Mechanical Project Engineer III

Mechanical Project Engineer III

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Mechanical Project Engineer III – Hay level 30 

We are looking for a Mechanical Project Engineer III (entry level) that will support the North American Warehouse Solutions Team. 

Vanderlande’s Warehouse Solutions Engineering Department is responsible for the design, specification, and commissioning of Material Handling Systems and Warehouse Automation systems for our customers throughout North America. You will be responsible for ensuring the design meets the customer requirements, is coordinated with other trades to minimize conflicts during installation, can be installed with efficiency, and maintain excellent communication with the site team.

Success in this role involves the ability to balance the technical requirements of the role while also having

the soft skills to collaborate with the engineering team.  It also involves working closely with

stakeholders from other disciplines and other departments to balance priorities, improve processes and

satisfy a complex set of goals.  Success will require strong technical skills, creativity, strong interpersonal

skills, drive, and passion.  A successful candidate will demonstrate a keen intuition for when to attempt

to solve problems on their own and when to enlist the help of other experienced leaders. 

Key Responsibilities: 

Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: 

  • Translate customer drawings and specifications into a fully functional mechanical system
  • Optimize the functionality from as-sold to a working mechanical design within the budget in consultation with other disciplines (Electrical, Controls, Supply Chain, Installation, etc.) 
  • 3D modeling of systems and subsequent clash detection management
  • Associated 2D customer approval and installation layout drawings
  • Perform spatial analysis of clearance envelopes, egress pathways and forklift vehicular aisles
  • Perform system and component level calculations (Throughput, motor power, belt pull, reactive forces to building structure, etc)
  • Engineering of project specials needed for non-standard design applications
  • Engineering of non-standard mechanical interfaces 
  • Apply safety regulations and ergonomics 
  • Specify the mechanical equipment required, including both Vanderlande manufactured and third party purchased items 
  • Create a motor manifest with respect to electrical and controls engineering requirements 
  • Document all engineering decisions through design plans, complete and clear installation files, and engineering instructions directed to a site supervisor and installation subcontractor 
  • Travel to site as needed to conduct site surveys
  • Support the installation and commissioning both on site, and from the Marietta office 
  • Project document control using a rights based database system 


  • This is an entry level position
    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology with 0-2 years of relative work experience 
    • Or Associate’s ME/ET degree with 3-5 years relative work experience
  • Must be willing and able to travel domestically up to 50% with occasional international opportunities 
  • Ability to think conceptually (overall system) and translate this into a detailed system design
  • Ability to work in an entrepreneurial organization where cooperating with others and being a team member is natural
  • Strong communicator, able to effectively understand and set expectations for deliverables
  • Able to handle time sensitive situations and quickly set the right priorities, while maintaining a firm grasp of the details 
  • Willingness to learn 
  • Proactive
  • Ability to work autonomously or in a team
  • Ability to work well with and motivate team members
  • Ability to quickly assess a situation and take appropriate action
  • Strong team mentality and willingness to accept responsibility for project completion (Ownership Culture)
  • Must have the ability to properly prioritize work/activities
  • Possess a strong ability to solve problems and research solutions
  • Good interpersonal, verbal, and written skills

Desired Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Ability to use AutoCAD 2D & 3D
  • Ability to use AutoDesk Suite of tools (Revit, Navisworks, Vault, etc)

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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