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Engineer (Mechanical OR Chemical)

A Brief Summary of This Position: This position reports directly to the North America Engineering Manager.  Valmont Coatings is a leader in providing durable and functional coatings solutions that protect and enhance our customers' products.  In North America, this includes 21 sites today.  The Division is continuously pursuing growth through both acquisitions and Greenfield construction. The Engineer will work on many varied projects to achieve Coatings Division tactical and strategic goals, including capital, maintenance, process development, and R & D projects.  The position will travel as needed to the sites to research and implement these projects.  The work involves the application of engineering, project management, and financial analysis skills.  Initiative and attention to details are keys to success in this position where projects are identified and managed to completion by the Engineer.  Communication skills are vital to work with various functions within the Division and the Engineer will have opportunities to learn how each of these interact for success.  Opportunities for advancement include promotion within the engineering department or transfer to operations management.  Essential Functions:          This role requires 70% travel(internationally/domestically), including overnight stays. Work as a project manager and/or team leader to complete projects by coordinating with other functions, including the formation and directing of Agile teams. Evaluate, select, and apply engineering solutions to a variety of manufacturing related problems. Assist in the development of capital expense budget plans, equipment/constructioncontracts, and strategic improvement plans. Specify new fixtures, tooling, equipment, and method modifications to improve cost, safety, and quality of products Utilize Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) technologies to assist in engineering problem solving Other Important Details about the Role:          Safety is a critical responsibility for this role          Ability to identify issues and take initiative to address them          Communicate with engineering management: including bringing up issues, work/project status, and impediments hindering work          Effectively communicate with multiple levels and functions within the company          Diligent work ethic to pay attention to details and maintain documentation for future reference.          Support global operations as needed Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):         Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical/Chemical/Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering field         Five (5)+ years relevant experience or Associates Degree with 7+ years relevant experience or 9+ years of relevant experience          Knowledge and expertise in manufacturing process and equipment          The ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced working environment          Proven track record of continuous improvement results          Ability to travel 60%+          Ability to communicate and interact with others in a professional manner          Must have a high awareness for safety at all times          Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver results Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:          Five years of previous experience in a Mechanical/MechanicalDesign/Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering or related position          Three years of previous experience as a project manager and/or engineering team leader          The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions          MBA Working Environment and Physical Efforts: Work is performed in an office setting and out in the operations.  The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings.    Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer.  The employee is occasionally required to move about the office.  The employee is required to be able to move about the Coatings plant sites and around equipment at those sites.  Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment.  The incumbent is also required to travelinternationally and domestically 70% on an annual basis.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. R4878
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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