Process Engineering Lead

The Process Engineering Lead develops processes, technologies, equipment, and solutions required for capable and sustainable manufacturing operations. The position’s success is measured by production department satisfaction; process capability, repeatability, and stability; successful process and equipment introduction; and efficiency improvement and cost savings.


  • Supporting production and operations with continuous improvements to improve efficiency, utilization, quality, ergonomics, and employee satisfaction
  • Design process solutions to solve problems arising from manufacturing, customer, and supply chain requirements and constraints
  • Scale manufacturing processes in premixed frozen, potting and encapsulation, and specialty materials, while improving process capability to meeting tactical and strategic growth and initiative
  • Advise and develop technical requirements for equipment preventative maintenance and equipment repair. Train maintenance technicians and production employees to meet the required level of skill to effectively maintain equipment
  • Advise and help drive required improvement for the continual refinement of ERP and Database systems
  • Support sales and marketing activities to help outline strength and constraints, and help size operational and technical risks associated with new customer applications

Skills and Attributes Required:

  • Ability to understand and execute what’s important for the business, what’s a business priority, and what is a “nice to have”, planning and executing accordingly
  • Driven and motivated. Through the lens of internal customers, be self-directed with high attention to detail and to the appropriate level of quality and completeness
  • Capital and operations projects: Ability to determine requirements, payback, size, budget, required resources, desired outcomes in terms of performance, and run on investment
  • Ability to set priorities, get buy-in, and align resources with peers to achieve desired outcomes
  • Expert on explaining and teaching non-technical resources the importance of the “What and How” of Appli-Tec
  • Understand the production systems, with an ability to establish efficient processes and workflows, while meeting deadlines and communicating effectively with stakeholders
  • Superior analytical abilities, critical thinking, and complex problem-solving abilities contributing to increased institutional knowledge and decreasing overall operational risk
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, supporting operations, customer service, and sales
  • Organized, leading by example in work practices associates with project delivery and lab organization
  • Emotionally intelligent, able to resolve issues directly with others, and willing to receive feedback
  • Positive contributor to overall company culture

Experience and Education:

  • 10+ years in a process engineering, development, and introduction role in precision manufacturing, process-intensive environments (Adhesive Compounding, IC packaging, Disk Drives components, Color Print Heads, Photonics, MEMS packaging, medical device components)
  • 5+ years in people and/or project management role
  • 5+ years of experience in an ISO-9001-certified manufacturing company
  • 5+ years Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Access
  • Six Sigma, Shainin Statistical Engineering, SPC, DOE, or other analytical training a plus
  • Extensive knowledge of ERP, PDM, and Data Analytics and Reporting systems, using them to solve complex problems, answer questions, and continuously improve operations’ quality and performance
  • Experience with 5S and Lean Manufacturing principles

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