National Presto was founded in 1905 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and is recognized as a leader in the electric housewares industry due to its long history of innovation which has created major new categories of products. It is the company’s intention to continually provide innovative new products which meet the needs of today’s changing lifestyles, as well as a wide selection of basic appliances which reflect the image of quality long associated with the Presto® name.

Below are the positions available:

Product Development Engineer

National Presto Industries, located in Eau Claire, WI, is a nationally recognized manufacturer of small household appliances with over 110 years of sustained innovation. We are looking for a talented Engineer to join our product development team.

This individual is responsible for all aspects of product development from concept through production. The primary activity is defining the engineering and manufacturing specifications for consumer products including mechanical and thermal function and performance, material selection, 3D & 2D CAD modeling (SolidWorks preferred), verification testing, cost analysis, establishing quality control criteria, and monitoring production start.

Outstanding verbal and written communication skills are essential for interaction with lab technicians, marketing, sales, purchasing, and offshore manufacturing. Requires intermediate to advanced CAD 3D solid modeling skills. Agency approval process knowledge such as UL, FDA or NSF is preferred. Some overseas travel is required.

BSME, BSEE, or BS in Mechanical Technology, or equivalent required. Minimum five years experience in the design and development of electromechanical and/or electrothermal consumer products and demonstrated knowledge of die cast, sheet metal, and plastic part design; materials and components selection; general electrical; and production methods.

Presto is located in Eau Claire, WI, where beautiful lakes and woodlands compliment the four-season climate of the upper Midwest and is centrally located between Minneapolis, MN and Madison, WI. Eau Claire boasts excellent medical and educational facilities as well as a thriving music and arts scene.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, vision, life, LTD, 401(k), paid vacation, etc. For consideration, forward your resume and cover letter to: or by mail to 3925 North Hastings Way, Eau Claire, WI 54703.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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