Mechanical Engineer, Corporate Engineering in Elkin, NC or Evansville, IN at Vitro

Date Posted: 11/2/2018

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Job Description

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Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW), a division of Vitro and the #1 manufacturer and distributor of automotive glass in North America has an immediate opening for a Process Engineer. This position will be located at our fabricating plant in Elkin, NC., or Evansville, Indiana

We offer an exciting and fast paced working environment, challenging responsibility, and a competitive compensation and benefits package. This position is responsible for providing basic technological and engineering support to the plant's facilities, equipment, production processes and products to ensure reliability and optimum use of resources. The successful candidate will provide continuous improvements in the areas of safety, quality and value.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Design and implement assigned production process modifications and engineering projects with increasing levels of size and importance, dependent of experience,   to increase plant safety, quality, efficiency and to reduce variable costs.
  • Develop project plans related to engineering assignments and assist in developing short and medium range plans.  Provide information for Project Expense requests and ACT's related to plant and process engineering (including basic technical information, vendor contract, review of technical data and performance of technical study projects) to assist in decision-making for expensed and capital project improvements.
  • Utilize effective cost controls and sound engineering judgment in the timely planning and implementation of projects and other work assignments to contribute to plant productivity and profitability goals and objectives.
  • As a team player, work with maintenance and production to provide technological guidance and assistance in developing equipment operational and maintenance procedures to ensure equipment can perform at optimum levels on a consistent basis.
  • Utilize QIP, SPC and other such techniques and procedures in equipment/process design and in the establishment of vendor specifications and other work activities to contribute to continuous improvement activities and to best meet customer requirements.
  • Work directly with contractors and vendors to ensure understanding, capabilities, project requirements, and timing are clearly understood at the time of bidding through project completion.
  • Implement and emphasize safety, health and environmental control policies and procedures in both personal work activities and in equipment/process design and modifications, in order to contribute to and ensure plant/company safety and health goals are achieved.

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, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

 

 

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering 
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in production or process experience; automotive experience is a plus but not required; automotive glass experience is preferred
  • A working knowledge of Computer Aided Design equipment and computerized processes is preferred
  • Strong technical knowledge of glass cutting, edging and bending for the automotive industry is preferred
  • Travel for project work, is required.  At least 60%.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) for interactions with management, peers, other associates, vendors and contractors
  • Ability to trouble-shoot, analyze and resolve problems, plan, organize and share information
  • Ability to work independently and manage projects to established timelines as performance is measured against project goals and specific assignments
  • Ability to lead and effectively participate in teams
  • Ability to work without close supervision