Website DAK Americas

Mechanical Engineer Job Highlights

Title Mechanical Engineer
Type Full Time
Experience 0-5 Years
Function Engineering/Manufacturing
Location Bay Saint Louis, MS, United States
Company DAK Americas

Company Profile

DAK Americas is a globally competitive supplier of Terephthalic acid (TPA) – Monomers, Polyethylene Terephthalate Resins (PET), and Polyester Staple Fibers (PSF) for the western hemisphere.

DAK Americas is a division of Alpek, the petrochemicals and synthetic fibers business group of Alfa, S.A.B. de C.V., one of Mexico’s largest corporations.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a Mechanical Engineer who must be able to demonstrate a willingness to learn and adapt to ever-changing business needs.

Educational Qualification

  • The aspiring applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a university or college.

Work Experience

  • The candidates with 0 to 5 years of experience in a manufacturing facility will be a plus.


  • Adhere to procedures that promote safety, health/welfare for employees and contractors within the facility
  • Assist maintenance planning/scheduling: Develop and implement systems for scheduling and documenting the performance of preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, and calibrations.
  • Assist with Predictive Maintenance Programs (vibration analysis, ultrasonic inspection, tribology)
  • Conduct Root Cause Failure Analysis – develop and direct-action plans
  • Devises new approaches to complex problems through adaptations and modifications of standard technical principles
  • Help with maintenance effectiveness evaluations: Trend and analyze performance data and gather maintenance history
  • Manage operating area mechanical reliability improvement projects and programs
  • Provide technical support to technology licensing projects as required
  • Work on Capital project creation/management


  • Ability to read schematics
  • Knowledge of Hydraulics
  • Proficiency in reading and understanding technical manuals and engineering documentation
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks effectively
  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills – Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project a plus
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Able to travel up to 15 to 25% – overnight and international travel Knowledge of or willingness to learn the following is desirable-
    -Computerized Maintenance Management Systems
    -Machine Design
    -Planning and Scheduling
    -Predictive Technologies
    -Preventive Maintenance
    -Root Cause Failure Analysis
    -Tribology, Infra-Red, and Ultrasonic Programs
    -Understanding of sealing systems for agitators, pumps, and other rotary equipment
    -Vibration Analysis

Employer’s Statement

DAK Americas is an equal employment opportunity employer and strives to comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, as well as any other category protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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