The Mechanical Engineer role is involved in generation and application of heat and mechanical power and the integration and use of equipment. Personnel in this role must be able to effectively communicate with other engineers, designers, vendors, and clients in order for the final results to be a positive one. This role reports to a mechanical engineering supervisor or project manager, and this role may also be combined with a project management role.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
Research and analyze customer design requests, specifications, or other data to determine project feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of design.
Complete Engineering Project Analysis including preliminary design, calculation specifications, and cost for all equipment selection.
Plan, design, and oversee the development, installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment.
Confer with other engineers to implement operating procedures, resolve technical problems, and provide information.
Specifications & Engineering Principals:
Prepare, or direct designers in preparing drawings, layouts, and sketches including Flow Diagrams, P&ID (Process & Instrumentation Diagram-a schematic representation of the entire process), Mass Energy Balance, and Physical drawings for contractor to assemble the project.
Review and interpret drawings, layouts, and sketches, including vendor shop drawings.
Prepare technical construction specifications, including documents/scope of work/description of operations, and drawings.
Use engineering principals including process & utility systems analysis and design and knowledge of piping sizes.
Calculate heat transfer, mass energy balance, pressure drop, and flow calculations.
Review development plans for compliance with engineering design, performance specifications and legal/code guidelines.
Make visits to clients’ sites for both scope research and start-up.
Visits to clients’ sites for troubleshooting machine maintenance.
Maintain openness to client requests and discuss all possible alternatives.
Written & Oral Communication:
Verbal and written communication must be in a clear and professional manner to aid in project success.
Must be able to communicate with other team members and with client to determine project requirements and to ask questions when needed.
Present all project information to the project manager in a timely fashion in a professional manner.
Communicate with clerical and design departments for assistance with document and drawing creation/processing.
Computer and Technical Skills:
Knowledgeable about computer software including Microsoft Office programs, Internet/email, online resources, or other software as appropriate. Knowledgeable on Engineering and design software including Microstation or AutoCAD and other as appropriate.