Teknor Apex

  • Mechanical Engineer

    Job Locations US-CA-City of Industry
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  • Overview

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    Celebrating over 90 years…


    Teknor Apex Company is a privately held, global material science company founded in 1924 and headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  We manufacture for our eight divisions in 9 locations in the U.S., and one each in Singapore, China, Belgium and Germany.


    In all our businesses we pride ourselves on our commitment to technical innovation, quality products and custom service.  Positions offered are both challenging and rewarding and have excellent growth opportunities.


    Responsible for providing technical and engineering expertise on new projects, equipment and system upgrades, problem-solving, troubleshooting, maintenance activities, and development and implementation of improvements.  Acts as a contributor of engineering expertise, problem solving, analysis, and rational thought to project teams and groups throughout the organization.  


    • Design and draft new equipment installations and modifications for existing equipment (extruders, feeding systems, dust collectors, pelletizers, blenders, etc.) at our various plant locations.
    • Capital Project Management - design, develop, implement and manage multi-million dollar capital projects.
    • Establish all aspects of a project from start to finish - prepare budget, monitor performance, report statuses, locate sources for equipment and supplies, manage contractors, work with vendors for equipment and supplies.
    • Collaborate with manufacturing plants to troubleshoot and problem solve
    • Design processes for potential projects.
    • Establish specifications for contract work and oversees implementation.
    • On a daily basis, provides technical expertise and problem-solving skills to attain desired results.
    • On a daily basis, contributes expertise, problem solving and analysis to project teams and group throughout the organization.
    • On a daily basis, develops project design, selects and procures materials, and manages the activities of plant and contractor personnel.
    • On a daily basis, recommends and implements upgrades to systems and equipment throughout the facility.
    • On a weekly basis, documents critical aspects of project details and events.
    • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    Qualifications & Competencies

    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering 
    • 1-5 yrs of Plant/Project Engineering experience in manufacturing
    • Experience in equipment design and installation in a plastic processing/compounding or batch processing environment preferred.    
    • Ability to provide disciplined engineering in design process.
    • Ability to solve problems through new procedures, systems, design modifications or recommending alternative equipment
    • Experience with establishing best design and equipment recommendations to meet the needs of stakeholders.
    • Track record of successful management of capital projects.
    • Travel: Up to 2 weeks per year


    Our best performers possess the following core competencies:
    Attention to Detail * Planning and Organizing * Teamwork * Impact and Influence * Critical Judgment * Analytical Thinking * Creativity & Innovation * Problem Solving * Concern for Safety


    Teknor Apex has a long-standing history of caring for its employees.  We are committed to the philosophy of providing employees with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

    • Medical w/prescription drug coverage
    • Dental and Vision
    • Life Insurance
    • 401k w/company match
    • Paid Holidays and Vacation
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Employee Wellness Program
    • Service Recognition 


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