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Mechanical Project Engineer / Paper Machine or Converting

Austin Allen Company, LLC 4241
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
$80,000 - $110,000 + Benefits & Paid Relocation
January 18, 2019
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Mechanical Project Engineer – Converting

Salary $80,000 - $110,000 + Excellent Benefits & Relocation Package to the Southern USA

As the Mechanical Project Engineer, you’ll play a pivotal leadership role in planning, design, cost estimating, budgeting, scheduling and supervision of projects assigned by the Engineering Manager. This position is in a large mill and belongs in the group of engineers that covers the entire mill.

Responsibilities include:

• Provide project management including the development, planning and execution of capital and expense projects as assigned.

• Develop knowledge and mechanical expertise on paper machine/converting equipment and plant utility and support equipment including waste handling, compressed air, and lubrication.

• Carry out job responsibilities in a safe manner. Review and ensure equipment/processes meet safety codes, policies and guidelines.

• Support equipment installation/modification and related start-up activities, provide mechanical engineering leadership to resolve problems, troubleshoot, and optimize the installation/modification process to meet project objectives and schedules.

• Support the definition, implementation, optimization and maintenance of a documentation system for mechanical drawings and other manufacturing systems.

• Develop and conduct training programs with operation, maintenance and engineering personnel to increase process knowledge, troubleshooting capability, and understanding of mechanical and manufacturing control systems.

• Identify and solve bottle-necks within the process as related to manufacturing.

• Develop technology approaches that support improved plant efficiency, process improvement, and manufacturing flexibility.

• Review equipment and processes to identify required spare parts and coordinate ordering with maintenance/stores to minimize downtime.

• Perform failure analysis of mechanical equipment and machines to implement reliability improvement actions items.

• Effectively track and manage project costs within established budgets.

• Develop and effectively communicate project status reports on an as required basis.


• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

• Minimum 5 years of work experience providing mechanical engineering project management in technical and industrial paper manufacturing assignments is preferred, with a strong preference for tissue manufacturing experience.

• Experience in troubleshooting mechanical drive systems, general machine design, engineering calculations, converting packaging equipment and manufacturing support equipment

• Skilled with computer software including AutoCAD, MS Excel, MS Word, SAP, MS PowerPoint

• Ability to work independently and to execute programs in a cross functional environment

• Ability to build relationships with vendors and suppliers on a national basis as well as in local areas

• Working knowledge of preventative maintenance and reliability improvement programs.

• Excellent communication skills including both verbal and written.

• Ability to effectively lead work teams as well as work as a team member

• Core Competencies should include: safety work habits, quality orientation, creative & innovative thinking, problem solving, research & analysis, operating equipment, ethics & integrity, coaching & mentoring, team work, time management, development & continual learning, accountability & dependability, decision making & judgement, providing consultation, planning & organizing, and communication

TO APPLY: Email resumes to OR cindyATaustinallenDOTcom in MS Word or PDF (please remove the capital letters and replace with proper symbols). **Resumes sent with a link to an online resume or a video resume will not be considered. ** All Interview, relocation, & fee expenses paid by companies. Excellent compensation packages, benefits, perks, and generous relocation packages.

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