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Associate Staff Engineer Mechanical

Job Description

Altria Group is a FORTUNE 200 company that owns the premier tobacco companies in the United States including Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton and Nu Mark. The companies' brands include Marlboro, Copenhagen, Skoal, Black & Mild, MarkTen and VERVE. Altria also owns Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, one of the country's top premium wine producers, and Philip Morris Capital Corporation, an investment company. Altria's mission is to own and develop financially disciplined businesses that are leaders in responsibly providing adult tobacco and wine consumers with superior branded products. Altria Client Services' role is to help Altria Group and its operating companies responsibly meet their business goals by providing the high quality services they require in a financially disciplined way. We are currently seeking a highly qualified Associate Staff Engineer - Mechanical to join our Product Engineering department in Richmond, VA. The successful candidate will provide mechanical engineering design and technical support for a variety of projects that could involve any of our manufacturing or pilot plants. Specific accountabilities include:
  • Developing subject matter expertise on equipment within a facility, with particular emphasis on mechanical components and equipment.
  • Planning and directing small to medium sized projects for equipment installations and upgrades to existing making, packing and support equipment.
  • Working with engineering teams to design, develop equipment modifications and new equipment in support of new product launches.
  • Maintaining documentation on process and equipment systems, and participating in training of new craftsmen and technicians on the systems.
  • Developing and implementing engineering design solutions to improve productivity and efficiency of operations at Operating Company manufacturing facilities or RD&E Pilot Plants.

    Specific Skills

    Qualifications include:
  • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering with 2+ years of relevant experience.
  • Basic equipment design and troubleshooting experience
  • Awareness of machine design fundamentals (material selection, tolerancing, mechanical subcomponents etc...)
  • Strong background in CAD based drawing and modeling
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Basic awareness of project management fundamentals
  • This position will involve extensive travel and extended time in manufacturing and lab environments that require the use of PPE
  • This positions will require hands on implementation of designs (assembly, installation, modifications) At Altria Client Services, we recognize that our people are the reason we achieve our business goals. We believe in developing the leadership potential of our employees by providing them with opportunities for training, development and advancement. In addition to the opportunity to apply and develop your skills toward key business objectives, we offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive base salary, comprehensive health/vision/dental insurance, participation in our incentive compensation and deferred profit sharing programs as well as a relocation assistance package.


    Each Altria company is an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class.