As a Project Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in executing engineering projects from inception through to completion. Your duties will span a range of activities, including product design and development, crafting and monitoring project budgets and schedules, collaborating with an interdisciplinary team of mechanical designers and engineers to manage project implementation, and communicating effectively with both internal and external stakeholders.
Furthermore, you may be tasked with initiatives aimed at enhancing product quality, bolstering process efficiency, and achieving cost savings. As your involvement in customer-focused projects increases, you will have opportunities to demonstrate leadership by guiding a team of design engineers on projects of diverse complexity.
To thrive in this role, you should possess a keen sense of design and system-level thinking, be well-versed in project management principles and estimation techniques, and demonstrate the ability to motivate and influence team members. Strong decision-making abilities and communication skills are essential to ensure effective collaboration and project success.
This position offers the chance to make a significant impact in a dynamic, cross-functional environment where innovation and continuous improvement focus are not only encouraged but expected.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
- Participate in product development projects, introducing innovative design and manufacturing techniques. Execute projects on schedule and within budget parameters, ensuring efficient use of resources.
- Create and maintain detailed product development timelines. Consistently track progress, coordinate milestones, deliverables, and provide updates to the leadership team.
- Generate unique design solutions to meet specific customer applications. Develop component and system specifications tailored to specific customer orders, and complete designs of standard and custom oven models based on technical specifications.
- Develop comprehensive manufacturing shop drawings and instructions, including details on part formation, welding procedures, and assembly guidelines. Coordinate effectively with cross-functional teams to achieve project goals.
- Generate accurate Bill of Materials (BOM) and work closely with procurement to source required purchased parts, ensuring timely procurement and avoiding production delays.
- Collaborate with the production shop to troubleshoot and resolve issues related to part fabrication, oven assembly, and system testing. Demonstrate exceptional problem-solving skills in handling post-production issues.
- Implement design modifications and best engineering practices into all projects. Update standard designs, balancing quality improvements with considerations for material cost and labor reductions.
- Prepare comprehensive drawing packages for the manufacturing team, conducting regular audits to ensure their accuracy, usefulness, and the end product’s quality and functionality.
- Maintain and archive the standard model database, ensuring it is up-to-date and accurate, and manage post-production issues effectively.
- Coordinate with both internal and external groups to achieve the cost, schedule, and technical goals of the program, while effectively managing risks and motivating the team.
- Continually review and propose improvements to existing processes, balancing the need for swift execution with the requirement for rigorous engineering standards. Conduct regular design reviews and provide feedback for continuous improvement of the design and manufacturing processes
- Education: Must hold a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or a related field.
- Experience: A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in design and project management.
- Technical Skills: Proficient in SolidWorks.
- Specialization: Experience in sheet metal and machine design is strongly preferred.
- Knowledge: A solid understanding of heat transfer, airflow, and heat-treating processes is desirable.
- Additional Skills: Demonstrating proficiency in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and airflow analysis provides a significant edge.
- Technical Proficiency: Must possess strong technical aptitude, with demonstrated experience in electro-mechanical design.
- Project Management Skills: Adeptness in project estimation, planning, and execution. techniques, along with the ability to manage multiple parallel projects and schedules.
- Leadership Abilities: Strong leadership skills highlighted by effective decision-making and organization, along with the capability to lead in a positive, constructive manner.
- Communication Expertise: Excellent communication skills, capable of generating and maintaining technical specifications, and liaising effectively with all organizational elements and key stakeholders.
- Self-motivated and Entrepreneurial: A self-starter with a strong entrepreneurial drive, capable of managing critical deliverables throughout a project’s lifecycle in a high-paced environment.
- Innovative and Continuous Learner: An interest in continuous improvement and learning, with the ability to find creative solutions through data interpretation, fact establishment, and drawing valid conclusions.
- Full time
- On site