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THE POLYMER COMPANYTM

Mechanical Engineer

1st shift
Summary: 
Participate in the planning and manufacturing of new products by performing engineering duties and developing, designing and testing mechanical devices.
Requirements and Education: 

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science in Engineering, or a related degree.

  • Must be a non-smoker to work in chemical production facility.
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office and AutoCAD.

NOTE - This position requires applicants to successfully pass a pre-employment, as well as an annual pulmonary function test (PFT).  This position may expose the employee to isocyanates which are chemicals known to be respiratory irritants and sensitizers.  While TSE provides personal protective equipment (PPE) to its employees working around such chemicals, the most current and best available medical data indicate that individuals with pre-existing respiratory conditions including but not limited to asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and the like are at high risk or experiencing serious, and possibly fatal reactions to isocyanates, even at concentrations below the legally permissible exposure level (PEL).  Therefore, due to this direct threat to their safety, TSE does not hire individuals with pre-existing respiratory conditions to work in this position.  Employees in this position are required to wear a full face respirator and comply with TSE Respiratory Protection Program and Title 29 CFR 1910.134. Employees with facial hair or other conditions that would compromise the facepiece-to-face seal cannot work in this position. Examples of these conditions include beards or sideburns that interfere with the facepiece seal or valve function, certain dentures or dental conditions, facial deformities (e.g., scars, deep skin creases, prominent cheekbones), or the use of jewelry or headgear that projects under and interferes with the facepiece seal.”

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports.  Confer with engineers and other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, and provide technical information. Specify system components or direct modification of products to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.  Research, design, evaluate, install, operate, and maintain mechanical products, equipment, systems and processes to meet requirements, applying knowledge of engineering principles.  Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation, and to make recommendations to maintenance crew.  Assist drafters in developing the structural design of products, using drafting tools or computer-assisted design/drafting equipment and software.  Provide feedback to design engineers on customer problems and needs.  Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair to ensure that machines and equipment are installed and functioning according to specifications.  Recommend design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions.  Develop and test models of alternate designs and processing methods to assess feasibility, operating condition effects, possible new applications and necessity of modification.  Estimate costs and submit bids for engineering, construction, or extraction projects, and prepare contract documents.  Establish and coordinate the maintenance and safety procedures, service schedule, and supply of materials required to maintain machines and equipment in the prescribed condition.  Study industrial processes to determine where and how application of equipment can be made.  Write performance requirements for product development or engineering projects