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Houston, TX, US

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Mechanical Engineering Manager (ETO)

Country: United States (US) 
Location: Houston
, Texas (US-TX) 
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At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive. 

We believe diversity drives business success and is the foundation for our growth. We welcome different backgrounds and skills that enrich our community and we promote a place where we can ALL be ourselves. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.



Konecranes is the industry-shaping global leader in manufacturing and servicing overhead cranes and other lifting equipment. We serve a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals.  With over 16,000 employees and 500 locations worldwide, we are the largest crane company in the world.


The Mechanical Engineering Manager (ETO) directs the mechanical engineering department in the Konecranes Houston crane factory.  This factory manufactures Engineered-to-Order (ETO) cranes and other material handling devices that ship throughout the world.  This individual’s primary purpose is solve problems for internal (manufacturing, purchasing, quality) and external customers to ensure we ship a quality product on time. 




  • Supervisor for multiple mechanical engineers/designers/technicians for designing cranes, material handling equipment and other devices in a structured 3-D environment where sharing models between engineers is the norm.
  • Lead complex projects with multiple disciplines.  Coordinate releasing drawings and designs for purchasing/manufacturing.  Interface with Project Managers and customers to resolve questions and issue accurate deliverables on time and on budget. 
  • Responsible for formalizing work plans and directing their implementation.  Assigns work to his team to meet overall project deadlines while dealing with emerging issues. 
  • Must be detailed oriented and be able to precisely follow customer specifications and industry codes including OSHA and industry crane standards. 
  • Properly annotate drawings with AWS D1.1/D14.1 weld symbols, ANSI machining symbols and other standardized signs to clearly illustrate design to the customer and manufacturing facilities. 
  • Recruit, select, and provide proper orientation for new employees; communicate job expectations; plan, monitor, appraise, and review employee performance.  Enforce policies and procedures.
  • Develop Bills of Materials (BOM) to itemize all the components of the mechanical design.
  • Provide phone support and technical assistance when asked by our installation crew or customers. 
  • Evaluate the training needs of the Mechanical Engineering team and plan for continued improvement, considering turnover, retirements, and rotation requirements. 
  • Design and optimization of bridge girders, trolleys, and other crane components by working in an interactive Team environment to reduce costs and improve delivery schedules.
  • Ability to design mechanical drive systems and perform initial sizing calculations to properly apply motors, gearboxes, couplings, and other mechanical components.
  • Perform calculations using various software packages including Mathcad, implementing internal, customer, and national standards requirements.
  • Travel to customer facilities to resolve and evaluate interface requirements between existing equipment and new designed equipment.



  • Must be self-motivated, display leadership abilities, have knowledge of ASME, AISC and CMAA.
  • Must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Structural or Civil Engineering. 
  • Must have a minimum of ten years of related experience.
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office programs including Excel and Word. 
  • It is a requirement the applicant be proficient in a 3-D format. 
  • Must be able to travel both domestically and internationally. 
  • Must be able to manage people and motivate them to maximize their productivity. 

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 16,900 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Other Protected Category.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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