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ABEL Coperion Red Valve Rotex Batesville Batesville

Project Engineer

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Position Summary:


The Project Engineer in Pitman, NJ will have total responsibility for meeting Coperion K-Tron's commitment to the customer as represented in the recaps and customer's purchase order.


Who we are:

Coperion is an industry leader in compounding and extrusion, feeding and weighing, bulk material handling and service, bringing a wealth of know-how and experience to the market. Customers benefit from Coperion's divisions of Compounding & Extrusion, Equipment & Systems, Materials Handling and Service that are optimally networked on a global basis to offer ultimate support in the design, manufacturing and implementation of ideal systems. Staffed by engineers, chemists, technicians and a variety of industry experts, these Divisions form a powerhouse of process solutions for their customers.

Coperion is an operating company of Hillenbrand. Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company with businesses that serve a wide variety of industries around the world. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation to drive increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand's portfolio includes industrial businesses such as Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters, in addition to Batesville, a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under "HI."


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:


  • All duties to reflect the need for the highest quality at the minimum cost and highest availability
  • Review customer specification, project recaps, and test reports to ensure scope of supply meets the customer's requirements
  • Translate the project recap information into hardware and software requirements and define the job to Production in clear and understandable terms in the form of engineering releases
  • Perform engineering design as required to meet project requirements, utilize various sizing programs and historical information
  • Work with designers/draftsmen on the creation of new parts and assemblies and the improvement of existing parts
  • Work with manufacturing personnel to ensure manufacturability and to resolve fabrication and assembly difficulties
  • Work with purchasing personnel and vendors on purchased components availability and help to resolve difficulties
  • Work with product engineering personnel to ensure standard compliance
  • Approve all required records of change or new releases (i.e. drawings)
  • Furnish drawings and customer manuals to customer as requested on project recaps
  • Schedule projects, establish engineering release and prerelease dates
  • Provide direction and assistance to Materials and Production department personnel, as needed, to assure timely and proper completion of project
  • Schedule and coordinate customer inspections (if required)
  • Furnish adequate documentation to customer to assure correct and orderly start-up and continued successful operation of equipment
  • Manage project through various stages and ensure all contractual requirements are satisfied prior to shipment
  • Maintain project/equipment schedule
  • Maintain electronic project folder
  • Generate change order to Sales to correct any errors in pricing or hardware configuration, or to reflect changes initiated by the customer
  • Participate in customer meetings and material tests, as required
  • Participate in start-up or service calls at customer location as required
  • Process quote and service requests as assigned
  • Respond to all customers or domestic phone calls in timely fashion
  • Maintain confidentiality of all required information
  • Other duties as assigned


  • General knowledge of engineering and manufacturing processes
  • Familiarity with personal computer, various software
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to be responsive to schedule changes
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Various technical and measuring tools and their use
  • Working knowledge of the Electrical and EMI code, OSHA and CE safety standards, and knowledge of K-Tron's mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Working knowledge of Hazardous areas code
  • Experience with power transmission, stress analysis, metallurgy, plastics, electronics, and various engineering calculations (center of gravity, moment of inertia, torque analysis) is a Plus
  • Knowledge of U.S. Customary system (inches) and SI system (Metric), various ANSI and ISO Engineering and drafting standards
  • General knowledge of ISO 9001 standards; detail knowledge of chapters Design control, Document control and Non-conforming product
  • Knowledge of selling process and marketing techniques, process control, weighing and bulk handling technology


  • BS in Engineering – Mechanical or Electrical preferred
  • Familiarity with German, French or Spanish language a plus
  • 0 – 3 years of Project Engineering experience required

Safety Factors:

  • Maintain neat and orderly, hazard-free work area

Physical Demands:

To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch. The employee may occasionally lift items as heavy as 25lbs. Specific vision abilities may include the employee’s ability to see near and far distances.


DISCLAIMER: The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.



At Hillenbrand we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans



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