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Maintenance Mechanical Engineer at The DAKO Group

Maintenance Mechanical Engineer

The DAKO Group Chattanooga, TN Full-Time
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We are seeking a Maintenance Mechanical Engineer in Chattanooga, TN. This is a full-time, direct-hire position. If you are interested, please send an updated resume, and call to schedule a phone interview. If you are not interested but knows someone that may be interested, please forward this information to them...Thank you!

  • You must be able to work for any US Employer without current or future sponsorship.
  • Applicants not meeting the “Required Qualifications” listed above will not be considered for this position.
  • Relocation assistance is provided for this position.


Develop, define, and lead implementation through study, method changes, and process improvements of manufacturing methods and procedures to meet operational excellence goals and objectives. Additionally, this position will be responsible for leading and assisting in the development & management of the PM/PdM program, working closely with the Reliability Engineer.


  • Develop and manage equipment PM’s designed to address specific failure modes and reduce unplanned failures to Plant equipment through early defect identification.
  • Works closely with the Reliability Engineer on improvements to processes & equipment, to improve reliability & reduce downtime.
  • Works with the Reliability Engineer to coach, mentor, and train maintenance personnel in precision maintenance practices.
  • Works closely with Facilities Engineering to review new equipment specifications, installations, and planned maintenance.
  • Provide engineering services to prepare specific job plans with detailed procedures for completion of repair in the most effective and efficient manner.
  • Work with Production Engineering for “best practices” methods, for equipment layout and installation, for optimizing space and process flow.
  • Creates AutoCAD drawings and sketches as needed for parts and layouts.
  • Manage maintenance engineering projects from conception through execution & implementation.
  • Manage all 3rd party maintenance inspections and services, including, but not limited to:
    • Cranes, Hoists, Monorails, and Runways
    • Air Receivers
    • Boiler
    • Chains, Slings, Com-a-longs, and lifting devices
    • HVAC systems
    • Mobile Equipment
    • Infrared surveys
  • Shall be the primary contact for outside contractors for maintenance-related work.
  • Serves as a technical resource for troubleshooting and solving equipment and process issues.
  • Carries out special assignments as directed by the manager.
  • Provides technical support to Maintenance Planners and Schedulers in developing effective work plans.
  • Coordinates semi-annual shutdown work lists, projects, and plans.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Mechanical or Electrical preferred.
  • Experience in manufacturing environment involving high-speed machining and foundry operations prefer six to eight years.
  • Five to seven years foundry experience preferred.
  • Experience with capital projects scope development, justification, and management.
  • Strong working knowledge and experience in reliability engineering practices.
    CMRP certification preferred.
  • Outstanding PC/Systems knowledge and skills.
  • Knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, and PLC controls (Allen Bradley) preferred.
  • Knowledge of automation and robotic applications preferred.
  • Strong leadership, communications, and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of employees, customers, and outside professionals.
  • Knowledge dealing with complex manufacturing situations, hardware specifications, quality standards, product development, CAD/CAM, and technical specifications.
  • Strong written & oral skills at all levels required.

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