KONE, Inc Sr. Mechanical Engineer in Coal Valley, Illinois

As the world’s cities grow more complex, people’s need to move easily becomes even more important. Enabling urban flow requires talent and ambition. Together at KONE, we create the new urban reality. Your career is a journey, and how you travel makes a difference.

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  • 5 + years of machinery/heavy equipment design and development experience. Structural and fabrication design experience beneficial. Project Management experience required.

  • Engineering BS degree.

  • Strong mechanical system technical skills and knowledge, good mechanical aptitude, and hands on interests

  • Excellent organizational skills for planning, implementing, and following up on projects to ensure on time completion and desired results

  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects utilizing project management tools

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong initiative, facilitation, and leadership skills

  • Familiarity with product quality planning and tools; Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), root cause corrective action (RCCA), Product Part Approval Process (PPAP), control plans, work instructions, standard work, capacity planning, etc.Strong technical aptitude and product management skills.

Responsible for Heavy Duty Escalator systems and sub-systems. Successful candidate will lead cross functional teams to deliver system solutions that meet specific customer order requirements. These requirements include escalator specifications, performance, product cost, program investment, quality (reliability and durability), and schedule. Responsible to ensure the team’s goals are clear, provide leadership to resolve major program issues, and communicate status to key stakeholders and process partners. Cross functional team will typically include representatives from KSS, Order and KTI Engineering, Sourcing, Suppliers, Materials, Operations, and Controllers. Engagement and collaboration with key component and fabrication suppliers will be critical to achieving a strong performance.

Specifics regarding system specifications include; confirming product requirements are established and documented on schedule, facilitate resolution of disputed or unclear requirements, ensure requirements are achievable and met.

Specifics regarding product cost include; confirming clear targets are established on schedule, achievable, and met, monitor product cost during the program, and confirm alignment between KSS pricing tool, supplier, and Coal Valley projected costs.

Specifics regarding program schedule include; develop high level program schedule at program inception and confirm delivery date alignment with customer, ensure product plan has sufficient detail to confirm key milestones are met, and understand and manage the critical path.

Specifics regarding product quality include; ensure agreement on product quality and reliability targets with customer, confirm design, supplier and production quality processes are validated prior to delivering product to customer.

Specifics regarding investment include; confirm investment analysis is complete at program launch, obtain approval for program expense and capital, manage investment during program to meet or exceed (underspend) target.

At KONE, we are focused on creating an innovative and collaborative working culture where we value the contribution of each individual. Employee engagement is a key focus area for us and we encourage participation and the sharing of information and ideas. Sustainability is an integral part of our culture and the daily practice. We follow ethical business practices and we seek to develop a culture of working together where co-workers trust and respect each other and good performance is recognized. In being a great place to work, we are proud to offer a range of experiences and opportunities that will help you to achieve your career and personal goals and enable you to live a healthy and balanced life.

Did you know KONE moves over one billion people every day? In 2017, we had annual net sales of EUR 8.9 billion. We employ over 55,000 driven professionals in over 60 countries worldwide joined together by a shared vision. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, it is our mission to improve the flow of urban life.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.