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.

**Chief Industries Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the basis of equal employment opportunity for all and to providing employees and applicants with a work atmosphere free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on professional demand, job requirements and qualifications, without regard to color, race, family status, religion or belief, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the settings in which work is being completed. Chief Industries Inc. will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Chief Industries Inc. encourages all to apply for any available jobs. If you need additional assistance with the application process, please call 308-389-7200.**