Machine Design Engineer in Alliance, OH at PTC Alliance

Date Posted: 9/14/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

PTC-Alliance is looking for a highly-skilled industrial Machine Design Engineer with 3D & FEA skills, who can design tube making equipment and support machines as part of the Engineering Services Group.

PTC-Alliance (PTCA) is a growing, fast-paced, mechanically advanced organization that provides value added solutions to world-wide users of mechanical tubing. This is not “an old steel tubing” business. PTC-Alliance is a fact-based, solutions oriented company that is growing each day. PTCA is a manufacturer of welded steel & alloy tubing and chrome-plated bar. PTCA has eight plants in PA, OH, IN, IL and MO; and its products are used globally, in products made by its customers such as Caterpillar, John Deere, Jeep, and Honda.

Job Summary: 

The Machine Design Engineer utilizes established techniques, standards and tools like Auto-CAD to design machines and processes. Prepares various designs, models, drawings and schematics, work instructions, and troubleshooting. Provides routine engineering support to all plants as needed.  It must be emphasized that the chosen candidate will be able to perform actual machine design:  from developing a detailed BOM, to designing actual mechanical systems.  The Auto-CAD drawings developed will allow 3rd party fabricators to take these drawings, and deliver a ready-to-deploy mechanical system. Integrate Industry 4.0 capability into designs.

Projects will focus on the design or improvement of steel tube making equipment. Will focus on solving the root causes of issues to maximize value for PTCA. Address the process not just the machines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Abide by and reinforce all company and regulatory safety rules and procedures, and incorporate into designs. Technical design, troubleshooting machines, as well as project management.  All other duties as requested. Gain and then maintain knowledge and skills with the leading technologies.

Job Requirements

Absolute Minimum Education and/or Experience Requirements: 

B.S. of Mechanical Engineering and 4 years of experience working in a manufacturing steel / fabrication environment. Tubing/pipe industry experience will be beneficial. Experience with Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, and AI will be helpful.

Skills and Abilities: 

Excellent FEA, CAD skills including 3D software. Excel, MS Project, Word, and Power-Point, and rapid typing skills. Highly logical and analytical thinking.

Work Environment:  

Majority office, but most projects will require significant measurements in manufacturing plants. Plant temperatures vary with the weather and some heat producing equipment. PPE is required in all plants.

Physical Demands:

Carry up to 50 lbs, be able to get close enough to locked-out equipment to take measurements.


Why consider working for the PTC team?

We offer an outstanding compensation and benefits package for the Machine Design Engineer position, including company matching 401(k), a comprehensive health care coverage program structured around a Qualified High Deductible Plan with an associated HSA account, dental, vision, a Life Insurance policy and Accident Death & Dismemberment policy, long-term disability, dependent care spending account, 100% tuition reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Referral Bonus Program, company paid holidays, and, last but not least, Salary Incentive Bonus Program eligibility!


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