Reference : 588088

Mechanical Engineer

  • Technical Production
  • United States Dublin
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 10/11/2021

Position description

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Reliability Manager, the incumbent is responsible for the planning, design oversight, execution and closeout of assigned projects within an established budget and schedule.

The incumbent will lead all phases of a project, with little to no supervision to execute on time, within budget and to the quality specified.

Responsible for acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members, including contractors and consultants, to deliver project according to plan. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assigned projects. design for reliability, maintainability, and World-Class Manufacturing.

Responsible for collecting and analyzing data on maintenance repairs to the equipment and facility, seeking opportunities to improve reliability of the assets, creating preventative maintenance plans, promoting the detection of equipment failures through predictive maintenance, condition-based monitoring, and serving as a Subject Matter Expert (SME)

This individual should be self-driven to complete assigned tasks ahead of expectations with an ability to balance multiple projects under tight deadlines. 


Principle End Results:


  • Willing and able to work in a variety of areas in an industrial manufacturing environment, working both outdoors and indoors in hot, cold, wet and dry conditions.
  • Willing and able to work extra hours during project start-ups, including occasional weekend work, and to be available by phone 24/7 to support maintenance and operations as needed.
  • Initiates and develops equipment and system designs. Takes equipment and systems from concept through to commissioning and testing.
  • Applies knowledge of engineering principles to design products including but not limited to HVAC, Boilers, heat exchangers, heating Ovens, filtration systems, ion-exchange skids, Compressed air, Water treatment, fire extinguishing systems, piping and vessel systems, and others.
  • May run experiments and tests to aid in the development of processing systems.  May use computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform assignments. Translate Design Engineering data into applicable processes.
  • Assist, as required, Process Engineering in reviewing customer special requirements and generate appropriate processes and methods to successfully accommodate and implement.
  • Trouble-shoot and resolve manufacturing operating problems. Perform technical evaluations of vendors and equipment.
  • Perform technical evaluations of vendors and equipment. Generate technical and economic justifications for the implementation of new processes, methods, and equipment.
  • Performs a variety of engineering calculations using traditional engineering methods to document compliance with project and code requirements, which may include mass and energy balances, pressure profiles, pipe, pump and vessel sizing.
  • Generates and is fully conversant with Process Flow Diagrams, Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) and Process Data Sheets.
  • Assists in the preparation and approval of design documents and plant modifications, including supervision of designers in document development in accordance with approved procedures, processes and design requirements.
  • Provides technical expertise and guidance to develop, manage and implement engineering analysis, activities and programs to identify and resolve equipment and system problems.
  • Familiar with national codes and standards appropriate to engineering disciplines.
  • Ensures relevant design criteria, specifications, practices, procedures and codes and site design and safety and licensing basis are used in preparation of design media.
  • Performs checking to ensure accuracy of design media in accordance with company policies and procedures and client expectations.
  • Performs independent research, reviews, studies and analyses in support of plant changes and design modifications.
  • Supports installation and testing of site systems and components.
  • Participates in the preparation of cost estimates for engineering services to internal and external clients and coordinates work assignments to meet project-established schedules and budgets.
  • Leads the planning and implementation of a project while facilitating the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables.
  • Manages project staff, ensures preparation and approval of all applicable project documentation and ensures project scope is accomplished within schedule and budget.
  • Liaises with project stakeholders on a routine basis.
  • Identifies and manages scope change and ensures changes to Statement of Work are documented and communicates those changes to customer and management.
  • Updates baseline budget and schedule, tracks project cost and provides direction to accounting department for the preparation of project invoices.
  • Responsible for all aspects of various projects of a moderately complex nature.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Understands Lean Manufacturing Principles (Kaizen, 5S, Pilot Projects) and participates, supports and is familiar with Continuous Improvements methodology as it relates to WCM initiatives. 


Background and Skills:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering; Master’s Degree a plus.
  • Five (5) plus years’ experience in Manufacturing and industrial equipment, engineering, design, commissioning Testing, with four (4) more years’ experience in project management.
  • Demonstrated analytical thinking and troubleshooting abilities
  • Ability to excel as an individual contributor and in cooperative work teams
  • Ability to advance technical skills through study and practical application
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Proficient office computer skills including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and AutoCAD.
  • Willing and able to work extra hours during project start-ups, including occasional weekend work, and to be available by phone 24/7 to support maintenance and operations as needed.
  • Ability to read all types of engineering plan drawings.
  • Vibration database and equipment monitoring experience.
  • Willing to complete additional training if necessary, as needed.
  • Formal training and use of RCFA other Precision Maintenance Techniques and Technologies.


Environmental, Health & Safety Responsibilities:


Comply with, and when possible, exceed applicable Saint-Gobain Environmental, Health and Safety regulations, federal and local environmental regulations through the implementation of our Health & Safety plans and Pollution Prevention:

  • Comply with the law and apply the best industry practices continuously.
  • Work respectfully and cooperate with all employees, contractors, vendors and customers.
  • Work as a team to identify risks and solutions which will eliminate those risks.
  • Establish measurable priorities and standards for all involved in this process.
  • Implement proven methods found at other sites to help achieve our objectives.
  • Continuous improvement actions to reduce emissions and prevent potential pollution.
  • Annual review of actions and methods in order to drive continuous improvement.


General Working Environment:


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  The noise level may increase in certain areas on the Company locations.


Who are we ?

ADFORS belongs to the Saint-Gobain group, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets. Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes building and high-performance materials, providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection for over 350 years.

At Saint-Gobain, we believe diversity is a competitive advantage. Diversity of gender, background, ethnicity, experience and thought all enable us to develop solutions that are smarter, clearer and more effective.

Focused on the construction and industrial markets, ADFORS offers solutions based on a complete range of textile and coating technologies using fiberglass yarns and synthetic fibers. ADFORS is the reliable and innovative global leader in technical textiles, offering the most adapted solutions to meet your needs.

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