American Standard

  • Mechanical Engineer

    Job Locations US-MI-Alpena
    Posted Date 1 day ago(6/17/2019 1:59 PM)
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  • Overview

    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 operators.
    • Evaluate existing machine operating processes and workforce practices to identify areas that could benefit from changes and/or improvements.
    • Embrace safety and design 


    • 5 years or more experience leading project and mechanical engineering needs in a manufacturing environment.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related discipline.
    • Certification, licensing, and other forms of continuing education a plus.
    • Competencies:
    • Technically minded.
    • 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.


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