Lincolnshire IL
  • Ensure timely development of unique, high quality and safe product concepts/designs which meet sales and/or customer specifications and which are accompanied by credible material cost and engineering time estimates
  • Ensure accurate and cost-effective specification of all mechanical components and materials necessary to complete projects
  • Ensure the proper preparation and accuracy of all design documentation, including drawings and documentation for project files
  • Effective planning and managing of project tasks to ensure mechanical engineering work is completed on schedule, with accuracy, and within established cost guidelines
  • Provide suggestions for and implementation of other ideas to reduce cost on existing products to achieve optimum performance and minimum cost
  • Maintain accountability for mechanical design work by monitoring project task costs and schedule adherence, initiating corrective action as necessary
  • Provide ongoing technical support throughout the life of the project
  • Represents the company when interacting with customers during selling, design, manufacturing or installation/operation phases of project
  • Perform mechanical design and engineering work on new products, special products, proposals and customer orders as assigned by supervisor; provide work direction to mechanical designer/drafters as appropriate
  • Perform engineering calculations (mass and energy balance, load, strength, etc.) as required to complete assigned tasks
  • Assist with the creation of concept drawings, plant layout and flow diagrams for coffee processing equipment and systems
  • Assist in developing process and instrumentation diagrams (PIDs) for designed customer order systems
  • Determine and specify mechanical components, materials, instrument requirements, special instructions and manual content for new product design projects and customer orders
  • Create manufacturing part and assembly drawings required for fabrication, build and installation of equipment
  • Create and enter bills of materials for equipment designs for procurement of required parts and assemblies
  • Coordinate activities of mechanical designers assigned to project tasks to ensure quality designs are produced
  • Perform regular quality and design conformance inspections on work-in-process on manufacturing floor as well as at subcontract vendors. Initiate action and assist providing technical direction to resolve product configuration and/or performance discrepancies
  • Participate in pre-sale and post-sale meetings with customers as assigned
  • Participate in other special assignments as assigned supporting department activities, overall goals and objectives
  • Bachelor Degree in Industrial of Mechanical Engineering or 2-year technical degree and equivalent experience
  • 2-5 years of related project management and/or engineering experience, including custom equipment design, new product development, design calculations for sizing equipment, component selection and specification with 0-2 years in coffee processing or similar industry experience
  • Proficient in the use of Project Management software tools (MS Project or equivalent)
  • Good verbal and written skill utilizing office software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Previous experience with the design of heat processing equipment, conveyors and material handling systems desired
  • Good organization, communication, analytical and project management skills
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks/projects simultaneously
  • Ability to travel, domestic and internationally, up to 25% of time
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