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Poly America Mechanical Engineer in Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Up North Plastics, leading plastics manufacturer, is currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join our engineering team. Up North Plastics produces several lines of polyethylene products including high quality trash bags, construction and agricultural films.

Dedicated to providing the highest quality polyethylene products, our team of chemical, mechanical, electrical and process engineers is at the forefront of modern plastics technology. The company’s innovative design team is responsible for several technological breakthroughs in blown-film extrusion and bag making. We also maintain one of the most sophisticated on-site labs in the plastics industry.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • AutoCAD skills with regards mechanical drawings

  • Experience with blown–film and extrusion equipment preferred

  • A strong desire to follow projects and processes through conceptualization to implementation and maintenance.

  • The ability to self-motivate and complete independent assignments or components of group projects on a deadline.

  • The aptitude and desire necessary to be a good student of Poly-West’s processes, equipment, and procedures.

Up North Plastics offers competitive compensation packages including Medical/Dental, paid vacations and holidays, and 401(K).

Mechanical Engineers at Up North Plastics are responsible for engineering of new equipment installations, and the modification of existing equipment used for blown film extrusion and recycling of post-industrial scrap polyethylene. The responsibilities include; project management, project engineering, coordinating and overseeing the installation and the commissioning of the equipment. The Engineer will be installing, upgrading, modifying, and working on various types of mechanical systems. These systems included extruders, blowers and cooling packages, rollers and nips, material transfer equipment and piping, water pumps and piping. In addition to project work the Engineer will support maintenance groups on existing equipment. This role will document, recommend and execute maintenance procedures, upgrade proposals based on a combination of industrial data analysis and troubleshooting results.

Our Engineers work in both solo and team environments with different disciplines depending on the scope and nature of the project. They regularly draw on their professionalism, communication skills, and technical expertise to instruct local maintenance personnel or contractors on relevant theory and practical applications. The role may involve additional responsibilities and opportunities as they become necessary and/or are assigned by management.

Requisition ID: 2020-1629

Street: 9480 Jamaica Ave S