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Mechanical Technician III

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    Hickory, North Carolina
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A Mechanical Technician III job in Hickory, North Carolina is available courtesy of Adecco. In order to be a qualified candidate for this opportunity you must be able to solve mechanical and process issues through data analysis. You must be able to work well amongst others and you must have experience with equipment installations. You must also have your Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Mechanical Technician III job responsibilities include:

Scope of Position:
• To lead and/or participate on manufacturing engineering projects and support teams for the purposes of capacity installations, equipment debug, and preparing line/associated parts for Operations Receivership.
• This position is in the Engineering Project and is focused on capacity additions and the associated line installations & debug from a mechanical perspective.
• As a supporting team member, provide mechanical discipline to proactively identify technical problems through root cause understanding coupled with robust industrialized solutions relative to line debug and installs.
• Supports or leads new equipment/process introductions, and opportunities for improvement.
• Engages with team and processes to gain fundamental process understanding of the key process components in cable manufacturing
• Supports the development and execution of project plans to deliver timely error-free mechanical support for multi-line equipment installations
• Experienced with working along-side vendors and suppliers to resolve technical issues to protect scope, timing, and cost metrics.
• Ability to work across various functional groups on a daily basis to accomplish goals

Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Maintain safe work practices, inform others of hazardous conditions or personal practices as expressed on project team
• Manage activities to meet milestone & timeline objectives for successful capacity adds.
• Solve mechanical and process issues through data analysis, experience and collaboration with subject matter experts
• Provide engineering expertise for fundamental understanding of mechanical systems and various line manufacturing issues related to extruders, conveyor systems, and feed systems.
• Develop mechanical solutions and process changes to control and eliminate start-up manufacturing issues
• Manage spare part identification and storeroom entry as recommended by suppliers or peer engineers; noting available spares within (2)-plant footprint.
• Develop and update engineering and operations documentation
• Support training for operations workforce regarding equipment or operations changes


Required Education:
• BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering preferred. Candidates with 2 year degrees can be submitted for consideration as well.

Required Years and Area of Experience:
• 5-10 years’ experience in new equipment installations in manufacturing environment. Start-up experiences a plus
• Experience with new equipment installations and project expansions
• Experience in fast-paced changing environment with multiple priorities

Required Skills:
• Ability to learn new technology and processes quickly
• Creative/innovative problem solving
• Strong technical fundamentals with mechanical engineering skills
• Strong data analysis and statistical skills
• Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and Access (queries, databases)
• Experience with experimental design
• Familiar with CAD software
• Ability to multitask and prioritize work on an independent basis in a fast-paced project install manufacturing environment
• Strong communication and presentation skills
• Ability to work effectively on all levels of an organization

Desired Skills:
• Project leadership/management experience (including milestone management and financial ownership)
• Experience in vendor/supplier management on-site/off-site
• Mechanical equipment and systems interactions
• Proficient with PC software including Microsoft Office Suite
• Detail oriented and able to perform with limited supervision.

Soft Skills:
• Ability to work & effectively collaborate within a team
• Ability to allocate/supervise resources to accomplish aggressive project milestones & timeline within specification and costs.
• Able to shift tasks quickly
• Able to prioritize and multitask
• Communicate effectively both verbal and written

If you are interested in this Mechanical Technician III job in Hickory, NC then please click APPLY NOW. For other opportunities available at Adecco Engineering and Technical go to If you have questions about the position please contact Kari Carapella at 607-937-4145 or
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