Staffing - Mechanical Technician III in Concord, NC at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 5/16/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description



PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

  • Supervise and provide direction to contract engineering techs, internal maintenance, and outside contract trades during all aspects of equipment installation and conversion such as demolition, construction, installation, testing, and debug of production equipment. 
  • Perform troubleshooting, process start-up, design, and documentation of Mechanical and Electrical Systems for new or modified production equipment. 
  • Create and modify existing documentation to complete drawing packages, installation checklists, machine part lists, illustrations, and machine specs of production equipment. 
  • Provide direction to technicians to create and modify existing documentation to complete drawing packages, installation checklists, machine part lists, illustrations, and machine specs of production equipment. 
  • Provide mechanical equipment designs and layouts which meet Corning Machine Drafting Standards on CAD based formats. (AutoCAD® 2014, Inventor 2014) 

Ongoing Tasks 

  • Develop mechanical and electrical installation checklists and schedules. Oversee, as appropriate, the usage of these systems. 
  • Procure and expedite materials for new or modified equipment. 
  • Specify or recommend vendors, and maintain close liaison between vendor and plant. 
  • Re-design mechanical components to reduce installation cost, solve equipment interferences, and correct inadequate designs. 
  • Prepare work orders and direct maintenance personnel and outside contract trades in the fabrication, assembly, testing, and installation of equipment. 
  • Create, review, and update installation documentation and drawings as required. 
  • Direct initial equipment set-up and debug up to the point of turnover to operations. 
  • Interface with all departments, as necessary, to ensure efficient use and operation of equipment. 
  • Redline existing drawings and follow-up with drafting services or oversee draftsmen as required to resolve design issues. 
  • Provide third-level troubleshooting support, directing contract engineering techs, and trades as necessary to replace defective components and execute changes in design solve equipment/process issues. 

Project Tasks: 

  • Provide troubleshooting support in assigned areas. 
  • Take personal responsibility for all aspects of supervising equipment installation crews including direction and shift supervision as needed for Electricians and Mechanics during installation activities. 
  • Provide training to contract engineering techs, internal maintenance, and outside contract trades on new equipment installation procedures as required for successful execution of installation activities. 
  • Analyze and correct equipment installation practices to improve efficiencies, specifically directed toward enhancing installation schedules. 
  • Develop cost reduction plans for the improvement of installation projects. 
  • Provide sketches or marked-up drawings as dictated by project and evolutionary equipment needs. 
  • Complete documentation packages to meet customer requirements. 
  • Ensure updated documentation exists in assigned areas. 

Desired Skills/Experience: 

Hours will vary with no guarantee of OT, but 10-25hrs per week is not uncommon and expected at times

Education and experience required: 

  • AAS Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS Mechanical Engineering Technology or BS Mechanical Engineering (Equivalent work experience may be considered in rare circumstances.)
  •  Minimum 5 to 10 years experience 


Equipment or software experience preferred: 

  • AutoCAD® 2014, Inventor 2014, Windows7, MS Office suite including Power Point, Excel, Word, 
  • PC based systems, Pneumatic systems and schematics, Motion Control systems, Automated equipment systems experience 


Equipment Used: 

  •  Personal Computers 
  •  Fluke Meters 
  •  Precision bubble levels, Digital Inclinometer, Laser level positioning devices 
  •  Equipment used for machine Installation activities: man lifts, jacks, dollies, trucks, fork lifts, hand tools, etc.
  •  Electronic calibration equipment
  • Precision flow measurement device Programmable Controllers 
  • Personnel Directed By This Position: 
  • Supervise and provide direction to contract engineering techs, internal maintenance, and outside contract trades during scheduled shifts. 

Unique or special requirements:

  • Strong practical hands-on mechanical aptitude (All positions require time on the floor working on equipment) 
  • Electro-mechanical troubleshooting ability, proficient with pneumatic and electrical schematics 
  • Process variable understanding: flow, temperature, rate, pressure, level. 
  • Thorough understanding of mechanical drive trains, electrical and pneumatic actuators.  

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.