Kappa Search | Chicago Employment Agencies | Mechanical Engineering

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago staffing agency that specializes in engineering, manufacturing, sales and technology recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for a mechanical engineer with safety engineering expertise for a top client.

Seeking a mechanical engineer who will be responsible for Equipment safety (design through manufacture, implementation in the work place and associated documentation), facility safety and compliance.

The safety compliance of  manufactured tools including:

o Ensure valid CE marking of all in-house designed, custom tools

o Establish and maintain a proper risk assessment program (HazOps, Job Hazard analysis) to ensure that Materials safety “due diligence” is performed on all tools and process’

o Assist in creating and maintaining Technical construction files for all custom tools, including risk analysis reports and sufficient technical data to support self assessment of CE compliance for the tools.

Some travel to Germany is required

**Experience with inspecting safety facets of a piece of machinery is highly desired**

o Toxic, combustible and cryogenic gas distribution systems

o Safety aspects of the facility Electrical and cooling water distribution systems

o Chemical and powder safety, storage and disposal

o Safety aspects of manufacturing process’ and tools

o Fire and explosion procedures

o All personnel related safety requirements:

§  Ergonomics

§  Health testing and baselining

§  Training

§  Safety protocols

§  Documentation

§  Visitor safety

§  Safety related procedures (i.e. evacuation procedure)

o Interface with outside compliance authorities

Audits and reviews of established safety metrics and performance


· A BS or MS in Mechanical engineering is strongly preferred  (or equivalent combination of education and experience) although other technical degrees may be considered.

· Minimum of 5 years experience in a tool design,/building role in a technical environment (Semiconductor tool building or Petro-chemical preferred but others may be considered), producing tools for the U.S. and EU

· Experienced with risk assessments including: safety audits, Haz Ops, and Job Hazard Analysis

· Solid knowledge of safety and compliance codes

· German speaking is a huge plus

· Literary and organizational skills necessary to establish and publish defensible positions on the paths follows to achieve compliance.

· International travel required

· Sense of urgency on accomplishing tasks

· Skilled problem solver (from root cause through effective implementation of the the solution)

· Able to identify creative solutions

· Excellent communication skills

· Effective Project Management skills

· Does not have to have been in a full time Safety role but must desire to move into that type of role