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Summary: The MDO Plant Division Project Engineer enhances the production of world class plant waterworks products by working as part of a cohesive team that supports and implements technological improvements to equipment and MDO-PD processes.
Completes engineering projects by planning, organizing and controlling project elements. Supervises the development and implementation of a project, oversees facility upgrades and is actively involved in any other project-related work. Each project has different specifications, goals, environmental conditions, and financial considerations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include those listed below. Other duties may be assigned. This position is a full time (minimum 40 hours per week) on-site position.
Core Functions/Critical Elements:
Project Engineering (40%): Accurately research, design and estimate cost of engineering projects, schedule project resources and manage contractor agendas. Foster a relationship throughout the organization and EHS that instills safe work habits among the life of the project, creating an environment which maintains compliance and support of EHS goals.
Maintenance (40%): Proactively foster partnerships with maintenance staff and facility managers to resourcefully implement equipment advances, perform predictive and preventative maintenance while overseeing daily departmental maintenance to ensure machinery up-time and capability.
CNC Programming (10%): Manage CNC program development of current and future CNC machinery in the department.
Innovation (10%): Diligently cultivate trusting relationships among the department/organization to seek a thorough understanding of production needs. Proactively identify and research new technologies which offer advancement in production processes, equipment longevity/efficiency, lean principals and safety systems to include budgetary cost and projected timelines for approval. Assist with implementing new technologies/advancements and provide knowledgeable support/training to the production floor. Seek out continuing educational opportunities for professional advancement/knowledge.
Development and deployment of standard work documentation.
Manufacturing equipment automation and optimization.
Ability to integrate across departments to push through challenging obstacles to success.
Ability to prepare project plans and see through to completion.
Ability to interpret blueprints and product specification documents.
Develops project objectives by reviewing project proposals and plans; conferring with management.
Determines project responsibilities by identifying project phases and elements; assigning personnel to phases and elements; reviewing bids from contractors.
Determines project specifications by studying product design, customer requirements, and performance standards; completing technical studies; preparing cost estimates.
Confirms product performance by designing and conducting tests.
Determines project schedule by studying project plan and specifications; calculating time requirements; sequencing project elements.
Maintains project schedule by monitoring project progress; coordinating activities; resolving problems.
Controls project plan by reviewing design, specifications, and plan and schedule changes; recommending actions.
Prepares project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends; recommending actions.
Utilize analytical and organizational skills to participate in or lead:
Continuous improvement projects to reduce cost and improve performance
Customer driven engineering projects
Gather data and identify opportunities for improvement
Implementation of solutions to machining related manufacturing issues
Product transfers between manufacturing sites
Use machining background and programming skills to:
Develop programs and fixtures for product transfers to international manufacturing sites
Troubleshoot machining processes for product quality and reliability issues
Reviews project plans and proposals, then works with management to develop project objectives. Identifies project responsibilities by determining the phases and elements of the project. Calculates time frames and sequences the stages of the project.
Prepares and distributes a description and timeline of the project.
Studies product design, customer requirements performance standards, then determines project specifications. Presents cost estimates and performance standards. Conducts tests assuring safe and satisfactory product performance.
Reviews contractor bids; interviews and assigns personnel to specific phases and elements of the project. Through project coordination meetings and other forms of communication, oversees and coordinates the technical aspects of the project.
Prepares status reports and regularly monitors budgets, contractors and schedules. Allocates project resources appropriately; approves expenditures; employee contractor contracts. Keeps an accurate record and electronic data base of all elements of the projects.
Presents procedures, rules and regulations to those involved in the project; maintains a safe, clean and productive environment through enforcing procedures. Maintains project integrity and reputation through compliance with state and federal regulations.
Improves work methods and procedures to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality.
Troubleshoots and works with Maintenance to resolve problems.
Works within budget constraints.
Observes all Company, housekeeping, safety and plant policies and procedures.
