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Project Engineer

Forest City, NC
Position Summary:
  • The safety and health of employees take precedence over any other duties of this position.
  • Is a role model for TQM practices displayed by the use of TQM tools in the everyday performance of responsibilities and in dealing with others.
  • Under minimal supervision is responsible for conceiving, developing, implementing, and procedures.
  • Is responsible for entire engineering projects including documentation, parts selection and specification, construction, debugging, installation and (internal) customer interface as well as all aspects of project management.
  • Interfaces with division management on strategic technical issues.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Works safely and promotes safety in all aspects of employment.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of our products, processes and machinery.
  • Directs drafters, designers, and technicians assigned to his projects. Obtains outside resources as required to accomplish project goals.
  • Coordinates projects with other departments as required.
  • Designs complex processes and equipment and supervises construction, debugging, and installation; builds original equipment through basic research and experimentation.
  • Originates projects for new or modified products and processes.
  • Makes branch plant trips or vendor visits as required to accomplish project objectives.
  • Makes cost and schedule estimates on new or reworked machinery for project proposals.
  • Develops project plan for proposed projects.
  • Is the project leader of assigned projects and is responsible for all aspects of project management (budget and schedule control, status reporting, customer interface, performance to design objectives, etc.)
  • Maintains a high skill level in product, process, and mechanical development as well as project management by means of outside reading, technical courses, etc.
  • Maintains and improves advanced computer skills (word processing, spread sheets, AutoCAD, project management, etc.)
  • Maintains records ands writes technical reports.
  • Maintains an engineering notebook to protect intellectual property.
  • Contributes ideas for product development, process improvement, and equipment development that will improve safety or competitive advantage.
  • May participate in business unit or decision strategic planning.
  • Has a good working knowledge of our procedures, ER&D Department procedures and knows key technical people in the organization. May have a new engineer or designer assigned to him for orientation and initial learning phase of the job.
  • Works closely with manufacturing personnel, division managers, marketing, and other disciplines as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Education Preferred:
  • Bachelors degree in engineering or related field
  • At least 3 years related experience as or equivalent to an Engineer III
Must Haves:
  • Must have Machinist Experience
  • Experience in Tool Room
  • Knows how to evaluate tooling & Plastic Injection Molding Experience 

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