Principal Mechanical Engineer Job Description

Principal Mechanical Engineer Job Description

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Principal mechanical engineer provides expertise and working knowledge of relevant mechanical standards around product design requirements such as ASME BPVC Section VIII Div.I/II and ASME B31.3.

Principal Mechanical Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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This position serves as a team leader for mechanical design engineers
Provide information (e.g., man-hours expended and actual issue dates) to project management and project controls
Manage mechanical work activities (e.g., assign tasks, monitor progress, and ensure quality)
Performs a variety of engineering work in the initial planning and design phases of projects
Provide mechanical services HVAC expertise and leadership
Deliver design services and advice to a broad range of clients and industry sectors (Commercial, Retail, Health, Defence)
Support the design, development, testing and documentation of directed energy weapons (DEW)
Use 3D CAD software to design mechanical enclosures and related components for the development and integration of DEW systems
Mentor and lead junior engineers and technicians
Candidate to have experience developing, reviewing and checking of water treatment systems for fossil power plants

Principal Mechanical Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Principal Mechanical Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: EIT, TOC, PM, EV, DFSS, DFLS, CSWP, ASME, CEM, PMP

Education for Principal Mechanical Engineer

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Employers hiring for the principal mechanical engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering, Science, Design, Technology, Aerospace Engineering, Technical, Math, Mathematics, Manufacturing

Skills for Principal Mechanical Engineer

Desired skills for principal mechanical engineer include:

Current techniques and technologies as applied to own discipline and wider building services
Mechanisms
B31.3
Div
Manufacturing processes
Section VIII
Sheet metal
Applicable software's
Arabic language
Codes/standards

Desired experience for principal mechanical engineer includes:

Must have extensive experience with 3D CAD systems (Pro/Engineer experience prefered) and structural and thermal analysis techniques for small to large electronics packaging systems (Flotherm and Ansys experience a plus)
Must have excellent working knowledge of mechanical engineering and design principles with specific expertise in the areas of design for medium to high volume production
Must have ability to work independently with regular reporting of progress and status
Works closely with CMF team members to ensure CMF deliverables are delivered correctly and on time
Works closely with ID team members to ensure ID deliverables are delivered correctly and on time
Strong Portfolio demonstrating design excellence and superior problem solving

