Project Engineer

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Kearney, NE
$70,000 - $75,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Jun 11, 2018
Job ID
Our client is a very well-established, leading manufacturer of Medical Diagnostics and Medical Devices, seeking a Project Engineer to join their team in a modern manufacturing facility located near Kearney, Nebraska. This is an exceptional opportunity for a recent graduate who has  had significant internship or industry experience to join an industry leader with multiple manufacturing sites globally, as well as a solid opportunity for an engineer with two to seven years of related experience..
Assumes the technical lead for specific Engineering assignments with a predefined scope. Participates in cross-functional teams to improve production processes, facilities, and reduce manufacturing and raw material costs. Works to develop innovative concepts and designs that improve processes or products. Assists in the analysis of production performance to identify potential cost reductions and helps to develop cost estimates to justify capital expenditures.
The essential functions of this position include but are not limited to:
1. Coordinates the design, purchase, and installation of new equipment to support changes in capacity or product design.
2. Develops concepts and designs for internal and external development that bring innovative solutions to complex problems.
3. Works with outside engineering firms and prepares machine specifications for new equipment purchases.
4. Performs testing of new equipment at the vendor's site and validates the new equipment once it is installed in the plant.
5. Develops cost estimates for new equipment and facility projects and justifies those capital expenditures.
6. Assists in the analysis of production/product performance and identifies solutions to improve performance and achieve cost reductions.
7. Participates in cross-functional teams to deliver project objectives on schedule.
8. Communicates information among division, plant, and vendor personnel.
9. Accountable for the achievement of specific project tasks.
1. Education
 B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology preferred.  Will consider B.S. Degree in Industrial, Manufacturing or Electrical engineering
2. Experience
Must possess a broad knowledge of the fundamental principles of equipment design, statistics, physics and other related technical sciences.
Experience in high speed manufacturing as well as a general knowledge of plant operations (Accounting, Quality Assurance, and Purchasing) is preferred.
CAD proficiency required.
Strong verbal, written, analytical, persuasion and interpersonal skills.
Must have good interaction with all levels and functions of the organization yet have the ability to work independently.

Must have project management experience in a manufacturing plant