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Experience level: Mid-senior Experience required: 5 Years Education level: Master’s degree Job function: Engineering Industry: Glass, Ceramics & Concrete Compensation: View salary Total position: 1 Relocation assistance: Yes Visa : Only US citizens and Greencard holders

Surface Conditioning is a global business within the Specialty Grains and Powders business. We supply submicron ceramic grains for demanding growing markets, such as semiconductors and batteries.
This position is responsible for improving the manufacturing processes of the ceramic particles used for these demanding markets. This role is critical to advance these markets as specifications become tighter with the advancement of these technologies.
The incumbent will be responsible for initiating, developing, improving, scaling up, implementing, and maintaining production processes and equipment for production of these grains from calcination to milling and sizing. This role will define process parameters and provide engineering support to maintain process equipment, ensuring manufacturing meets established product specifications, quality standards, productivity objectives, lead times, and safety standards. The incumbent identifies and pursues projects, which require experience and judgment to deal with a variety of variables. Projects frequently involve interaction with other disciplines and with customers.
The Production Supervisor and the team of operators will report to the incumbent.

Ceramic Process improvement: This position is responsible for supporting the manufacturing operation through improvement of production processes in ceramic processing of particles used for these demanding markets, where specifications at customers become more stringent as the technologies advance.
Improve controls of manufacturing process to develop tighter specifications in order to meet increased needs from the customers
Increase yield of processes to manufacture these ceramic submicron grains.
Provides hands-on assistance to Manufacturing and Maintenance personnel on the production floor to identify opportunities for process improvements and implement solutions.
Responsible for Certificates of Analysis, and quality control of the manufacturing process
Performs statistical analysis of process variables and rejection rates, interprets data and leads resulting process and product improvement projects. Creates, implements, and oversees vital quality and process control procedures.
Promote data acquisition, data analytics, digital solutions, and automation.
Scale up ceramic processes for calcination and milling of grains (from sample to production size runs)
Direct interaction with key customers regarding process improvement, development, and quality matters

Bachelor’s degree in Ceramic, Materials, or Industrial Engineering
Master of Science or Engineering in Ceramics or Materials Science – or equivalent experience
Experience in a manufacturing environment. Past experience in ceramic manufacturing plants with similar equipment is preferred
Experience utilizing and understanding engineering principles, theories, and their applications.
Must have strong process optimization and problem-solving skills
Management experience required.
This role requires a high level of interpersonal skills and ability to build cooperative working relationships.
Must have the ability to directly and indirectly influence, manage and motivate others and develop effective teams.
The position is highly visible to all employees and the incumbent must demonstrate leadership through integrity, knowledge, and personal example
Must have strong knowledge of data analytics, knowledge of SPC, lean manufacturing concepts, 5S, quality systems, and Six-Sigma
Knowledge of ISO required
Laboratory experience preferred
ABOUT Surface Conditioning in Olyphant, PA, specializes in manufacturing a wide range of diamond, alumina, zirconia, and nano abrasive slurries that offer the best combination of removal speed and surface finish in lapping and polishing applications. Recognized around the world for outstanding performance and quality, Saint-Gobain is an international company that has over 167,000 employees in 70 countries. Join our expanding team in Olyphant, PA and start your rewarding career today.

jonathan thompson
San Diego, CA 92126

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