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    Professional Mechanical Engineer

    Job Description

    Professional Mechanical Engineer

    The Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for supporting client relationships through delivery of mechanical engineering services to mining/industrial/oil and gas/infrastructure/agri-business clients. This position requires application of independent engineering judgment and self-directed efforts to successfully complete projects as assigned, and foster on-going relationships with existing and new clients and Krech Ojard & Associates, Inc. (“KOA”)’s internal/external project teams.


    Duties and Responsibilities

    Under the general direction of the Mechanical Engineering Manager or his/her designate, the duties and responsibilities of the Mechanical Engineer include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Oversee and execute office and field engineering projects which can include major design and construction projects from clients based in Canada, the United States, and the globe;
    • Provide direct oversight to Engineering Technicians;
    • Prepare detailed plans, calculations, and specifications related to a wide variety of engineering projects;
    • Prepare proposals, specifications, cost estimates, and contract documents for mechanical and multidiscipline engineering projects;
    • Perform or oversee engineering construction inspections for assigned projects;
    • Perform or oversee testing and inspections of mechanical components and materials;
    • Prepare detailed engineering reports regarding the progress and completion of engineering projects;
    • Perform or oversee field surveys as required throughout the project life cycle; and
    • Analyze data, prepare reports, and deliver presentations regarding proposed and ongoing projects to KOA staff and clients.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Desired Capabilities and Qualities

    • Knowledge and ability to implement complex mechanical engineering principles and practices applied to project design and construction;
    • Extensive knowledge and practical application of the basic principles and practices of engineering;
    • Detailed knowledge of principles, methods, equipment, and materials used in construction of mechanical and multidiscipline engineering projects;
    • Experience planning and directing engineering technicians and assigned staff.
    • Experience making difficult engineering computations, estimates, and designs.
    • Experience preparing and interpreting plans and specifications;
    • Ability to perform or supervise engineering inspections associated with project construction;
    • Experience taking precise field measurements, making and interpreting the resulting calculations.
    • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with other employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations, and clients.
    • Experience taking precise field measurements, making, and interpreting the resulting calculations;
    • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with other employees, managers, and individuals from other organizations and clients;
    • Experience with varied types of mechanical systems commonly found in the pulp/paper industry, mining, PRB coal storage/trans load facilities, bulk material handling systems/facilities or related industrial facilities;
    • Valid “G” Class Ontario Driver’s and vehicle;
    • Authorized to work in Canada;
    • Strong problem solving skills;
    • Accountable and dependable;
    • Able to work in a team environment as well as independently;
    • Proficient in using a computer, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook);
    • Exceptional attention to detail and quality of work;
    • Strong organizational, time management and prioritizing skills;
    • Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude and strong work ethic; and
    • Ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks.


    Qualifications and Education

    • Education: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent related degree; and
    • Experience: Minimum of five (5) years of experience in mechanical/industrial engineering design and construction or other related engineering work;
    • Job Requirements: Classification as a Professional Engineer (P.E. or P. Eng) or the ability to readily attain registration as required.

    Working Conditions

    • Work normal business hours but may be required to do some work in the evenings or outside normal working hours;
    • Able to work on a computer for long periods of time;
    • Required to spend long hours concentrating, which will require attention to detail and high levels of accuracy;
    • Required to meet a number of deadlines which may cause stress; and
    • Able to travel internationally if required.

    Please submit cover letter along with resume by using the online form on this page, or at the Careers page at www.krechojard.com, or by mail to:

    Krech Ojard & Associates, Inc.,
    Human Resource Manager
    227 W First Street, Suite 500
    Duluth, MN 55802.

    To ensure a safe, healthy and productive work environment for our employees, we enforce a drug and alcohol policy that adheres to DOT regulations.

    Krech Ojard & Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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