The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-18111

    Posted Date 7 days ago(5/16/2018 9:23 PM)
    Engineering Tech I
    Job Location
    US-TX-Fort Worth
    Shift Schedule
    Manages Others
  • Company Profiles

    Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


    As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


    Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.


    Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


    We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.


    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    The purpose of this role is to perform the necessary advanced tests in the R&D facility.  The testing can be anything from new pumps to checking the wear in a flow component.  

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to:

    • Prepare plunger pump and other components for testing (Install and remove test components when required; conduct visual inspection)
    • Run test protocol through computer application
    • Monitor pump during test protocol via infrared and digital cameras
    • Evaluate and document pump performance between test phases
    • Recognize and troubleshoot issues during and post testing
    • Analyze blueprints, schematics, diagrams, and drawings to determine fabrication and operating specifications.
    • Perform operational and performance testing per SOP and product specifications.
    • Provide documentation of tests and assemblies.
    • Perform repairs per specified procedures.
    • Verify conformance to specifications.
    • Visually inspect equipment.
    • Install and remove test components when required.
    • Operate pneumatic tools.
    • Safely operate test equipment including, hydraulic presses, pulsating test benches, high and low pressure flow equipment
    • Assemble all components ensuring alignment and fit before bolting, screwing them together.
    • Operate forklift to move materials between work centers.
    • Ensure clean up and safety compliance within the work center.
    • Utilize all required PPE



    • Comply with safety regulations and reinforce safety culture
    • Complete daily assignments on time
    • Keep R&D facility clean and free of hazards
    • Exhibit leadership qualities



    • Safety TIR
    • Completing tasks in allotted time
    • Test bench uptime

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    Education and/or Experience High school diploma or general education degree (GED) with at least 18 months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Language Skills Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.



    Mathematical Skills Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.  Take measurements using precise measuring devices such as micrometers, ring and bore gauges. 



    Other Skills Forklift certified, certified welder preferred


    Reasoning Ability Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


    Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision.


    Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Machine shop environment.  Must be able to wear steel toed safety shoes and safety glasses, and hearing protection. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The use of personal protective equipment is required, including steel toed shoes and safety glasses.

    Core Competencies

    Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.


    Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


    Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.


    Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.


    Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.


    Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


    Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others

    Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.


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