Mechanical Engineer


Wytheville, VA

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 56 days ago

Position Summary:

Coperion has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Mechanical Engineer who can provide technical support for the sales, service and delivery of machine engineering projects for our Coperion Twin Screw Extruder.

Who we are:

An industry leader in compounding and extrusion, feeding and weighing, bulk material handling and service for a wide variety of industries, Coperion’s reputation for innovation depends on our responsiveness and out-of-the-box thinking. Your role will put you at the heart of our ability to offer ultimate support in the design, manufacturing and implementation of ideal systems to companies around the globe.


Typical assigned projects start at order hand over from sales and continue through shipment of the Extruder equipment to customer plant site. We’ll rely on you to provide your technical expertise through all stages of the development process, working with internal and external teams to specify motors and instrumentation required; identifying appropriate auxiliary components such as thermocouples, flow meters, and cooling and degassing units; and reviewing and specifying process equipment like upstream feeding equipment, melt pumps and drum coolers.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Maintain project schedule, costs and engineering budgets
  • Provide sales support in the way of design, cost estimating, & proposal drawings for spare parts, re-furbished and new machines
  • Oversee and check CAD designer on Extruder manifolds, base frames, coupling
  • guards, barrel covers, machine subassemblies, P & I diagrams, and project specific machine installation and foundation drawings
  • Outside shop inspections of manufactured parts and assemblies
  • Provide Coperion shop with drawing package release and general assistance when needed during machine assemblies and component assemblies.

Education / Experiences

  • BS in Engineering – Mechanical preferred
  • 5+ years mechanical engineering and design experience, with familiarity working in supplier equipment, fabrication, and machine shop environments
  • Familiarity with German or Spanish language a plus
  • Proficiency in CAD software – AutoCAD and SolidWorks (MicroStation a plus)
  • Experience with machinery power transmission, motors, couplings, torque calculations, structural steel fabrication, machined parts, metallurgy