Mechanical Engineer to provide strong leadership and technical advice to Engineers
location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
job type: Permanent
work hours: 8 to 5
Help develop and participate in the implementation of improvement of existing facility equipment and upgrades
Recommend improvement ideas that could increase productivity and in-service life of equipment
Coordinate with purchasing, vendors, contractors to ensure all necessary components are acquired
Prepare and assess quotations/estimates and assist in proposal and contract reviews as required
Lead investigation into root cause and report these findings on all breakdowns that occur
Design and analysis
Create new and revise existing layout and detail drawings
Troubleshoot mechanical and hydraulic problems
Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering with at least 5-10 years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
skills: - Ferrous, non-ferrous and paper processing industry experience preferred.
-Design using 2D or 3D CAD (we have access to both)
-Working knowledge of hydraulics and Pneumatics
-Understanding of common mechanical components (couplings, bushings, bearings, gearbox, etc.)
-Ability to read and interpret Engineering drawings
-Engineering Drawing creation for fabrication
-Basic understanding of machining techniques
-Prepare BOMs and cost estimates.
-Finite Element Analysis, or any form of failure mode analysis with respect to stress calculations
-Basic understanding of control systems (PLC systems)
-Trouble shooting mechanical issues with machinery working side-by-side with our internal maintenance department
-Capital Project Management
-Experience creating and maintaining budgets
-Experience managing multiple parties
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.