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Please email resume & CV to: michael@vortexengineering.com

 

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Project Name

Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer

I. JOB SUMMARY:

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced, reliable, and hardworking Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer who is seeking a growth and leadership opportunity to provide engineering and design support for our expanding high precision metal fabrication, industrial machines, and welding facility in San Diego. This role is for the design and project management of membrane converting machines.

You will report to the President and must be adept at managing project teams of various sizes to bring projects to completion within budget and on schedule and have a stellar record of customer service and satisfaction. We need someone to manage our growing business and be capable to grow with us.

The Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer will serve as the interface between customers and production staff, requiring a working knowledge and ability to read detailed schematics and equipment diagrams to estimate work requirements (both material and labor) to provide customers an accurate quote and use CAD software (Solidworks / AutoCAD) to design customized solutions.

We work in a casual but fast paced atmosphere. We have a reputation for exceptional quality and precision with a strong customer focus, and we are poised for growth in our key markets, serving customers both domestic and international in defense and commercial metal fabrication and membrane processing equipment.

The right candidate must possess:

1. A high level of accuracy with outstanding attention to detail

2. Analytical skills for problem solving

3. Exceptional learning agility and decision-making ability

4. Excellent communication, managerial and interpersonal skills

II. RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Check all layouts, detail drawings and BOM for accuracy and completeness. Manage progress of the project through all phases including start-up.

  • Plans, prepares, issues and controls production schedules and coordinates with material requirements to ensure a controlled flow of approved materials timed to meet production requirements

  • Helps develop and design machine functional requirements, including controls engineering, a device and parts list, and create detailed specifications for custom purchased parts.

  • Advises management of the status of work in progress, material availability, and potential production problems to ensure that personnel, equipment, materials and services are provided as needed.

  • Schedules equipment and personnel, confirms material supply and demands, prepares work orders or purchase requests for the production or purchase of components or parts based on a master production schedule, shop load and inventory requirements.

III. REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelors in Science Mechanical Engineering - education can be substituted by a strong mechanical background with over 15 years relevant experience in the membrane converting industry

  • Project Management Industry certification a plus but not required

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Requires 5-10 years in engineering discipline, with mechanical and systems engineering experience.

  • Direct relevant experience in using Solidworks or equivalent CAD software to create the necessary machine designs in a manner consistent with company standards; machine specifications are developed with input from the customer and the sales team.

  • Thorough understanding of automated control systems that include programmable logic control (PLC).

  • Experience with converting machines in the web membrane industry.

  • Strong working knowledge of welding types, equipment and processes, precision fabrication, and a working knowledge of metallurgy (Aluminum, steel, stainless steel types and uses), including welding certifications required for military (shipboard) work.

  • Thorough knowledge of and experience using common shop/power tools, such as shears, press brakes, grinders, band saws, drill presses, punches, inspection equipment, forklifts, air tools, etc.

  • Working knowledge of IT-based tools for planning, organizing, resourcing, and communicating - experience using an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) suite is a plus.

  • Good understanding of System Engineering principles and requirements management.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Qualified candidates must possess excellent customer management skills. You will be a key driver of new opportunities - sales background a plus.

  • Strong knowledge and skill using MS Excel, Word, Project, and Outlook is required.

  • Understanding of the requirements and guidelines of ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems is highly desired.

  • A combination of well-rounded developed skills in mechanical design and product management to understand the projects from a systems approach, end-to-end.

PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING:

  • Qualified candidates will possess strong analytic skills and ability to provide solutions to potentially complex mechanical problems and continuously improve system operation and design.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to hear and speak to employees and outside business associates on the phone and in person.

  • Ability to see the letters and numbers on a computer screen and on memos, reports and other documents (near vision).

  • Ability to lift up to 40lb.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

Strong interpersonal and management skill. Coordinates with production team of a 7-person shop, including 2 supervisory personnel. This number will grow as the company grows.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

Potential for international travel to support customer equipment start up.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required by all incumbents. Incumbents may perform other duties as assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Management retains the right to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

Project Name

Estimator / Planner

I. JOB SUMMARY:

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced, reliable, and hardworking Estimator / Planner who is seeking a growth and leadership opportunity to manage the workflow of our expanding high-precision metal fabrication, industrial machines, and welding facility in San Diego.

You will report to the President and must be adept at estimating the cost and scope of both small and complex projects and have a stellar record of customer service and satisfaction. We need a team player who is capable to grow with us.

The Estimator and Planner will serve as the interface between customers and the shop craftsmen, requiring a working knowledge and ability to read detailed schematics and equipment diagrams to estimate work requirements (both material and labor) to provide customers with an accurate quote.

We work in a casual but fast-paced atmosphere. We have a reputation for exceptional quality and precision with a strong customer focus, and we are poised for growth in our key markets, serving customers both domestically and internationally in defense and commercial metal fabrication and membrane processing equipment.

