Philippi Hagenbuch Inc.
  • 18-Sep-2018 to 18-Sep-2019 (CST)
  • Engineering
  • Peoria, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Engineering Detailer & Nester

Design Engineering Learning Opportunities

About the Position:

Philippi-Hagenbuch (PHIL) is looking for a quick and organized team member to join our Design Engineering Department. This individual will be detailing finished product, trained to perform nesting operations (laying out and sending engineering designs to plasma torches to cut shapes from sheet metal), create serial number plates, and create packets of prints for the plant. This role also files, maintains spreadsheets, and attends meetings as a representative of the Engineering Department, and assists on regular projects to enhance the Engineering and Production Departments' communication and workflow. This position will also have many opportunities to learn additional engineering skills if interested.   

About Philippi-Hagenbuch, Inc.:

Philippi-Hagenbuch, Inc. (PHIL) is a global leader of customized off-highway truck haulage enhancements including: Autogate Tailgates, Water Tanks, Truck Bodies, Trailers, Load Ejectors and Sideboards. PHIL was founded in Peoria, IL in 1969 and has continued to operate as both a privately owned and team-centered company since. 

Working for PHIL you not only have the advantage of working for a globally recognized industry leader, but also the advantages that come along with working for a smaller family-owned company, including a more family-friendly environment, higher recognition, more input and endless career development opportunities. At PHIL, you're not a "number", you are a valued and active part of the team.

We are very passionate about the success of our associates. We strive to provide everyone that comes to work for PHIL with a lifelong career instead of just a job and we support the training and development of each one of our team members to help them realize and achieve their highest potential. 


Characteristics of Someone Perfect for this Role:

  • Quick and sharp: Seeking a fast thinker with strong problem-solving abilities able to succeed in a quick-paced environment
  • Organized and self-motivated: This position requires setting personal deadlines and working independently to keep product moving through the Engineering Department
  • Driven go-getter: PHIL is interested in employing individuals who relentlessly pursue bettering themselves and their departments
  • Strong intellectual curiosity: Working alongside innovative product, we appreciate creative minds to help us problem solve
  • Detailed and precise: While the environment is fast-paced, we also need to slow down to be thorough and do our best work


Experience Required:

Candidates must have:

  • 2-years of engineering detailing experience
  • 1-year of office experience in a manufacturing or engineering business
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Mechanical aptitude, the nesting process will be taught but it does require spatial-understanding


Experience Preferred (Not Required):

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Familiarity with nesting sheet metal or torch operations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Access
  • Experience with AutoCAD/Autodesk or similar


  • Detail finished design work
  • Nest finished design files to be sent to the plasma torches in the Production Department
  • Communicate with the Production Department on available sheet metal
  • Tracking available sheet metal
  • Assist on projects such as optimal organization of the steel yard
  • Maintaining reports and filing engineering prints
  • Attending meetings to update management on the status of open engineering jobs
  • Creating instructions and manuals
  • Stamping serial number plates
  • Additional opportunities to learn skills in: detailing products, designing products, 3D-printing, product scanning

Pay Structure of Position:

  • Non-exempt hourly wage


  • Educational assistance program
  • Health insurance and wellness program
  • Company-paid dental, vision and hearing reimbursement fund
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Additional life insurance, short-term and long-term disability options
  • Traditional and Roth 401(k) Program with Profit Sharing
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Voluntary pre-paid legal services, identity theft protection, and AFLAC options
  • Free and confidential employee assistance program
  • Paid personal time, paid sick time, paid vacation time and paid holidays
  • 10-, 20-, 30- and 40-year anniversary milestone trip with additional paid vacation time and money for expenses
  • Small, family-friendly and close-knit culture fit for breeding development and recognition
  • Ping pong table and yard games onsite
  • Company social gatherings
  • Associate vegetable garden
  • Discounted quarterly on-site masseuse


Please Note:

This position will be temporary to permanent hire after 90-180 days. We thank each applicant, but at this time we will only be contacting those we wish to pursue interviewing with. Applicants should expect multiple phone and/or in-person interviews, basic skills testing, job profile, physical, drug and alcohol screening and a comprehensive background screen.


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