Mechanical Engineer

Job Locations US-KS-Topeka
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/3/2023 3:00 AM)
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Futamura is committed to its employees and their families by offering one of the most competitive benefits packages in the market.  We can likely beat your current company on insurance premium costs, levels of coverage, out of pocket expenses and savings toward retirement. 


Medical Insurance

401K + Company Match

Dental Insurance

Flexible Spending Account

Vision Insurance

Prescription Benefits

Generous Paid Time Off

Company-Paid Disability Insurance


Company-Paid Life Insurance



This position works in our Engineering and Maintenance Department.  Standard schedule is M-F 7:30 to 4 PM with flexibility based on business need.


We make NatureFlex and Cellophane packaging films.  These are biodegradable and compostable products to help reduce plastic pollution around the world!  Since they are made from renewable wood pulp as a raw material, we essentially make transparent paper.  Check out the process here.


Compostable packaging is a rapidly expanding market.  As a result, Futamura is in the process of a major expansion to keep up with the growing demand for our products.    We are looking for good people with a drive for advancement to come join our team. 


The Futamura Group was established in Japan in 1950 and is now a global operation specializing in high added value packaging products. Our products are shipped around the world and are utilized by major brands and specialized markets. 




Responsibilities include: 


  • Performs design calculations and prepares equipment or material specifications.
  • Reads design procedures and specifications leading to construction documents.
  • Ability to perform designs using relevant design software.
  • Prepares and maintains detailed layouts of buildings and equipment.
  • Designs, develops, tests or sources and cost-justifies various tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods.
  • May evaluate field installations and recommend design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions.
  • Evaluate and approve drawings, routings/MI’s, specs and other documents.
  • Performs engineering assignments with clear and specified objectives and involves conventional types of plans and specifications.
  • Assignments require the investigation of a limited number of variables and supervisory assistance is provided on unusual problems.
  • May oversee or coordinate the work of designers and other technical support personnel.
  • Establishes and coordinates pipe stress and pipe support requirements for projects in accordance with industry requirements, and performs pipe stress analysis calculations.
  • Follows piping regulatory guidelines, creates detailed work reports, and facilitates communications among other engineers, technicians, materials vendors, and installers.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering
  • 5 years' experience in related industry and discipline
  • Experience in the areas of Pressure System Mechanical Integrity, Pressure Drop Calculations, and Fluid Flow Analysis preferred.
  • Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Must be competent in producing reports and developing procedures


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