Determines feasibility of designing new plant equipment or modifying existing facilities considering cost, available space, time limitations, company planning, and other technical and economic factors. Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency. Obtains bids from outside fabricators for approval by the Engineering Manager when appropriate. Designs fixtures, hoppers, ductwork, jigs, mechanisms, etc. by seeking input from affected personnel, preparing sketches and drawings for review and fabrication. Prepares cost/benefit analyses of alternative approaches. Modifies machine design to correct operating deficiencies or to reduce production problems. Complies with safety and GMP requirements.