Engineer I (Mechanical )

US-VA-Newport News
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Experience (Years)

Company Overview

Canon Virginia, Inc. located in Newport News, Virginia is a global manufacturer for Canon’s office and consumer products.   Our innovative and efficient production methods along with our environmental commitment make us a leading global manufacturer.   Since opening our doors in 1985, Canon Virginia has provided world class manufacturing services.
It is the policy of Canon Virginia, Inc. (CVI) to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, national origin, or physical/mental disability except where there is a bona fide occupational qualification. This policy relates to all phases of recruitment, employment, compensation, benefits administration and participation in company sponsored employee activities. This includes hiring, promotions, demotions, transfers, layoffs, recall, training and terminations.  Employment practices will conform to all federal, state and local laws on non-discrimination.

Position Overview

Provides mechanical engineering support to implement production equipment and / or systems.


- Investigates, researches, and/or analyzes new technology and existing equipment/systems to determine need for modification/improvement and the feasibility of introducing new equipment or processes.
- Develops implementation alternatives/options and proposes them to management for review and approval.
- Plans and designs automated production equipment or systems, such as instruments, controls, machines, and mechanical or electrical systems, by applying knowledge of engineering principles.
- Develops and writes equipment specifications, performance requirements, cost analyses, and proposals for integrating machinery and equipment. Orders necessary materials for in-house projects.
- Reviews contractor proposals with Purchasing and evaluates vendors and proposed equipment. Makes recommendations regarding how project should be implemented.
- Reviews, verifies and approves vendor supplied conceptual and detailed drawings, panel layouts and / or process drawings. Reviews / approves functionality of vendor supplied concepts / processes.
- Designs, develops, assembles, and tests prototype equipment/systems for new/improved functions and/or processes. Analyzes data to verify efficiency/reliability of prototypes.
- Creates detailed layouts, assembly and component drawings for in-house projects. Creates and verifies associated BOMs, spare parts lists, setup and maintenance procedures. Updates drawings and documentation to as-built conditions.
- Researches and interprets industry consensus standards to determine applicability to current and future equipment and / or processes (ANSI, RIA, NFPA, etc).
- Coordinates and /or performs Risk Assessments to ensure equipment & processes are built in compliance with OSHA and industry consensus standards (ANSI, RIA, NFPA, etc).
- Plans and coordinates layout of manufacturing plant to maximize operating efficiency. Performs cycle time studies and analyzes flow of people, parts and products through the facility to determine effectiveness of current equipment/methods and identify areas for improvement.
- Coordinates fabrication and testing of new equipment/systems for in-house projects. Coordinates and communicates with affected departments throughout development / implementation process.
- Coordinates vendor activities and oversees installation process to ensure adherence to schedule and to ensure machines and equipment are installed and functioning according to specifications. Conducts testing and initially approves payment for services/equipment. Coordinates and communicates with affected departments throughout the development / implementation process.
- Determines parts supply, maintenance tasks, safety procedures, and service schedule required to maintain machines and equipment in prescribed condition. Creates appropriate documentation.
- Develops and conducts equipment training programs and demonstrates skills to members.
- Coordinates operation, maintenance, and repair activities to obtain optimum utilization of machines and systems.
- Troubleshoots equipment problems.
- May be assigned additional duties and/or special projects.


- Requires B. S. in Mechanical Engineering with 0-2 years experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
- Requires strong experience with equipment and automation design, working with turnkey vendors, writing specifications and identifying improvement and cost down opportunities.
- Working knowledge of CAD design required (preferably Autodesk Inventor).
- Experience with robotic and vision systems a plus.
- Requires experience with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc).
- Requires strong verbal and written communication skills.
- May have to work overtime and may be assigned to other shifts based on company need.


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