Mechanical Engineer
Job Opportunity at Edgecumbe Group

Posted on May 8

http://www.edgecumbegroup.com    732-963-9565

Location: Kankakee County, IL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4159168

Job description
Our client has an opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer. The Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for leading and directing the maintenance department’s improvement initiatives. Additionally, the Mechanical Engineer will interface with operations and engineering personnel to improve product quality, compliance, safety, equipment reliability and reduce maintenance cost

Key Responsibilities 
•Analyzing maintenance data to identify trends in equipment and organizational performance that adversely affect efficiency, cost, quality, plant capacity, and production throughput
•Making recommendations on actions that can be taken to reverse adverse trends
•Participating in the creation and review of maintenance procedures and policies
•Recommending improved processes, programs, procedures and systems along with recommending enhancements or new approaches
•Developing capital appropriations proposals
•Working to develop best practices to be applied across all areas of the facility
•Acting as a liaison between engineers, operations, and others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects
•Assisting in identifying and providing training to maintenance and production related to improving asset care
•Providing technical expertise to plant personnel on troubleshooting failures, repairs and evaluating equipment
•Utilizing technical drawings, specifications of electrical and mechanical systems and components to ensure systems conform to standards
•Providing troubleshooting and expertise to unscheduled events as requested
•Monitoring the effectiveness of the corrective actions on a monthly basis
•Optimizing equipment uptime, reliability, and efficiency by analyzing equipment performance data and maintenance practices
•Developing, implementing, and monitoring programs such as Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, Total Productive Maintenance, and FMEA programs
•Conducting analysis and investigations using Failure Mode Analysis and Root Cause
•Reporting conclusions to plant management and making recommendations for improved programs and practices intended to prevent equipment failures
•Developing project alternatives, scopes of work and financial justification for projects
•Assisting in developing capital project programs for new equipment and major repairs
•Managing large equipment installations

Required Qualifications 
•5+ years of experience directly involved with maintenance activities and engineering improvement projects
•Experience using computer-aided design or modelling software and with the fabrication of machined parts from design to implementation
•Knowledge of pneumatic transfer systems, extrusion mixers, and conveying systems
•Demonstrated ability to lead a cross-functional team through a root cause analysis/problem solving process; and to prepare and execute design packages that will improve safety, operability and reliability of the plant equipment
•Project management and computer skills (including ERP, CAD, Minitab, and all Microsoft Office Suite)

Desired Qualifications 
•Advanced Degree or Studies in Mechanical Engineering
•Experience with Lean Manufacturing concepts, 5S and Six Sigma methodology
•Experience using vibration analysis, thermograph, or oil analyses
•Experience with management and implementation of capital projects
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