A.W. Chesterton Company

Process Engineer - Mechanical Packing

Location US-MA-Groveland
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/7/2022 5:55 PM)
Job ID
1st Shift


Who We Need:


You are a skilled engineer who enjoys testing new engineering techniques to design cost efficient equipment.

You have exceptional analytical skills to solve complex technical issues.

You have excellent interpersonal and communication 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

Develops and optimizes economical manufacturing processes to maximize quality and productivity. Responsible for system development, specifications maintenance and process improvement. Acts as the lean process improvement leader for the business. Investigates and initiates corrective action on manufacturing problems arising in the manufacture of materials and products. Effectively transitions new products into the production process. Develops control plans and investigates quality problems using sound analytical analysis. Develops processes and procedures that include safe working practices and are environmentally friendly.

Job Model:  On-Site

All fully remote positions will require you to travel on site 2-4 times per month depending upon business needs at your own expense.


Hybrid positions will require employees to work both on-site and remote each week under a schedule that has been determined and agreed upon by you and your manager.


On-Site positions will require employees to work on-site for each of their scheduled shifts.



• Reviews and evaluates proposed and processed engineering changes and/or other specification requirements.

• Creates and updates process specifications, procedures and work instructions.

• Test new engineering techniques and design cost efficient equipment.

• Evaluates and tests new and/or alternative materials.

• Review and recommend changes to materials and manufacturing processes in order to maintain and improve the quality of the product lines.

• Analyze technical issues, generate and deliver, both orally and in writing, technical papers.

• Apply sound engineering principles and solve difficult technical/quality problems or issues with raw materials, manufacturing processes and quality of product lines.

• Skilled in analyzing technical issues, creating and delivering technical reports both orally and in written form

• Develop appropriate systems for solving quality and reliability problems.

• Review and recommend changes to materials and manufacturing processes.

• Evaluates and tests new or alternative materials.

• Recommend, plan and execute changes in layout of production facilities and equipment.

• Expert in Lean Continuous Improvement techniques. Leads and/or participates in continuous improvement teams.

• Advanced knowledge of set-up reduction techniques and process improvement methods

• 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).

• Considers safety and the environment with all responsibilities.


Complexity of Duties

• Works under only very general direction. Must be capable of working independently.

• Must interact effectively with and meet the demands of multiple internal and external customers.

• Must analyze a problem and recommend appropriate action(s).

• Effectively trouble shoot based on consultations with other internal organizations.

• 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 and/or design.

• 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 environment 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.


Essential Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Strong communication skills both verbally and in writing.

• Strong team player

• Confidently provide technical leadership.

• Ability to work under frequently changing priorities and to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

• Ability to solve practical and complex problems. May conduct briefings and participate in technical meetings for internal/external customers concerning specific operations.

• Travels as needed to support remote mfg. locations with Mfg. Engineering issues and projects.

• Acts as a resource to assist remote locations as needed.

• Interacts with AWC sales people and supplier representatives as needed.

• Ability to work in an ISO 9001;2008 and ISO 14001;2004 environment.

• Ability to make a positive impact through change management


Education and/or Experience

• BSME or technical skills requirement equivalence.

• Minimum of 5 years of related experience and/or training preferably in a manufacturing/engineering environment.


Other Skill and Abilities

• Excellent interpersonal skills.

• Ability to be flexible in uncertain or unpredictable situations.

• Ability to create new principles, modes or theories.

• Ability to use sound and logical thinking in choosing a particular course of action.

• Ability to take calculated risks based on sound judgment

• Ability to read/interpret complex scientific/technical journals

• Strong 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.


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.

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 to50 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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