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Mechanical Engineering Manager

Meadville, PA 16335

Posted: 11/19/2018 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Mechanical Engineers Job Number: 79169

Primary Functions:
  • To lead a mechanical engineering design team in automation equipment projects throughout the cycle from initial concept through successful completion. 
  • To finish assigned engineering projects in accordance with customer specifications and within schedule and budget limitations, coordinating activities of engineering team with project managers and other staff.
  • To research, develop, and design a wide range of machinery with custom features, according to the requirements of individual customers

Key Responsibilities:
  • Maximizing engineering resources (human and capital) to achieve customer satisfaction, productivity, and profitability.
  • Creating efficient, technologically robust equipment designs to meet the needs of clients.
  • Establishing a design culture that is safety conscious along with a strong emphasis on continuous process and technological improvement.
  • Developing and adhering to effective department operating and capital budgets, and conforming to overall project budgets. 

Essential Job Functions:
  • Responsible for supervising and coordinating the activities of the Mechanical Engineering department, including  technical staffing, work assignments, scheduling, personnel performance appraisals, and technical work reviews.
  • Prepares design sketches, layouts, schematics, preliminary and detailed design drawings as part of design team using AutoCad Inventor package and directs the work of designers, and drafters as required.
  • Communicate with Project Managers regarding design specifications and approaches, delivery targets and capacity requirements as required.
  • Collaborate with Electrical/ Controls Engineering staff to evaluate and recommend equipment control structure and design.
  • Prepares materials for and participates in design and technical reviews with customers as required.
  • Analyzes designs and data, prepares reports, and makes comparisons with similar proven designs as required (FMEA, safety risk assessment, etc).
  • Conducts a continuous search of new technology, materials,  and processes to enhance and improve equipment designs and department productivity.
  • Prepare purchase requisitions for necessary engineering supplies.
  • Develop a positive working environment and give guidance and counsel to all direct reports.

Training and Work Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor' s degree in mechanical engineering required.
  • Eight to ten years of engineering experience in mechanical engineering design of automation equipment and three or more years of management/ supervisory experience leading design teams.
  • Experience with Auto CAD Inventor, as well as general computer skills.
  • Engineering skills required include solid knowledge of electronics, mechanics, hydraulics, pneumatics, and machine controls.
  • Good mechanical, analytical, and technical skills.
  • Good administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Essential Physical Demands: 
  • Sit, stand, walk, push, pull, reach overhead, and bend to the floor.
  • Exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally.
  • Exert 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently.
  • Exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Accommodation as required for reading computer screens and documentation.

Additional Comments:
  • Assists marketing and estimating group in generation of concepts, sales presentations and estimating as periodically required.
  • Represent the corporation to the public and clients in a manner that will enhance personal as well as corporate reputation.
  • Emphasize process and productivity structure that provide predictable design results.
  • The employee may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws.


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