Mechanical Engineering Manager

Refined Technologies

Refined Technologies

Tulsa, OK, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 16, 2024

At Refined Technologies, we believe operating with an eternal purpose fuels excellence. This guides everything we do; it gives us a purpose that is greater than ourselves. RTI is the leader in the chemical cleaning segment of the refining industry, providing patented chemistries, processes, and equipment for cleaning and treating units during shutdowns. While focused on clients, we are fueled by our mission to: Honor God Always, Help People Develop, Pursue Excellence, and Earn a Profit.

We are a fast-paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial-minded organization full of servant-hearted leaders. Want to know more about our culture? Check out the RTI Playbook. If you’re ready for your work to matter, we’re ready to hear from you!

We’re currently growing our team of Artisans with a Mechanical Engineering Lead.

This role is responsible for developing new and existing product strategies for the mechanical rental business to enhance project execution, improve profitability and increase revenue. The Mechanical Engineering Lead develops products by identifying potential projects; conducting market research; generating product requirements; determining specifications, production timetables, pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introduction; developing marketing strategies.

Duties & Responsibilities

· Technical engineering review of existing and new products, processes, and procedures to ensure safety and fitness for purpose.

· Lead and develop early-career engineering staff, both technically and professionally.

· Brings new products to market utilizing established project management practices from idea to commercialization including defining requirements, return-on-investment analyses, managing project and technical risks, developing and managing project timelines, stakeholder management, and ensuring all deliverables are completed per the RTI milestone process.

· Manages the manufacturing of protypes of new products, working with the manufacturer to develop timelines, quality requirements, direct yard testing and inspections; working with operations to plan and execute field testing.

· Supports the new product innovation strategy and product plan to create long term differentiation for RTI equipment.

· Manages existing products to improve mechanical functionality, profitability & lifecycle viability.

· Assesses market competition by comparing the company's product to competitors' products.

· Works cross functionally (Mechanical/Operations) to define core competency synergies, market, and competitive attractiveness for new business opportunities.

· Leads the detailed definition, development, and execution of a new product road map to ensure revenue and profitability goals are achieved.

· Ensures new product development projects meet commercial, end user, and financial objectives.

· Aids management in developing and executing world class new product launches.

· Drives product core value attributes to meet end user needs.

· Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

· Identifies and manages third party manufacturers to ensure competitive acquisition cost and consistent quality.

· Actively practice all RTI Core Behaviors.

· Perform other duties as required to support RTI’s business needs.

Supervisory Responsibilities

· Works cross functionally and indirectly influences Operations, Sales and Mechanical & Finance. Also leads squads to deliver projects from concept to market launch.


Minimum Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related field

· 5+ years’ progressive experience in an industrial products business.

· This position requires experience in:

  • Project Management
  • New product development, road maps, and strategy.
  • Mechanical expertise and aptitude.
  • Experience in designing pressure piping or industrial equipment.
  • Ability to work and thrive by influencing in a cross functional environment.
  • Sense of urgency and focus to manage multiple projects with time constraints.
  • Strong Attention to Detail.
  • Drive, self-initiative, process-orientation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Additional or Preferred Qualifications

· Experience with:

  • Lean and process improvement.
  • Competitive analysis & pricing strategy.
  • Profit & loss management, performance monitoring.

· Willingness to adjust (flexibility) and ability to adjust (versatility) to effectively deal with change, complexity, problems, conflict, and/or ambiguity.

· Creative thinker. Ability to come up with new and innovative ideas to drive new product development and product leadership.

· Strategic thinker. Ability to understand the market, functional disciplines, and business threats/challenges to drive results.

· Boundless energy to become an industry expert and the willingness to develop cross functional knowledge.

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

· Work is executed both in an office setting and in industrial sites. When involved in execution of projects, working 12-hour shifts for a week, or so may be required.

· At industrial sites may be required to carry equipment (up to 40 pounds), climb stairs and ladders, work in inclement weather and be on one’s feet for a 12-hour shift.

Travel Requirements

· Would likely spend 20-50 nights away from home in a year with travel.

About Refined Technologies

RTI is a global industrial solutions provider delivering value to process facilities through expert-level refinery professionals skilled in operations, engineering, and process supervision. RTI helps those who fuel the world produce energy more effectively by delivering safe, fast, and predictable shutdowns in upstream and downstream facilities through innovative operations teams and revolutionary cleaning technologies.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Applicants for regular U.S. positions must be authorized to work in the United States for Refined Technologies, Inc. without the need for sponsorship of an immigration authorization or visa (e.g., TN, H-1B, or other employment-based immigration authorization or visa).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected status under federal, state, or local laws.