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Forensic Mechanical Engineer (remote)
Cincinnati, OH

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Position Forensic Mechanical Engineer- REMOTE

(remote but need to be located in the Central US to travel to project sites)


Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Observation/Inspection of losses possibly caused by mechanical system failures

  • Collect and examine data at the site of a loss

  • Consult relevant codes, standards, and regulations

  • Document evidence and other investigation findings

  • Ability to photograph damage and evidence related to fires, explosions, or other losses

  • Determine and conduct appropriate tests and data acquisition of exemplar and artifacts in the field and in laboratories

  • Conduct laboratory-based examinations

  • Provide system failure analyses

  • Research and write expert reports

  • Interview witnesses, property owners, and building occupants to obtain information during an investigation

  • Testify in court cases involving investigated losses

  • Travel as needed


  • Understanding of the scientific method and the ability to apply it to a loss investigation

  • Remain current in the subjects listed as ‘requisite knowledge’ as related to fire investigations in NFPA 1033

  • Able to navigate fire and explosion scenes, crawl, climb, use ladders

  • Able to obtain and maintain appropriate PPE certifications

  • Ability to analyze the site of a loss and develop a list of possible failures

  • Knowledge of mechanical systems



Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering is required. Professional Engineering Registration is required. A minimum of 4-6 years of relevant investigative experience is preferred.

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