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Combustion Systems Engineer

Brand:  Environmental Solutions
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  Cremation Division

Sherwood, OR, US, 97140 Apopka, FL, US, 32703

Position Summary


We are currently seeking a Combustion Systems Engineer responsible for the mechanical design of incineration and energy waste systems, specifically for fixed hearth, stepped hearth and rotary kilns, encompassing abated and unabated technologies.




  • Managing and maintaining the build and documentation of designs, prototypes and design of experiments,  while reporting product information through analyzing and summarizing information and trends.
  • Developing industry leading fuel-efficient combustions systems utilizing the latest technologies, design concepts in line with a “best available technique” approach.
  • Supporting engineering and production disciplines in the expert validation and testing of all systems.
  • Carrying out investigations into a range of problems or issues and developing solutions individually, or as a member of a team in demonstration of a root-cause mentality.


  • Other departments and functions across the business to continually look for improvement opportunities
  • Operations
  • Engineering



  • Waste profile analysis in considering CV range and desired through-put
  • Ability to produce heat and mass balance and peak flow calculations
  • Undertake detailed qualitative and quantitative risk assessments in support of detailed design specifications
  • Flue gas modeling and abatement system design
  • Leading a research and development effort in the exploration of best available technologies and new concepts within the emerging “Energy from Waste” markets. 
  • Evaluating and developing mechanical and electromechanical systems and products by designing and conducting research programs; applying specific, relevant engineering principles.
  • Working knowledge of a detailed “Hazard and Operability” study process within a process safety environment.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 5+ years of previous engineering experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of solid modeling & CAD software (especially Solidworks  Plant 3D or NAVISWORKS software
  • Familiar with data capture for images, storage and archive or images and ability to share them via facility and company databases.
  • Routine travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
  • Basic degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).
  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and management.
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.
Physical Aspects / Work Environment


  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and talk, hear and see. 
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold & heat, risk of electrical shock, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low/moderate and occasionally could be high
  • * Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.



The Matthews Environmental Solutions division of Matthews Memorialization is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of technologically advanced crematoria equipment, as well as cremation-related products and services. It is a total solutions provider for combustion products and services with a passion for the environment and success for our clients. We are a global leader in cremation equipment, waste incinerator systems, environmental solutions, service, parts, supplies, crematory management and memorial products. We have a passion for innovation and are committed to continually finding new solutions for a varied customer base. 

Matthews Environmental Solutions and Matthews Memorialization are (MATW) Matthews International companies. 


Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. 

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon