Alexander & Associates (A&A) is considered a leader in the design of special machines and machine integration. Our current staff is focused on machine design projects including mechanical design, controls system design, information systems and project management. A&A works to develop long term relationships with our customers promoting repeat business, with the overwhelming majority of our business being derived from current and past customers.

A&A currently serves the technical community from our offices in Ohio, Maine, West Virginia, & Canada. Since 1943 A&A has strived to assemble a dedicated team of professionals that can produce rapid, cost effective solutions to our customers design needs.

Alexander & Associates has been recognized as a Quality Resource for Design Services for over 60 years and looks forward to serving our customers and meeting new challenges and opportunities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Take designer’s layout and create 2D draft files of all parts to be able to manufacture details
  • Utilizes a fundamental understanding of dimensioning parts
  • Generates a tree diagram
  • Functionally can use different views and sections in a drawing
  • Generates Bill of Material (BOM) for the assembly drawing
  • Writes engineering instructions (EI)
  • Use and manipulate file types used to manage a design package. Ex: JT, PDF, DXF
  • Ability to use 3D software effectively
  • Effectively executes appropriate turnover procedures
  • Effectively utilize and apply geometric dimension and tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Can guide/lead/support Mechanical Detailer’s and check their work
  • Calculates stress/load/deflection, can write machine component specifications, size drives, calculate speed and horsepower
  • Performs detail design for machine components
  • Identify the need to kick off Engineering/Equipment Change Request (ECR) and Engineering Change Authorization (ECA) processes
  • Provides construction support for machine and system installations and start up support
  • Understands safety requirements of machine design and functionality and ensures issues/questions are raised accordingly
  • Has a working knowledge of power & control hardware as it relates to mechanical design
  • Has a working knowledge of fluid power systems
  • Ability to read and understand technical documentation
  • Adheres to the A&A QA System
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Proven ability to work independently toward assigned goals and objectives
  • Interpersonal skills and a commitment to customer service.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Associates degree (A.S.) from College or University
  • Or three to ten years related experience and or training
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Drafting and/or engineering education/experience required

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