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Sr. Ceramic Process Engineer

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 9/27/22

Job Description

Job description:

The Sr. Ceramic Process Engineer performs supports our sales, quality and production teams through process design and R&D optimization; equipment recommendations, experimental work and statistical analysis.

Essential Functions

  • Perform product/process analysis for cost reduction, continuous improvement and improved efficiency.
  • Develop, implement and optimize production processes in support of current and new products
  • Lead identification, selection, acquisition and implementation activities for new processing equipment.
  • Assist in development of project schedules and work to achieve project deliverables on time and to budget.
  • Lead development and validation of new materials as required.
  • Lead qualification activities of alternate raw material grades and vendors
  • Create and improve process documentation and assist with development of training material
  • Key involvement with the training of personnel in supported processes and products
  • Utilize statistical techniques to support analytical activities, experimental design and data-based decision processes
  • Document and communicate plans, project actions
  • Support the Sales and Marketing function in areas of process capability and product performance.


  • Familiar with statistical analysis and techniques including capability analysis, design of experiments, hypothesis testing and correlation analysis.
  • Work collaboratively with others across multiple functions.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities

Supervisory ResponsibilitySupervise technical support staff in assigned tasks

Full time, on-site.

  • BS Ceramic Engineering, Material Science or Chemical Engineering
  • Experience with ceramic materials, processes and processing equipment, including customization
  • Statistical methodology and experimental design experience
  • Experience in process engineering, or materials development, in a relevant industry
  • The candidates will have skills working in a manufacturing environment with all the processes that are used including raw materials, custom and batch forming, and firing
  • Familiarity with analysis of microstructures a plus.
  • Broad background in materials processing and thermodynamics
  • Familiarity with heterogenious catalysts
Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Long established high-tech, forerunner and global leader in ceramic products and applications used in commercial, residential, industrial, and military applications.

Ideal for those who prefer a more relaxed work and residential environment with a lower cost of living. (suburban rural).

Excellent school districts and many other employers in the area.

Not prone to layoffs and weather recessionary times extremely well

Low employee turn-over

Will not be asked to relocate in order to promote; promotional opportunities from within

Professional yet, laid-back, less stressful highly ethical culture

Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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