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Sr Advanced Mechanical Engineer

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Sr Advanced Mechanical Engineer in Des Plaines, IL.


  • Generate requisitions for various types of static equipment such as pressure vessels and heat exchangers. 
  • Incorporate applicable code and customer requirements in order to produce a complete technical definition of the equipment. 
  • Assume the primary liaison role with various outside suppliers. 
  • Technically evaluate bids and participate in the supplier selection process. 
  • Review supplier designs against licensor requirements, code requirements, and customer requirements. 
  • Coordinate with suppliers throughout the fabrication phase of the project. 
  • Visit shops for kickoff meetings, critical inspections, and provide feedback to improve future designs. 
  • Work closely with all members of the project team including quality assurance, piping, instrument, electrical, process, and structural designers, purchasing personnel, and project managers to meet project requirements for static equipment. 
  • Troubleshoot design issues and issue resolution. 

  • BS degree in Mechanical, Chemical or Civil Engineering is required. 
  • Experience with specification and/or manufacture of vessels per American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Section VIII Division 1 or are required. 
  • Experience with specification and/or manufacture of heat exchangers per API 660 (American Petroleum Institute) and TEMA R (Thermal Exchange Manufacturers Association) standards. 
  • Experience in Static Equipment design (vessels and/or shell in tube heat exchangers), specification and/or manufacturing. 
  • Experience with fabrication of alloy vessel and heat exchangers is an advantage. 
  • Familiarity with code calculations, post weld heat treatment (PWHT), welding symbology and general constructability issues is a plus. 
  • Good working knowledge and use of Compress (ASME Vessel design software), Adobe Acrobat Standard, Microsoft Office (Word, EXCEL, Power Point) is considered ideal. 
  • Disciplined approach to maintaining project files for team use is key. 
  • Multi-tasking abilities to maintain contributions on schedule for several projects simultaneously is key. 
  • Ability to communicate well with suppliers in both written and verbal communication is desired. 
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and provide proper updating of Project managers, Project Engineers, and Procurement of status of requisitions and document reviews is necessary. 
  • Ability to mentor and help develop younger engineers is considered ideal. 
  • Experience utilizing HTRI is a plus. 
  • Experience with Fired Heaters is a plus.

Job Number: 1910101269
Job Location: Des Plaines, IL
Duration: 9 months
Input Date: 06/05/2019
Attention: Sheila Hernandez
Address: 3201 CHERRY RIDGE DR STE A103
City, State: SAN ANTONIO, TX 78230-4824
Phone: 210/524-1496
800 Phone: 866/570-1503

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