The right candidate must possess:

  • A high level of accuracy with outstanding attention to detail

  • Analytical skills for problem-solving

  • Exceptional learning agility and decision-making ability

  • Excellent communication, managerial and interpersonal skills

II. RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Meets with new and existing customers to find and confirm work to enable the company to continue to grow.

  2. Prepares Project Cost Estimates (PCEs) for the planning, estimating, and execution of metal fabricated components for use on commercial and shipboard system/equipment installations; modernization/retrofit projects; repairs, and maintenance.

  3. Plans, prepares, issues, and controls production schedules and coordinates with material requirements to ensure a controlled flow of approved materials timed to meet production requirements

III. REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor in Science Mechanical Engineering - education can be substituted by a strong mechanical background with over 10 years of relevant experience

  • Project Management Industry certification a plus but not required

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Requires 10+ years in an engineering discipline or equivalent.

  • Qualified candidates must have directly relevant experience in the independent preparation of PCEs, which includes but is not limited to the following: RFQ analysis (analyzing blueprints, specifications, proposals, scope of work and other documentation) of technical job proposals

  • This position requires a strong mechanical background to correctly estimate job scope and cost. Experience with US Navy/Maritime Industry experience to include experience in the development of Project Cost Estimates (PCEs) in support of US Navy Shipboard Maintenance a plus.

  • Understanding of the requirements and guidelines for performing industrial work in accordance with doctrine specified in standard drawings. Understanding of NAVSEA requirements a plus.

  • Strong working knowledge of welding types, equipment and processes, precision fabrication, and a working knowledge of metallurgy (Aluminum, steel, stainless steel types and uses), including welding certifications required for military (shipboard) work.

  • Thorough knowledge of and experience using manufacturing equipment and power tools, such as shears, press brakes, grinders, band saws, drill presses, punches, inspection equipment, forklifts, air tools, etc.

  • Working knowledge of IT-based tools for planning, organizing, resourcing, and communicating - experience using an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) suite is a plus.

  • Good understanding of System Engineering principles and requirements management.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Qualified candidates must possess excellent customer management skills. You will be a key driver of new opportunities - sales background a plus.

  • Strong knowledge and skill using MS Excel, Word, Project, and Outlook is required.

  • Working knowledge of and ability to read and interpret drawings from Computer Aided Design Software (e.g. AutoCAD and Solidworks).

  • Understanding of the requirements and guidelines of Quality Management Systems is highly desired.

  • A combination of well-rounded developed skills in mechanical design and product management to understand the projects from a systems approach, end-to-end.

PROBLEM-SOLVING AND DECISION-MAKING:

  • Qualified candidates will possess strong analytic skills and the ability to provide solutions to potentially complex mechanical problems.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to hear and speak to employees and outside business associates on the phone and in person.

  • Ability to see the letters and numbers on a computer screen and on memos, reports and other documents (near vision).

  • Ability to lift up to 40lb.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

Travel is not expected, but limited travel in the local area (within same day travel to visit local area customers) may be required.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required by all incumbents. Incumbents may perform other duties as assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Management retains the right to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

Project Name

**SUPERSTAR FABRICATOR / WELDER WANTED**

We want to talk to you if:

· You are detail-oriented, reliable, loyal, and technologically savvy.

· You have exceptional hand-eye coordination.

· You want a career, not just a job.

· Your organizational skills allow you to submit daily project updates and daily logs.

· You want to become a top-of-the-industry fabricator (We promote from within).

Please DON’T answer this ad if:

· You cannot commit to a minimum 2-year engagement.

· You have trouble showing up for work on time.

· You can’t work well with others.

· You’re in the habit of calling in sick on Monday morning.

Vortex Engineering is a long-standing premier metal fabricator that helps modernize U.S. Navy submarines and ships. We also manufacture solutions for the water filtration industry. We are looking for hardworking, detailed, and personable people for a Metal Fabricator position. We are an extremely stable company with steady work. We offer higher than industry average pay, medical benefits, 401(K), and vacation.

Qualifications

  • Previous welding and fabricating experience preferred.

  • Must be able to pass a U.S Government background check.

  • Ability to work independently and on a team to complete daily activities according to work schedules.

  • A valid Driver's License and clean driving record (Commercial Driver’s License a plus).

  • Ability to lift up to 70 lb

  • Work hard in demanding environments

  • Must have reliable transportation

  • Must be able to pass pre-employment screenings.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $18.00 - $26.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)

  • 401(k) matching

  • Dental Insurance

  • Employee assistance program

  • Employee discount

  • Health insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Referral program

  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 3 years

Shift:

  • 8-hour shift

Weekly day range:

  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • San Diego, CA: Reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

  • Welding: 3 years (Required)

  • Metal Fabrication: 3 years (Required)

Work Location: In person

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