Lead Mechanical Engineer (Koch Heat Transfer Canada)

KOCH CHEM TECH (Membrane/John Zink/Koch-Glitsch/KHT/KSPS/OPD/Knight)
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Koch Heat Transfer is seeking a Lead Mechanical Engineer at our manufacturing shop located at 4750 Sheppard Ave E., Scarborough, ON M1S 3V7.
The Koch Heat Transfer group builds on the strength of its companies, incorporating a market-based business philosophy with continuous improvement and development of heat transfer technology for the refining, chemical and upstream industries. The group is built on globally-recognized brands in the tubular heat transfer business, such as BROWN FINTUBE®, ALCO™, ALCO-TWIN™ and BOS-HATTEN™ products.
At home and abroad, Koch Heat Transfer continues to provide innovative heat transfer solutions to the process industry. We are one of the few companies in the world which offer the specialized expertise of well-trained and experienced Thermal and Mechanical Engineering staff, combined with superb manufacturing and technology supported by a unique, state-of the-art R&D facility.
Today we are recognized as a world leader in the supply of specialized and standard shell and tube heat exchangers, double pipe, multi-tube hairpin, and tank heater equipment, including finned tubes. Our TWISTED TUBE® Bundle Technology solves many of the common problems encountered in the operation of conventional shell-and-tube heat exchangers. We enable equipment cost savings, lower energy costs, reduced maintenance requirements, elimination of flow-induced-vibrations, longer cleaning cycles, and increased thermal efficiency.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the Koch Heat Transfer group is represented in every major country, with manufacturing facilities in the United States (Koch Heat Transfer Company, LP), Canada (Koch Heat Transfer Canada, LP) and sales offices all over the world.
The Lead Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for the design of Heat Exchangers, both Hairpin and Shell and Tube type, applying the rules provided in ASME Section VIII Div 1 code. The person in this role, will also use engineering fundamentals and industry practices to create safe, reliable designs and create drawings and details for fabrication and customer submittal for review/approval.
The ideal candidate will be a self-driven individual with excellent communication skills that thrives in a goal-driven environment. This is a position requiring someone who possesses a high sense of urgency, is customer focused, and exhibits a keen attention to detail.
The person in this role will report to the Director of Mechanical Engineering.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:


The successful candidate for the position will:
Understand and apply Koch’s Market-Based Management® and MBM Guiding Principles.
Support a Vision, Mission and Strategies that will systematically eliminate limitations to our ability to exceed Customer expectations by encouraging discovery and innovation, raising standards and expectations, and identifying and striving for best practices. Lead by example and embrace change to maximize value and drive Creative Destruction.
Act according to the Koch Vision and Mission, with unquestionable lawfulness and integrity and provide the leadership and personal example necessary to achieve 10,000% compliance. Contribute to safety performance by demonstrating an unwavering personal involvement and commitment to EH&S excellence.
Provide guidance, supervision, review and design certification of mechanical designs, stress analysis, fabrication drawings and Bill of Materials.
Develop thorough knowledge of Koch Heat Transfer proprietary technologies such that detailed design and fabrication drawings can be produced and improved.
Utilize the knowledge of mechanics of materials, statics, and materials to design and analyze TEMA style heat exchangers, to meet the requirements of ASME Section VIII Div. 1 and other relevant industry standards and customer specifications.
Ensure designs are completed accurately in a timely manner per the assigned schedule.
Perform structural analysis of KHT heat exchanger and supports to withstand the effects of wind, seismic, motion, and external piping loads.
Utilize Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools, when required, to perform stress analysis of complex geometries
Work proactively with supply chain and manufacturing teams to apply Design for Manufacturability methodology. 
Understand the requirements of the different pressure equipment regulatory authorities and co-ordinate with them for design registration.

What You Will Need:

At least ten years of experience working in the design of pressure vessel/heat exchangers.                         
At least ten years of working design knowledge of ASME Section VIII Div. 1 Code, ASME Section I Code, ASME Section IX Code , TEMA and API.                     
At least ten years of working experience using Mechancial Design programs like AutoCad, Mathcad, and/or Bentley Autopipe.
At least ten years of working experience developing calculation methods from first principles of heat transfer and stress analysis when established methods are not available.
At least ten years of working experience with Business Management Systems, and general office software.           
Member of Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.

What Will Put You Ahead?

Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Work experience/knowledge of Hairpin and double pipe Heat Exchangers.
Experience in Nozzle Load analysis for Pressure Vessels using NozzlePro™ and/or WRC-107/WRC-297.
Experience with INFOR
Proficient with Solidworks 3D modeling.
Successful candidates will be required to complete a criminal background check.
We are an equal opportunity employer. If you require accommodation or assistance at any time during the application or selection processes, please let us know.
At this time, we are not offering relocation assistance for this role.

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