The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-19526

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Senior Designer
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  • Company Profiles

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


    Helping our people to fulfil their 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 help achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our industries.


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


    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    Under the supervision of the Engineering Manager, this position is responsible for the layout of Weir Minerals North America (WMNA) products in customer locations, considering functionality, cost and ease of installation in accordance with company policies and procedures.


    Visit customer sites, take measurements and create layout drawings from sketches and other sources. Produce detailed reports of changes to Engineering documents for use in the installation of parts and assemblies. Assist with measurements and customer meetings as required during engineering projects. Use knowledge of computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment and software. Draft and create routine to moderately complex plant layout drawings, sketches, and installation instructions.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to:

    • Create detailed layout and assembly drawings for installation and customers, ensuring accuracy and quality on a daily basis.
    • Prepare layouts for engineering approval to current department standards.
    • Assist other Designers providing guidance and checking of design work
    • Complete Drawing Revisions (DR) as required.
    • Provide technical support to Engineering and Sales and Marketing in a timely manner.
    • Research existing designs and product structures as reference materials for new design requests.
    • Capable of creating technical presentations and assist in the preparation of manuals on an as needed basis.
    • Complete special projects as assigned.
    • Regular and reliable attendance is key to performance of this job.
    • Comply with all Engineering Department and Company policies, procedures, and programs.
    • Promote and maintain a flexible, cooperative, team oriented, and customer focused attitude within and between departments.
    • Keep Manager aware of pertinent issues and information warranting Manager’s knowledge, action and/or resolution.
    • Maintain technical competency and remain current in technology.
    • Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations. Maintain departmental housekeeping standards.
    • Responsible for Environmental Health and Safety management and policy commitments as prescribed for this role in Weir's Duty of Care.

    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


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



    Equivalent to two years of junior college or apprenticeship training and/or 5 years equivalent work experience.



    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. Requires ability to obtain MSHA mine safety certification



    Competency in CAD systems: Siemens NX (preferred), ProEngineer, AutoCad or similar. Ability to learn new software. Ability to manage projects and work to objectives. Comprehensive communication, motivation, human relations, and organization skills required. Ability to create layouts with limited direction based upon a good understanding of the product and sound mechanical aptitude. Ability to consider several approaches to solving a problem and reason through the best approach. Good solid modeling skills using Siemens NX software a plus.


    Must be able to influence colleagues and have capability to manage projects with multiple team members. Must have comprehensive understanding of general engineering principles. Ability to create 2D and 3D layout drawings



    Ability to work 70% on or visiting customer sites, 30% in office. Must be willing to travel on a local, domestic and international level.  



    Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard business machines, such as computer and job related software (Microsoft Office & Lotus Notes), telephone, fax, photocopier, etc.



    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 and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to talk, hear, reach, stand, or walk.


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


    The employee will be required to walk up stairs and stand for extended periods of time.



    The employee may be required to visit a field site to monitor equipment performance or take measurements for a field trial.


    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 in outside weather conditions, general office environment, and travel situations. Work is performed frequently near moving mechanical parts and in outdoor conditions, and occasionally in high, precarious places and in darkness or poor lighting.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold or heat, sudden temperature changes, and risk of electrical shock. Moderate to loud noise.

    Core Competencies

    Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

    Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions. 

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

    Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.

    Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

    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. 

    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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