Mechanical Engineer / Project Engineer

Job Location US-MA-Dalton
Posted Date 8 months ago(6/27/2017 9:15 PM)
# of Openings


Let us introduce ourselves. Crane Currency is a fully integrated supplier of banknotes for more than 50 central banks from all over the world, as well as a pioneer in advanced micro-optics technology. We're proud to have just been named "Banknote and Currency Services Provider of the Year" by Central Banking Publications for our cutting-edge security features and state-of-the-art designs.


Our people are our most valuable asset, and we are committed to hiring and retaining the best in the industry. That’s why we offer outstanding rewards, including excellent incentives, superb resources and opportunity for growth and advancement. More than a company, we’re a community of professionals dedicated to excellence and passionate about what we do. Bring your best game and we will provide you with the opportunity to thrive.



Leadership is Currency at Crane 


Crane Currency is looking for a Mechanical Engineer / Project Engineer for our team in Dalton, MA. This position is ideal for an individual with extensive experience in dealing with projects with basic and complex systems. The successful candidate will play a pivotal leadership role in planning, design, cost estimating, budgeting, scheduling and supervision of projects assigned by the Manager of Engineering at our U.S. Government Products facility.


Responsibilities include:

  • Manages projects, both capital and expense, from inception to completion.
  • Designs, plans, cost estimates, prepares/submits budgets, initiates projects, schedules and supervises equipment installations to ensure safe, efficient operation.
  • Prepares detailed layouts of machine components and detailing of individual parts. Generates and reviews detailed drawings for dimensional accuracy and manufacturability.
  • Supports the process control, maintenance and production groups with troubleshooting, equipment evaluation and selection, estimates for future projects.
  • Responsible for implementation of projects from initial concept, through design, procurement, installation, training, and close out.
  • Provides support to the Manufacturing, Process Control, and Maintenance groups as needed.
  • Assures his/ her engineering decisions are consistent with established work standards, meet all applicable codes, and is performed safely with no adverse impact to the environment.
  • Coordinate scheduling of installations and construction with manufacturing supervision, maintenance supervision, suppliers, contractors and other departments.
  • Follows through with manufacturing to ensure that equipment performance meets all project requirements and expectations.
  • Support manufacturing to find the best engineering solution in order to maintain manufacturing quality, production and safety.
  • Supports Maintenance Manager/ Supervisors in project scheduling and planning and emergency type situations requiring engineering expertise.
  • Engages in continuous improvement projects as leader or participation.
  • Stays current with technologies and methods that are applicable to Crane operations.
  • Project activities include design and drafting skills utilizing AutoCad, communication throughout all levels of the company, negotiating prices and deliveries with vendors of equipment and services, providing information for cost justifications and applying equipment designs for production systems.
  • Submits regular project status report updates to Engineering, Manufacturing and all other involved departments.


  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related area.
  • 5+ years’ experience as an engineer, and knowledge of maintenance best practices. Paper mill experience is preferred.
  • Detailed knowledge of the pulp and paper-making process and associated equipment preferred.
  • Previous involvement in continuous improvement processes or the desire to learn Lean techniques is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of converting equipment such as sheeters and slitters a plus.
  • Proven experience managing projects involving multiple disciplines, preferable in a paper-making environment.
  • Ability to create designs and layouts from initial concepts and/or existing designs utilizing Auto-Cad. Machine Design skills required.
  • Proven ability to prepare and manage budgets.
  • Ability to estimate projects, generate time lines and meet these requirements consistently.
  • Ability to generate and evaluate technical specifications and training specifications.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to successfully interact and collaborate with personnel at all levels within the Company and with suppliers.
  • Must be an excellent communicator, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in leading projects and project teams.


Crane offers pay competitive pay, world class benefits, generous 401k match, profit sharing and much more. Don't miss out and apply today!


Applicants must be United States citizens.  The person selected for this position will need to demonstrate suitability for employment in a position of Public Trust consistent with our US Government contract requirements.


Crane offers a competitive benefits package to full-time employees, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, a 401k match and more. Qualified candidates are invited to apply via our careers page at Crane is a Drug Free Workplace.


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