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Sr. Mechanical Engineer - Hydraulic/Aux Systems

Elevate Human Capital
Houston, TX
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

The Senior Mechanical Engineer (SME) for Hydraulics/Aux Systems will be able to take a design from conception to completion with little or no supervision. The SME will be responsible for the design of large capital and maintenance projects utilizing additional Company engineering and outside engineering sources as needed. Partnering with regulatory bodies, fabricators, shipyards and the purchasing department is often required to complete a design. Safe, functional and cost-effective designs are the SMEs goal for all assignments. In particular, this position will be responsible for new design and optimization of various systems for the fleet, which include equipment such as hoists and winches, associated drive systems, hydraulic power units, and associated structures.


-Take any size project from conceptual design all of the way through final design and implementation including:
1. Identify work scope of projects and determine if the project should be handled internally or sub-contracted to an outside engineering firm
2. Develop conceptual and detail designs
3. Schedule a project based on current resources
4. Coordinate and work with outside engineering firms
5. Develop, review and approve drawings
6. See projects through the ABS, USCG, and U.S. Army Corp. of Engineering approval process
7. Write specifications
8. Develop and maintain project budgets and schedules
-Report to the Fleet Engineering Projects Manager or Chief Mechanical Engineer supplying regular status reports.
-Work with purchasing and equipment engineers in the procurement process to ensure technical and product quality.
-Maintain a high standard for equipment as set by Company, and regulatory bodies.
-Create designs with a commitment to the Incident and Injury Free (IIF) safety program.



Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
-Minimum 10-15 years of experience in evaluating and creating designs for construction or heavy machinery equipment related to hoisting/movement of heavy objects, and/or knowledge of hydraulic systems and structures (highly preferred).
-Prior experience in Marine/dredging is HIGHLY preferred.
-Registered Professional Engineer (PE) preferred.
-Proficient in the use of 2-D and 3-D Autodesk Product Design Suite and Nastran In-CAD for Inventor, Microsoft Excel and Word
-Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Project and PowerPoint.
-Knowledge of USCG rules (CFR), US Army Corps of Engineers Safety Regulations (EM-385), and American Bureau of Shipping rules and requirements a plus
-Up to 35% travel (when required).
-Must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without restrictions and employer sponsorship.
-COVID-19 vaccination is required (fully vaccinated)

Company Description
EHC is a national staffing firm.

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EHC is a national staffing firm.


Houston, TX



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