Job Opening – Forensic Mechanical Engineer

About the Role

Industrial Loss Consultants Inc. (ILC), a consulting firm located in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs, is seeking a Forensic Mechanical Engineer with a minimum of five years of experience performing root cause analysis on equipment and machinery failures as well as experience providing solutions to repair and/or rebuild equipment and machinery to return to pre-loss condition. The most qualified candidate will have experience consulting on a variety of equipment and machinery from various industries and have the ability and knowledge to assess and determine the extent of damages and root cause of failure from a mechanical standpoint. The position involves consulting on equipment or machinery that has been damaged due to fire, smoke, water, equipment malfunction, or other. This is a remote, work-from-home position that will require the most qualified candidate to have strong knowledge of the mechanical components of equipment and machinery. We seek someone with the ability to travel nationwide as needed to perform on-site inspections of machinery and equipment that have experienced a loss and prepare reports with minimal oversight. Your ability to provide direction and project management of necessary repairs on equipment and machinery may also be required.

Responsibilities and Requirements

  • BSME or higher required.
  • A Professional Engineering (PE) license in one or more states is required.
  • Candidate location preferred but not required to be in CO, AZ, or NV.
  • Knowledge of mechanical systems for production lines, compressors, motors, gearing, conveyors, and other components of mechanical equipment is required.
  • Ability to identify the cause of an equipment failure and the extent of damage caused by the equipment failure or loss event is required.
  • Able to quantify the necessary repairs to bring the machine back to pre-loss condition is required.
  • Basic knowledge of electronic controls and programmable logic controllers is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to navigate loss sites and climb onto equipment, ladders, catwalks, and other locations where the machinery is located is required.
  • Ability to compose accurate, concise, understandable reports summarizing observations and explaining conclusions is required.
  • Knowledge of validating repair costs is preferred but not required.
  • Travel is required and varies depending on the assignment.
  • Prior forensic experience as a mechanical engineer is required.
  • Excellent time management skills are required.
  • Ability to work alone with little supervision and to provide timely communication and reports to the ILC customer and ILC Management is required.
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and organizational skills are required.
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of all Microsoft products including Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, accuracy both verbally and written, and maintaining the confidentiality of all information provided are required.

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary based on experience. The benefit package includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k Retirement Savings Plan, and Paid Time off.

Interviews by appointment only.

No recruiters, please.

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