Title: Mechanical Engineer

Department: Project Engineering
Location: York, PA FLSA
Status: Exempt

Position Summary:

The basic function of this exempt position is to assist with all aspects of Mechanical Engineering in the development of custom plastic extrusion machinery.

Responsibilities and Priorities:

• Work independently or as part of a team of engineers and/or designers to complete assigned projects.
• Assist the assigned Project Manager to ensure that all mechanical documentation is released in a timely manner, consistent with what is required to meet the project schedule and budget.
• Assist in the identification of new technologies and market segments; and then developing competitive programs and machine features that will aid in gaining market share and meeting customer demands in a cost-effective manner.
• Assist with creation of conceptual designs and perform required analysis to ensure the satisfaction of all project specifications, providing overall systems focused solutions.
• Participate in design reviews with all relevant stakeholders (i.e., Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Field Service, etc.) providing technical oversight where needed at all stages of design process.
• Responsible for creation of required detail drawings, assemblies, sub-assemblies and BOM’s needed for the procurement, manufacture, and assembly of components.
• Provide engineering design/analysis services and works with vendors, consultants, mechanical and electrical engineering to meet assigned project development objectives, offering creative suggestions for solutions to problems.
• Work with Technical Documentation Department and Product Line Manager to ensure that full engineering support is given to the development of proper assembly, installation, operation and maintenance manuals and procedures.
• Provide technical support to all other departments during procurement, assembly, testing and final acceptance of equipment.
• Provide support to customer service field technicians and spare parts department after equipment has been shipped as needed.
• Travel is required of this position both domestic and overseas, approximately 10%.
• Perform all other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications include:

Education
• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Experience
• At least 3-5 years of machinery design experience preferably in a heavy manufacturing environment.
• Solid foundation and some experience with hands on application of design principles to develop and test electromechanical systems.

Essential skills, behaviors:

• Knowledge of electromechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and other drives and actuators, highly desirable.
• Knowledge of plastics process technology desirable, but not required.
• Proficient designing with engineering software:
o CAD: Solid modeling, Pro-E Preferred, and AutoCAD
o FEA analysis tools
• Excellent technical communication skills, including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Email.
• Desired Characteristics
o Demonstrated interpersonal, leadership and communication skills in a team environment.
o Strong interpersonal skills.
o Strong organizational skills.
o Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
o Ability to work across all functions/levels as part of a team.
o Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
o Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Direct reports: None
Travel required: Minimal

Physical Requirements for Essential Job Functions:

• This position requires the incumbent to be extremely mobile to attend various meetings, assist customers and meet with individuals on the production floor. (consistently)
• The incumbent must be able to effectively communicate with employees at all levels within the organization, as well as customers and vendors. (consistently)
• Regular and predictable attendance is an essential job function. (consistently)
• Must be willing and able to travel to customer and other company sites as necessary. (occasional)
• Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. (consistently)

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