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Idaho Forest Group, LLC Project Engineer (St. Regis) in St. Regis, Montana

This role is responsible for completing design and engineering, onsite assistance in construction of long term and current capital projects, R & D special projects, and mill expense projects.

Essential Functions:
Project Engineering
Design and model machine assemblies and components
Analyze performance of various machines to improve, refine, and adjust as needed
Provide engineering assistance on all aspects of new construction and capital projects including; conceptual planning, concrete, structural steel design, mechanical and residuals, etc.
Interface with consultants, equipment suppliers and vendors
Strong understanding of statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, and machine design
Coordinate with consultants on needed engineering design
Working knowledge of structural mechanics and the ability to perform stress analysis on machinery and components
Serve as a liaison between operations teams, project management team, and Central Fab team.
Strong 3D modeling skills with 3D SolidWorks and AUTOCAD
Assist in start-up and debugging of new equipment
Technical Support
Analyze, as needed, production bottlenecks and repetitive maintenance problems to increase productivity, help reduce downtime and costs, and arrive at a better solution
Gather field information (equipment cycle times, models, capacities, site surveys, dimensions)
Review equipment designs, draft/check/approve drawings, perform calculations for design
Research and keep current on latest available technology and materials for possible uses in the mills
Arrange and participate in benchmark tours of other mills to review and report on equipment installations
Review and write technical reports, specifications and proposals
Project Planning
Develop mill layouts and concept drawings
Assist with the preparation of project scopes, budgets, and schedules
Asist in selecting vendors and equipment; which includes preparation of specifications for machinery and equipment, requests for quotes, analyze orders, and making purchase recommendations
Monitor, update and implement specifications to reflect current building, fire, insurance underwriter and governmental codes
Support safety procedures and practices at each plant and ensure that contractor safety standards are complied with
Assist mill Environmental Coordinators with annual spreadsheet updates and emission calculations
Plan and participate in new equipment permitting
File, organize, maintain current project files and past records for assistance with future upgrades, equipment trouble shooting, and warranty issues
Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering
Minimum of 2 years of engineering experience including project management experience in an industrial setting required, with a familiarity of the wood and forest products industry preferred
Intermediate proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, MS Project preferred, 3D Solid Works and AutoCAD
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others in a team environment
Must be able to relate well with personnel at all levels at the plant locations as well as outside contractors
Self-motivated and ability to prioritize work on multiple projects, with minimal input
Must possess strong problem assessment/risk analysis skills
As a condition of employment, Idaho Forest Group requires employees to complete a variety of pre-employment screening processes which may include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug and substance test, reference check, prior work verification, driving history (MVR), education verification, aptitude/skills testing, and credit checks. The depth of screening will vary based

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