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Mechanical Project Engineer - Tissue or Paper

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$80,000 - $110,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Bachelor of Science
Jan 11, 2019
Job ID
Mechanical Project Engineer – Paper Machine And / OR Converting
Salary $80,000 - $110,000 + Excellent Benefits & Relocation Package to the Southern USA
As the Mechanical Project Engineer, you’ll play a pivotal leadership role in planning, design, cost estimating, budgeting, scheduling and supervision of projects assigned by the Engineering Manager.  This position is in a large mill and belongs in the group of engineers that covers the entire mill. 
Responsibilities include:
  •  Provide project management including the development, planning and execution of capital and expense projects as assigned.
  • Develop knowledge and mechanical expertise on paper machine/converting equipment and plant utility and support equipment including waste handling, compressed air, and lubrication.
  • Carry out job responsibilities in a safe manner.  Review and ensure equipment/processes meet safety codes, policies and guidelines.
  • Support equipment installation/modification and related start-up activities, provide mechanical engineering leadership to resolve problems, troubleshoot, and optimize the installation/modification process to meet project objectives and schedules.
  • Support the definition, implementation, optimization and maintenance of a documentation system for mechanical drawings and other manufacturing systems.
  • Develop and conduct training programs with operation, maintenance and engineering personnel to increase process knowledge, troubleshooting capability, and understanding of mechanical and manufacturing control systems.
  • Identify and solve bottle-necks within the process as related to manufacturing.
  • Develop technology approaches that support improved plant efficiency, process improvement, and manufacturing flexibility.
  • Review equipment and processes to identify required spare parts and coordinate ordering with maintenance/stores to minimize downtime.
  • Perform failure analysis of mechanical equipment and machines to implement reliability improvement actions items.
  • Effectively track and manage project costs within established budgets.
  • Develop and effectively communicate project status reports on an as required basis.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience providing mechanical engineering project management in technical and industrial paper manufacturing assignments is preferred, with a strong preference for tissue manufacturing experience.
  • Experience in troubleshooting mechanical drive systems, general machine design, engineering calculations, converting packaging equipment and manufacturing support equipment 
  • Skilled with computer software including AutoCAD, MS Excel, MS Word, SAP, MS PowerPoint
  • Ability to work independently and to execute programs in a cross functional environment
  • Ability to build relationships with vendors and suppliers on a national basis as well as in local areas
  • Working knowledge of preventative maintenance and reliability improvement programs.
  • Excellent communication skills including both verbal and written.
  • Ability to effectively lead work teams as well as work as a team member
  • Core Competencies should include:  safety work habits, quality orientation, creative & innovative thinking, problem solving, research & analysis, operating equipment, ethics & integrity, coaching & mentoring, team work, time management, development & continual learning, accountability & dependability, decision making & judgement, providing consultation, planning & organizing, and communication
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