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ELITE One Source Nutritional Services Mechanical Designer in Missoula, Montana

About Us

ELITE One Source Nutritional Services, Inc. ('ELITE'), is a provider of contract manufacturing and related services to the growing healthcare and dietary supplements market in the US.

ELITE focuses on the contract manufacturing of complex-formulation nutritional products in tablet and capsule dosage forms, including organic and probiotic products, across a variety of packaging formats. ELITE's service offering encompasses product development, formulation, manufacturing, packaging and regulatory services. Its customer base includes some of the leading specialist brands in the US consumer healthcare market.

We are committed to fostering an open, collaborative, and safe work environment—a place where you can contribute, grow, and share in the success of the Company.

Why Work for Us?

  • Competitive Wages

  • Eligible for Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance after 60 days of employment with company contribution for employee and dependents.

  • Life Insurance fully paid by employer.

  • Additional Voluntary Life Insurance available.

  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program) is provided for all employees.

  • Quarterly Perfect Attendance Bonus Program.

  • Paid Time Off (PTO).

  • 10 Paid Holidays.

  • 401k retirement plan with company match.

  • Career Advancement.

Position Details

Department: Engineering

Direct Report: Project Engineering Manager

Indirect Report: Director of Operations

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Overview

The Mechanical Designer will report to the Project Engineering Manager and assist the maintenance and engineering departments in various CADD projects related to Project & Process Engineering. The Mechanical Designer is a member of the Engineering Team which supports the business in consistently meeting or exceeding safety, quality, environmental, regulatory, financial, and product supply goals.

Essential Functions


  • Owns the following:

  • -Facility CADD program and standards management

  • -Drawing organizational structure and template standards

  • -Drawing revision control and change management

  • -Equipment CADD block standards and management

  • Supports all Engineering systems for the business, focusing on the Engineering Operating System (EOS) and Early Equipment Management (EEM)

  • Create, update & maintain Process Flow Diagrams (PFD’s), Utility flow Diagrams (UFD’s), Electrical Schematics, Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID’s), Plan and Elevation drawings (using X-referencing) and detail drawings pertaining to existing production lines, building systems, and utility systems

  • Physically investigate and measure facility and equipment dimensions for creating as-built drawings

  • Maintain facility and production equipment layout drawings as changes are made

  • Advise engineering, maintenance, and management on best options for building, equipment, and layout modifications based on facility as-built drawings and knowledge

  • Support Project Managers with detailed engineering drawing

  • Provide design-for-manufacturability and cost-savings recommendations for new equipment designs

  • Perform all CADD work in compliance with Elite One Source CADD Standards, interacting with Plant and Corporate CADD Departments

  • Provide CADD process improvement recommendations

  • Produce fabrication drawings for parts and assemblies

  • Develop and maintain electronic CADD file management system(s) and naming conventions

  • Identify potential safety and regulatory compliance issues and elevate to HSES and facility managers

  • Through utilization of standard templates, processes, and methods within the EOS, proactively develop practices and methodologies that increase the effectiveness and reduce the costs of engineering

  • Perform other CADD related duties as assigned

  • Stays relevant on new software advances and improvements for engineering design and drafting




  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Minimum of 5 years work environment CADD experience (food related environment strongly preferred)


  • Associate or Technical degree

  • Technical Certificate or Equivalent Experience

  • Work experience in a GMP environment

  • Experience operating within a formalized Continuous Improvement Environment (TPM, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma


  • Knowledge of Computer Assisted Drafting & Design techniques and graphic development

  • Proficient with AutoCAD 2007 or newer

  • Ability to properly utilize measurement devices including tape measures, laser measures, calipers, protractors, etc

  • Familiarity with sanitary equipment design concepts required

  • Basic knowledge of mechanical and utility piping systems required

  • Knowledge of construction/architectural/engineering terminology

  • Ability to utilize Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Professional Suite

  • Acute attention to detail

  • Effective planning and organizational skills

  • Ability to self-direct work with minimal supervision

  • Knowledge of relevant codes: ASME, NEC, NFPA

  • Required Competencies: Functional Technical Skills, Drive for Results, Action Orientation, Priority Setting, and Problem Solving

Physical Requirements

Working Conditions on the Production Floor:

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced light manufacturing environment.

  • PPE requirements: safety glasses, respiratory protection, company supplied lab coats, and gloves.

  • GMP gowning requirements: Hair net, beard guard (if applicable), shoe covers, and sweatbands as required.

  • Factory Attire.

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent lifting / carrying (10-50 lbs.).

  • Frequent pushing / pulling (50-300 lbs) and frequent bending and stooping.

  • Frequent handling / gripping (parts, tools, etc.).

Regulatory Compliance

All Employees agree to comply with a strict adherence to Company and OSHA safety requirements, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Compliance, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory standards.

Commitment to Safety

At ELITE we consider the safety, health, and security of our employees, the integrity of our assets, the protection of the environment, and the quality of our service to be integral to the efficient management of our business.

We believe that all injuries, illnesses, and incidents arising from things we do in the course of our business are preventable and we are committed to preventing harm to anyone as a result of our operations. We put SAFETY F1RST in everything we do. We each have a responsibility for our own safety and for the safety of others. Maintaining high standards of health and safety, ensuring the safe operations of our facilities, vehicles, and other assets is good for our employees, our customer, our business, and the communities in which we operate.

We are committed to continual and sustainable improvements in our health and safety performance and will ensure, our employees and others who may be affected by our operations, are not exposed to risks to ether their health or safety.

The ultimate responsibility for health and safety and environmental compliance within ELITE lies with the Senior Management team. They have the overall responsibility for the health and safety of all our employees and for ensuring that the risks and impacts from our activities are understood and mitigated. However, everyone at ELITE must understand the part they play to help contain health and safety risks and that this is part of our everyday work. It is the responsibility of every individual working within the business to make themselves aware of possible health and safety risks and to take reasonable measures to reduce this risk in their working environment.

Cover-All Clause

The preceding essential functions, qualifications, and physical requirements have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. ELITE ONE SOURCE® Nutritional Services, Inc reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of any position and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Additionally, employees of ELITE agree to accept and complete additional projects as assigned by a member of management.