• Valid City, State or Zip Code: Pleasant Prairie
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Sunday, 23 January 2022
    R&D position within the polymer synthesis and development R&D team. The individual in this position is to bring subject matter expertise and leadership to our development and formulation of next generation polymers for coatings applications. This job requires strong knowledge of emulsion polymer synthesis and structure-property understanding for a variety coatings, sealant and adhesive applications. Additionally, the individual in this role must present strong leadership, organizational skills and capabilities, and experience. The job requires a high degree of analysis, innovation and creative problem solving, and collaboration within the R&D team. The position offers a great career opportunity to act in a scientist and leader capacity. There is potential for growth into a higher technical leadership role including future R&D Director for our synthetic R&D team as the capabilities and growth impact are demonstrated.

    Key Technical Responsibilities


    * Design and develop new emulsion polymers for coatings, sealant and adhesive applications, monitor technology trends and developments in coatings applications, and identify new technologies for waterborne coatings while exploring feasibility of novel polymer chemistries

    * Utilize scientific methodology practices for planning and executing experimental development of new initiatives from early concept to commercialization

    * Utilize efficient methodology and sound technical principals to help solve product and manufacturing problems.

    * Monitor and supervise all stages of product development, from lab to production-scale batches

    * Collaborate with supply chain to identify and evaluate new and alternative materials

    * Maintain understanding of the competitive and supplier IP landscapes, analyze industry trends and emerging technologies

    Technical and Leadership Qualifications

    * B.S. or higher degree in chemistry (M.Sc/Ph.D is preferred) or related field with some working experience in emulsion polymer development and commercialization

    * Expert knowledge in emulsion polymers, ability to provide technical leadership to the polymer R&D teams

    * Ability to prove and develop commercial products from concepts

    * Highly motivated and a self-starter, capable of working independently and driving projects to completion

    * Strong and proven project management skills, and ability to influence and lead technical teams.

    * Highly capable of managing complex and multiple projects, prioritizing and meeting timelines

    * Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, using scientific and analytical tools in developing polymers

    * Strong organization skills, detail-oriented and highly organized

    * Possess outstanding communication skills - both oral and written, ability to communicate clearly and candidly the scientific concepts, project status, effectively fostering collaborative relationships at all organizational levels
  • Valid City, State or Zip Code: Madison
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Sunday, 23 January 2022
    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    · Development and ownership of all aspects the Corporate Safety Culture. Safety Maturity is advanced through constant development of safe behaviors, procedures and systems.

    · Develop and implement planned maintenance and predictive program.

    · Establish standard planning and scheduling processes to increase reliability and maximize efficiency (OEE).

    · Manage effective store room operators in support of corporate and plant objectives.

    · Establish KPI's for plant / company and routinely communicate progress against objectives.

    · Serve as the primary change agent for company-wide maintenance reliability initiatives by driving the required cultural transformation and the adoption of successful continuous improvement practices.

    · Include alternative scenarios reflecting maintenance improvements, operating conditions, future customer requirements and technology advances.

    · Execute the methodologies and tools of RCM and TPM.

    · Manage and identify opportunities in mean time between failures of assets.

    · Convert Maintenance knowledge and known Best Practices into a "Didion System"

    · Develop and deploy effective Reliability Best Practice sharing methods

    · Establish and lead Community of Practice forums for key Maintenance functions

    · Drive strategic direction of Reliability and Maintenance within multi-site manufacturing operations

    · Mentor and Coach Plant Maintenance Managers and Reliability Engineers as required

    · Provide adequate support, training, development, and coaching of plant staff

    · Partner with Operations and CI to ensure that Maintenance Systems are properly aligned with TMOS and Lean efforts.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    · BS in Engineering, Reliability, Food Technology, Supply Chain, or related. MBA desirable.

    · 7+ or more years of experience in maintenance reliability leadership

    · Requires computer operation skills including, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project, CAD, CMMS Software

    · Strong analytical, interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment

    · Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Standards Quality Management Systems

    · Knowledge of LEAN Manufacturing and LEAN Management principles

    · Knowledge of OSHA, EPA, and workers' compensation regulations and practices
  • Valid City, State or Zip Code: Madison
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Sunday, 23 January 2022
    The Process Engineer is a hands-on technical role that is critical in leading all engineering efforts in collaboration with the operating teams across multiple shifts to contribute the highest levels of safety, quality, and operational efficiency in the production of alcohol products.


