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Mechanical Engineer

Dak Americas LLC Columbia Full-Time
$80,117.00 (Careerbuilder est.)
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Company Information

DAK Americas is a globally competitive supplier of Terephthalic acid (TPA/PTA) - Monomers, Polyethylene Terephthalate Resins(PET) and Polyester Staple Fibers (PSF)  for the western hemisphere. The company is headquartered in Charlotte, NC with manufacturing facilities in the Carolinas.  

DAK Americas is a division of Alpek, the petrochemicals and synthetic fibers business group of Alfa, S.A.B. de C.V., one of Mexico's largest corporations.

Position Description

DAK Americas is currently recruiting an entry level Mechanical Engineer at their Gaston, SC facility.  The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a willingness to learn and adapt to dynamic business needs.  The candidate needs to be results driven, time management-focused, motivated by technical challenges and has excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills as well as demonstrated strong problem solving and analytical skills. This position will report to the PTA Technology Manager and will be responsible for the following items:

  • Manage mechanical reliability improvement projects and programs for Licensing technologies
  • Work on Capital project creation/management with an understanding on managing and controlling cost
  • Help with maintenance effectiveness evaluations: Trend and analyze performance data and gather maintenance history
  • Conduct Root Cause Failure Analysis – develop and direct action plans
  • Devise new approaches to complex problems through adaptations and modifications of standard technical principles
  • Provide technical support to technology Licensing projects
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks effectively
  • Assist with Predictive Maintenance Programs (vibration analysis, ultrasonic inspection, tribology)
  • Promote a culture of safety, health and welfare for employees and contractors within the facility
  • The role will support the Columbia site and the Licensing division of the organization

DAK Americas LLC is subject to US Department of Commerce export regulations and thus must hire individuals who meet national security requirements. Interested applicants (or temporary employees) must meet eligibility requirements. DAK Americas LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 2 - 5 years in a manufacturing facility is a plus
  • Able to travel up to 15 to 25% - overnight and international travel
  • Understanding of Mechanical Integrity standards and practices
  • Experience with PSM standards is a plus
  • Knowledge of Hydraulics
  • Ability to read schematics
  • Use of Predictive Technologies is a plus
  • Experience with Vibration Analysis, Tribology, Infra-Red and Ultrasonic Programs is a plus
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Understanding of sealing systems for agitators, pumps, and other rotary equipment is a plus
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis experience is a plus
  • Machine Design
    • Solid mechanics, stress analysis, machine dynamics
    • Material Science
    • Grain structures, heat treatment, corrosion/erosion
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Proficiency in reading and understanding technical manuals and engineering documentation
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks effectively
  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills – Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project a plus, AutoCad
 

Recommended skills

Stress Analysis (Software Engineering)
Predictive Maintenance
Mechanical Engineering
Machinery Design
Vibrations
Interpersonal Skills

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