Principal Mechanical Engineer Examples

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Principal Mechanical Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a principal mechanical engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for principal mechanical engineer
  • Define and lead mechanical and thermal validation, qualification, and compliance test of the design
  • Ensure smooth product introduction
  • Assists management in developing technology requirements
  • Manage ODM development status and provide professional guidance through the whole lifecycle of product development
  • Work will include new product development, sustaining engineering efforts, and support of technology development
  • Close working relationship with cross functional teams to meet project objectives
  • Job will require regular conference calls timed to accommodate international schedules
  • Work very closely with ID team to come up with the best design tradeoff among cost, cosmetics and manufacturability when facing design requirement conflict
  • Act as lead building services Project Manager for the project team
  • Be responsible for delivery of the Mechanical scope, in adherence to project quality systems, program and budgets
Qualifications for principal mechanical engineer
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 7 or more years of experience, 2 years in the optical device industry
  • Designed the tooling the part
  • Degree educated in mechanical engineering, building services, or similar / related discipline
  • Be an effective communicator and team worker
  • Be proactive about self development, ideally being close to achieving Chartered Engineer status
  • CPEng / RPEQ
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Principal Mechanical Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a principal mechanical engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for principal mechanical engineer
  • Provide structural engineering and analysis support to the IPT (Integrated Product Team) to ensure that the design meets all applicable requirements coordinating schedule, budget and deliverables with the IPT lead
  • Generate Finite Element Models and perform FEA for normal modes, linear static stress, elastic stability, and distortion, nonlinear assessments to predict and improve structural response as needed
  • Applying precision maintenance concepts and principles to all work performed
  • Investigating problems with the process and equipment and recommending corrective action to be taken
  • Specifying equipment and work with vendors
  • Designing, procuring and installing assets to build new production lines within facilities
  • Working with the Senior Engineer to learn technology of ceiling making and developing career potential for growth opportunities
  • Architect solutions to complex mechanical problems and define and execute plans to rapidly assess and optimize designs
  • Use appropriate analytical methods to assess designs - tolerance analysis, interference checks, finite element analysis, and other common mechanical engineering methods
  • Support in the creation of device hardware specifications based on user requirements
Qualifications for principal mechanical engineer
  • Ten (10) years of experience in mechanical design, development and testing
  • Experience with current 3D CAD software
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, Excel, Word, Project, and, Powerpoint
  • Structural integrity analysis to assess Margin of Safety cumulative damage index
  • Ability to lead the development of engineering/architecture drawings/sketches of COTS hardware systems related documents, checking them for soundness, efficiency, and simplicity in design
  • Must be capable of working in a multi-disciplined team environment which may include systems, software, or test engineers
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Principal Mechanical Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of principal mechanical engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for principal mechanical engineer
  • Lead/Participate in design reviews with a global team
  • Must have strong attention to detail, enjoy "hands-on" troubleshooting, and have the ability to update Pro-E 3D models and 2D documentation
  • Good problem solving, interpersonal, and English / Chinese communication skills are necessary, knowledge of materials and production methods
  • Manage Mechanical BOM and ECO updates through the use of Agile (PLM)
  • Proactively seeks for cost reduction opportunities
  • Possess a keen awareness of competitive systems and is able to assess inherent strengths and weaknesses
  • Conceives novel next generation instrument architectures and analyzes sub-system and system performance of proof of principal breadboards
  • Mentors less senior engineers in design and analysis techniques
  • Assess structural integrity of metallic and composite structures using traditional closed form solutions, finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Perform preliminary design, detailed design, value engineering, including development of drawings, preparation of specifications, selection of process equipment, equipment vendor assessments, and site inspections and condition assessments for the engineering, procurement, and construction of wastewater treatment and pumping facilities
Qualifications for principal mechanical engineer
  • Provide technical support, guidance and leadership to other members of the team
  • A Chartered engineer
  • Proven understanding of the design and supply chain process – and how we collaborate with our clients and partnering contractors
  • Experienced with recently updated CDM regulations, and with relevant HSE legislation
  • Experienced within the water engineering sector with experience in both wastewater and clean water, treatment and distribution
  • Project management / project engineering experience desirable
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Principal Mechanical Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of principal mechanical engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for principal mechanical engineer
  • Perform pre-test analysis
  • Author test plans that will effectively and efficiently verify requirements compliance
  • Support customer demonstrations onsite and at customer facilities
  • Anticipate customer needs and find innovative ways to provide for those needs
  • Create preliminary design layouts using computer-aided design tools
  • Check layouts and drawings for clarity, completeness, conformity to standards, and specifications
  • Investigate pertinent design factors such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials and equipment, interchangeability, safety, strength-weight efficiency, contractual specification requirements and cost
  • Compile and analyze test data to determine effect of design on products, systems, or equipment in relation to factors such as temperature, pressure, energy and material properties
  • Capable of working closely with multi-disciplinary engineers
  • An attention to detail in all of these areas
Qualifications for principal mechanical engineer
  • Understanding of fluid dynamics, pressure vessel design and materials
  • Experience with finite element analysis, thermal/emf/hydraulic flow profile modelling
  • Experience of industrial instrumentation
  • Willingness to work in an office in Queretaro, Qro MX Willingness to submit to a background screen and a drug test
  • Shall have at least 15 Years of experience in upstream oil and gas industry with indepth knowledge in selection, optimization, develop specifications, evaluation of vendor offers, review vendor data and attend FAT of large gas turbine compressor packages and other rotating mechanical equipment
  • Bch in Mechanical Engineering
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Principal Mechanical Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of principal mechanical engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for principal mechanical engineer
  • Perform detailed planning of projects, oversight of execution of that plan and efficient project close-out
  • Manage project teams comprised of an integrated global workforce from MWH’s offices subconsultants
  • Support efforts and teams in identifying, pursuing and winning new projects with existing clients developing opportunities with new clients
  • Present a thorough understanding of business development activities, including proposal development, contract administration, and client presentations
  • Develop new products, including product concept, thermal analysis and simulation, design documentation, testing and characterization of the design in the lab with the help of your technical support staff
  • Work with customers on new applications and to resolve issues as needed
  • Partner with product management on the development of technical product and technology roadmaps
  • Lead New Technology research projects
  • Assure all component designs meet requirements including time-to-market and product target cost
  • Create definitions of parts, modules, and assemblies in the form of 2D drawings, 3D models, tolerance stack-ups, and various electronic data formats to support analysis, manufacturing, assembly, tooling, and inspection
Qualifications for principal mechanical engineer
  • Minimum BSc or higher in Physics, Mechanical engineering, Electronic engineering or similar qualification
  • 5 years’ experience in the field of flow measurement, ideally in industrial product design and development
  • 8+ years of relevant experience and a BS in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience should include 5 years of participation in cross-functional technical project management activities in various stages of construction
  • Experience should include 5 years of working within GMP areas
  • 3 to 5 years in experience in leading and mentoring staff

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