Engineer IV

Location: Abingdon, VA Posted Date: October 6, 2017
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Employer Job Id: 5302 CareerMine Job Id: 1383407

Job Description

  • [Company] is an indispensable partner to the mining, forestry, industrial and construction industries that maximizes value for customers through innovative solutions. With a full line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies and global service network, we help customers safely and sustainably optimize their operations. Our [Company] equipment and services are used to extract fundamental minerals and develop modern infrastructure.

Major Responsibilities / Key End Results / Purpose of Position:

  • Lead or perform in engineering projects to develop, maintain and support components, products and/or services per market demands, as well as for continual process improvements.
  • Perform or plan engineering evaluations including investigations, calculations and tests requiring guidance only in controversial circumstances.
  • Provide conceptual and strategic solutions to solve problems that are associated with engineering projects or evaluations.
  • Take responsibility for one's own learning and development for the mutual benefit of one's self and the organization.
  • Coach engineering people and act as a group leader for those who are supporting components, products and/or services as well as continual improvements in engineering processes.
  • Develop and participate in programs for effective communication of engineering issues to ensure compliance with global standards for design and safety of products and services, as well as engineering best practices.
  • Develop and support improvements to streamline engineering processes used to design, develop, maintain and support components, products, and/or services.
  • Implement effective Change Management to achieve the desired organizational outcomes by successfully changing individual behaviors as needed.

Dimensions:

  • Financial impact $500 thousand USD per year. This represents positive or negative effects of product planning and of unsupervised technical decisions required by responsibilities of position.
  • May supervise up to 10 direct people.
  • Organization:
  • Generally reports to a Manager or an Engineer of the same or higher level.
  • Other reports at this level could be Engineers and Technologists.
  • May have the responsibility to supervise, coach and/or be a resource person for Designers, Technologists, or Engineers.

Nature of Position:

  • This position requires problem solving skills with the ability to provide conceptual and strategic solutions. Desired personal qualities include a willingness to seek out challenges and new experiences, and a passion for achieving established goals. This position requires personal interaction with others to achieve desired results, and the integrity to place emphasis on how results were achieved as well as the results themselves. Success in this position demands a positive attitude toward change and a willingness to embrace best practices.

Relationships:

  • Within Engineering with performance leader for goal setting on as needed basis.
  • Within Engineering as project leader or performance leader to supervise others.
  • Through Purchasing with suppliers to initiate and discuss changes.
  • Through Sales, with customers, to recognize, and help resolve, performance problems.
  • With governmental and regulatory agencies, regional and global, to discuss and negotiate development and application of regulations and guidelines.
  • With Manufacturing for general liaison and to coordinate new product introduction.
  • Background: (Qualification & Experience prior to appointment)
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or equivalent relevant discipline, required.
  • 8 years’ experience in engineering design, machine application, mining industry, desired.
  • Proficient in the use of computer-aided design (CAD) tools, desired.
  • Participation in implementing Lean Engineering principles, desired.
  • Participation in effective Change Management implementation, desired.
  • Experience in cross-functional leadership assignment(s), required.
  • Certifications or demonstrated project management, required.
  • Professional registration and/or membership in committees and/or technical societies, beneficial.

Predominant Tasks:

  • Supervise some Engineering employees in performance of specific projects or functions.
  • Provide innovative changes to existing designs or conceptual thinking to new designs.
  • Meet with suppliers concerning changes to, or new requirements for, their products.
  • Perform or plan engineering evaluations as required and review resulting designs for compliance.
  • Specify the setup of engineering tests that required experienced judgement.
  • Oversee the assembly, testing and application of prototypes.  Go to the field to witness prototype performance and recommend corrective action if appropriate. Properly document these activities.
  • Participate in discussions with customers, as directed, about problem areas and new equipment.
  • Initiate quality audits of production machines.
  • Meet with Global or Regional regulatory personnel to address changes to existing or new regulations and their impact upon our customers or [Company] designs.
  • Initiate Customer Retrofit Improvement and Safety Program (CRISP) projects when necessary with technical specifications and designs for field retrofits to maintain reliability and/or safety.

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