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Mechanical Engineer I

Date:  May 8, 2023

Birmingham, AL, US, 35242

Onsite or Remote:  Hybrid
Company Name:  PRADCO Outdoor Brands

PRADCO Outdoor Brands (POB), a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., is the largest company in the world that manufactures and markets major hunting and fishing brands and products under one parent organization. We are a leader in producing game calls, scents, attractants, game feeders, game cameras, tree stands and fishing lures. PRADCO Hunting owns the brands Moultrie, Summit, Knight & Hale, Code Blue, Texas Hunter Products and Whitetail Institute. PRADCO Fishing owns more than 20 brands including Rebel, YUM, Booyah, Lindy and Bomber Saltwater Grade. For more information on PRADCO products, please visit our website at As a member of the EBSCO family of companies, PRADCO team members participate in a selection of outstanding benefits, including: EBSCO Profit Sharing Trust, Excellent Medical/Dental/Drug/Vision benefits, and many other benefits.

 Mechanical Engineer I

Job Summary

The Mechanical Engineer I position will support the development of innovative, high quality, marketable products for assigned product lines in the Business Unit while working closely with the Product Development Manager, Operations, and Purchasing. This position is responsible for designing products to meet consumer requirements that are capable of efficient production and are cost effective. The position is expected to work collaboratively with Marketing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Customer Service, and Sales to meet customer needs and support the strategic goals of the brands and PRADCO.

Job Responsibilities

Scope & Responsibilities:

  • Develop new technologies and products that push the market segment forward and garner consumer interest while maintaining the quality of the brand.
  • Enhance existing technologies and products to meet product performance expectations, marketing, and sales requirements, and deliver the financial goals of POB.
  • Work collaboratively with Marketing, Sales, and Brand project teams and be mindful of release timelines for new products and development.


Specific Duties:

  • Create and execute designs for existing product changes and all new product development.
  • Generate, update, and communicate product specification documents defining product design and manufacturing.  Submit engineering changes to manufacturing in a timely manner.
  • Define factory specifications and key measures. Work with sourcing team and manufacturing to ensure quality and durability of products.
  • Maintain appropriate engineering procedures throughout the product development process to achieve engineering deliverables which include cost, reliability, and manufacturing objectives.
  • Work within the discipline of the new product development process to ensure only products that meet requirements and are approved are developed.
  • Develop and execute test protocols based on real world product use to ensure function and durability of products.
  • Support launch activities in manufacturing facilities and assembly plants.
  • Carry out other duties, responsibilities, and projects as may be assigned, in an effective manner.


Job Requirements

  • B.S. in Engineering (Mechanical) from an accredited college/university.
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in a similar role.


Essential Job Functions

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Known as collaborative, engaging and team oriented. Partners well within department and across organizations.
  • Unquestionable personal integrity.
  • Clear ability to prioritize and execute all relevant tasks.
  • Have passion, enthusiasm, and absolute drive for results with a clear focus on profitability.
  • Proven ability to resolve conflicts/problems effectively and quickly.
  • Self-motivated and innovative.
  • Proficient in utilizing Microsoft tools for data analysis, project tracking and presentations.
  • May require sitting for long periods of time in an office environment.


Preferred Skills

  • A background in the hunting or outdoor sporting goods market.
  • Familiar with POB products and a regular user of products in the outdoor market segment.
  • Ability to identify critical development issues via root-cause analysis and provide solutions in the form of long- and short-term countermeasures.
  • Competent in professional analysis and product development
  • Experience in Solidworks usage / management and design software (Creo/Autodesk)




EBSCO Industries, an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

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