The Weir Group PLC

  • Design Engineering Supervisor

    Job ID 2019-21436
    Posted Date 5 months ago(6/4/2019 8:21 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

    Reporting to Engineering Manager, main emphasis will be product development and design for the Nuclear Power Industry. Ideal candidate will have the following:

    • Solid proven experience of product development and design for the Nuclear Power Industry
    • Experience in designing electro hydraulic systems including, but not limited to: hydraulic cylinders, gas charged accumulator systems, pneumatic cylinders, electric valve operators.
    • Experience in taking products from initial concept through development to production ready.
    • Experience in communicating technically with international customers

    Proven ability to manage a small team of engineers responsible for design, validation, and support of future and legacy valve actuator products.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities


    Including but not limited to:

    • Manage a small team of engineers responsible for design, manufacture, validation, and support of current, future, and legacy valve actuator products.
    • Supplement existing resources by personally performing engineering functions when required.
    • Ensure engineered solutions meet customer specifications.
    • Coordinate and direct engineering tasks, making detailed plans to accomplish goals.
    • Perform administrative functions such as reviewing and writing reports, staff evaluations, training recommendations.
    • High level of competency in creation of 3D models and corresponding drawing package, BOM, and structured part numbers.
    • Create test prototypes
    • Collaborate with other engineers and departmental teams
    • Prepare documentation such as test procedures, manuals and technical specifications
    • Research and track prototype performance
    • Understanding of MRP systems, BOM structures
    • Electrical enclosure and wiring diagrams
    • FMEA Risk Analysis
    • Design Calculations (stress, fatigue, etc.)


    Essential Functions – Ongoing:

    • Promote Hiller’s core objectives for a fair and equitable work place, profitability, core company standards and ethics
    • Contribute to streamlining the engineering process while working within the confines of Hiller engineering practice and Quality Assurance Program
    • Be technically capable and familiar with hydraulic and pneumatic actuators and air systems
    • Perform sales support - develop and assist on assigned projects - some travel (5%);
    • Troubleshoot project as required
    • Communicate consistently with both Hiller and customer personnel
    • Assist when requested in the design and implementation of continuous improvement objectives
    • Assist when requested in helping other engineers grow within the Company;
    • When requested, represent Hiller at Nuclear Industry forums, and meetings - some travel (5%)
    • Analyze and interpret test data by reviewing and sorting data
    • Engineering calculations as required for design or specification
    • Read customer specifications and translate into design and/ or QA requirements on a project basis
    • Perform all work in accordance with assigned due dates
    • Be flexible to schedule revisions from all interfacing departments an addition to the customer
    • Participate as required in transmittals to internal and external customers;
    • Participate as assigned in production, design review, customer and other project related meetings

    Essential Function – Daily:

    • Work closely with a diverse group of engineers, designers, technicians, purchasing and project management personnel
    • Continually assist in the development of core standard engineering product lines
    • Design projects to operate within customer and Hiller systems
    • Work to ensure external customer and internal customer deliverables and support are achieved

    Essential Function – Weekly:

    Work with Inventory control and purchasing functions

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    Qualifications/Experience/Skills & Competencies:

      • 4 year - Mechanical, Electrical Engineering degree at minimum or Nuclear Engineering degree
      • 0-5+ years experience with proven ability in modeling and detail drawing in 3D CAD, preferably SolidEdge
      • High level of competency in MS Office applications
      • Experience writing technical specifications
      • Prior mentoring experience is a definite plus
      • Self starter - with minimum supervision
      • Ability to work well under a compressed schedule.


      Work Environment: This position works primarily in an office setting with moderate to light noise.


      Physical Activity – this position requires the following activities at minimum:

      Daily or Weekly basis:

      • Standing, walking, and/or sitting for communication, site visits and office environment;
      • Lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling a minimum of 20lbs. for use of samples
      • Speaking, hearing, seeing, depth perception, color vision for communication
      • Repetitive motion for computer and desk work
      • 1 – 2 Times per year or less frequently
      • Ability to travel commercially for customer and site visits.

    Core Competencies

    Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.


    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.


    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.


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


    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.

    Regional Specific Job Information (if applicable)



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