The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-18335

    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/20/2018 10:16 PM)
    Senior Mechanical Designer
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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 (CTG), the Senior Mechanical Designer (represents Weir Minerals Division Technology Group) is responsible for the designer activities for the research and development, design & augmentation of the mechanical & hydraulic systems and Sustainment 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


    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    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 product lead engineer on time.


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


    Provide support to complex technical presentations, guidance and support to internal and external customers on complex design configurations, problem resolutions and recommendations.


    Build and maintain effective relationships with key internal and external decision makers (key customers and representatives, key sub-suppliers 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 designs comply with customer specifications and expectations.


    Research new design 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


    Associates Degree Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology

    At least 8 to 10 years working experience in mechanical machine design in the fields of; Mining, Oil and Gas, Construction or Comminution equipment, or heavy industry is required.


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

      • SolidWorks
      • NX
      • ProE
      • AutoCAD
      • Siemens GPDM / TeamcenterHigh level of competency in the creation and augmentation of very complex 3D machine design solutions
      • Independent project execution experience is required.



    Microsoft Office




    Siemens GPDM / Teamcenter





    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization



    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations



    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



    Requires a valid driver’s license



    Familiarity with good manufacturing and assembly processes for Comminution & Construction Equipment or similar is required.


    Must have good commonsense based mechanical aptitude and understanding of general engineering principles; with documented hands on experience throughout their working career


    Create very complex 3D models of components, subsystems and systems for similarly complex machine designs, utilizing industry standards and modeling practices. Ensuring efficient use of Weir Minerals Engineering Systems data and configuration management criteria is used.


    Create and augment complex component, subsystem and system engineering drawings & assembly drawings to meet Comminution Technology Group, or similar, drafting standards.


    Skilled in the use of common change management tools, principles and processes to include but not be limited to ECR/ECN/ECO and preferably Siemen’s GPDM PCN processes.


    Skilled in the use of GD&T to produce cost effective engineered products and fabrications is required.


    Skilled in organization; oral and written communication; self-motivation; team collaboration, 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 with ability to make effective decisions.


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


    Accept 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.



    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, SolidWorks, ProE is required. Microsoft Visio, 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 rocks 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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