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Mechanical Engineer

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 9/25/23

Job Description

Job description:

Youll support the maintenance team, initiate & complete capital projects, and assist with plant troubleshooting activities having a focus on mechanical issues. Youll partner with the electrical engineer and chemical engineers onsite as well as the Director of Corporate Engineering.

This seems to be a good opportunity because

  • Youll work at a flagship manufacturing site, part of a publicly traded US corporation, that values employee development. This position is open due to the promotion of the mechanical engineer we placed there last year.
  • The corporate senior leadership team is refreshingly diverse and committed to safety and sustainability throughout the organization.
  • They are funded for growth with a budget for capital projects and have a central R&D site that focusses on new product development to remain relevant in the evolving economy.

Site location: Chicago IL, relocation assistanceavailable

Expect competitive base pay + bonus that has historically paid at or above target; benefits details listed below

What youll be doing:

Reporting to the site Engineering Manager, youll become the on-site expert regarding plant equipment (piping, valves, pumps, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, tanks, etc) as well as mechanical engineering codes & standards (ASME, ANSI, etc). Your workweek will be varied and largely self-directed including work in these areas:

  • Operational and mechanical troubleshooting
  • Assisting the Maintenance Department in setting equipment specifications, solving repetitive maintenance problems, monitoring equipment performance, and coordinating repairs of critical equipment.
  • Identifying and prioritizing capital projects; Completing Small Capital Projects (10k-500k) and supervising contractors. Supporting large project as a site liaison to Corporate Engineering
  • Support site Safety and Environmental compliance and initiatives working within the PSM MOC Framework, and consulting with the Environmental Manager on Capital Expense Requests (CERs).
  • Sustaining the 5S standard in the engineering department
  • Assisting customers as required.


Applicant Background Requested

We are searching for a Mechanical Engineer with experience in a manufacturing plant that includes liquid chemical systems (pumps, tanks). This may be a great opportunity for a self-starter and problem solver to diversify their resume in Maintenance Engineering or Capital Project Engineering/ Management.

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering; P.E., EIT, or PMP certification a plus.
  • 5+ years of experience in an industrial or chemical plant environment; process safety management (MOC, PSSR, PHA) experience is preferred
  • Has worked with mechanical codes and standards (i.e. API 653 Tank Inspection, ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel code, API 650 Welding, ASME B31.3 Process Piping)
  • Must be authorized to work in the USA indefinitely without sponsorship. (Sorry no F1, H1B, or other temporary work authorization)

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Benefits highlights:

  • 401k with 4% company match on 5% employee contribution and an annual deposit in Spring.?
  • Incentive program with target of 10% for Process Engineer is? based on EBITDA goal (80% EBITDA = 5% bonus, 120% EBITDA = 15% bonus).?
  • 11 paid holidays, unlimited sick days, and 3 weeks of paid vacation.?
  • Full health benefits including medical (PPO or HDHP), dental, and vision care with no probation period.?
  • Employee STD, LTD, life, accidental death and "Life Matters" insurance.?
  • Optional enrollments for flexible spending, HSA, dependent life and accidental death, accident insurance, identity theft protection, LegalShield, Universal Life with Long Term Care rider, and student loan refinancing.?
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program.?
  • Your first call with a recruiter will including talking about salary ranges.? Salary ranged appropriate for the various skills levels, for example 5 years of experience will be expected to perform at a lower level than engineers those with 20 years of relevant experience.? Salary ranges will reflect experience and I will tell you what they are at your level.?

Our client is an equal opportunity employer.? All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category or characteristic protected by federal law, state or local law.?

Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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