Career Posting – Project Engineer

Join the Retech team in Ukiah, beautiful Mendocino County. Retech is searching for the ideal candidate to join our organization as a Project Engineer. Retech is the most fully integrated manufacturer of metallurgical processing equipment in the world.


Position Summary:
Acts as the technical lead for engineering projects.  Directs, coordinates, and oversees the project design team in the execution of the mechanical and electro-mechanical design of equipment for the metallurgical, specialty metals, hazardous waste treatment, and aerospace industries by providing in-depth technical guidance and supervision.

Provide sales support, customer support, and project support of systems utilizing electrical, hydraulic, vacuum, and pneumatic components for equipment such as plasma welders, plasma melters, induction vacuum casters, electron beam melters, and vacuum arc re-melters, as well as associated material handling equipment.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Act as an engineering project team leader by providing assignments, overseeing work, and providing detailed technical guidance for the design team.
  • Responsible for approving, in detail, all final designs, design changes, specifications, and drawing releases and ensuring their compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements, and related specifications.
  • Research, analyze, plan, organize, and coordinate all engineering design efforts for a given project, including the development of engineering project schedule, budget, and staffing needs to support overall program goals.
  • Conduct internal and external design reviews that address project requirements and incorporate input from customers, vendors, engineering colleagues, designers, and operations personnel.
  • Develop clear and concise engineering specifications for design and/or procurement of subsystems, components, and engineering services.
  • Provide technical support for the Sales Department including:  System sizing analysis, equipment conceptual and detailed layouts, customer visits, and cost analysis.
  • Review documents such as customer design specifications and requests for quotes to determine feasibility of design and applicability of Retech products to customer needs.
  • Generate high quality written reports, proposals, instructions, manuals, white papers, and other documentation that may be distributed to customers, internal users, or the public at large.
  • Provides reports on the status of project milestones and adjusts schedules accordingly.
  • Support fabrication and installation activities to ensure products and systems conform to engineering design and customer specifications.
  • Develop written methods and procedures for testing equipment and systems.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


Education and/or Experience:

  • BSME from a four-year college or university.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working as a Mechanical Engineer, Project Engineer, or similar, preferably designing high temperature furnaces, heavy material handling equipment, or other capital equipment.


Desired Skills:

  • Proven track record of generating innovative and practical ideas.
  • Experience in the design and sizing of vacuum systems.
  • Experience in the design of material handling equipment.
  • Experience with industrial schematics or P&IDs.
  • Working knowledge of Vacuum Metallurgy, Plasma Welders & Melters, Electron Beam Melters, and Vacuum Arc Re-Melters.
  • Highly organized approach to projects.
  • Ability to develop project plans, maintain project schedules, adhere to budget.
  • Working knowledge of recognized industry standards.
  • Ability to perform heat transfer analysis and energy balance on complex systems.
  • Strong stress analysis skills.
  • Working knowledge of FEA analysis.
  • A work style which is “people oriented” and can obtain the best out of team members.


Physical Demands:
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 stand; walk and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and depth perception.


Work Environment:
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 is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Additional Job Requirements:
Must be able and willing to travel to international and domestic sites for sales, installation, and customer service support for durations up to 4 weeks at a time.

Physical and drug testing required.  EOE


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