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Product Engineer - Mechanical

Harsco is recognized for technical leadership and worldwide experience in virtually all major aspects of railway track maintenance. We enable railroads to operate at peak efficiency over smooth, precisely aligned track that increases railway safety while reducing fuel consumption and other key operating costs. Our broad array of equipment and services support every type of railway operator, from major national and international railway systems, to short lines and high-speed urban transit networks.

The ideal candidate will serve in a technical role in designing, documenting and supporting, standard and custom rail service equipment, functional systems, and production support for a variety of products working initially with simple components and will gradually take on more complex component and systems design with an experienced engineer as mentor. The ideal candidate will work with wide variety of product types while continuing to develop machine and system design experience.

Responsible for supporting designing and documenting of system level requirements

Supports system level target manufacturing cost objectives

Supports system integration into the vehicle

Supports system and component level DFMEAs

Works in a diverse team environment to support the creation of component level and simple systems design and integrate them into a cohesive vehicle architecture.

Manage technical documentation for production-ready 3D CAD models of sub-assemblies and mechanical components with 2D production prints

Analyze Change Requests & Implement Change Notices

Maintain Product Structure / Bill of Materials (BOM)

Offer innovative solutions for cost reductions, quality issues, safety issues, etc.

Create new and improve existing standard work procedures

Frequent visits to the shop floor, customer site, and field in order to work with Production to improve quality, manufacturability, cost, etc.

Provide periodic status updates on projects

Offer innovative solutions to technically complex problems

Continuous Improvement activities: Engineering initiatives to contribute to evolving work processes, WIs, Engineering Standards.

A. Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Agricultural Engineering

B. Experience

Level 1 Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or Agricultural Engineering and 1 (or less) to 3 years of related experience in design engineering.

Level 2 Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or Agricultural Engineering and 5 or more years of related experience in design engineering.

III. Preferred Qualifications

A. Education and Experience

Experience with 3D CAD modeling software: CREO or Solid Edge preferred.

Experience with PLM software. Teamcenter experience ideal.

Industry related senior engineer final project

Experience creating and maintaining BOMs

Knowledge of Systems engineering principles and processes

Knowledge of DFM, DFA, Design to Cost

Basic knowledge of Railroad specific standards and design practices

Experience of machine design in heavy mobile equipment

Knowledge of ferrous materials properties and characteristics

Knowledge of welding principles and practices

Knowledge of manufacturing principles and processes

Knowledge of Lean / Six Sigma

B. Interpersonal Skills

The ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical data.

The ability to write in a clear and concise manner.

The ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from other departments.

Ability to actively participate in multi-disciplined functional teams.

Ability to communicate project status updates in a team environment

C. Technical Skills

Computer skills: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook.

D. Other Skills

The ability to effectively plan, organize and complete work with minimal supervision

The ability to communicate complex technical information to other departments and functions.

Comfortable working in a matrix organization: The Mechanical Product Design Engineer must be able to work effectively with employees at all levels in different departments on a daily basis.

Ability to incorporate and manage multiple formats into the complete product definition: vendor manuals, vendor data sheets, customer specifications, Harsco Rail specifications, 2D drawings, 3D models, mark-ups, verbal instructions, etc.

Highly motivated to provide project deliverables on time and be able to establish priorities when multiple deliverables coincide.

Comfortable working in a manufacturing environment, and working with manufacturing personnel to address issues and implement design improvements.

Interest and ability to contribute to evolving work processes.

Passionate about mechanical product design.

IV. Essential Functions

The ability to predictably and regularly attend work and to be punctual.

The ability to read and understand technical documents and drawings.

The ability to deal politely and professionally with customers, coworkers and suppliers.

The ability to perform several tasks at once and establish priorities.

The ability to follow direction or instruction.

The ability to use a computer to communicate, create, and access information.

The ability to travel via commercial airline and automobile up to 15% of the time.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Salary Range
$59,000.00 - $67,000.00
per Year
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West Columbia, SC, 29172, US