Mechanical Engineering Technologist

Department:  Research and Development
Date:  May 16, 2022

FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural technologies. FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control. FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC. With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets.  If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.

 

The FMC Agricultural Solutions has an immediate opening for a Mechanical Engineering Technologist with a background to develop engineering concepts and ideas into appropriately packaged research electromechanical equipment and systems. The successful candidate will join the Engineering Development Group located at the FMC Stine R&D center in Newark, DE.  This position applies mechanical engineering technical expertise to evaluate research processes, generate innovative solutions to specific issues by creating equipment concepts, fabricating prototypes and conducting experiments to prove equipment concept principles, and then translate efforts into a final commercial operating piece of equipment or system. Efforts are focused on the support of existing research assays and the development of new assay equipment or systems that improve the quality of research to develop new crop protection products. Successful applicant will have a strong background in fabrication and machining, prototyping and experimentation, design and procurement of fabricated and commercial parts, machine automation, and mechanical equipment installation, startup, and troubleshooting. This position requires the use of hand tools, mill and lath work, and CAD capabilities. The technologist will work within collaborative teams consisting of project managers, engineers, designers, biologists, chemists, formulation scientists, farm staff, maintenance personnel, contractor firms and fabrication vendors.

 

Job Overview and Primary Responsibilities

  • Generate and translate development concepts into deliverables ranging from workable models and prototypes to commercial equipment and processes.
  • Support the design, development and validation of customized research application equipment and techniques to optimize in-house innovation.
  • Design and conduct experiments, collect and analyze data to prove out viability of process and design principles.
  • Participate in the design process by reading and understanding machine and process drawings, providing inputs, checking and reviewing drawings to ensure practical feasibility, accuracy, completeness and adherence to standards.
  • Knowledge in machine design and the use of 3D CAD software, preferably Creo Parametric.
  • Must be able to perform engineering calculations to determine speeds, loads and other data required for sizing equipment.
  • Communicate development project objectives and tasks clearly, concisely, and effectively to scientists, R&D operating personnel, vendors, team members and leaders.
  • Ability to quickly learn and understand new technologies, processes, equipment, and systems.
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member to develop design concepts that meet business needs.

 

Qualifications

  • Highly responsive to customer needs and is accountable for successfully delivering operational equipment/systems on time, within financial targets, and meeting all functional parameters
  • Strong technical understandings and application of engineering principles with hands-on skills.
  • Experience with CAD design.
  • Strong project management, planning, and prioritization skills.
  • Strong documentation and communication skills.

 

Education

  • AAS degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology or 5 to 10 years of demonstrated work experience in machine design, automation, equipment prototyping, and electro-mechanical system installation and start-up.
  • Knowledge and experience of commercial fabrication techniques, machining practices, design capabilities, inspection processes, fastening systems, machine dynamics, system controls, surface finishes, and machine shop safety.
  • Able to keep a systems-level view of electromechanical equipment and the interactions of mechanical, electrical and controls disciplines.
  • Knowledge of commercial mechanical components and their application to equipment functions. (i.e. pneumatic, fluidic, electro-mechanical, and drive system components)

 

At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive – regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC.  FMC complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact our Talent Acquisition department at talentacquisition@fmc.com.


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