Mechanical Engineer



United States, Alabama, Muscle Shoals

Remote Position: 


May 24th, 2023



Primary Purpose

  • The Mechanical Engineer will apply the principles of Mechanical Engineering, physics and materials science for the practical application of design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of manufacturing systems for the optimization of equipment, procedures, and departmental budgets.
  • The primary role of the mechanical engineer is to compliment the engineering group in maintaining the highest standards for management of engineering functions to maintain and improve existing infrastructure and evolve with continuous improvement in the most effective ways practical.
  • Align with the organization’s strategic objectives in the areas of environmental health and safety, asset capability, quality and production


General Accountabilities

  • Core Values: Emulate and lead by the Constellium Core Values of Safety, Respect, Trust, Transparency, Collaboration and Empowerment to safely achieve continuous improvement in profitability by meeting our customers’ needs
  • Safety: Work to continually improve safety performance by reducing, and where possible, eliminating risk with the ultimate goal of an injury free work environment
  • Quality: Support efforts to meet and exceed customer quality requirements, to deliver on-time, safely and efficiently
  • Manufacturing Excellence: Support consistent and sustainable performance through standardization and measurable results (KPIs)


Key accountabilities

  • Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts and draws valid conclusions to facility systems
  • Provides direction to project, process and maintenance of production equipment
  • Supports emergency troubleshooting, repairs, and corrections to facility and the facility’s equipment
  • Applies knowledge to rolling theories and other processing techniques
  • Provides design modifications to improve facility productivity, quality, process cost, and safety
  • Improves the level of preventive maintenance and equipment reliability
  • Applies knowledge of materials to determine suitability and advise with respect to structural integrity, strength, and durability to enhance facilities and equipment
  • Coordinates outage and construction activity with production and maintenance departments
  • Plans and support installation of all process equipment for future modifications and overhauls
  • Assists in the preparation of comprehensive capital maintenance and capital investment projects


Roles and Responsibilities

Main Functions:

  • Works with the engineering group to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new installations meets and exceeds performance expectations
  • Reviews and manages vendor specifications and compiles technical evaluations to support procurement
  • Ensures compliance to national safety and engineering standards is met
  • Participates in the final check-out of new installations. This includes factory and site acceptance testing that will assure adherence to functional specifications
  • Ensures that condition and documentation preservation is performed
  • Participates in system functional performance testing
  • Identifies system manual requirements and ensures all documents are created
  • Understands and utilizes Reliability Centered Maintenance methods (development of Work Instructions, support Reliability Engineer and Techs, continuous improvement of equipment performance)
  • Understands and utilizes Hydraulic Power Units and systems (able to read/ follow schematics, implement corrective actions, a solid understanding of the theories and good practices)
  • Documents all baseline reading, settings, positions and store for future reference
  • Executes small to mid-size projects from inception to handover
  • Develops a clear understanding of equipment’s intended function, communicates this understanding to engineering and maintenance team
  • Carries out contractor coordination and contract management (writing Scope of Work, General Work Permits, Establishing Lock Out Tagout procedures, Reviewing Job Hazard Analysis, scheduling the work, etc.)
  • Assists in the supervision of supplier interventions during installation, challenge solutions, and refines needs as necessary


Leadership competencies, technical skills requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in engineering
  • Some knowledge of materials (steel, concrete, asphalt, etc.) as it pertains to facilities and equipment maintenance
  • Solid understanding and experience with AutoCAD 2013 or later version
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient with Microsoft Office software e.g. Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong problem solving, judgment, and critical thinking skills
  • Aptitude for detailed work requiring a high degree of accuracy
  • Good communication, high level of autonomy, collaboration and interpersonal skills are equally important
  • Perform, understand and communicate detailed information analysis and evaluation, and have a good track record working effectively within a team-based environment
  • Provides technical support for the Engineering Department for Structural and Mechanical aspects of day to day engineering
  • Develops mechanical equipment systems and planned maintenance activities
  • Assists in training of other team members on mechanical standards and processes.

Technical Support of Production Operations:

  • Defines, designs, develops, monitors, and refines an asset maintenance plan
  • Participates in process optimization
  • Provides input to a risk management plan to anticipate risks that adversely impact operations
  • Analyzes and diagnoses equipment breakdowns, develops long term solutions or mitigation plans
  • Provides technical support to production, maintenance management, and technical personnel
  • Utilizes predictive and condition monitoring techniques to monitor equipment health
  • Estimates maintenance costs and evaluation of alternatives
  • Completes forecasting of spare parts for electrical/controls equipment
  • Supports procurement activities to source suppliers for various services and spare parts
  • Writes technical specifications for repairs (quality control) and procurement
  • Establishes replacement/rebuild programs (including vendor assessments)
  • Applies scheduling and project management principles
  • Assesses required tools and skills required for efficient maintenance of equipment
  • Assesses risks within a project and reports safety hazards


Leadership Competencies, Technical Skills Requirement

Technical Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience dealing with: mechanical equipment diagnostics, maintenance strategies, project management, and spare parts management
  • Ability to read Layout and Detailed Assembly Drawings, mark up and make corrections as needed
  • Ability to utilize AutoCad, Inventor, or equivalent 3D design software
  • Data analysis experience a plus
  • Industrial Maintenance experience is preferred (hydraulics/pneumatics, cylinders, gearboxes, couplings, material handling, furnaces, piping systems, etc.)
  • Must be proficient MS Excel, MS Word and familiar with MS Project
  • Strong understanding of Mechanical Design of equipment
  • Exceptional team working skills
  • Troubleshooting and precision maintenance experience
  • Knowledge of Predictive Maintenance disciplines: Vibration Analysis, Thermal Imaging, Oil Analysis, Ultrasonics
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to lead effective meetings
  • Knowledge of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Knowledge of Root cause analysis (RCA)

Behavior skills

  • Autonomous and self-starter
  • Highly organized, systematic, and precise
  • Ability to work in group in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to work effectively with operators, maintenance technicians, other engineers, managers
  • Analytical understanding and critical thinking are of primary importance
  • Ability to support 24x7 production operations, including after-hours call in support






Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without  regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.