Manufacturing Engineer

Superior Technical Ceramics (STC) prides themselves on providing a proud, caring, and safe environment that allows our team to thrive in delivering value to our customers.  We encourage creative thinking and problem solving for everyone.  We grow our company through open communication, strong leadership, and continuous improvement that ultimately benefits customers, employees, families, and our communities. 
We are currently seeking a dynamic individual to work at our St. Albans, VT. location as a Manufacturing Engineer.  This position will provide technical leadership and production support in STC’s materials/powder manufacturing process.  They will drive productivity initiatives and technical projects to achieve overall process optimization.      

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  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in ceramic engineering, mechanical engineering, or related technical field
  • 3-5yrs of related experience in manufacturing and process engineering
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and experience with AutoCAD/Solidworks
  • Lean manufacturing fundamentals & structured problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability in a cross-functional environment
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and troubleshooting skills
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently


  • 3yrs+ engineering experience operating/troubleshooting process and/or automation equipment
  • Die tooling and design
  • Experience with statistical process control and analysis
  • Proactively support a culture of safety and quality as top organizational priorities
  • Drive product development of ceramic mechanical or isostatically pressed designs; define and characterize requirements for tooling, pressure, and compaction dynamics
  • Design process tooling to meet customer specifications and provide estimates of cost and lead time to support on-time delivery of product
  • Perform design reviews with sales/customers that incorporate a detail-oriented perspective on the impact of the forming process on surface finish/artifacts, dimensional accuracy, and projected overall integrity of produced parts
  • Drive continuous improvement projects affecting yields, capacity, cycle times and cost
  • Optimize machine and material process parameters based on LEAN principles, DOE, statistical analysis, and materials science
  • Provide technical support to resolve manufacturing disruptions, then develop and implement permanent, sustainable countermeasures to prevent reoccurrence
  • Grow innovation capability to expand the complexity of parts in STC’s portfolio, introduce new tooling, equipment, and technology
  • Contribute to the identification, justification and implementation of capital equipment and engineering projects to support manufacturing objectives
  • Develop and deliver training materials in areas identified that require increased organizational awareness and/or functional knowledge
  • Work closely with technicians/production personnel in process tracking, optimization, and troubleshooting
  • Interface with commercial team to assist customers in production build programs
  • Other duties as required
Position Highlights: 


  • Family culture, employee focused
  • Cigna PPO or HSA medical plan
  • Free CIGNA dental coverage
  • VSP Vision plan
  • Health and Wellness premium discounts
  • Up to a 4.5% employer 401(k) match
  • Relocation assistance

Employment with Superior Technical Ceramics & IJ Research may require or otherwise provide access to data and technology controlled by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). To ensure applicants will be able to carry out duties associated with employment, Superior Technical Ceramics & IJ Research may offer employment only to applicants who qualify as a “U.S. person,” including U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and other “protected individuals,” as defined by applicable law. No sponsorship is available for this position.

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