    Acts as technical lead of the Ethanol Facility on new product innovations including understanding all applicable process technology, equipment and control technology; supports plant operations by providing technical assistance in problem solving. Review key plant metrics and confer with technical or administrative staff including Ethanol Production or Plant Manager to resolve production or processing problems related to engineering. Has ownership of the Ethanol Plant OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) System to capture, analyze and report on operational efficiency losses in uptime, rate, quality and yield. Discuss changes in design, method of manufacture and assembly, and drafting techniques and procedures with staff and coordinate corrections. Provides six sigma methodology and technical support to projects; identifies production bottlenecks, tries to resolve it by Lean Methodologies or identifying potential process improvements. Identifying and solving highly developmental problems of an original nature using Kepner-Tregoe and Lean problem-solving techniques. Conceiving long range development strategies (2-3) years involving numerous trials and numerous process decisions of a major nature and executing these strategies to produce desired business results in terms of quality and operating costs. Assist with the training responsibilities required to ensure that an effective operating team is in place at the time process changes. Assist in the development of a comprehensive quality control program that guarantees feed forward quality while minimizing waste with a predictive-based operating management system. The control strategy will be based on new developments in on-line testing. Ensure that the environmental design and operations are within compliance of the standards of the Corporation and government. Review project instructions and blueprints to ascertain test specifications, procedures, and objectives, and test nature of technical problems such as redesign. Prepare PID's, PFD, general arrangement and equipment layout drawing. Continuously incorporates safety, sanitation, good manufacturing practices HACCP and code requirements into design work. Proactively strive to maintain an up to date awareness of federal, state and local engineering codes and regulations.

    BS in an engineering discipline, chemical or mechanical engineering preferred; equivalent work experience or current enrollment in an engineering program in lieu of degree considered. Hands on experience in an industrial manufacturing environment required. Experience in a similar alcohol manufacturing environment is highly desired. Progressive engineering experience working with manufacturing teams successfully leading engineering projects Technical skills including experience in R&D, capital project management, lean manufacturing, hands on troubleshooting, preventative maintenance programs, pneumatic conveyance, air handling systems, pumping systems, filtration.
  • Valid City, State or Zip Code: Madison
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Sunday, 23 January 2022
    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    · Committed and unfailing engineering support for production, the Project Engineer will be responsible for process design, process changes, process trouble shooting, and project management, and is integral to executing engineering projects to produce a high quality product on time to our customers' specifications and expectations.

    · Lead designated engineering projects across all shifts based on analysis of current budget, metrics, and the needs of our production facilities to result in minimal unplanned down time and a high levels of production.

    · Reviews CapEX and project schedules and relevant work order requests to make decisions concerning engineering needs and priorities with input and collaboration with the Plant Managers.

    · Attends and conducts team member meetings as necessary to discuss plant needs and troubleshoot production issues as related to engineering. Ensures that implementation of corrective actions identified occur.

    · Leads meetings or closely monitors results of all Root Cause Analyst and Audit activities and insures timely corrective actions and closures of any findings related to engineering.

    · Embraces and uses technology to drive more efficient operation of the plant. Ensures that production team is fully trained and utilizing available technology as it relates to engineering.

    · Acts as technical lead on new product innovations including understanding all applicable process technology, equipment and control technology; supports plant operations by providing technical assistance in problem solving.

    · Review key plant metrics and confer with technical or administrative staff including Production or Plant Manager to resolve production or processing problems related to engineering.

    · Successfully work within cross functional teams to improve process systems to insure customer satisfaction and to optimize operations to meet plant and company goals.

    · Provide oversight and direction to firms contracted by the company to provide mechanical design services and construction services. Ensure that information flows in a timely manner to ensure that external suppliers and engineering groups can work efficiently and without delay.

    · Translate business efficiency expectations and operating needs into viable engineered solutions.

    · A proactive commitment to growing and expanding skill set through training and education leading toward expert competency in use of ethanol production and engineering technologies, CMMS, leadership, development of team members, understanding department budget, superior communication skills, and professionalism.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    · Degree in mechanical or chemical engineering discipline, equivalent work experience or current enrollment in an engineering program in lieu of degree considered.

    ·Progressive engineering experience working with manufacturing teams successfully leading engineering projects including demonstration of excellent interpersonal skills including communication, informal leadership, training production and maintenance personnel, and project management; willingness to seek continuing education toward development of leadership abilities. Experience in a similar ethanol or food manufacturer environment highly desired.

    · Strong technical, written, and verbal skills including experience in R&D, capital project management, lean manufacturing, hands on troubleshooting, preventative maintenance programs, pneumatic conveyance, air handling systems (filtration).
  • Valid City, State or Zip Code: Westlake
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Sunday, 23 January 2022
    Manpower Engineering is seeking a Reliability Engineer for a full time/direct hire position in the Lake Charles, LA area. This person must have a four year degree and experience with fixed equipment reliability within a petrochemical or refining environment.



    Fixed Equipment Reliability Engineer



    Position Summary

    Fixed Equipment Engineer will be the main point of contact for all engineering activities related to mechanical integrity of stationary equipment such as pressure vessels, reactors, heat exchangers, tanks, piping, valves, etc. This role includes providing support troubleshooting, maintaining, and improving fixed equipment assets.



