The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for leading the mechanical engineering and project
management requirements of the plant’s annual capital expenditures and major repair projects. The
incumbent will be expected to evaluate machine quality & efficiency shortcomings, develop new
machine requirements, design upgrades and enhancements to meet those requirements, and retrofit
older machines with new sensor and automation technology.
Identify and prioritize potential projects to improve machinery efficiency and reliability.
Work in collaboration with manufacturing and maintenance to develop a business case to justify
needed investments in machinery upgrades.
Present plans and supporting documentation to senior management to secure necessary
approvals and authorization for expenditure.
Manage capital and major repair projects, acting as primary liaison between DPI personnel and
suppliers and external contractors.
Update / keep current all technical documentation for machinery for use by equipment
Evaluate existing machine operating processes and workforce practices to identify areas that
could benefit from changes and/or improvements.
Embrace safety, both in design and
5 years or more experience leading project and mechanical engineering needs in a
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related discipline.
Certification, licensing, and other forms of continuing education a plus.
Demonstrated numerical and scientific ability.
Creative and analytical in approach to problem solving.
3D/solid modeling experience with Solidworks or equivalent.
Well organized, effective planner.
Proficient in assessing project requirements and developing budgets, project plans, bills of
material and schedules.
Demonstrated experience integrating automation, PLCs and sensors into machines.
Strong interpersonal skills, proficient in both verbal and written communication.
Able to work effectively in both the office and plant environment, with all levels of personnel.