Manufacturing Engineer

Superior Technical Ceramics (STC) & IJ Research pride 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.  STC's Manufacturing Engineer leads new product design & development and supports productivity and process efficiency work in STC’s extrusion/glaze department. They will drive development of standards, procedures, and process controls while supporting technical projects to increase yields and reduce costs to achieve overall process optimization.
 
 

Position Type: 
Full-Time
Requirements: 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in ceramic engineering, materials science or related technical field
  • Process engineering and design
  • Project management experience
  • Statistical process control and analysis
  • Lean manufacturing fundamentals & structured problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational, analytical and troubleshooting skills

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 5yrs+ engineering experience in a manufacturing facility
  • Mechanical aptitude and proficiency with drafting software such as AutoCAD or Solidworks
  • Die tooling and design
  • New product development from prototype to production
  • Understanding of ceramic material formulations and shrinkage characteristics in forming processes
  • Thermal processing/sintering of ceramic materials

 

Responsibilities: 
  • Drive new product development for ceramic extrusion process; define and characterize requirements for all unit processes including extrusion body formulation, batching, and forming process.
  • Provide engineering support for glazing process, including glaze formulation design, milling, slurry handling and application.
  • Design process tooling per 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, dimensional accuracy and projected overall integrity of produced parts.
  • Grow innovation capability to expand the complexity of parts in STC’s portfolio, introduce new materials/powders and advance equipment and technology
  • Contribute to the identification, justification and implementation of capital equipment and engineering projects to support manufacturing objectives
  • Drive process improvements affecting yields, capacity, cycle times and cost
  • Optimize machine and material process parameters based on LEAN principles, DOE, statistical analysis and materials science
  • Work closely with production personnel in process tracking, optimization, and troubleshooting
  • Provide technical support to resolve manufacturing disruptions, then develop and implement permanent, sustainable countermeasures to prevent reoccurrence
  • Develop and deliver training materials in areas identified that require increased organizational awareness and/or functional knowledge
  • Interface with sales and business development team to assist customers in production build programs

 

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.
 
 

  • Family culture, employee focused
  • Medical, dental and vision with Health and Wellness discounts
  • 401(k) employer match
  • Relocation assistance
  • 120-year-old company
  • Advanced material

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.
 
 

Job Category: 
Engineering

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