Mechanical Engineer

Job Locations US-NY-Oswego
Full Time
New York

Position Overview

Novelis Oswego has an exciting opportunity for an Mechanical Engineer! This position is responsible for handling all aspects of the Mechanical Maintenance Engineering function, such as design, construction and installation of equipment modifications. With the opportunity to work with every type of machinery that you can imagine, you will analyze and recommend preventive maintenance replacement programs and provide value analysis engineering

Responsibilities & Qualifications


  • Maintenance of equipment covering all phases of heavy industrial plant engineering, typical of the metals industry
  • Provide a strong mechanical understanding of process, civil, and electrical components involved in their equipment
  • Responsible for troubleshooting encounters that center around meeting production needs in the face of tight, frequently revised schedules and/or equipment failures, the start-up of new equipment, development of new products and processes
  • Optimize equipment utilization and efficiency by applying the latest development in machine procedures, diagnostic equipment, and more reliable electrical components
  • Develop practical solutions to repetitive equipment failure problems that contribute to the effectiveness of the maintenance effort
  • Contribute engineering expertise to project work and selection of replacement or new equipment to help ensure consistency and standardization of components and ease of maintenance
  • Ensure all equipment recommended, repaired or modified meets all company and governmental safety and health rules and regulations to help ensure safety and wellbeing of employees
  • Assist in the development of engineering or maintenance procedures and repair work to ensure they are safe, effective and efficient. Expand, continually, knowledge of engineering and maintenance principals and practice
  • Support the implementation and maintenance of a Quality System by serving as a resource to Operating Teams


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) skills; ability to communicate with all levels in the organization
  • Desire to take initiative and develop a pro-active relationship with employees through follow-up, understanding their needs and fostering a collaborative relationship
  • Ability to organize and prioritize responsibility; must be able to manage multiple tasks at once without sacrificing attention to detail
  • Must be flexible and able to operate in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Must also possess leadership skills to direct, lead and develop other personnel to accomplish personal, plant and corporate objectives
  • Solid computer skills with software applications proficiency, including Microsoft Office.

Preferred Skills

  • 5+ years of industrial experience
  • Have worked with large pieces of equipment
  • Has experience in the metals or paper rolling industry

What Novelis Offers

Novelis benefits say a lot about how we care for each other. Our employees and their families have many different needs. As a result, our benefits offer choices on many levels and are high in quality, competitive in the marketplace, and affordable. These are a few of the benefits we offer to support you and your family’s well-being:

  • Core benefits coverage (medical, dental and vision) for you and your family premiums starting as low as $75/ month for the employee, spouse/domestic partner, and children
  • HSA contributions
  • Competitive Paid vacation and personal time off
  • Novelis contributes up to 9.5% of your pay into a 401(k) for your Retirement savings
  • 8 weeks of paid time off for new parents
  • 6-months of short-term disability at 100% pay
  • Finally, the Novelis holistic Well-Being benefits include programs to support weight loss and management, fitness challenges, 24/7 mental health support, tobacco and substance use cessation programs, lifestyle discounts, and more. Novelis actively explores diversifying our Well-being benefits to support our unique and changing work force.

Location Profile

Novelis’ Oswego facility is located on Lake Ontario in north-central New York and employs approximately 1100 people. The Oswego site produces more than a billion pounds of high-quality aluminum sheet each year in order to serve our customers in the automotive beverage can and specialty markets. In addition to museums and public parks many Oswego residents and visitors enjoy boating fishing hiking and other local recreational activities. Novelis is committed to the Oswego community through its ongoing support of the local United Way Habitat for Humanity Oswego Harborfest and many other worthwhile community and civic organizations. Novelis recognizes its talented and diverse workforce as a key competitive advantage. Novelis provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. All terms and conditions of employment at Novelis including recruiting hiring placement promotion termination layoffs recalls transfers leaves of absence compensation and training are without regard to race color religion age sex national origin disability status genetics protected veteran status sexual orientation gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal provincial or local laws.


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