Has strong written, oral, communication and facilitation skills.
Fosters a focus of continuous improvement.
Keeps Engineering Manager informed of problems and important matters as they arise.
Key Performance Indicators:
Sustainability: 100 % On time Delivery of Projects.
Sustainability: Less than 10% overage on all established budget parameters.
Sustainability: Approved project turnaround time to be less than 6 months.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Oversees the work of vendors and contractors in the completion of work including but not limited to costs, schedule, completeness and quality of work, safety and environmental factors.
Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Change Management - Develops creative and workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.
Diversity – Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment; supports affirmative action and diversity.
Interpersonal Skills – Inspires the trust of others; approaches others in a tactful manner; focuses on solving conflict, not blaming others; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; builds positive work relationships; reacts well under pressure and keeps emotions under control; gives and welcomes feedback.
Judgment – Identifies problems; makes decisions based on sound, accurate judgment; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; supports and explains reasoning for decisions.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively; listens effectively; obtains clarification; conveys information and ideas in understandable terms at all levels of the organization and through proper channels; participates in meetings; responds well to questions; demonstrates effective presentation skills in small and large groups.
Organizational Support – Upholds organizational goals and values and complies with Company policies, procedures and processes.
Oversees Others – Leads by example; monitors activities of vendors and contractors; provides feedback; facilitates cooperation; inspires and fosters commitment, pride and trust; continually works to improve supervisory skills.
Planning/Organizing - Determines goals, objectives and priorities; plans work activities; develops realistic action plans; designs work flows and procedures; plans for additional resources; completes administrative tasks correctly and timely; uses time efficiently; adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands, changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, interruptions or unexpected events.
Problem Solving – Reads, analyzes, interprets and synthesizes complex or diverse information skillfully; identifies and defines problems, weighs relevance and accuracy of information; collects and researches data, establishes facts and draws valid conclusions; develops and evaluates alternative solutions; makes sound decisions; resolves problems; uses logic even when dealing with emotional topics; works well independently; works well in group problem solving situations.
Professionalism – Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; behaves in an honest, fair and ethical manner; shows consistency in words and actions; accepts responsibility for own actions; reacts well under pressure; follows through on commitments; models high standards of ethics; maintains confidentiality.
Project Management - Plans, develops and coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; aligns work with strategic goals; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.
Quality Management - Creates and maintains a culture of continuous improvement; demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness and attention to detail and fosters a quality focus in others.
Safety and Security - Observes and enforces safety and security policies and procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports and addresses potentially unsafe conditions; ensures that equipment and materials are used properly.
Technical Skills - Project Management and Planning with a proven record of schedules and budgets, efficient in the use of CAD drawing software, comprehension of Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Electrical systems. CNC and Robotic automation knowledge a plus.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; varies writing style to meet needs; designs work flow, prepares reports, business correspondence, work instructions, operating procedures and other required documents; edits work for spelling and grammar; presents numerical data effectively.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: A four-year degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Technology or Industrial Technology with cad degree OR an equivalent combination of related post graduate education and/or experience is required. Must be mechanically inclined having good mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic system design and troubleshooting skills. Project management experience coordinating resources and/or certifications a plus. Exposure to lean concepts also preferred.
Computer Skills: Computer literate; proficient with Microsoft Windows, MS Office programs and applications for word processing, email, database management and spreadsheets. Must be proficient with AutoCAD software.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, legal documents and other documents such as Company policies, procedures and manuals. Ability to prepare business correspondence, detailed reports, work instructions, operating procedures and processes. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, apply common sense and solve practical problems. Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
Supervisory Skills: Ability to work with a diverse group of people and encourage and motivate people to take ownership and pride of their work.
Other Skills and Abilities: Must be mechanically inclined; and have good mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic system design and troubleshooting skills. Must be proficient with AutoCAD and Inventor.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl, and taste or smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and high, precarious places. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions and extreme heat or cold. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.