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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 - We offer profit sharing, competitive pay, and professional development opportunities!

We are a growing steel manufacturer producing billets, rebar, rod, industrial wire, and agricultural fence products, Red Brand, based in Bartonville, Illinois that offers its employees profit sharing, flexible hours, and professional development opportunities.

The Company: Liberty Steel & Wire is on track for a record year and all products are 100% made in the USA. We are known for providing industry expertise, competitive pricing and responsive customer service. But most of all, our reliable inventory of steel, and strategically located facilities, promise to deliver in the most cost efficient and timely manner.

As part of a global organization, GFG Alliance, Liberty Steel & Wire is committed to the purpose of creating a sustainable future for industry and society. Focusing on change, family, and sustainability, Liberty Steel has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030.

We believe in recognizing change is a constant in the world, we are dynamic in that we seek to drive change rather than let it drive us. We pride ourselves on having an open mindset and continually challenging the status quo.

The Position: We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer to work closely with other Engineering, Maintenance, and Operations personnel to carry out ongoing maintenance support and to develop and implement various projects.

  • We offer a 401k with company match, company paid life insurance and long term disability, generous vacation, sick, and personal time, nine paid holidays, three medical & prescription drug plans to choose from offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield, Dental and Vision plans, accident insurance, critical illness, and whole life, as well flexible spending accounts.
  • We also offer profit sharing, annual merit reviews, and upward career advancement opportunities supported by professional development.


  • 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.


  • 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.

The Location: Liberty Steel & Wire is based in Peoria, IL. This is a great place to live because it is affordable with cost of living in Peoria being 2% lower on average than other places in America and the areas has plenty of opportunities to visit wonderful attractions that are fun for the whole family, such as zoos, museums, and nature centers.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Great benefits, competitive pay, and a profit sharing plan!
  • On-the-job training, continuous professional development, and career paths to include upward movement.
  • Flexible working hours and generous vacation, sick, and personal time off schedules.
  • Experienced team willing to support, learn, and grow with you.

Liberty Steel & Wire is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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