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Staffing - Mechanical Engineer III
Ref No.: 18-14699
Location: Hickory, North Carolina
Job Title: Mechanical Engineer III
Location: Hickory, NC, 28601
Duration: 12+ months contract
• This position is in the Engineering Project and is focused on capacity additions and the associated line installations & debug from a mechanical perspective. 
• Lead and/or participate on manufacturing engineering projects and support teams for the purposes of capacity installations, equipment debug, and preparing line/associated parts for Operations Receivership. 
• As a supporting team member, provide mechanical discipline to proactively identify technical problems through root cause understanding coupled with robust industrialized solutions relative to line debug and installs. 
• Leverage knowledge of mechanical engineering, machining & designing processes to improve performance of equipment/manufacturing process. 
• Supports or leads new equipment/process introductions, and opportunities for improvement. 
• Supports the development and execution of project plans to deliver timely error-free mechanical support for multi-line equipment installations 
• Experienced with working along-side vendors and suppliers to resolve technical issues to protect scope, timing, and cost metrics. 
• Ability to work across various functional groups on a daily basis to accomplish goals 

Day to Day Responsibilities: 
• Maintain safe work practices, inform others of hazardous conditions or personal practices as expressed on project team. 
• Design & implement mechanical solutions and process changes to improve capability of manufacturing equipment. 
• Manage activities to meet milestone & timeline objectives for successful capacity adds. 
• Solve mechanical and process issues through data analysis, experience and collaboration with subject matter experts 
• Manage spare part identification and storeroom entry as recommended by suppliers or peer engineers; noting available spares within (2)-plant footprint. 
• Develop and update engineering and operations documentation 
• Support training for operations workforce regarding equipment or operations changes 

• BS in Mechanical Engineering 

Required Skills: 
• Ability to learn new technology and processes quickly 
• Creative/innovative problem solving 
• Strong technical fundamentals with mechanical engineering skills 
• Proficient with CAD and Inventor/Solidworks, 
• Experience with equipment design 
• Ability to multitask and prioritize work on an independent basis in a fast-paced project install manufacturing environment 
• Strong communication and presentation skills 
• Ability to work effectively on all levels of an organization 
• Experience with new equipment installations and project expansions 
• Experience in fast-paced changing environment with multiple priorities 

Desired Skills:
• Project leadership/management experience (including milestone management and financial ownership) 

• Experience in vendor/supplier management on-site/off-site 
• Mechanical equipment and systems interactions 
• Proficient with PC software including Microsoft Office Suite 
• Detail oriented and able to perform with limited supervision. 

Soft Skills: 
• Ability to work & effectively collaborate within a team 
• Ability to allocate/supervise resources to accomplish aggressive project milestones & timeline within specification and costs. 
• Able to shift tasks quickly 
• Able to prioritize and multitask 
• Communicate effectively both verbal and written