The Weir Group PLC

  • Engineering Coop

    Job ID 2018-19649
    Posted Date 6 months ago(9/27/2018 2:49 PM)
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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

    Under the direction of the Chief Engineer or the Senior Engineer, this position is responsible for ensuring timely and satisfactory engineering support, Weir Minerals North America (WMNA) marketing and manufacturing requirements, operations, and Lean Enterprise initiatives in accordance with company policies and procedures.


    Entry level of professional Engineering. Applies engineering skill to solve less complex problems utilizing knowledge of company customers and markets. Schedules and coordinates major segments of projects to meet cost and time objectives.  Reviews design and documentation to ensure compliance with design criteria and standards.  Understanding of mechanical, hydraulic, and thermal engineering.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to:

    • The following represent various responsibilities these positions may be responsible for, depending on their assigned functional areas.
    • Assist manager in scheduling work required and set work priorities for Designers. Check and approve work carried out by Designers. No direct supervision.
    • Engineering specific duties may include: perform stress and strain calculations on pump and structural components, which may include: simplified bending analysis; localized bending control; torsional control; diagonal bending analysis; shipping frame analysis; force vector analysis (i.e. drive elements); seismic loading; foundation loading; bearing life calculations; and/or critical speed computations.
    • Review equipment configurations as they apply to proposal bids and generate design solutions/proposals to assist Projects and Sales Engineers.
    • Complete special projects as assigned.
    • Complete and maintain all required paperwork, records, documents, etc.
    • Some travel with exposure to adverse working conditions.
    • Keep Manager aware of pertinent issues and information warranting supervisor’s knowledge, action and/or resolution.
    • Maintain technical competency and remain current in technology and changes in the industry.
    • Promote and maintain a flexible, cooperative, team oriented, and customer focused attitude within and between departments.
    • Participate on cross-functional teams to ensure the continuous, ongoing improvement of processes, methods, productivity and quality, while reducing costs.
    • Comply with all departmental and Company policies, procedures, and programs.
    • 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.



    Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline and two to five years of experience.



    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information 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 apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with formulas, scientific equations, and graphs. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.



    Requires a valid driver’s license.  



    This position requires some knowledge or experience in the areas below:

    • Computer skills, including Excel and Word
    • Lean Enterprise
    • AWSD1.1 Weldment and Fabrication
    • Pumps with Emphasis on Slurry/Sludge/Heavy Media (Both Horizontal and Vertical)
    • Cyclones
    • Valves
    • Bearing Life Calculations
    • Systems Calculations
    • Stress Calculations
    • NX or Solidworks preferred

    Ability to handle detail work accurately and at a fast pace. Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously. Willingness to accept responsibility and accountability. Willingness and ability to travel as necessary. Strong analytical, problem solving, organization, communication, motivation, human relations, records keeping, and follow-through skills. Ability to promote and maintain positive relationships as well as project and maintain professionalism with customers (both internal and external) and vendors. Work effectively as a team member. Ability to work with minimal supervision.


    Must be able to influence across multiple functions in the organizations. Must have expert understanding of general engineering principles. Ability to create and supervise 2D and 3D component and assembly drawings and models. Practitioner of computer aided engineering. Must have basic understanding of project management principles.



    Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard business machines, such as computer (Microsoft Office & Lotus Notes, IBM System AS/400) and other related software, a keyboard, calculator, telephone, Fax, photocopier (blueprint and office). Use of field service equipment such as, tachometers, thermometers, dial indicators, tension testers, vibration monitors and occasional use of Shore hardness and Rockwell Hardness testers and hydrodynamic test loops.



    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 power generation and 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


    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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