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Staff Engineer

Position Title:                    Staff Engineer                 

Reports To:                      Product Development & Continuous Improvement Manager

FLSA Status:                     Exempt

Company Information

Engineered Metals & Composites, a division of Patrick Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer in the marine industry and is located in West Columbia, SC.


Position Summary:  Member of Engineering Department with the responsibility for design and construction of prototype marine accessories, which meet or exceed customer and corporate expectations.  Maintains control of technical data, including but not limited to, drawings, installation instructions, BOM’s, test reports, and release for manufacture documents. Implements state-of-art product and process designs, which ensures continued market leadership.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:


  • Plans, schedules, and monitors engineering projects to ensure compliance to customer requirements and company cost targets.
  • Creates and develops 3D models from concept to production-ready status.
  • Designs parts with tolerances for fit and function, as well as interaction with existing parts.
  • Plans, develops, and administers control of data such as drawings, BOM’s, and ECR’s.
  • Performs problem solving skills as they relate to part design.
  • Ensures adherence to department policies and procedures, which conform to company policies.
  • Aids in the development of, and administers conformance to, all safety and housekeeping policies and procedures.
  • Assists in the identification of root cause problems, develops and implements corrective actions.
  • Assists in the development of and participates in the implementation of continuous improvement projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering required
  • Two years of experience in a manufacturing environment required.
  • Strong communication, problem solving, planning, organizing and technical abilities required.
  • Knowledge of engineering principles, and strong customer service skills required.

Conditions and Equipment:

  • Standard office environment as well as plant environment which is temperature controlled during winter and can be above 90 degrees in summer.
  • SolidWorks, Microsoft Office and a variety of hand tools proficiency required.

Note:  Critical features of this job are described above.  They may be subject to change at any time.


    Engineered Metals & Composites is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

    As part of our employment selection process, all applicants are subject to both drug testing and to a national background check.

    If you are interested in applying for the job listed above, we would invite you to click on the Apply Now button below to complete our online application. Or you can apply on indeed with the link provided below.

    2023 Stats

    Production By Numbers

    Frames Fully Rigged

    Parts Manufactured

    OEM's Serviced

    Windshields Installed