    Essential Job Functions

    * Develops and/or reviews fixed equipment repair plans, rerates and modifications, including calculations and drawings
    * Performs Level 1 and 2 Fitness for Service per API 579
    * Provides engineering support to maintenance organization executing repairs or improvements in Fixed Equipment
    * Provides engineering support to API Inspectors reviewing inspection plans and inspection reports on Fixed Equipment
    * Provides recommendations based on inspection findings
    * Provides input in developing Annual Maintenance and Turn Around work lists
    * Participates in long term reliability and risk based life assessments for fixed equipment
    * Ensures that all technical recommendations follow industry accepted sound engineering practices and are in accordance with industry best practices



    Experience Requirement

    * One to three years' previous experience as a mechanical engineer in petrochemical or refining industry
    * Manufacturing site experience preferred
    * Strong interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills
    * Knowledge of applicable codes and standards (ASME Sec VIII, B31.3, API 510, 570, 579)
    * Familiarity with fixed equipment design software (Caesar II, PV Elite, Compress, Sage+)
    * Basic knowledge of metallurgy and corrosion associated with refinery/petrochemical process
    * Strong written and verbal communication skills
    * Ability to adapt to tight deadlines, heavy workloads and frequent changes in priorities



    Education Requirement

    * Bachelor's degree or above in Mechanical Engineering from ABET recognized university
    * Six Sigma Green Belt or Six Sigma Black Belt training and/or certification a plus
    * Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional preferred
  • Valid City, State or Zip Code: Geismar
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Sunday, 23 January 2022
    Manpower Engineering is seeking a Sr. Process Engineer for a full time/direct hire position in the Geismar, LA area. This person must have a four year degree and experience with ammonia production.



    The Sr Process Engineer reports to the Engineering Manager.

    This position is located in Geismar, LA and is not available for remote work.

    What you will do:

    * Under the direction of the Engineering Manager, work daily to accomplish plant objectives in the priority areas of Safety, Environmental, Quality, Reliability, Production, Efficiency, Cost Reduction and Innovation
    * Act as process engineering SME by mentoring and reviewing work from junior process engineers as needed
    * Perform and/or initiate effective and timely engineering and technical studies to troubleshoot known plant problems, predict impending problems, and optimize plant operations in priority areas
    * Perform and/or contribute to thorough process reviews, Hazard and Operability Studies (Hazops), and "What If" analyses on current operations and on proposed changes to plant equipment, processes, and systems via the plant Process Safety Management of Change (MOC) process
    * Perform and/or contribute to Root Cause Failure Analyses (RCFA) and incident investigations. Complete assigned action items on schedule.
    * Promote and contribute to the successful implementation of projects by providing accurate, timely, and thorough design input / design review. Facilitate close coordination and communications with area personnel.
    * Promote and contribute to site Manufacturing Excellence and Operations Driven Reliability (ODR) processes
    * Identify and facilitate implementation of production, reliability, efficiency, and cost improvement opportunities
    * Research and evaluate industry technology advancements and other plant experiences and innovative ideas. Develop and maintain networks with other Company and Nitrogen industry plants.
    * Perform special studies / projects as directed by the Engineering Manager
    * Ensure proper loading of vessels during catalyst, desiccant, packing, and gauze changes
    * Act as the project engineer for capital projects, which includes the responsibility for coordinating the design team to achieve overall design accuracy for all engineering disciplines associated with the project
    * Perform other duties as assigned

    What you will bring:

    * BS Engineering Degree in Chemical Discipline
    * Minimum of 5+ years engineering experience in the chemical process industry
    * Experience in Ammonia and Nitrogen based fertilizers is highly desirable
    * Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Engineering software
    * Must possess valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record that meets company standards
    * Ability to obtain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) card
  • Valid City, State or Zip Code: Shakopee
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Sunday, 23 January 2022
    Manpower Engineering is seeking candidates for a permanent opportunity for a Software Development Engineer our client specializing in industrial Control & Automation Technology located in Shakopee, Minnesota.

    What you will be doing:

    * Development, Test, and Verification of firmware functionality
    * Documentation and modeling of new firmware functions
    * Modifying and refactoring of existing software

    What you will need:

    * 4 year Professional degree in the field of Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering or related
    * 5+ years working as a Software Design Engineer
    * Advanced embedded C programming knowledge and experience with debugging
    * Python programming experience
    * Advanced experience with embedded system design and RTOS
    * Advanced experience with Git
    * Background in TDD, Agile, CI/CD, DevOps
  • Valid City, State or Zip Code: Solon
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Sunday, 23 January 2022
    * Collaborate with hardware and software design teams to integrate hardware, OS, and application software to create new products.

    * Communicate concepts, consequences and tradeoffs to engineering and cross-functional stakeholders (speaking/writing/diagramming).
    *
    * Work constructively and effectively with teams of varying skills and personalities (collaborative, constructive, and flexible).

    * Identify and employ appropriate methods, technologies, languages, tools, and platforms to carry out work effectively and efficiently.

    * Maintain technical skills & knowledge to stay abreast of industry best practices and emerging technologies and methods



    * Actively participate with agile teams in the adoption of appropriate tools and platforms to enable robust, high quality, and agile creation of software components for our products.

    Required Skills:

    * BS/MS or equivalent demonstrated professional expertise in electrical or computer/software engineering with 10+ years in embedded software design & construction.

    * Demonstrated expertise in software development principals, processes, methods, languages, and tools.

    * Specific expertise in the use of C and C++ in embedded environments.

    * Familiarity with desktop and web application languages such as C#/.net, Python, & Javascript.
  • Valid City, State or Zip Code: Madison
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Sunday, 23 January 2022
    Sr Process Eng is a hands-on technical role that is critical in leading all engineering efforts in collaboration with the operating teams across multiple shifts to contribute the highest levels of safety, quality, and operational efficiency in the production of alcohol. The Ethanol Senior Process Engineer is cross-trained in multiple tasks to increase contributions to the organization, enhance production flexibility and readiness, while also providing job enrichment and growth opportunities to incumbents.Committed and unfailing engineering support for alcohol production through plant technical expertise of the ethanol facility; Sr.Process Engineer will be resp for engineering process capabilities, process design, process changes, proc trouble shooting, and project management, and is integral to executing engineering projects to produce a high quality product on time to our customers' specifications and expectations. Attends and conducts team member meetings as necessary to discuss plant needs and troubleshoots production issues as related to engineering (both unit operations and control systems). Ensures that implementation of corrective actions identified occur. Leads meetings or supports all Root Cause Analysis and Audit activities and insures timely corrective actions and closures of any findings related to engineering. Embraces and uses technology to drive more efficient operation of the plant. Ensures that production team is fully trained and utilizing available technology as it relates to engineering. Acts as technical lead of the Facility on new product innovations including understanding all applicable process technology, equipment and control technology; supports plant operations by providing technical assistance in problem solving. Review key plant metrics and confer with technical or administrative staff including Production or Plant Manager to resolve production or processing problems related to engineering. Has ownership of the Ethanol Plant OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) System to capture, analyze and report on operational efficiency losses in uptime, rate, quality and yield. Discuss changes in design, method of manufacture and assembly, and drafting techniques and procedures with staff and coordinate corrections. Provides six sigma methodology and technical support to projects; identifies production bottlenecks, tries to resolve it by Lean Methodologies or identifying potential process improvements. Assist with the training resp.required to ensure that an effective operating team is in place at the time process changes. Assist in the development of a comprehensive quality control program that guarantees feed forward quality while minimizing waste with a predictive-based operating management system. The control strategy will be based on new developments in on-line testing. Ensure that the environmental design and operations are within compliance of the standards of the Corporation and government.

    BS in an engineering discipline, chemical or mechanical engineering preferred; Hands on exp in an industrial manufacturing environment required. Exp in a similar alcohol manufacturing environment is highly desired. 5 years of progressive engineering exp working with manufacturing teams successfully leading engineering projects including demonstration of excellent interpersonal skills including communication, informal leadership, training production and maintenance personnel, and project management; willingness to seek continuing education toward develop of leadership abilities. Exp in R&D, capital project management, lean manufacturing, hands on troubleshooting, preventative maintenance programs, pneumatic conveyance, air handling systems, pumping systems, filtration.
  • Valid City, State or Zip Code: Geismar
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Sunday, 23 January 2022
    Manpower Engineering is seeking a Sr. Production Engineer for a full time/direct hire position based in the Geismar, LA area. This person must have a four year degree and experience with ammonia production.



    Position will report to the Superintendent, Process Engineering.

    What you will do:

    * Works daily with team members under the direction of the Engineering Manager to accomplish plant objectives in the following priority areas of Safety, Environmental, Quality, Reliability, Production, Efficiency, Cost Reduction and Innovation
    * Acts as process engineering SME mentoring and reviewing work from junior process engineers as needed
    * Performs and/or initiates effective and timely engineering and technical studies to troubleshoot known plant problems, predict impending problems and to optimize plant operations in the above priority areas
    * Performs and/or contributes to thorough process reviews, Hazard and Operability Studies (Hazops) and "What If" analyses on current operations and on proposed changes to plant equipment, processes and systems via the plant Process Safety Management of Change (MOC) process
    * Performs and/or contributes to Root Cause Failure Analyses (RCFA) and incident investigations and completes assigned action items on schedule
    * Promotes and contributes to successful implementation of projects by providing accurate, timely and thorough design input / design review and by facilitating close coordination and communications with area personnel
    * Promotes and contributes to site Manufacturing Excellence and Operations Driven Reliability (ODR) processes
    * Identifies and facilitates implementation of production, reliability, efficiency and cost improvement opportunities
    * Routinely tracks and reports compressor / turbine/ pump/ exchanger efficiencies, pressure drop surveys, catalyst evaluations, lost tons, and reliabilities issues.
    * Interacts daily with operators and shift supervisors to learn and share knowledge of the plant operations and to meld "reality' with "theoretical".
    * Ensures that Process Flow Diagrams (PFD's), Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P & ID's), Steam Balances and Standard Operating Procedures are complete and up-to-date.

    What you will bring:

    * BS Degree in Chemical engineering discipline
    * Minimum of 7+ years engineering experience in the chemical process industry
    * Strong and proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Engineering software (HYSIS)
    * Demonstrated experience with process control and implementing advanced process control strategies is a plus
    * Nitrogen based fertilizer industry experience is a plus
    * Ability to obtain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) card
  • Valid City, State or Zip Code: Eden Prairie
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Friday, 21 January 2022
    Manpower Engineering is seeking candidates for a permanent opportunity for a Firmware Project Lead our client specializing audio innovations located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

    * Primarily responsible for performing core firmware work on accessories projects with the ability to take on leadership role.
    * Able to bring up new architectures in coordination with Electrical Engineering.
    * Hardware/circuit knowledge is essential.
    * Requires surface level knowledge of DSP/Audio pathway and also wireless Bluetooth Low Energy.
    * May work on a single or multiple products, may work as a single team member or lead a team with 3 to 5 engineers.
    * Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related fields with 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Valid City, State or Zip Code: Shakopee
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Friday, 21 January 2022
    Manpower Engineering is seeking candidates for a temporary opportunity for a Firmware Engineer our who is a a global industrial technology company located in Shakopee, Minnesota.

    What you will be doing:

    * Conducts analyses for designs, programs, debugs and modified software
    * Troubleshooting of codes for firmware applications
    * Handles analog and digital hardware and software operating systems
    * Programming of machine language, assembly language and high level languages

    What you will need:

    * BS in Software or Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering
    * 3+ years of industrial experience preferably in Embedded C, microcontrollers and electronics controller development and/or architecting complex systems in industrial systems specifically mobile applications.
    * Hands-on technical experience debugging complex systems involving networked microprocessors and software-controlled electrical or electromechanical systems
    * Working knowledge of micro-controller hardware architecture, 32 bit embedded microprocessor control units
    * Deeply understand the underlying technology solutions and challenges in the electric vehicle auxiliary system space to recommend the architectural directions
    * Experience in the design, integration, and testing of embedded real-time systems
    * Understanding of hardware and software development processes, knowledge of compilers/assemblers and linkers (8/16 or 32 bit) and embedded C programming,
    * Working knowledge of CAN communication analyzer tools and/or other serial protocols.
    * Windows development with MS Visual Studio, .NET, and C#
  • Valid City, State or Zip Code: Minneapolis
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Thursday, 20 January 2022
    Our client is seeking a Systems Engineer to support engineering product development and sustainment activities for mobile cleaning equipment in the Industrial Category. This position primarily supports cross-functional teams that sustain electro-mechanical machines in the areas of product sustainment, gross margin or cost of goods sold (COGS) improvement, and design quality. Additionally, this role contributes to cross-functional teams that design and develop innovative electro-mechanical machines and features that meet requirements for performance, quality, product cost, and project timelines. This is a direct hire role in Minneapolis, MN.

    Position Duties:

    * Applies principles of engineering and science to contribute to the development and sustainment of product designs at the machine and subsystem level that deliver lasting customer value and competitive advantage.
    * Creates new concepts for machine sub-systems and component designs as necessary to support product lifecycle development activities
    * Maintains machine level performance specifications to meet customer needs and contributes to evolution of these specifications over time.
    * Prepares concepts, layouts, models, sketches and/or schematic diagrams to aid in the understanding and solution of engineering problems.
    * Determines nature and type of engineering models, detail drawings, and analysis required for machine and subsystem development, and supervises their completion through the development cycle.
    * Executes research/development activities to establish and achieve technical evolution of assigned systems.
    * Identifies and investigates technology developments relevant to assigned subsystems.
    * Leverages laboratory and field test data to understand and manage design trade-offs.
    * Collaborates closely with cross-functional partners and supports the Engineering development team to achieve product lifecycle goals in the areas of performance, cost, quality and schedule.
    * Supports creation and sustainment of electro-mechanical designs, specifications, and drawing releases.
    * Prepares product designs in compliance with engineering principles, company standards, government regulations, and customer requirements.
    * Establishes machine and subsystem development plans and schedules from concept to production implementation within overall business requirements. Tracks and reports progress to the cross-functional program leader and engineering management.
    * Works with internal and external suppliers to develop subsystem designs that achieve performance and cost targets.
    * Leads and participates in formal/informal design reviews.
    * Plans and executes prototype builds at the machine and subsystem level.
    * Plans and supports machine and subsystem verification and validation testing.
    * Supports production launch and production sustainment needs
    * Documents machine level and subsystem design knowledge to ensure future value to the organization.
    * Provides design governance throughout a product's lifecycle



