Designer II - St. Louis, MO

12001 Lackland Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146, USA Req #1941
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Working at Watlow

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a great living and be part of a thriving cross functional community? Watlow is a global technology and manufacturing leader who provides world class engineering expertise through innovative thermal products and systems, enabling our customers to thrive. We are making a positive impact every day as our solutions enrich the lives of people everywhere. We have been providing breakthrough thermal solutions for nearly a century. Our corporate values guide us uncompromisingly to always do the right thing, continually learn and improve, respect everyone and lead with service and humility.

About the Role

The Designer II role will focus on supporting production operations at our Manufacturing Center of Excellence at our St. Louis, Missouri Advanced Technology Center (ATC). This role translates customer drawings and requirements into solid models, design documents, bills-of-material, and workcenter routings to deliver information to our manufacturing teams which allows Operations to construct heater and sensor products that meet customer expectations.  The Designer is responsible for administrating the Engineering Change Order (ECO) process for launching new products and maintaining accurate information on existing ones.   The Designer works in collaboration with Quality, Engineering, Supply Chain and other functional teams that support Operations, and may have responsibilities to participate in the product realization process by building prototypes, fabricating tools, and conducting experiments.  The Designer works collaboratively with colleagues on the St. Louis Themal Solutions Integration Team (TSIT) and reports to the St. Louis TSIT leader.


Watlow understands that you can’t do your best work if you don’t have a real understanding of the Watlow business as well as strong relationships with team members from across the organization.  At Watlow you will have many opportunities, both formally and informally, to build and maintain the cross-functional knowledge and relationships that you need for a successful and rewarding career.


Your Key Responsibilities

  • Read and interpret customer drawings and requirements, translating these into product constructions and capabilities
  • Create drawings and other documentation to support the product and process needs of Operations
  • Prepare CAD drawings for new parts, assemblies
  • Utilize design tools to optimize product designs based on defined standards and trade-off curves
  • Support the prototyping process
  • Maintain accurate design information on existing products via the ECO process
  • Provide technical support to Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain and other functional areas supporting Operations
  • Work with a team to develop innovative solutions to customer requirements
  • Ensure projects are completely in a timely manner


Required Qualifications

  • Two-year Associates degree in design, drafting, engineering technology or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an industrial setting, preferably in a design, drafting or technology-related role
  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency with 3D solid modeling (SolidWorks preferred)
  • Experience reading engineering drawings
  • Mechanical background and aptitude


Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarization with resistive heating and basic sensor products preferred
  • A detail-oriented mindset ensures alignment with this role
  • Must be an active contributor to foster a team environment
  • Ability to work with minimum direct supervision
  • Ability to solve routine, simple problems
  • Ability to self-manage activities and seek feedback and guidance from others when needed

Benefits: The Watlow Total Compensation Plan

The health, well-being and financial stability of you and your family is a high priority to us.  The Watlow Total Rewards Plan includes competitive compensation and a full range of life and career enhancing benefits:

  • Annual Achievement Award
  • 401(k) plan that includes a company match on your contribution and an annual company contribution that is tied to company performance
  • Onsite wellness clinic
  • Wellness incentives
  • Employee Personal Assistance Program
  • Dental, medical, vision and short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid holidays, personal time, and vacation
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement


Diversity & Inclusion

We proactively embrace diversity in all its dimensions across our company and cultivate a culture of inclusion and forward thinking that respects and reflects each team member’s individual strengths, views, and experiences. Watlow takes pride in being an inclusive equal opportunity employer and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Please let us know confidentially if you need or require any special accommodations to participate in our recruiting process by emailing us at

Other details

  • Job Family Engineering
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • 12001 Lackland Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146, USA