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Mechanical Engineer

Project Engineer

Westbury, NY

Reporting to the Process Engineering Manager and working closely with Production, Quality Assurance, Production Planning, Document control, Change Engineering, and Purchasing; the Mechanical Engineer in MOU is responsible for handling all aspects of operations, maintenance, and troubleshooting of existing equipment and provides project engineering or project management support as needed for design, selection, and procurement of new equipment (or upgrading existing equipment).


  • Maintenance support –
    • Developing PM plans & schedules
    • Review and maintain asset list and ensure all equipment is in good working condition and provide recommendations for replacement and / or upgrade strategy
    • Develop maintenance training plans (Equipment maintenance plans and personnel training)
    • Perform failure analysis for equipment failures and facilitate root cause investigations and corrective actions
  • Projects –
    • Ability to create Layout and Engineering Drawings in AutoCAD
    • Lead and/or assist with facilities and equipment related projects
    • Identify, select design , and provide recommendations for sourcing new equipment
    • Examine, prepare and verify technical drawings and specifications, to ensure that installation and operations of new / existing equipment conforms to standards
    • Prepare, communicates, and maintains  schedules, reports, and documents based on sounds project management principles
  • Process Engineering support –
    • Create, update, and maintain P&ID’s
    • Analyze engineering sketches, specifications and related data and drawings to determine design factors
    • Review and provide recommendations to modify design to correct operating deficiencies and/or reduce production issues.
    • Ability to read and interpret engineering, electrical drawings, and control systems
    • Create and maintain operating procedures for equipment

We expect

  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field.
  • At least 2 years of related experience preferred
  • Automation experience preferred
  • Experience in statistical process control strongly desired
  • Demonstrated experience in process evaluation and improvement, trouble-shooting and problem solving.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with a variety of personnel including administration, engineering, scientific, and manufacturing staff.
  • Understanding of industry recognized best practices for engineering processes.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment and maintain a positive outlook.
  • Proficiency in use of AutoCAD 3D is preferred (Minimum required proficiency in AutoCAD 2D)
  • Working knowledge of various softwares including: MS Office, Project, Visio, and SAP.

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 15 000 employees at 186 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.85 billion. Sustaining growth and improving profitability in 2018: order intake to increase up to CHF 3.4 billion, sales to around CHF 3.2 billion, and the EBITDA margin to improve to around 15 % (after investments).

Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, equipment, materials and services. With a dynamically growing network of locations worldwide Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as aviation, energy, oil & gas, automotive, industrial and other specialized markets. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team! We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, and 401(K).

Statement of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: Oerlikon Metco is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is the policy of Oerlikon Metco to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status. Oerlikon Metco is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of our company to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability to enable such individual to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is employed. Further, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.

The policy applies to all employment practices and actions. It includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, job application process, examination and testing, hiring, training, disciplinary actions, rate of pay or other compensation, advancement, classification, transfer, reassignment and promotions. If you require an accommodation during the application process or for issues concerning Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity please contact Human Resources.