This position is an individual contributor role, with no direct reports. Primary responsibility is the generation and management of support systems for manufacturing equipment and processes: documentation of technical intellectual property, technical support for ongoing maintenance and production operations, implementation of equipment and process improvement plans.
The Mechanical Engineer applies principles of Mechanical Engineering, physics and materials science for the practical application of design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of manufacturing systems for the optimization of equipment, procedures, and departmental budgets. With a combination of skills acquired through formal education, professional traning, and on-the-job learning to improve the equipment reliability required to support current and future business requirements:
- Provide leadership to the organization as the ‘Voice of the Equipment’ in matters of Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS), standard operating procedures, production capacity, capital asset management, procurement strategies, and product quality.
- Provide leadership and technical solutions to improve equipment uptime, capability, reliability and throughput
- Provide technical support to maintenance operations to improve the effectiveness of troubleshooting of equipment and process failures
- Create effective equipment strategies to enable cost-effective maintenance
- Provide technical ownership of manufacturing equipment and systems
- Provide leadership and technical expertise for CAPEX projects and yearly outages
- Mentor salary and hourly personnel to improve the team's overall understanind of the mechanical systems in the department
- The ability to communicate effectively with colleagues at every level of the organizaiton is critical in both written and oral formats. Particular emphasis is placed on communication with maintenance crafts
- Demonstrate the ability to function in a cross-functional, team oriented environment as a leader or team member
- Ability to manage and supervise craft employees and contractors
- Technical competency requirements will depend on a speficic position, but in general:
- Mechanical Fundamentals (BS in accredited engineering program should suffice)
- 3 – 7 years of experience - preferred
- CAD (2D & 3D modeling for mechanical)
- Experience with gear drives, cranes, hydraulic systems, and rotating equipment assemblies
- Experience with fans and belt drives
- Equipment troubleshooting skills
- Willingness to acquire new technical and leadership skills, and share existing knowledge with colleagues.
- Work with immediate supevisor to identify your individual development and training needs to enhance personal skills, achieve success in your current assignment, prepare for future assignments, etc.
- Keep current with the latest equipment, processes and procedures as they relate to your position and utilize that information to meet department objectives.
- Participate in Corporate RCM activities including: auditing, best practice sharing, benchmarking, etc.
- Improve equipment mechanical systems performance and reliability through planned projects, gathering input from operators, crafts and plant floor observations.
- Develop long term solutions and mitigation plans for the most impactful root causes of equipment breakdowns.
- Provide troubleshooting support during equipment breakdowns. At times will include non-standard work hours by phone or on-site.
- Prepare detailed plans utilizing scheduling and project management principles for major equipment outages to meet project deadline and budget.
- Provide technical support for continuous improvement projects as part of a cross-functional team.
- Prepare technical specifications for procurement of new equipment or repair of existing equipment.
- Provides input to a risk management plan in order to anticipate risks that adversely impact operations
- Utilize predictive and condition monitoring techniques to monitor equipment health.
- Provide technical support to maintenance and production operations by participating in troubleshooting and structured problem-solving events to reduce equipment downtime.
- Action Oriented – Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
- Instills Trust – Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
- Organizational Savvy – Maneuvers comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organization dynamics
- Situational Adaptability – Adapts an approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations
- Strategic Mindset – Sees ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies
- Uses data driven, compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others
- Decision Quality – Makes good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward
- Manages Complexity – Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
- Plans & Aligns – Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals