Mechanical Project Engineer

Balionis Group, Inc. is well known for providing engineers and technology people to a variety of high technology firms.  We provide direct placement as well as contract engineers.

We are currently looking for a Mechanical Project Engineer for a permanent position within our client base.  This position is permanent and is based in Pittsburgh, PA.  This is a very important and high visibility position.

Our client is seeking qualified individuals for the position of Mechanical Project Engineer.  Typical projects include all aspects relating to industrial furnaces to steel, aluminum and strip processing manufacturers.   Typical project scope includes combusiton/controls upgrades, furnace rebuilds, field service, and complete equipment design/supply/install/commissioning.


  • BS degree in Engineering (preferably mechanical or combustion).
  • EIT or PE certification a plus.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years’ experience in design, project engineering and start-up of similar equipment.
  • Experience with industrial furnaces in the steel and aluminum industries is preferred.
  • Experience with combustion, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic systems, and mechanical design desired.
  • Experience designing with CAD software such as SolidWorks and AutoCAD.
  • Problem solving skills with the ability to become hands on involved when needed.
  • Strong communication, organizing, planning, and inter-personal skills.
  • Willing and able to travel for erection and commissioning both domestically and internationally.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft office products.


Overall project technical responsibility and coordination.

  • Mechanical design and functional description writing for material handling systems.
  • Process calculations and piping systems design for pneumatic, hydraulic, service/cooling water, and combustion/ combustion safety systems.
  • Performs design calculations and prepare equipment or material specifications
  • Structural design
  • Refractory design
  • Technical purchasing specification and requisition writing
  • Fabrication inspections
  • Attend customer technical meetings
  • Develop and maintain project work schedules
  • Project cold and hot commissioning
  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Must have initiative. Will work independently and collectively. Must possess a strong desire to learn and build technical knowledge.
  • Domestic and international travel is required including potential for longer duration travel associated with startup/commissioning duties. Must be physically capable to perform required activities associated with onsite work


This will be a salaried, exempt position.  Compensation to be discussed relative to experience and abilities.  This position will be open to the company yearly bonus and retirement savings programs.

Upon request, the full position description will be released to the candidates.

Candidates need to be US Citizens or Permanent Residents.

Contact us for more information on the specific client and more details on the position description,

Interested candidates should send their resume to

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