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Liberty Steel & Wire
  • 04-Mar-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Engineering
  • Peoria, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, & Vision - 401k - Profit Sharing - Vacation, Sick, and Personal Time Schedules - Company Paid Life Insurance & More!


Mechanical Engineer

It has never been a better time to join the Liberty Steel & Wire team! We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer to work closely with other Engineering, Maintenance, and/or Operations personnel to carry out ongoing maintenance support and to develop and implement various projects.

  • Do you have two or more years' of experience as an engineer in a manufacturing environment?
  • Are you passionate about safety and have experience developing preventive and/or predictive maintenance routines for moderately complex production equipment?
  • Are you comfortable utilizing AutoCad to make and change drawings?

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, your cultivated talent and experience may be just what our team is looking for!

We offer a team environment where you are provided the opportunity to create your own future. Established in 1889, we are proud to be one of the only steel and wire companies that is 100% American made.

As part of the team you will:

  • Work safety in all aspects of job and design safety into all work done.
  • Work closely with other Engineering, Maintenance, and/or Operations personnel to carry out ongoing day-to-day maintenance support and to develop and implement various projects.
  • Develop preventive and/or predictive maintenance routines for moderately complex production equipment.
  • Work with internal or external craftsmen to perform preventive and/or predictive maintenance functions on complex production equipment.
  • Evaluate results of preventive and predictive maintenance activities to assure activities are being correctly carried out and to identify chronic problems that need addressed.
  • Work with internal or external craftsmen to troubleshoot and repair equipment malfunctions in complex equipment and/or systems and identify chronic problems that need addressed.
  • Develop conceptual plans and design sketches for moderately complex production equipment and systems.
  • Work with internal or external Draftsmen to produce final drawings from concepts and sketches.
  • Select non-critical and/or moderately complex materials, production equipment and support systems with input from appropriate Maintenance and Operations personnel.
  • Be the project manager on moderately sized projects and key project team member on large projects.
  • Continually monitor process capabilities of complex production systems and identify opportunities for process improvement.
  • Develop cost estimates for moderately sized projects and portions of large projects as required.
  • Write funding requests for moderately sized projects and participate in writing of funding requests for larger projects.
  • Supervise internal or external Draftsman or Design Draftsman and/or Level I Engineers for preparation of new drawings or modification of existing drawings as required.
  • Supervise internal or external craft supervisors as required.

Required Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in Engineering or Engineering Technology or similar degree
  • Preferred 2 to 4 years of applicable experience in heavy industry, preferably heavy manufacturing.
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal, and analytical skills.
  • Assertive, self-starter with positive attitude.
  • Must be capable of handling numerous tasks in various stages of completion at the same time.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a diverse workforce in which all social groups are represented. Women and veterans are encouraged to apply. If you require accommodations while applying, please contact a member of our HR team for assistance.

With the help of our skillful teams throughout the country, we produce the best quality steel in the industry. Join us, and become part of the legacy.


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