A.W. Chesterton Company

  • Process Engineer - Manufacturing

    Location US-MA-Groveland
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/10/2018 11:46 AM)
    Job ID
    1st Shift
  • Overview

    Who We Need:


    You have proven Engineering skills and are ready to use your expertise.

    LEAN and Six Sigma are part of your engineering toolbox 

    Process improvement is one of your strongest skills


    Given these skills, you could work anywhere.  So why not bring your talents somewhere great? 


    How about working at a company:

    • With 130+ years in US manufacturing, whose business is still growing
    • That is led by successful, strategic, personable leaders who know your name
    • That has a significant global environmental impact with products and services that prevent and reduce industrial pollution
    • That encourages you to dedicate 5% of your on the clock time to career development 
    • That gives you a formal on-boarding program to get you on a fast path to success  
    • That offers tuition reimbursement, a global employee recognition program where you can win gift cards, a mentoring program, a paid volunteerism time-off program, a scholarship program for children of employees and many more!
    • That has people who are fun, smart, engaged and like working together to bring world-class service to our Customers every day



    Check out our formal job description below:


    Job Summary:


    Responsible for the design selection and implementation of complex manufacturing and support equipment as well as procedures used to increase quality of product, productivity and setup time reduction. Identifies and develops processes needed to produce specific products, parts, and components. Responsible for process and procedure development, specifications requirements, design concepts and process improvement. Investigates and analyzes unique or highly technical manufacturing and assembly problems associated with the manufacture of parts and materials and the assembly of mechanical systems. Recommends corrective actions and provides technical assistance to resolve a variety of complex production problems.




    • Reviews and evaluates proposed and processed engineering changes and/or other specification requirements and provides appropriate feedback based on ease of manufacturability and manufacturing cost.
    • Performs time studies in the manufacturing and assembly areas, evaluates the data collected and recommends procedural and/or process changes.
    • Facilitates cross functional teams involved in time/cost reduction initiatives.
    • Advanced knowledge of set-up reduction techniques and process improvement methods
    • Develop appropriate systems for solving quality and reliability problems.
    • Recommend, plan and execute changes in layout of production facilities and equipment.
    • Review and recommend changes to materials, manufacturing processes, procedures, work instructions and tooling in order to maintain and improve the quality of the product lines and reduce cost.
    • Apply advanced engineering principles and solve difficult technical/quality problems or issues with raw materials, manufacturing processes and quality of product lines.
    • Expert in analyzing technical issues, creating and delivering technical reports both orally and in written form
    • Expert in Lean Continuous Improvement techniques, 5S and Six Sigma. Leads and/or participates in continuous improvement teams.
    • Works closely with R&D to ensure smooth transition of new products to production.
    • Must adhere to the safety requirements for the various mfg. areas including use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
    • Researches and recommends capital equipment acquisitions.
    • Prepares return on investment studies as needed.

    Complexity of Duties:


    • Works under limited supervision. Independent action and decision-making are required.
    • Work is only reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.
    • Provides solutions to a wide range of difficult problems related to manufacturing/production, quality, engineering, design and/or cost.
    • Justifies capital equipment expenditures and is responsible for cost reduction activities. Failure to obtain results and/or poor decisions may result in manufacturing delays and/or considerable expenditure of resources.
    • Ability to be flexible and work in manufacturing, machine shop and assembly environments on a regular basis.
    • Ability to have frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts. Ability to provide technical assistance and manage special projects as required

    Education and/or Experience:


    • BSME or equivalent technical experience.     
    • 6 - 8 years’ experience in manufacturing environment.

    Other Skills and Abilities:


    • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
    • Strong analytical, mechanical and technical skills.  
    • Ability to make a positive impact through change management
    • Ability to work in an ISO 9001;2008 and ISO 14001;2004 environment
    • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
    • Ability to function and communicate effectively with his peers and cross functional teams
    • Travels as needed to support remote locations and/or strategic initiatives.

    Physical Demands:


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employees assigned to certain tasks within this job may be required to participate in our Medical Surveillance Program.While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to sit, stand, walk, crouch, stoop, and reach with arms and hands on a frequent basis, up to 2/3 of work time. Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. on a frequent basis and up to 50 lbs. occasionally. Occasionally required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Moderate noise (i.e.; computer printers, operating equipment, material handling equipment etc.) exists daily in the work environment. Occasional exposure to high levels of heat or noise while in the manufacturing area.


    All of A.W. Chesterton Company employment is contingent upon successfully passing a background check, drug test, and the respective medical surveillance requirements.


    Chesterton is an equal opportunity employer  M/F/V/D




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