The Weir Group PLC

  • Field Sales Engineer Summer Intern

    Job ID 2019-21891
    Posted Date 6 months ago(8/19/2019 8:11 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 Director of Sales and Technical Support or the Senior Field Sales or Integrated Solutions Engineer, this position is responsible for ensuring timely and satisfactory engineering field support, to Weir Minerals North America (WMNA) Sales/Marketing and Integrated Solutions activities, in accordance with company policies and procedures. 


    The FSE/IS Engineering  Intern is capable of entry level of professional Engineering and applies engineering skill to solve less complex problems utilizing knowledge of company customers and markets. A basic understanding of mechanical, hydraulic and metallurgical process engineering is required.   The position assists and supports customer process optimization activities and related value-added opportunities as directed and required.


    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.
    • Complete special projects as assigned
    • Process stream sampling 
    • Surphaser scanning – potential equipment locations
    • Plant process audits
    • Plant equipment and installed base validation audits
    • Customer flowsheet development
    • Participation with new and trial equipment installation and or start-up
    • Complete and maintain all required paperwork, records, documents, etc.
    • Some travel with exposure to adverse working conditions at customer site locations.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Mandatory MSHA 5000-23 Surface, coal metal & nonmetal training required for all mine site visits. 
    • Site Specific mine training if required by mine operation for doing work on site premises. 
    • 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.






    College student; sophomore or above, with 3.0 GPA or greater that is pursuing the Mining, Metallurgical, and or Mechanical Engineering discipline and undergraduate degree. Fundamental mechanical aptitude, experience and understanding is desirable



    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers. Ability to effectively present information to customers, peers and superiors.



    Ability to comprehend and apply principles of calculus, modern algebra, and statistical theory.



    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.  

    Requires MSHA New Miner part 46 certification

    Requires site specific safety training as required



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

    • Computer skills, including Excel and Word
    • Pumps with Emphasis on Slurry/Sludge/Heavy Media (Both Horizontal and Vertical)
    • Cyclones
    • ValvesAbility 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 understanding of general engineering principles. Basic practitioner of computer aided engineering. Must have basic understanding of project management principles. MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND WORK AIDS 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. WORK ENVIRONMENT  
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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, surphaser scanner, sampling equipment, tachometers, thermometers, dial indicators, tension testers, vibration monitors and occasional use of Shore hardness and Rockwell Hardness testers and hydrodynamic test loops.

    Core Competencies

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


    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.


    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.


    Design - Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.


    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.


    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.


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