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Sr Advanced Mechanical Engineer

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


  • Responsible for pipe support component selection and pipe support design criteria. 
  • Consult with Sub-Contracted Detail Design firms on piping engineering concerns. 
  • Consult with Sub-Contracted Detail Design firms on Piping Stress issues. 
  • Review and comment on stress reports. 
  • Review and comment on fabrication documentation. 
  • Perform and evaluate piping stress analysis (using CAESAR II Software) with minimal supervision. 
  • This work typically requires reviewing stress analysis done by others, but sometimes also requires developing the model for isometrics. 
  • Attend site visits to provide clarification and interpretations of drawings and specifications and troubleshoot piping support systems. 
  • Participate in system design activities such as: 
  • P&ID development. 
  • Piping Material and Valve Specifications. 
  • Piping Line Indices. 
  • Fluid system hydraulic calculations. 
  • Prepare requisitions for procurement of Piping Specialty items and pipe supports. 
  • Involved in bid evaluation of requisitioned components. 
  • Review and approve contractor documents and drawings. 
  • Insulation thickness tables and specifications. 

  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering and 6-10 years experience in the design and flexibility analysis of chemical plant or petroleum refinery piping systems. 

Additional Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge and experience in using CAESAR II Stress analysis software, especially for high temperature application using expansion joints, spring hangers and other means of accommodating thermal expansion. 
  • Knowledge and experience in using applicable codes such as: ASME B31.3, ASME B16.5 and ASME Sections I & VIII and API, ANSI, MSS etc. 
  • Experience in reviewing engineering design data for completeness and consistency prior to completion of Issue for Fabrication releases. 
  • Familiarity with Petroleum Refinery Piping materials with respect to piping and related components. 
  • Multi-tasking abilities to maintain contributions on schedule for several projects simultaneously. 
  • Ability to communicate well with suppliers in both written and verbally. 
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.

Job Number: 1910101267
Job Location: Des Plaines, IL
Duration: 9 months
Input Date: 05/10/2019
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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