Mechanical Engineer

Location: Kankakee, IL, United States
Our client has a job opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer to be located in Kankakee, IL. The Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for leading and directing the maintenance department’s improvement initiatives. Additionally, the Mechanical Engineer will interface with operations and engineering personnel to improve product quality, compliance, safety, equipment reliability and reduce maintenance cost
Key Responsibilities of the Mechanical Engineer:
  • Analyzing maintenance data to identify trends in equipment and organizational performance that adversely affect efficiency, cost, quality, plant capacity, and production throughput
  • Making recommendations on actions that can be taken to reverse adverse trends
  • Participating in the creation and review of maintenance procedures and policies
  • Recommending improved processes, programs, procedures and systems along with recommending enhancements or new approaches
  • Developing capital appropriations proposals
  • Working to develop best practices to be applied across all areas of the facility
  • Acting as a liaison between engineers, operations, and others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects
  • Assisting in identifying and providing training to maintenance and production related to improving asset care
  • Providing technical expertise to plant personnel on troubleshooting failures, repairs and evaluating equipment
  • Utilizing technical drawings, specifications of electrical and mechanical systems and components to ensure systems conform to standards
  • Providing troubleshooting and expertise to unscheduled events as requested
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of the corrective actions on a monthly basis
  • Optimizing equipment uptime, reliability, and efficiency by analyzing equipment performance data and maintenance practices
  • Developing, implementing, and monitoring programs such as Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, Total Productive Maintenance, and FMEA programs
  • Conducting analysis and investigations using Failure Mode Analysis and Root Cause
  • Reporting conclusions to plant management and making recommendations for improved programs and practices intended to prevent equipment failures
  • Developing project alternatives, scopes of work and financial justification for projects
  • Assisting in developing capital project programs for new equipment and major repairs
  • Managing large equipment installations
Required Qualifications for the Mechanical Engineer:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ years of experience directly involved with maintenance activities and engineering improvement projects
  • Experience using computer-aided design or modelling software
  • Knowledge of pneumatic transfer systems, extrusion mixers, and conveying systems
  • Experience with the fabrication of machined parts from design to implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a cross-functional team through a root cause analysis/problem solving process
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and execute design packages that will improve safety, operability and reliability of the plant equipment
  • Project management and computer skills (including ERP, CAD, Minitab, and all Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
Desired Qualifications for the Mechanical Engineer:
  • Advanced Degree or Studies in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing concepts, 5S and Six Sigma methodology
  • Experience using vibration analysis, thermograph, or oil analyses
  • Experience with management and implementation of capital projects
Melissa Galloway
ProEnlist, LLC
720-358-4638 Direct
720-507-2417 SMS 

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