent organizational skills
  • Coffee consumption for your own rejuvenation
  • Defend your team against a Nerf Gun infiltration by another DISHER Team
  • Continuous improvement projects with your team
 
What will make you successful:
  • Able to do high level CAD work in CATIA or NX
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other related engineering degree required
  • Minimum 3 years of design engineering / product development experience required
  • Automotive industry experience required
  • Additional industry experience a plus (consumer products, medical, furniture, other), as DISHER customers are not exclusively in Automotive
  • Designing with plastics required
  • Proficiency in automotive industry requirements and interiors (plastic injection mold and thermoformed components) highly desired
  • Excellent communication skills essential
  • Learn and develop new skills and be flexible with projects
  • Demonstrate grit and determination
  • Great customer service
  • Candidates must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States of America for any employer without restrictions or expirations
 
 
What’s next?

Apply and send us your resume:
http://DISHER.com/careers/
 
DISHER is a full-service product development and engineering services firm in East and West Michigan and Indianapolis, Indiana. Our engineering team is highly technical and diversified, serving in a variety of markets including automotive, office furniture, alternative energy, and medical. Our capabilities span from napkin through launch, providing numerous opportunities for us to partner with clients in product and process development, as well as in talent identification and attraction.
Learn about other DISHER opportunities here: http://DISHERdesign.catsone.com/careers

 
Keywords:
CATIA, NX, Product Development, Design, Engineering, Automotive, Plastics, Surfacing
 
 

Product Development Engineer with Creo Experience

Zeeland, Michigan
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Product Development Engineer with Creo Experience, Zeeland, MI -- 

We are currently searching for a Product Development Engineer with strong experience in Creo to add to our Zeeland Engineering team.
 
About DISHER: 
DISHER is a nationally-recognized product development and business consulting firm with offices in Zeeland and Ann Arbor, Michigan and Indianapolis, Indiana. Our team is highly technical and diversified, serving in a variety of markets including automotive, office furniture, alternative energy, and medical. Our capabilities span from napkin sketch through launch, providing numerous opportunities for us to partner with clients in product and process development. DISHER also assists clients with business solutions and Talent identification and attraction. Check out more about what we do at http://www.  disher.com/about-us/
 
Our DISHER Engineering and Design team utilizes the latest engineering practices and technology to ensure the functionality, durability and reliability so that a product not only looks good but works well – time after time after time. Our focus is to engineer robust products that are aesthetically pleasing, cost effective, able to be manufactured and profitable.
 
In this role there is a wealth of up-stream, early, ‘starting with a blank sheet’, product development work.  The ability to work closely with customers is key - that unique ability to take customer input and develop a design that can meet the customer’s needs while living the DISHER culture, adding two extra things and making a positive difference.
 
This engineering role in new product development requires both innovation and strong mechanical engineering experience.  Creativity is key.  While working on a cross-functional team with other disciplines such as marketing, manufacturing, and industrial design, excellent interpersonal skills are necessary.  Providing engineering design and analysis while having the chance, over time, to work on a wide variety of products in a wide variety of industries are also part of this role.  Prototyping parts and knowledge of manufacturing processes are important.  Background in plastic injection molding and metal stamping and forming are required. Experience in surfacing would be a plus.  Excellent work history and proven successes are essential.  Engineers that have patents, portfolios, overall excellence and innovative ideas are encouraged to apply.
 
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering degree required
  • Minimum of 4 to 5 years in new product development and design engineering experience required
  • Qualified candidates will possess a minimum 4000 hours of Creo (Pro/E Wildfire) Solid modeling
  • Complex surfacing experience in Creo highly preferred
  • Experience with plastic part design required
  • Excellent understanding of mechanisms required
  • Furniture, Medical, and Automotive industry experience is preferred
  • Need to be ready to jump in to assist your teammates
  • Prior Customer interface experience is required
  • Excellent communication skills and a proven ability to be innovative are required
  • The candidate should be a self-starter, have good organizational skills and the ability to work with minimal direction
  • Must have current and continuing right to work in the United States without sponsorship
  • Seeking someone who loves to make a "Positive Difference" in the World
  • Prior skills in making excellent Coffee, preferred, but not required
  • Prior Nerf gun reloading experience is preferred, but not required

The Culture:
DISHER is truly and simply a cool place to work.  The teams are supportive, skilled, and passionate. Our culture is rooted in innovation and our mission is to make a positive difference with our teammates, our customers, and our community.  The work motto at DISHER tends to be “Work Hard - Play Hard.”  The teams at DISHER are diligent with their projects and truly enjoy the company of their peers.  Hear more from DISHER team members at http://disher.com/about-us/culture/.
 

Keywords: product development design mechanical engineer plastics pro-e pro-engineer Creo Wildfire surfacing office furniture

 
 
 

Product Development Engineer with NX Experience

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Product Development Engineer with NX Experience
Ann Arbor, Michigan
 
We are looking for a Product Development Engineer with NX Design experience to join our team at DISHER in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with Tier I and Tier II suppliers, and directly with OEMs on a variety of automotive projects in the Southeast Michigan area.

Responsibilities:
As a part of the team, you will contribute with the following day-to-day work.  These responsibilities will call on you to foster and nurture relationships with customers.
 
  • Communicate technical information and act as liaison between customer teams
  • Take customer input and develop a design that can meet the customer’s needs
  • Gain design agreement with the customer prior to 3D data creation
  • Create and manage customer drawings
  • Attend weekly design reviews with the customer
  • Negotiate within the working level related departments
  • Work with the customer to ensure all target dates for a project are met
  • Retrieve coffee for one’s self
  • The candidate should be self-regulating, and have excellent organizational skills
  • Coffee consumption for your own rejuvenation
  • Manage your customer accounts and relationships
  • Coach and develop engineering teammates as needed
  • Manage personal work schedule
  • Defend your team against a Nerf Gun infiltration by another DISHER Team
  • Continuous improvement projects with your team
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other related engineering degree required
  • Minimum 5 years of design engineering / product development experience required
  • Strong NX experience required
  • Automotive industry experience required
  • Additional industry experience a plus (consumer products, medical, furniture, other), as DISHER customers are not exclusively in Automotive
  • Experience designing with plastics required
  • Automotive OEM experience required
  • Proficiency in automotive industry requirements and interiors (plastic injection mold and thermoformed components) required
  • Strong customer interfacing and communication skills essential
  • Candidates must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States of America for any employer without restrictions or expirations
To start a conversation...
Apply and send us your resume under job order number 10184810:
http://DISHER.com/careers/
 
About DISHER
DISHER is a full-service product development and engineering services firm in Zeeland and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Our engineering team is highly technical and diversified, serving in a variety of markets including automotive, office furniture, alternative energy, and medical. Our capabilities span from napkin through launch, providing numerous opportunities for us to partner with clients in product and process development, as well as in Talent identification and attraction. Check out more about what we do at  http://DISHER.com/about-us/
 
The DISHER Culture
DISHER is truly, and simply, a cool place to work.  The teams here are supportive, skilled, and passionate individuals.  This makes for a culture rooted in innovation and making a positive difference for one another, our customers, and our community.  The work motto at DISHER tends to be, “Work Hard / Play Hard.”  The teams at DISHER work diligently at their projects, but also truly enjoy the company of their peers.  Hear more from DISHER team members at http://DISHER.com/about-us/culture/
 
Keywords: NX Design, Engineering, Design Engineering, Automotive, Plastics