Equipment Engineer

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Compensation: 80000.0 USD – 110000.0 USD / Year

***We are unable to work with 3rd-party or corp-to-corp candidates for this position***
Job Overview:
Our manufacturing client will be hire a full time Equipment Engineer. This position will provide day to day engineering support for manufacturing, maintenance, and process technology; to provide technical skills necessary for meeting the Business Unit technology and performance goals; and to provide engineering and project management to execute projects in a timely and cost-effective manner.
This position is 100% onsite in NW Portland.  Expect to report to a Team Lead and work with a group of 3-4 Equipment Engineers.

Knowledge and troubleshooting experience:

  • Sensors (optical, IR, ultrasonic, pressure, level, temperature, flow, proximity)
  • Motion control (robotics, galil or other motion controllers)
  • Electronic schematics and wiring diagrams
  • Motors (servo-motors, stepper-motors, VFD’s, servo-amplifiers)
  • Mechanical motion devices (lead screws, ball screws, bearings)
  • Relays, contactors, heaters
  • Pneumatics (solenoid valves, actuators, valves, pumps)
  • Safety systems (interlocks, light curtains, safety relays)
  • 3D CAD tools
  • high purity gas delivery systems, scrubbers, vacuum pumps


  • Regularly analyzes equipment measures and maintenance activities to initiate continuous improvements for overall equipment effectiveness.
  • Routinely analyzes engineering problems providing complete solutions which may impact equipment reliability, uptime, yields, capabilities and operating costs. Prepares proposals for funding of projects and manages projects to control results.
  • Routinely selects and controls the efforts of vendors, consultants, and contractors with an impact on cost and performance.
  • Routinely develops and regularly reviews Energy Control Procedures for equipment and support systems. Routinely uses engineering judgment in matters which may affect operating safety and regulatory compliance.


  • Develop a complete understanding of equipment and support systems in assigned areas. Act as a trainer and certifier for maintenance technicians.
  • Provide daily support to operations. Be aware of equipment status and priority. Monitor the direction and effectiveness of repairs and provide support as necessary to maintenance.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of hazards and safety concerns for assigned areas. Identify and resolve equipment code, health and safety issues. Develop and review energy control procedures.
  • Identify and implement improvements to equipment, maintenance programs and procedures. Maintain a Pareto of failure causes by frequency, cost, and downtime. Monitor trends in technical availability, TTRmax, MTTR and MTBF. Perform failure analysis of equipment and components. Develop and implement predictive maintenance methods. Make improvements to reduce unscheduled downtime and increase reliability of equipment.
  • Develop and review preventative and planned maintenance requirements. Establish initial preventative maintenance tasks and schedules. Review PM’s regularly for effectiveness. Identify and schedule planned maintenance activities. Develop procedures where necessary. Review and optimize spare parts requirements.
  • Identify and implement cost reductions. Track and trend the technical spending for assigned equipment. Identify and implement ways to reduce repair costs, qualify alternative spare parts and to reduce consumption of utilities and consumables.
  • Work with process technology to identify and resolve equipment related yield issues. Develop methods to assign causes to yield excursions. Identify key equipment parameters which cause variation and establish SPC for these.


  • 2+ years as an Equipment Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, or Field Service Engineer
  • B. S. degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing engineering
  • Strong troubleshooting experience

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