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Reading Truck Group - Design Engineer

Bowmansville, PA 17517, USA Req #2603
Thursday, March 25, 2021


Location: RTE - Bowmansville
We are adding to our team! 
This is a great position to use a diverse engineering skillset...and not just behind the computer screen! 


Position Summary:

The Reading Truck Equipment - Design Engineer is responsible for creating new and modifying existing Engineering documentation for Reading Truck Equipment’s entire line of standard and engineered vocational vehicle upfits. Responsibilities include creating or modifying drawings, bills of material or other supporting documentation to meet customer requirements.

We are a leading manufacturer, distributor and fleet sales expert of premium truck bodies with commercial upfit for vocational markets nationwide. We strive for a pioneering attitude and a focused commitment to innovation in all we do.

Position Responsibilities:

Design complete custom upfits utilizing Solidworks and/ or AutoCAD software. This will include 3D mechanical design, electrical/ chassis integration, layout functionality, etc.

Create electrical and hydraulic schematics

Perform structural analysis for new and existing engineered components

Create/ modify SolidWorks and AutoCAD assemblies for stock parts, drawings, etc.

Layout, draw and reproduce illustrations for reference manuals and technical publications to describe operation and maintenance of mechanical/ electrical systems

Design custom parts for integration into vocational vehicles to meet customer, technical, and regulatory specifications

Interpret customer specifications to complete an engineering package of drawings and bill of material for manufacturing

Support lean manufacturing initiatives to provide customers with products that meet or exceed customer requirements while improving internal metrics

Assist Designers with required engineering expertise

Guide professional development of Designers

Position Qualifications & Requirements:


Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or similar preferred (Mechatronics Engineering, EET, EMET); may consider Associates Degree with appropriate experience.


Three years of experience in Upfit Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/ Systems Design, or chassis integration

•3D design: Solidworks/ PDM proficiency and certification - preferred

Hydraulic and electrical system design experience - preferred 

Prior experience with Lean Manufacturing, 5S etc. - preferred
**Finite Element Analysis experience - highly preferred ** 

Certification /License:

Solidworks certification - highly preferred

Skills and Abilities:

Excellent working knowledge of sheet metal design and weld fabrication processes, along with knowledge of assembly and welding procedures

Proficient in Microsoft Office programs

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Possess the ability to recognize the application of multiple equipment components and their combined integration to achieve specific requirements

Effective oral and written communication; excellent interpersonal skills

The ability to collaborate with a multi-department team

Supervisory responsibilities: None

Work environment:

Professional office environment

Sedentary work with extended periods of computer use

Occasional work in warehouse/manufacturing plant.

Must be able to wear required Personal Protective equipment (PPE)

Travel: Minimal 

The Reading Group, LLC (TRG) does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, ancestry veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Other details

  • Job Family Reading Truck Group
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Bowmansville, PA 17517, USA