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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Company: Allied Reliability Group
Location: Richmond
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:


-Allied Reliability is seeking a -Sr. Mechanical Engineer to provide engineering design and high-speed automation expertise to develop new automated equipment and/or improve existing manufacturing lines.



  • Developing machinery and new automation solutions from concept to pilot scale manufacturing for new products where no precedence exists
  • Work with engineering teams to design and develop equipment modifications to build new automation capabilities.
  • Collaborating with multi-functional partners internally and externally to design innovative manufacturing equipment and production lines, and implementation plans that ensure high-quality, cost-efficient solutions
  • Develop and implement engineering design solutions to improve productivity and efficiency of operations at manufacturing facilities or RD&E Pilot Plants.
  • Develop domain expertise on equipment within a facility, with particular emphasis on mechanical components and equipment.
  • Providing hands-on problem-solving support to maintenance staff to quickly diagnose equipment, controls, and processing issues
  • Ensuring all machine safety protocols are designed, installed and verified
  • Plan and direct small to medium sized projects for equipment installations and upgrades to existing making, packing and support equipment.
  • Providing accurate and complete mechanical documentation to meet engineering standards and customer requirements
  • Maintain documentation on process and equipment systems such as user manuals, maintenance manuals, parts lists, etc. and participate in training of new craftsmen and technicians on the systems
  • Performing IQ, OQ, PQ of unit operations for new manufacturing lines
  • Engaging proactively with groups to ensure new equipment meets product requirements as well as customer expectations
  • Ensuring all Financial, Legal and Regulatory Compliance requirements are met during equipment development activities
  • Designing, detailing, procuring, assembling, and testing prototype concepts to deliver solutions to manufacturing challenges
  • This position will involve extensive time in manufacturing environments that require the use of personal protection equipment.#LI-TS1#CB


    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
    • 5+ years of hands-on machine design and experience with conceptualizing and designing new/custom equipment automation and controls
    • Must possess a passion for engineering with a concentration on manufacturing equipment
    • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to deliver formal presentations to senior management.
    • Strong root cause analysis, analytical and troubleshooting abilities Independently applying technical principles and techniques to analyze and solve problems
    • High degree of creativity, abstract thinking ability, systems thinking and ability to analyze cause and effect relations
    • Project management skills and tools to run and track development projects, budgets, and timelines
    • Advanced knowledge of Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks and other similar parametric modeling software, including the ability to create 3D CAD models/assemblies, parts lists and Bill of Materials (BOM's), 2D manufacturing prints with Geometric Design and Tolerancing (GD&T) requirements.
    • High level of understanding of modern electromechanical and pneumatic equipment systems
    • Experience with form fill and seal type of equipment, component feeding and orienting systems, labeling systems, cartoning and case-packing equipment.
    • High level of understanding of sensors and visions systems, such as photoelectric sensors, vision inspection systems, electronic switching technologies, feedback control systems.
    • Experience operating production equipment, such as product making and product packaging equipment
    • Extensive understanding of mechanical component manufacturing processes such as milling operations, lathe operations, EDM technology, water jet cutting, laser cutting, sheet metal fabrication, welding technology, surface finishes and coatings, and heat treating of metals.
    • Extensive understanding of fasteners (both metric and imperial), metal selection for design, as well as performance plastics
    • Extensive knowledge of the type and use of hand tools, measuring tools, and mechanical assembly methods
    • Working knowledge of processes within an FDA regulated manufacturing environment
    • Sanitary equipment design knowledge
    • Experience in heat transfer systems in the areas of material sealing technology desired
    • The ability to travel domestically and internationally to support project#LI-TS1#CB

Keywords: Allied Reliability Group, Richmond , Senior Mechanical Engineer, Other , Richmond, Virginia

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