    Position Qualifications:

    * BS in Electrical, Systems, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent from an ABET accredited four-year college or university.
    * MS in Engineering a plus.
    * Three to six years of design engineering and cross functional project team experience preferred.
    * Project Management Professional (PMP) a plus.
    * Six Sigma experience a plus.
  • Valid City, State or Zip Code: Carrollton
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Thursday, 20 January 2022
    Primary Responsibilities:


    1 Activities to achieve design-Ins (qualification of Bourns solutions):

    * Engage in direct customer contact at key customers and focus accounts.
    * Identify and focus on opportunities with high ROI.
    * Develop solutions meeting technical specifications and commercial requirements.
    * Coordinate with local RSMs (Regional Sales Managers) and their Rep firms.
    * Sort through customer technical issues to determine correct solution selection, quality issues, etc. and engage proper product line resources to get issues resolved.
    * Select appropriate application block diagrams from previous use or generate new ones as needed to foster total solution sales.
    * Work through Marcom to develop technical sales collateral for use with RSMs, representative firms and distribution channel partners.
    * Support sales activities to specify and procure custom samples or required testing and reports.
    * Provide training to RSM's, representative firms and distribution channel partners. This may include preparing and presenting technical information at conferences and trade shows.
    * Publish technical papers in trade magazines and other vehicles.
    * Actively seek to improve the technical understanding of our customer's applications.

    1 Activities to Facilitate New Product Development:

    * Identify gaps in the product portfolio by understanding customer needs at new and existing customers.
    * Communicate New Product ideas to Product Management and Engineering via new specifications, sketches, etc.
    * Participate in New Product Development as the technical liaison between the development team and the customer from identification to qualification and production.
    * Participate in Regulatory & Standards meetings as directed by management.
    * Attend trade shows as directed by management.
    * Collect and disseminate market intelligence relating to

    * Competition behavior, activities and product releases;
    * Marketplace trends and developments;
    * Regulatory changes that may impact our business;
    * New competitors or customers;
    * Defining the characteristics of the products which best meet the demands of the marketplace regarding price, performance, and packaging.

    Qualifications Needed:


    * The successful candidate will have a BSEE, with an MSEE preferred. A BS in any other engineering discipline, physics or science may be acceptable with appropriate electrical engineering experience.
    * Strong background in analog electronics is required. Experience in magnetics product lines and circuit protection solutions will be a significant advantage.
    * Experience in board-level design required. Consumer and/or automotive design experience is a major plus.
    * Detailed knowledge of assigned market's design platforms and applications is essential.
    * Interpersonal skills and effective communication with customers and management is key.
    * Time management and organizational skills.
    * Leadership and presentation (public speaking) skills.
    * Flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment and travel frequently.
    * Must have a strong work ethic and be culturally sensitive.
    * Demonstrated ability to find innovative solutions to overcome customer obstacles.
    * Familiar with Microsoft Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project

    Up to 50% domestic travel and occasional international travel.
  • Valid City, State or Zip Code: Des Plaines
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Thursday, 20 January 2022
    Responsibilities:



    * Working in a team environment to implement research projects focused on alternative transportation and fuels; specifically related to CNG, hydrogen, and electric vehicles and fueling stations as well as RNG production and utilization
    * Performing research on a wide-variety of topics including vehicles and components as well as fueling station design and components - including compressors, pressure vessels, high-pressure systems, gas filtration
    * Design and implementation of test systems in a laboratory and field environment; including mechanical, electrical, data acquisition, and high-pressure gas systems
    * Applying broad knowledge to complex design requirements
    * Completing complex and novel assignments that require development of new or improved techniques
    * Adhering to project scope, schedule, and budgets
    * Attending safety meetings, safety training and applying safety standards
    * Other duties as assigned

    Required Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    * Computer aided design (CAD) experience preferred (SolidWorks preferred)
    * Finite element analysis (FEA) experience preferred (SolidWorks or COMSOL preferred)
    * Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) experience beneficial (Ansys or COMSOL preferred)
    * Practical mechanical design, fabrication and assembly experience required
    * High-pressure system experience preferred
    * Experience in the alternative fuel industry (CNG, hydrogen, and electric vehicles and fueling stations) is beneficial
    * Experience with renewable natural gas (RNG) is beneficial
    * Knowledge of electrical/controls system design and construction is desired
    * Knowledge of data acquisition system design and construction is desired
    * Project management experience is beneficial
    * Strong writing and oral presentation skills
    * Knowledge of safety practices and standards

