Project Engineering Technician

First Quality was founded in 1989 and, in nearly three? decades, has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials, thermoformed plastics), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.

Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, FQE is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. We are seeking an experienced Project Engineering Technician for First Quality Retail Services, LLC. This position will be located in Lewistown, PA.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Develop concept/design drawings and layouts, creates finished assembly, detail drawings and bills of materials/parts lists for custom designed equipment.

  • Identify proper fits, tolerances and materials; applying applications of engineering to machine design conceptualization.

  • Leads small projects by planning, executing, controlling/communicating, and closing.

  • Leads elements of larger projects such as, but not limited to:

  • Bidding as delegated by project managers

  • Technical studies

  • Communicating and documenting

  • Planning/coordinating and overseeing OEM?s and contractors

  • Facilities, layout and equipment development

  • Equipment installation and commissioning

  • Regulatory compliance and safety initiatives

  • Has access to very sensitive organizational business plans, product design, and company drawing files and maintains strict document control measures.Is involved with proprietary process changes and discusses matters only with those involved.Acts as responsible company contact in dealings with outside equipment and service providers.

  • Works effectively with employees at all levels of the organization and outside suppliers to complete project deliverables. Asks clarifying questions to define expected deliverables and also evaluate alternatives.Keeps manager apprised of work status but requires limited manager assistance.

  • Interprets information and proposes ideas, seeks out opportunities and implements solutions to solve problems. Proactively follows up with customers to get feedback and resolve any problems.

  • Completes assigned tasks within allotted time and with expected results.Demonstrates urgency in meeting assigned projects.

  • Handles assignments and priority changes constructively.Supports ongoing departmental improvement through personal actions.

  • Shows sense of urgency with peers and line personnel to maintain focused actions.Where tasks are not well defined, push to get clear problem definition, sets timelines, and aggressively manages his/her efforts to meet commitments.

  • Focuses personal efforts on assigned projects to achieve agreed upon results in a timely manner.? Handles multiple projects in parallel and pushes others as needed to meet project deadlines.? Keeps manager informed of work status and involves him/herself as needed.

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills:

  • Has either a two year AS degree in an engineering field with at least 5 years of experience in a relevant manufacturing environment, or a four year BS degree in an engineering discipline.

  • Proficient user of MS AutoCAD, Mechanical Design and Inventor 3D design programs

  • Has extensive manufacturing experience and equipment/process knowledge. Has project experience in bidding, requisitioning, planning.

  • Has clear written and oral communications and interpersonal skills ? both formal and informal.

  • Has direct experience in planning, coordinating and overseeing on-site trade contractors and OEM?s.

  • Uses experience to learn new technologies and processes quickly and shows effective understanding.

  • Can handle multiple projects with aggressive schedules and rapid changes with limited supervision in a fast paced 24/7 manufacturing environment.

  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office Applications.

Excellent compensation and benefits, which are effective the first day of employment!

Equal Opportunity Employer



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