Mechanical Engineer

  • Kalama, WA 98625, USA
  • Full-time
  • Job Posting Date: 5-Aug-2021
  • Department: Manufacturing

Company Description

Steelscape, LLC is a national supplier of metallic-coated and pre-painted steel. Aimed at servicing the construction industry, Steelscape’s products can be used for a wide range of applications from metal buildings to architectural roofing to decking and framing. Steelscape’s facilities, located in Kalama, Washington; and Rancho Cucamonga, California are strategically located near major truck, ship and rail routes to service the Western U.S. market.

Job Description

The Mechanical Engineer directs the design and installation of new or replacement equipment, develops standards for reliability and guidelines for engineering and maintenance activities on said equipment, ensures engineering drawings and technical information are kept up to date for equipment identified.

The Mechanical Engineer is also responsible for the daily maintenance activities on equipment and systems within the mechanical engineer’s responsibility. The Mechanical Engineer may also be tasked with supporting other maintenance activities during breakdowns, line shuts, annual shuts or when the need arises.

  • Directs the design and installation of new or replacement equipment
  • Identify and implement process equipment improvements utilizing reliability-based maintenance philosophy.
  • Lead the design and development of mechanical projects and initiatives within the plant
  • Work with planners/scheduler to develop detailed shutdown work plans. Establishing repair priorities through communications with the operating departments, line maintenance associates and planners. Keeping Planners informed as to status of equipment repair. Documentation of activities and status in the work orders.
  • Ensures engineering drawings, maintenance procedures and technical information are kept up to date.
  • Provide direction to maintenance associates and contract labor
  • Optimize spares holding levels, develop efficient supply contracts and minimize stock holding costs.
  • Develop & organize training programs for maintenance associates that apply to operations, maintenance and safety.
  • Carries out root cause analysis on equipment failures and takes appropriate measures to prevent failures from reoccurring. Assist other maintenance activities across CPNA as required




  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or 15 years’ experience in a mechanical engineering role.
  • 5 years’ experience in Mechanical Engineering role.
  • 2 years industrial maintenance engineer experience.


  • 5 years industrial maintenance engineer experience.
  • Heavy Manufacturing experience in the implementation of automation projects with successful cost and performance outcomes.
  • Project management experience.

Additional Information

The preceding job responsibilities and tasks were designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates in this job.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all job duties and responsibilities required of associates assigned to this job.  Associates may be required to perform other duties as assigned.  Additional job competencies, individual goals, and performance measurements are set at the department level.

The benefits are just as rewarding as the work at BlueScope.  To support our goal, we offer a total compensation plan and an outstanding benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, short and long term disability, paid time off, and retirement. 

EEO Employer/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veteran

BlueScope is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status, as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. 

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