Mechanical Project Engineer I

Funktionbereich Engineering
Standort Marietta (Atlanta), United States of America
Vertragstyp Full time

Vanderlande’s Engineering Department is responsible for the design, specification, and commissioning of Material Handling Systems for our customers.  In this position, you will be working with an engineering project team in the development of a system.  You will be responsible for ensuring the design meets the customer requirements, remains within budget, is coordinated with other trades to minimize conflicts during installation, can be installed with efficiency, and maintain excellent communication with the site team.  This position is specifically for a Mechanical Project Engineer for Airports (BHS – Baggage Handling Systems).

Responsibilities & Tasks:

• Translate customer drawings and specifications into a fully functional mechanical system
• Travel to site as needed to conduct site surveys
• Optimize the functionality from as-sold to a working mechanical design within the budget in consultation with other disciplines (Controls, Supply Chain, Installation, etc.)
• 3D modeling of systems and associated 2D layout drawings in conjunction with the Layout Engineers
• 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
• Calculate system component loads and translate reactive forces to the building structure

• Document all engineering decisions through design plans, complete and clear installation files, and engineering instructions directed to a site supervisor and installation subcontractor
• Support the installation and commissioning both on site, and from the Marietta office
• Project document control using a rights-based database system

• Perform spatial analysis of clearance envelopes, egress pathways and fork truck vehicular aisles

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering

• Minimum of 5 years of relative work experience preferred

• Proficient in AutoCAD 2D, with 3D proficiency is a plus
• Must be willing and able to travel domestically with occasional international opportunities

• Must be driven, curious, and have a willingness to do hands on work

Knowledge-Skills-Abilities:
• 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

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