Kelly Services Senior Mechanical Engineer in Nederland, Texas

Job Description


Perform engineering duties related to planning and designing small to medium level in-plant projects, supporting management-of-change (MOC) work, troubleshooting occasional equipment issues, providing turnaround assistance, and supporting maintenance activities.


  • Serve as a member of cross-functional team to resolve equipment problems, investigate incidents and improve reliability

  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, or computer-generated reports.

  • Assist drafters in developing the structural design of products using drafting tools or computer-assisted design (CAD) or drafting equipment and software.

  • Research, design, evaluate, install, operate, and maintain mechanical products, equipment, systems and processes to meet requirements, applying knowledge of engineering principles.

  • Confer with engineers or other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, or provide technical information.

  • Perform functions and duties in a manner that protects personal safety as well as the safety of all personnel on site

  • Promptly report all safety, health or environmental incidents or issues

  • Monitor operating performance of rotating equipment to ensure availability is maximized, performance is up to expected levels and cost of operations, repair and ownership is minimized.

  • Provide technical and field support to Operations and Maintenance departments for mechanical equipment.

  • Recommend design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions.

  • Conduct research that tests or analyzes the feasibility, design, operation, or performance of equipment, components, or systems.

  • Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation, and to make recommendations to maintenance crew.

  • Develop and maintain reliability improvement/tracking programs for critical assets for mechanical equipment.

  • Develop and test models of alternate designs and processing methods to assess feasibility, operating condition effects, possible new applications and necessity of modification.

  • Develop, coordinate, or monitor all aspects of production, including selection of manufacturing methods, fabrication, or operation of product designs.

  • Specify system components or direct modification of products to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.

  • Assist in root cause failure analysis on critical equipment failures.

  • Perform component failure analysis as required.

  • Witness repairs to equipment and serve as a coordinator on critical equipment repairs as needed.

  • Initiate capital projects to maintain/enhance business goals.

  • Participate on capital project teams and provide assistance in development of specifications and supporting detail design efforts.

  • Review project design packages for proper design regarding reliability, application and maintenance.

  • Assist in the development and monitoring of the preventative maintenance program.

  • Develop, review and maintain equipment specifications as related to purchasing, installation, operation, and maintenance/repairs.

  • Develop and implement alterations and revisions to equipment to improve business performance of the operating units.

  • Provide various reports as needed.

  • Present a professional image at all times to clients and vendors and maintain a positive reputation of the company.

  • Follow all relevant company policies and procedures.

  • Assists other Departments and other administrative personnel as necessary.

  • Perform other tasks as assigned.


  • Bachelor-s or higher degree in mechanical engineering required.

  • Eight years or more experience preferred. Experience must be as plant owners- employee in a continuous process industry, preferably chemicals or oil refining.


  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking or in writing so others will understand

  • Must be self-motivated and possess skills to identify and solve unusual problems

  • Must be capable to make decisions and recommendations with minimal supervision

  • Must be willing to spend time in the field as required

  • Ability to use computers and computer systems utilizing standard software (ie; Microsoft Suite, AutoCad)


  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  • Complex Problem Solving - identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

  • Critical Thinking - using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

  • Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

  • Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

  • Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

  • Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.

  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.


  • Work is performed within an office environment, including office equipment - such as computers, telephones and copiers.

  • Work is performed in the -field-, requiring proper safety equipment.

  • Requires passing by industrial equipment on way to office.

  • Noise levels are typically moderate.


  • Rolling 80 Hour work week - Week 1: M-Th (9HR), F (8HR) Week 2: M-Thu (9HR), F (off)

  • May work longer hours to meet deadlines as necessary.


  • Less than 10% of the time.

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