Mechanical Product Engineer
Columbia, SC

About $81,000 - $110,000 a year

Posted: July 3, 2019

Location: 2401 Edmund Road, Box 20, Columbia, SC , 29171, United States
Job Family: Engineering
Job Type: Full-Time/Exempt
Contact: HR Rail Employment
Requisition Number: 19-121

Job Summary:
Big! Yellow! Complex! Equipment!

At Harsco Rail, you will have the opportunity to engineer highly complex heavy mobile equipment from concept through reality. We are the leading provider to the Rail industry with technically advanced equipment that improves safety and efficiency around the world. Join our team of 20 Mechanical Engineers; part of a global team of over 100 engineers in this design-driven environment.

As Mechanical Product Engineer, you will engineer, design, document, and support both standard and custom rail maintenance equipment and functional systems.

Work in a global, diverse team environment to lead the creation of complex systems designs and integrate them into a cohesive vehicle architecture
Perform engineering calculations, concept design, structural design and selection of critical components to meet customer needs and regulatory requirements on standard equipment, ETO equipment or in the development of our next generation of products or equipment (NPD).
Responsible for supporting design and documenting of system level requirements and test plans
Support system level target manufacturing cost objectives
Support system integration into the vehicle
Support system and component level DFMEAs
Manage technical documentation for production-ready 3D CAD models of sub-assemblies and mechanical components with 2D production prints
Offer innovative solutions for cost reductions, quality issues, safety issues, etc.
Offer innovative solutions to technically complex problems
Drive continuous improvement and standardization on equipment or products
You will travel by commercial airline and automobile approximately 10% of the time to support field applications and/or manufacturing.

Domestic (U.S.) relocation assistance is available for this position.

About you

Basic requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering
7 or more years of heavy equipment product engineering experience
Experience engineering complex equipment for a low volume/high mix manufacturing company

Preferred qualifications:
Experience with PLM software; Teamcenter experience ideal.
Experience with 3D CAD package; Solid Edge experience ideal.
Experience in machine design of heavy mobile equipment
Knowledge of welding principles and practices
Knowledge of ferrous materials' properties and characteristics
Knowledge of manufacturing principles and processes
Knowledge of power systems, electrical controls, hydraulic systems, mechanical structures, and/or FEA
Knowledge of DFM, DFA, Design to Cost
Basic knowledge of Railroad-specific standards and design practices
Experience creating and maintaining BOM's
Knowledge of Lean / Six Sigma
You'll enjoy working in a highly matrixed manufacturing environment with a variety of people and will be able to communicate complex technical information effectively to any audience.

The Mechanical Product Engineer may work from our offices in Columbia, SC, Ludington, MI, Fairmont, MN, or Charlotte, NC. Domestic (U.S.) relocation assistance is available.

If you have the Basic Qualifications and are a highly motivated engineer who is looking to join a great team, apply today (it is a quick and easy process)! If you have trouble viewing the page, please try another browser - this site is not compatible with Internet Explorer.

Harsco Rail is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

If you have a difficulty applying for any job posted on Harsco Rail's website because a disability prevents you from using the online system, Harsco Rail offers the following alternate application procedure: Contact Shannon Godby, HR Manager NOAM, at 803-822-9160 and Harsco Rail will arrange for an alternate method of applying and will consider your application together with all other applications received for the job. Please call only for disability application.


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