    Education and Experience Desired

    * Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering with a minimum of 5 years' experience or master's or Ph.D. degree with a minimum of 3 years' experience
  • Valid City, State or Zip Code: Jacksonville
    Job Type : Contract
    Date: Thursday, 20 January 2022
    We are looking for someone focused who can continually improve and ensure employee satisfaction with the work environment and physical plant layout!

    The position of Facilities Maintenance Technician is to provide quality service in an efficient and professional manner to ensure building safety and comfort.
    In addition to responding to daily requests for services, the Facilities maintenance tech, responds 24/7 to emergency service request situations

    Maintenance Technician Goals
    1. Respond to Service Requests in a prioritized and expeditious manner.
    2. Provide functional facilities that ensure the health and safety of all personnel.
    3. Identify potential problems early and within the context of the planned maintenance system so that corrective action may be planned, included in the budget cycle and completed in a timely manner.
    4. Follow an orderly program so that administrative costs are minimized and the workload for personnel is maintained at a relatively constant level.
    5. Conserve energy and resources by ensuring maximum operating efficiency of energy-consuming equipment and systems.
    6. Identify and implement possible improvements that will reduce costs, improve services and result in more efficient operation.
    7. Establish data collection systems to develop: uniform reporting formats, use of electronic data processing, supervisory and management control reports, and continual feedback of information between departments.

    Hours are 6PM - 6AM on a 2-2-3 rotation
    Pay is starting at $17.40!!!!
  • Valid City, State or Zip Code: Irvine
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Thursday, 20 January 2022
    Manpower Engineering is seeking candidates for the permanent opportunity of a Senior Analog Design Engineer for our Aerospace client located in Irvine, California.

    What you will be doing:

    * Circuit design and simulation, schematic capture, PCB layout, calibration and testing of test instrumentation
    * Product development from conceptualization, through design, and production release.
    * Managing BOMs, PCBA assembly packages, writing ECOs, and working with operations to transfer designs to manufacturing

    What you will need:

    * Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
    * 5+ years of experience in analog circuit design
    * Experience with design for manufacturability and testability Simulation, EMC/EMI problems
    * Hands-on lab bench work, troubleshooting and prototyping skills
  • Valid City, State or Zip Code: Baton Rouge
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Thursday, 20 January 2022
    * Works daily with team members under the direction of the Engineering Manager to accomplish plant objectives in the following priority areas of Safety, Environmental, Quality, Reliability, Production, Efficiency, Cost Reduction and Innovation
    * Acts as process engineering SME mentoring and reviewing work from junior process engineers as needed
    * Performs and/or initiates effective and timely engineering and technical studies to troubleshoot known plant problems, predict impending problems and to optimize plant operations in the above priority areas
    * Performs and/or contributes to thorough process reviews, Hazard and Operability Studies (Hazops) and "What If" analyses on current operations and on proposed changes to plant equipment, processes and systems via the plant Process Safety Management of Change (MOC) process
    * Performs and/or contributes to Root Cause Failure Analyses (RCFA) and incident investigations and completes assigned action items on schedule
    * Promotes and contributes to successful implementation of projects by providing accurate, timely and thorough design input / design review and by facilitating close coordination and communications with area personnel
    * Promotes and contributes to site Manufacturing Excellence and Operations Driven Reliability (ODR) processes
    * Identifies and facilitates implementation of production, reliability, efficiency and cost improvement opportunities
    * Routinely tracks and reports compressor / turbine/ pump/ exchanger efficiencies, pressure drop surveys, catalyst evaluations, lost tons, and reliabilities issues.
    * Interacts daily with operators and shift supervisors to learn and share knowledge of the plant operations and to meld "reality' with "theoretical".
    * Ensures that Process Flow Diagrams (PFD's), Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P & ID's), Steam Balances and Standard Operating Procedures are complete and up-to-date.
    * Performs monthly accounting closing activities as requested.
    * Researches and evaluates industry technology advancements, other plant experiences and innovative ideas. Develops and maintains networks with other Nutrien and Nitrogen industry plants
    * Performs special studies / projects as directed by the Engineering Manager
    * Ensures proper loading of vessels during catalyst, desiccant, packing and gauze changes
    * Acts as the project engineer for capital projects which includes the responsibility for coordinating the design team to achieve overall design accuracy for all engineering disciplines associated with the project

    Requirements:

    * Degree in Chemical Engineering
    * Experience in the chemical process industry
    * Strong and proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Engineering software (HYSIS)
    * Demonstrated experience with process control and implementing advanced process control strategies is a plus
  • Valid City, State or Zip Code: Bloomington
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Wednesday, 19 January 2022
    Do you like working with technology that pushes the limits of what a whole industry can do? There's a reason we are the largest supplier of storage solutions in the world. Our technology and products are second to none.

