Mechanical Engineer Manager

Available Position(s):

Mechanical Engineer Manager

Employment Type:Full Time
Compensation:Salary Based on Experience, full benefits
Location: Portland, CT
Industry:Packaging Equipment/Machinery for Food & Beverages Industries
Travel:Up to 20% travel across North America (US, Canada and Mexico) and occasional international travel.

Our company develops high speed packaging machinery for the consumer product industries. We offer the unique opportunity for engineers to create solutions and see the results of their work in operation within a few months. We work in a fast paced, exciting environment.

Position Responsibilities:

  • A high level position in the Engineering Department. Will be responsible for Project Management of the entire design process and serve as a technical expert. Generally has significant client contact and will supervise engineers and subordinate staff.
  • Active developer with hands-on problem solving of new and existing designs.
  • Adherence to budget and schedule constraints.
  • Design, develop and support high speed packaging automation machinery for the food and beverage industry.
  • Creatively solve application problems to enable customer's products to run efficiently on Standard-Knapp automation solutions.
  • Use solid modeling to create new and modified design solutions. Estimate the costs of design solutions.
  • Work closely with Standard-Knapp manufacturing and purchasing to implement the solutions during the machine build and testing process.
  • Work with customers to insure that any problems are quickly corrected.
  • Provide technical support for North American customers of our sister company A&F Packaging Solutions located in Kirchlengern Germany.


Optimum Position Requirements:

  • BSME
  • 5 to 10 years mechanical design experience.
  • 2 to 5 years in a leadership role in an Engineering environment
  • Advanced troubleshooting capabilities
  • Strong computer skills (3D modeling, 2D CAD, and MRP experience a plus)
  • Knowledge of GD&T, Fixturing, Tolerance Stack-ups
  • Knowledge of machine shop practices a plus
  • Up to 20% travel may be required
  • Job Type: Full-time

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