Job Description

Job Title: Mechanical Engineer
Job Location: Illinois


  • Analyzing maintenance data to identify trends in equipment and organizational performance that adversely affect efficiency, cost, quality, plant capacity, and production throughout
  • 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:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Five+ years of experience directly involved with maintenance activities and engineering improvement projects
  • Experience using computer-aided design or modelling software
  • Knowledge of pneumatic transfer systems, extrusion mixers, and conveying systems
  • Experience with the fabrication of machined parts from design to implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a cross-functional team through a root cause analysis/problem solving process
  • Demonstrated ability 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
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Preferred 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

QBH#: 2221

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