Mechanical Project Engineer

Job Requisition: 7140.1

Mechanical Project Engineer (Direct Hire)

Edwardsville, IL

Job Requisition: 7140

Description for Mechanical Project Engineer:

The Mechanical Project Engineer will guide and support an interdisciplinary team in order to identify and prepare machine and plant concepts which promote of manufacturing objectives set by management. Additionally, this role will specify, install, and commission production equipment and supporting systems until SOP and handover to test production by operations. This person will also manage capital and major maintenance projects. This role is part of a global engineering hub that designs and implements new plant projects and modernizations in different metal processing areas (e.g. recycling, casting, rolling, extrusion) across the United States. This role includes 25% travel around the US.

Responsibilities for Mechanical Project Engineer:

  • Lead mechanical technical aspects of project including design and development, building and construction, equipment selection, installation and startup.
  • Determine project and equipment specifications and monitor performance to specified standards.
  • Lead internal and external engineering and construction teams to successfully conceptualize, build and startup of the operational equipment, achieving cost and timeline requirements.
  • Coordinate engineering and technical project aspect with other Engineering groups across the globe.
  • Estimate plant and equipment installation costs for preparing requests for capital expenditures.
  • Able to maintain project scope, schedules, budgets, and prevent project creep.
  • Provide technical expertise in mechanical engineering design and specifications of systems which include hydraulics, pneumatics, power transmission, mechanical fastening, welding, and fabrication.
  • Create machine and component design, equipment layout, and structural fabrication drawings to be used for fabrication and assembly by internal personnel or outside vendors.
  • Analyze project requirements and perform technical calculations supporting design including mechanical requirements, safety standards, and machine reliability metrics.

Requirements for Mechanical Project Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related degree.
  • 2-3 years related job experience in CAPEX-projects.
  • Strong mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and fluid-systems skills.
  • Strong fundamental knowledge of mechanical systems and machine design and their application in automated industrial equipment and systems.
  • Familiarity with OSHA and EPA.
  • Expertise in the following in beneficial: 3D-design (Siemens NX12), 2D-design (AutoCAD).
  • Strong organizational & communicational skills to support and guide interdisciplinary project teams.

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