    We are looking for an experienced Wafer Plating / Chemical Analysis Technician. In this role you will be given the opportunity work with engineers in conducting experiments, perform functions associated with wafer plating & chemical analysis operations including working with engineers in set-up and calibration tasks, as well as performing rework and quality testing related to the wafer manufacturing process. Additionally, you will determine and may assist in developing methods and procedures to control or modify the manufacturing process.This Wafer Plating / Analysis Technician opportunity will be located at our R&D facility in Bloomington, MN and report to the Wafer Plating /CMP Process Engineering Manager.

    Responsibilities Include:
    Perform scheduled chemical analysis of plating baths
    Additions of chemicals to plating baths to maintain correct levels
    Monitoring of real time data (pH, flow, temperature, etc.) from process tools, utilizing SCADA software and taking corrective actions for outof-
    control situations
    Maintenance and calibration of inline chemical measurement and dosing systems
    Maintenance of laboratory chemical analysis equipment
    Making of standards used in calibration of analytical equipment
    Record work activities in lab systems / logs
    Work with group engineers and technicians to develop and standardize best practices across shifts

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Strong chemistry, analytical chemistry, and/or chemical process control experience
    Experience with analytical chemistry techniques such as:
    (U) HPLC-UV, (U)HPLC-CAD, (U)HPLC-ECD, IC-CD, IC-UV, ICP,-OES, ICP-MS, XRF, UV-Vis Spectroscopy, or Potentiometric titration
    Strong communications and teamwork skills
    Preferred Experience:
    Wafer manufacturing / systems experience
    Six Sigma and/or Lean Manufacturing experience
    Lab Information Management System (LIMS) software experience.

    Shift:
    Friday - Sunday and every other Thursday, 3:30PM - 3:30AM.

    If interested, please contact Jenna at 612-202-6163.
  • Valid City, State or Zip Code: Geismar
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Wednesday, 19 January 2022
    Responsible for the Mechanical / Piping engineering and execution of all multi-discipline Projects, using engineering expertise and appropriate internal and external resources to ensure work is completed safely, in a cost-effective manner, within budget and on schedule to the standards required.

    Manages Mechanical / Piping engineering and related Projects such that the safety, quality, cost and schedule targets are achieved. Implements Projects in accordance with Project Standards, procedures and are in compliance with USA legislation. Manages the Mechanical / Piping Project work list to meet customer requirements. Ensures that all Mechanical / Piping Project functions are integrated effectively across all relevant work groups. Approves scopes of work for Mechanical / Piping Projects covering detailed design, preparation of purchase specifications and preparation of construction packages. Provides support and advice to Maintenance department, particularly in the area of Mechanical Reliability, TAR and Projects. Obtains producer statements, design verification and statutory approval where required. Undertakes studies and develops costs and options for Capital Plan development. Provides expertise and specialist Mechanical / Piping engineering knowledge. Provides support to the Maintenance department on general engineering problems. Manages external Consulting Engineering Services. Manages the Design Approval process to ensure input is obtained from the appropriate disciplines and changes are made to the design as required. Reviews detailed design, purchase specifications and construction packages for compliance with statutory requirements, appropriate standards and procedures. Ensures appropriate hazard and risk reviews are conducted and all issues identified are actioned. Ensures appropriate reliability reviews are undertaken on Project designs. Coordinates the development of procedures and provision of resources for the commissioning of relevant Projects together with Operations. Manages the tender and award contracts in conjunction with Purchasing for detailed design, preparation of purchase specifications, preparation of construction packages and construction. Manages the construction and commissioning phases of projects by ensuring good supervision, planning, co-ordination, KPI's, safety planning and quality assurance. Ensures all employees and contractors undertaking Project work on USA site are effectively supervised such that safety, quality, costs and schedule targets are achieved. Provides feedback at the end of each contract on contractor performance to the appropriate sponsor.

    Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution required; Mechanical Engineering preferred. 10+ years experience in Mechanical Engineering and/or Project Management encompassing all aspects from conceptual development, design and through execution, construction and close out. 10+ years experience in the petrochemical industry. 5+ years leadership experience. High level of Mechanical / Piping engineering and design knowledge. EPrevious experience in: Plant Reliability, Codes and Standards, pressure equipment, rotating equipment and piping design. dards use, Procurement and Expediting, Contract Management, Cost Estimating / Management, Statutory Requirements, Drafting and Document Control, Civil Structural Design / Construction