The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-18644

    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/18/2018 9:28 PM)
    Advanced Engineer
    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

    This position develops and produces designs with associated 3D models suitable for production. Creates 3D models and assemblies from sketches, drawings, and other sources.  Produces detailed reports of changes to Engineering documents for use in the production of parts and assemblies. Engineer design details to include some forms of analysis whether structural, kinematic, thermal, acoustic, fluid, etc.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to:

    • Design new products that meet customer and internal safety, performance, certification, cost and timing objectives
    • Improve existing products by:Define, create and maintain development methodologies, procedures and standards for drafting etiquette
      • Enhancing the product performance or reducing the overall cost
    • Define, create and maintain development methodologies, procedures and standards for drafting etiquette
    • Provide some leadership and detailed input to the cross-functional design review process to ensure optimum product designs are developed and executed
    • Competence in use of and compliance with the prescribed product data management process (Solidworks EPDM)
    • Function as a recognized company resource – other groups/functions within the local company regard individual as qualified Source Matter Expert (SME)
    • Ability to lead/assist junior Designers and Drafters
    • Ability to manage assigned projects, effectively leading cross-functional teams
    • Use appropriate engineering tools to:
      • Create, maintain and optimize 3-dimensional virtual component models and assemblies through Solidworks
      • Create, maintain and manage associated 2D drawings through Solidworks and/or AutoCAD
      • Conduct tolerance stack analyses, Optional: Basic finite element and computational fluid dynamic analysis; animated simulation and basic post production; providing results, conclusions and proposed improvements to other engineering staff
      • Support engineers with appropriate technical communication with customers
      • Present the status and plans of projects and concerns to internal teams and senior management as requested

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications


    Minimum Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or Technical discipline with a minimum of four (4) years’ experience in an engineering or technical role; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) –fluent in the use of appropriate CAE applications and processes (Solidworks Suite preferred, ANSYS (optional)), required. Prior experience and working knowledge of 3-dimensional modeling and 2-dimensional drawing required. 



    Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Specifically, capable of reading and interpreting CAE application guidelines and specifications as well as writing short engineering reports communicating activity and conclusions


    Mathematical Skills:

    Sound mathematical understanding, with fast mental arithmetic capability.  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Clear, rational and logical thought processes. Capable of drawing engineering conclusions from modeling and analysis activity.


    Computer Skills:

    Fluent use of Office tools – work processor, spreadsheet, presentation, email. Detailed understanding of modern CAE tools. Advanced hands-on skills in 3- and 2-dimensional Computer Aided Design (CAD) through Solidworks and AutoCAD.  Optional: Basic skills in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).


    Certifications, Licenses, Registrations, Special Skills:

    High-level static and dynamic finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, highly preferred. Advanced computer generated graphics, animation, web design, simulation, video post-production, game development, highly preferred.


    Physical Demands:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


    Work Environment:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work outside for short periods of time and is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment can be significant, as expected in a heavy industry manufacturing facility. Personal protective equipment is required in certain areas of the facility.  While performing duties this job may be exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures.

    Core Competencies

    Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.


    Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.


    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.


    Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.


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


    Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.


    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.


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