Structural Engineer

Chief Agri Engineering Kearney, Nebraska United States


Chief Agri is seeking a Structural Engineer to join the Chief team. This position will develop custom designs, new products, and analyze process for structural product lines, collaborate with a Structural Analyst to optimize design of connections and members, and collaborate with an international team of structural engineers.  Primary job tasks for this role may be completed at a location remote from the company's primary office.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Uses proven structural engineering techniques to complete projects. Develops new design and process techniques.  Must produce consistent, accurate, and timely results with minimal guidance.
  • Is able to interpret and implement codes (USA codes: IBC, AISC, AISI, or Eurocode)
  • Plans and manages physical tests, optimizes design based on results.
  • Creates computer analysist models (RISA or SCIA), is able to work collaboratively with FEA analyst, and reviews designs/calculations performed by others.
  • Answers questions from sales personnel and customers. May visit customer’s sites to evaluate applications and issues.  Limited travel required, domestic and international (<10%)

Qualifications and Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Structural/Civil Engineering Required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience with engineering analysis software such as Risa or Scia or other structural engineering analysis software highly desired.
  • Experience with 3D parametric design software (Solidworks is currently used) required.
  • 4+ years of Engineering experience preferred.
  • Professional Engineer license preferred.

The Company:

Putting the needs of customers first has taken Chief Industries, Inc. from a small construction company in 1954, to a highly diverse company with a reputation for manufacturing quality products and offering unparalleled customer service. Through its many divisions and subsidiaries, Chief Industries employs over 1,400 skilled and dedicated employees who produce a wide variety of products, many of which are used around the world.

A division of Chief Industries, Chief Agri originated in 1961 and offers a full line of aeration and material handling products to help grain producers minimize storage costs and maximize the selling price of their commodities. Manufactured to exacting standards using heavy-duty materials and innovative designs, Chief grain conditioning, handling, and storage systems are sold throughout the world and have a reputation for providing many long years of dependable service.

Our Benefits:

This full-time position is eligible for full company benefits, including

  • Paid vacation and PTO policies
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life Insurance
  • Wellness program
  • 401(k) retirement with company match
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • And much more.