Mechanical Field Engineer

In support of our client, a global leader in the development and manufacture of high value-added aluminum products, ResourceTek is seeking a Mechanical Field Engineer with hand-on experience, to join our team of maintenance and engineering professionals to support process equipment projects at our client's facility near Muscle Shoals, AL.  This is a long-term, consulting opportunity.



  • Selected candidate will work directly in the plant solving problems. These are typically failure issues that need redesign, safety items (platforms, guarding, etc.).
  • In this role, candidate will reverse engineer, modify, and design equipment and parts for aluminum manufacturing machines from concept through installation.
  • Performing field design and modifications to solve process or safety issues as required.
  • Work on small projects
  • Investigating or sketch/draw up solutions
  • Write a scope of work for the project. Work with contractors for bids/walk-through.
  • Review bids and recommend contactor



  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or related degree is highly desired. Experience in hands-on aluminum or heavy industry machine design and equipment modification also considered.
  • 5+ years of hands-on mechanical engineering and process equipment design experience in aluminum, metals, or other heavy industry.
  • Selected candidate must be familiar with AutoCAD.
  • 3D Design Software Experience (Autodesk Inventor preferred).
  • Industrial Machine / Mechanical Design experience and field management of installation.
  • Experience working with vendors such as machine shops, engineering firms, and contractors during mechanical project installations including startup and commissioning activities.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering/construction documents including blueprints and schematics is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and vendors is needed.
  • Selected candidate should be proficient in MS Office Suite, email, and internet sourcing.


ResourceTek offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including life, medical, dental, and vision.  Equal Opportunity Employer.