The Project Engineer is responsible for conceptualizing unique lifting system solutions and creating mechanical product design drawings using Computer Aided Design and Detailing (CADD) software, ensuring that designs meet customer specifications and are in accordance with codes, regulations and best engineering practices.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities
This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.
Creates mechanical designs and drawings showing product details, dimensions and structures and includes materials and manufacturing procedures using 3D CADD software (SolidWorks)
Develops 3D CADD models and drawings for Pflow’s product line
Ensures that all drawings are detailed, accurate, complete and in accordance with customer requirements and company procedures
Delivers all drawings, illustrations and models according to schedules and deadlines set by customers and Engineering Department Management
Contributes innovative ideas, skills and work product as part of a small project group and as an individual
Utilizes Solid Modeling, Product Data Management (PDM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software as a routine course of business and demonstrates a willingness and ability for continued learning and skills advancement
Analyzes customer, mechanical, structural and regulatory requirements to develop practical, effective and complete vertical lifting solutions
Converts verbal and written information into 2-dimentional drawings for use in the product manufacturing process
Keeps work environment clean, safe and positive
Primary focus of all business related efforts are and must remain that of promoting excellence in all Pflow products
Description of Marginal Job Functions:
Sets personal goals for continued learning and growth
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Requires a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field of study
Requires three (3) to five (5) years of mechanical design experience in fabrication, heavy equipment or related manufacturing industry with proven success in developing engineering drawings and applying engineering manufacturing principles
Requires a working knowledge of the following: 3D CADD software (SolidWorks preferred), 3DVIA documentation software, Finite Element analysis software (SolidWorks Simulation and Algor by AutoDesk), Dynamic Analysis software (multi-body physics) (SolidWorks Motion for 3D and Design Simulation Technologies Working Model for 2D)
Requires proficiency with PDM and ERP software
Requires mechanical engineering expertise in the following: Mechanical power transmission (gears, chains, shafts, bearings, motors, belts, sprockets, etc.; Hydraulic power systems (pumps, motors, cylinders, valves, servo-hydraulics, etc. ; Structural steel design and fabrication (welding, structural analysis, fasteners, etc.; Analysis testing (data acquisition and analysis, machinery testing and data, finite element analysis, dynamic analysis)
Requires a solid understanding of mechanics to develop designs and drawings w/product details, dimensions and structures and indicate materials and manufacturing procedures.
Requires the ability to convert verbal and written information into two dimensional drawings
Requires excellent problem solving skills and the ability and desire to develop innovative practical solutions
Requires excellent communication skills to effectively relay technical product information and solutions in a professional manner
Requires the ability to work independently and as part of a project team
Requires self-motivation, creativity and an inquisitive nature to develop and design unique lifting solutions in a fast-paced environment
Requires the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines while producing accurate, detailed and high quality work design work
Requires computer literacy and the ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) proficiently
Requires the ability to use basic office equipment: fax, voicemail, copier, calculator, etc.
Requires excellent problem solving and analytical skills
Requires the ability to visualize designs in 3D
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Frequent use of hands to finger, handle, grasp or touch objects and tools
Frequently is required to talk or listen
Occasional standing, walking, climbing, kneeling, squatting, stooping, crouching, crawling, twisting, bending, reaching
Frequently lifts and or moves up to 25 pounds
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus between near and far
The employee works indoors in office and production environments. Additionally, the employee will work near moving mechanical parts and in high places. He/she may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles. There may be moderate noise in the production work environment.
Completes all mechanical designs and drawings accurately and according to schedule
Produces practical, effective and complete drawings for vertical lifting solutions maintaining an excellent level of customer satisfaction
Works safely and follows all company safety rules