• Mechanical Engineer III

    Job Location(s) US-NC-Hickory
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    Job ID
    Position Type
    Contract (Full-Time)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Scope of Position: 

    • This position is in the Engineering Project and is focused on capacity additions and the associated line installations & debug from a mechanical perspective. 
    • Lead and/or participate on manufacturing engineering projects and support teams for the purposes of capacity installations, equipment debug, and preparing line/associated parts for Operations Receivership. 
    • As a supporting team member, provide mechanical discipline to proactively identify technical problems through root cause understanding coupled with robust industrialized solutions relative to line debug and installs. 
    • Leverage knowledge of mechanical engineering, machining & designing processes to improve performance of equipment/manufacturing process. 
    • Supports or leads new equipment/process introductions, and opportunities for improvement. 
    • Supports the development and execution of project plans to deliver timely error-free mechanical support for multi-line equipment installations 
    • Experienced with working along-side vendors and suppliers to resolve technical issues to protect scope, timing, and cost metrics. 
    • Ability to work across various functional groups on a daily basis to accomplish goals 


    • Maintain safe work practices, inform others of hazardous conditions or personal practices as expressed on project team. 
    • Design & implement mechanical solutions and process changes to improve capability of manufacturing equipment. 
    • Manage activities to meet milestone & timeline objectives for successful capacity adds. 
    • Solve mechanical and process issues through data analysis, experience and collaboration with subject matter experts 
    • Manage spare part identification and storeroom entry as recommended by suppliers or peer engineers; noting available spares within (2)-plant footprint. 
    • Develop and update engineering and operations documentation 
    • Support training for operations workforce regarding equipment or operations changes 


    Travel Requirements: 
    • Periodic travel between client Facility and Plant (est 10 miles) 

    Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 
    • 40 hrs (overtime expected). Due to the project timing; overtime and periodic off-hours coverage may be necessary to successfully complete workload and interact with other team personnel. 

    Required Education: 
    • BS in Mechanical Engineering 

    Required Years and Area of Experience: 
    • 5-10 years’ experience in new equipment installations in manufacturing environment. Start-up experiences a plus 
    • Experience with new equipment installations and project expansions 
    • Experience in fast-paced changing environment with multiple priorities 

    Required Skills: 
    • Ability to learn new technology and processes quickly 
    • Creative/innovative problem solving 
    • Strong technical fundamentals with mechanical engineering skills 
    • Proficient with CAD and Inventor/Solidworks, 
    • Experience with equipment design 
    • Ability to multitask and prioritize work on an independent basis in a fast-paced project install manufacturing environment 
    • Strong communication and presentation skills 
    • Ability to work effectively on all levels of an organization 

    Desired Skills: 
    • Project leadership/management experience (including milestone management and financial ownership) 
    • Experience in vendor/supplier management on-site/off-site 
    • Mechanical equipment and systems interactions 
    • Proficient with PC software including Microsoft Office Suite 
    • Detail oriented and able to perform with limited supervision. 

    Soft Skills: 
    • Ability to work & effectively collaborate within a team 
    • Ability to allocate/supervise resources to accomplish aggressive project milestones & timeline within specification and costs. 
    • Able to shift tasks quickly 
    • Able to prioritize and multitask 
    • Communicate effectively both verbal and written 


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