The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-18334

    Posted Date 8 months ago(4/20/2018 10:13 PM)
    Principle Mechanical Engineer
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  • 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

    Reporting to the Director of Comminution Technology Group, the Principle Mechanical Engineer (represents Weir Minerals Division Technology Group as the technical subject matter expert for the research and development, design & augmentation of the mechanical & hydraulic systems, Sustainment and New Product Development for all Comminution Products.

    To achieve the agreed requirements, strategic and business objectives, in accordance with company policies and procedures.

    Compliance with all defined Roles, Responsibilities and Accountabilities (RRAs) as documented by the Comminution Technology Group for the assigned position(s)

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to:


    Compliance with all defined Roles, Responsibilities and Accountabilities (RRAs) as documented by the Comminution Technology Group for the assigned position(s)


    Complete other tasks assigned by supervisor and / or project lead engineer on time. 


    Responsible for planning their own work schedule to meet internal and external customer requirements


    Provide technical presentations, guidance and support to internal and external customers on analysis of complex application data, problem resolutions and recommendations.


    Build and maintain effective relationships with key internal and external decision makers (key customers and representatives, learning institutions, key sub-suppliers, professional organizations, community groups) to ensure their ongoing support for Weir Minerals Division business objectives.


    Participate on cross-functional teams to ensure the continuous, ongoing improvement of processes, methods, productivity and quality, while reducing costs.


    Liaise with other departments to ensure services comply with customer specifications and expectations. Provide direction to support teams as needed.


    Research new engineering practices and analyze, recommend, and implement.


    Travel to job sites of comminution products installation or operation and monitor first hand new product performance against target. Resolve technical issues; make improvements to satisfy customer expectations.


    Implement procedures and systems that will ensure protection for Weir Minerals’ intellectual property and deter replications


    Keep manager and co-workers aware of pertinent issues and information warranting their knowledge, action and/or resolution.

    Promote and maintain a flexible, cooperative, team oriented, and customer focused attitude within and between departments


    Comply with all departmental and Company policies, procedures, and programs.


    Nothing in this position description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications


    Bachelor Degree Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology

    At least 15 years working experience in mechanical machine design in the fields of; Mining, Oil and Gas, Construction or Comminution equipment, or heavy industry is required.

    Minimum of 10 year’s working experience in the design and development of Comminution (Crusher) Equipment preferred.

     High level of competency, to include but not be limited to, the use of the following engineering tools

      • SolidWorks
      • NX
      • AutoCAD
      • Siemens GPDM / Teamcenter
      • ANSYS
      • FeeMap
      • Mathcad
      • MATLAB
      • Microsoft Project
      • Independent project execution experience is required.



    • Microsoft Office
    • NX
    • SolidWorks
    • Siemens GPDM / Teamcenter
    • Visio


    Must have 5 -10 years direct supervisory responsibility of engineers, designers, detailers or other departmental personnel as assigned, in both product sustainment and / or new product development roles

    Supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures and applicable laws




    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


    Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory. Ability to work with concepts such as limits, rings, quadratic and differential equations, and proofs of theorems.


    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.


    Requires a valid driver’s license. Professional Engineering license is encouraged.



    Familiarity with good manufacturing and assembly processes for Comminution & Construction Equipment is required. Must have good commonsense based mechanical aptitude, with documented hands on experience throughout their working career

    Skilled organization; oral and written communication; self-motivation; human relations; general records keeping; problem-solving; multi-tasking; follow-through skills; and effective presentations.

    Must have good work ethic, be proactive, and have confidence in own abilities, to make effective decisions.

    Prioritize and distribute workload; and work under pressure and in stressful situations and maintain attention to detail.

    Accepts responsibility and accountability for their own actions. Willingness and ability to travel as necessary

    Must have a passion for the business and the “will” to succeed

    Must be able to influence across multiple functions in the organizations, and capable comprehensive supervision of others. Must have expert understanding of general engineering principles. Ability to create and supervise 2D and 3D component and assembly drawings and models through NX and or SolidWorks. Expert practitioner of limits, fits, tolerances, and computer aided engineering. Practitioner of project management principles



    Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard business machines, such as computer and job related software (Microsoft Office, SAP, scientific calculator, telephone, fax photocopier, etc. Detailed knowledge of NX, Mathcad, MATLAB, ANSYS, and FeeMap is required. Microsoft Project, experience is preferred.



    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 regularly required to sit, talk, hear, and/or use hands to finger, handle and touch objects. The employee is frequently required to stand or walk. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.

    The employee is occasionally required to lift up to ten pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision, and depth perception.



    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.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions, general office environment, and travel situations. Moderate to loud noise.

    When in the field, the individual will be subject to mineral processing facilities which can have sudden temperature changes, exposure to noise and fumes, exposure to dust and slurries that are being processed at the facility.

    Core Competencies


    Design - Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.


    Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.



    Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.


    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.



    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.



    Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.



    Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.


    Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.


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