Mechanical Engineer – St. Cloud

1st Shift | Full-Time| St. Cloud


Are you looking for an opportunity to start something new or build your career somewhere rewarding? Then look no further! Central McGowan is now hiring Mechanical Engineer to join our team in St. Cloud. Central McGowan is a leading, family-owned supplier of gases, supplies, equipment, service and more!


Our benefits include:

  • Competitive wages
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Annual Profit sharing
  • Paid Time Off (yes, even on your Birthday!)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Company Paid Volunteer Time
  • Short term disability, term life, and ADD insurance
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Employee rewards and recognition events
  • Paid Training
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Endless career growth and opportunities

Position Overview

  • Design and develop custom automation and robotic equipment.
  • Research or design, evaluate mechanical products, equipment, systems, and processes to meet requirements.
  • Responsible for specifying and gathering quotes for purchased components.
  • Identify and manage vendors during fabrication and build process.
  • Documentation Management and Process Improvement by creating correct order and release sheets along with updating redlines and creating recommended spare parts lists.
  • Use Solidworks to design, detail, and redline systems mechanical designs
  • Develop, coordinate, and monitor all aspects of production, including selection of manufacturing methods, fabrication, and operation of product designs.
  • Confer with engineers and other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, and provide technical information.
  • Specify system components or direct modification of products to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.
    • Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation, and to make recommendations to correct problems.
    • Conduct research that tests and analyzes the feasibility, design, operation and performance of equipment, components, and systems.
  • Provide technical knowledge, support, and information for sales team and management.
    • Research and analyze customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of designs or applications.
    • Provide sales team with concept drawings.


  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5 years minimum experience in Automation preferred
  • Proficient with CAD drawing software, specifically SolidWorks
  • Exceptional technical and problem-solving skills and reasoning ability

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Advanced computer skills, and proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Self-starter with good attitude and aptitude.
  • Well-organized with ability to prioritize.
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide range of personnel, both internal and external.
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving ability


Central McGowan is a Minnesota Based independent and family-owned distributor of welding and industrial equipment, gases, supplies, abrasives, safety equipment; beverage carbonation solutions and dry ice; and FANUC-authorized integrator of robotic and automation solutions. specialize in three areas: welding equipment and supplies, gases, and automation. Our liquid bulk gas fleet touches almost every corner of the state with nitrogen, argon, oxygen, helium, and carbon dioxide deliveries. We pride ourselves in being a full-service provider for bulk gas, high pressure cylinders, gas technologies, welding equipment, machines, supplies, safety equipment, abrasives, and consumables. We’re also among the few Minnesota distributors with the capability to help seamlessly integrate robotic technology and automation into businesses.

It’s been through the hard work and ingenuity of dedicated employees that we’ve grown our services and product offerings to where they are today.

If you are looking for an opportunity for future growth/advancement and to be part of a great team, this could be the opportunity for you!

EEOC Statement

Central McGowan is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.