Project Engineer

Globe Machine Manufacturing - Tacoma, WA (30+ days ago)3.0


Since 1917, Globe Machine has been a manufacturer of industrial machines, systems, and plants for advanced composites, building products, and pulp & paper.

Our Project Engineers are responsible for conceptualizing and executing industrial manufacturing systems designs as well as leading teams of designers and drafters. This role works autonomously reporting to the Director of Engineering. This is a senior level position providing technical leadership for a design team of engineers and designers in conceptualization of robust, varied, and cost-effective systems that function in real world environments.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Systems Design

Conceptualize and develop manufacturing systems that meet all applicable Customer, Industry and Regulatory requirements.
Review and analyze contract requirements to develop system architecture and timing to meet all specifications and performance goals.
Prepare and submit complete and accurate drawings to support customer's construction schedule.
Provide technical leadership and sound technical decision making for assigned team.
Coordinate engineering team efforts to meet project/product performance, cost & schedule targets.
Perform complex calculations and build mathematical models to validate new equipment designs.
Conceptualize and develop new machine designs that meet project / product requirements
Technical Design

Utilize computer-aided design (CAD), including AutoCAD and Inventor (3D) platforms and peripheral equipment to generate design concepts of mechanical equipment to meet company standards and customer specifications.
Design/engineer systems of equipment, as well as individual pieces of equipment, that work together to meet overall production throughput meeting customer requirements.
Develop testing procedures and lead data collecting during shop testing.
Analyze product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine mechanical designs.
Plan, design or modify mechanical or electromechanical machinery.
Review drawings and specification manuals to determine mechanical design.
Prepare and direct preparation of mechanical layout and detailed drawings and schematics.
Direct and coordinate manufacturing or building of mechanical equipment and drafting as needed.
Prepare testing specifications and conduct tests of equipment under operational conditions to investigate design proposals for improvement of equipment performance, or to obtain data for further development, standardization, and quality control.
Document Control

Edit and oversee the preparation of operating manuals for designed equipment and systems.
Prepare BOM's and manufacturing drawing packages.
Cross-Departmental Collaboration

Collaborate with manufacturing to develop delivery schedules and communicate these schedules with the customer.
Collaborate with the controls department to design new products and technologies within timeline and budget.
Collaborate with Engineering Manager and Corporate Project Manager to review design specifications of equipment.
Partner with Parts Department and vendors to research parts specifications to ensure compatibility with equipment design and budgets.
Partner with controls engineering department to ensure proper assembly and performance of mechanical equipment.
Provide hands-on instruction to shop personnel regarding specifications of mechanical equipment.
Provide technical information concerning equipment manufacturing techniques, materials, properties and process advantages.
Customer Support

Interface with end user regarding system performance/production requirements, delivery and installation planning.
Travel to customer site to oversee installation and/or start-up of equipment and supervise final performance testing at site as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
BSME/BSEE degree or comparable training/schooling in mechanical design engineering required.
Minimum of eight years hands on engineering experience required.
Minimum of three years experience leading teams or direct management responsibilities required.
Proven proficiency with AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and Inventor or SolidWorks required. Experience with MS Project a plus.
Minimum of seven years experience in a manufacturing environment desired.
Demonstrated knowledge of industrial handling/packaging machinery design required.
Experience with motor and reducer sizing, chain, gear belt, v-belt and direct drive sizing and application, as well as sizing and application of hydraulic and pneumatic actuators, such as cylinders, motors, air bags, grippers, and rotary actuators required.
Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, motion and control components required.
Expertise and applicable knowledge in one or more engineering disciplines or proprietary products required.
Proven track record of creative thinking and the application of engineering principles and solutions to technical and performance problems.
Proven attention to detail with an emphasis on drawing specifications required.
Strong written and verbal business communication skills a must.
Proven track record of being self-motivated, working with minimal supervision, and leading and partnering with diverse team members required.
Ability to handle multiple priorities efficiently, retain a sense of urgency and meet strict timelines required.
Conduct oneself with the highest level of professionalism and ethical standards.