Mechanical Engineer/Designer, Americas

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Mechanical Designer provides efficient solutions to the development of processes and products, ranging from small component designs to large machinery.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Mechanical design of packaging machinery and automation within assigned specifications
  • Provides engineering expertise throughout the project and product development lifecycle; from initial concept generation to detailed design, machine development, installation and customer acceptance
  • Work with Lead Product Line Designers to identify and implement cost savings in designs/materials
  • Manage assigned projects on schedule and within budget
  • Ensure Bills of Material are in line with agreed company standards
  • Support Sales Department with concept development for future projects
  • Specify and integrate OEM equipment in “turn-key” projects
  • Is driven by a desire for engineering excellence whilst helping ensure that designs are delivered within agreed cost and time constraints
  • Ensure project-related processes are fully adhered to


Secondary responsibilities

  • Supervision of mechanical designers throughout detailed design and engineering technicians during the assembly and test of equipment as required
  • Provides engineering information by answering questions and requests.
  • Take other work tasks as needed by team leader
  • Support team development and continues improvement
  • Keeps current with latest and emerging industry regulations and codes relative to packaging equipment system design and operation
  • Proactively identifies and recommends corrective actions to address engineering quality and cost issues


Physical Demands

  • This is a mixed position with work performed in an office environment and on the assembly floor depending on the circumstances and priorities of each day
  • Hearing acuity required for safety reasons while on the assembly floor
  • Exposure to high noise from machines operating nearby during visits to the assembly floor
  • Depending on the circumstances work is done while sitting down (office work) or standing up (on assembly floor)
  • Required to work with computer for prolonged periods of time


Working Conditions & Environment

  • Occasional travel to customer sites may be required
  • Expected 40 hour workweek
  • Long working hours may be necessary on occasion in order to comply with deadlines (internal and external)
  • This position requires the employee to attend work properly groomed and dressed. according to the position


Desired Behavioural Competences

  • Behaves ethically — Ensures own behaviour and team members’ behaviour is consistent with Mpac Langen standards and aligns with the values of the organization
  • Impact and influence — Works effectively with and through others including where no formal authority exists
  • Achievement Motivation — Results oriented. Sets high standards and objectives
  • Communicate Effectively— Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner
  • Team Leadership — Effective at building support, thinks team first, promotes success in terms of team as well as individual success, and is adept at creating a shared vision
  • Decision-making — Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization
  • Organized — Sets priorities develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities
  • Problem Solving— Assesses problematic situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations
  • Hands-on approach, ready to “roll-up his/her sleeves” and stay close to the action


Hardware & Software Requirements

  • One desktop computer, keyboard, mouse, and desk phone
  • Relevant software, includes Dayforce, Concur, AutoCAD, Inventor, SmarTeam/Vault
  • 100% adherence to company computer policy is required


Knowledge & Skills Required

  • University Mechanical Engineering Education (preferred)
  • A minimum of 5 years mechanical design experience
  • Innovative thinker
  • Mechanical engineering experience in the field of automation/industrial machinery (Packaging Machinery experience is an additional asset)
  • Good knowledge and understanding of design standards.
  • Good level of computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel & Project)
  • CAD design experience (2D or 3D – Autodesk Inventor)
  • Good understanding of manufacturing & assembly processes


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