JOB DESCRIPTION: Lead Process Engineer
Burlington, MA, USA  

Poly6 is enabling production of complex turbine engine designs by combining additive manufacturing with advanced materials. Our technology is uniquely suited to increase the efficiency of complex manufacturing processes as well as advance engineering design capabilities. Long term benefits of Poly6’s products include reduced greenhouse gas emissions for the aviation sector. You will have the opportunity to work alongside a highly talented team to solve problems in one of the world’s most complex engineering sectors: aviation. 

This position is focused on the process control and operations readiness of our pilot scale manufacturing facility in Burlington, MA and thereafter leadership and technology transfer to a scaled greenfield manufacturing facility. This position is integral to support operations, process, and system control and scale.  This position requires a strong working knowledge of upstream and downstream manufacturing equipment, process and operation with strong investigational and root cause skills. Responsibilities will also include periodic review of manufacturing personnel compliance AS9100 / AS13100, and Environmental Health and Safety guidelines.  Specific job-related tasks include:

  • Define, measure, evaluate & control KPVs to ensure developed processes meet technical and commercial requirements and report status to leadership
  • Work with cross functional engineering team to scope and execute in process development, control and scrap reduction projects
  • Coordinate and technically lead cross-functional project teams to achieve process capability and complete scrap reduction projects on time and in budget
  • Work with engineering manager to set process capability targets
  • Assist engineering team in obtaining customer approvals, as required, to qualify as a source for production of specific products.
  • Interface with customer technical personnel in the definition of the most producible and cost-effective component to accomplish customer requirements.
  • Independently plan, propose, conduct and manage projects for new processes with new or improved products.
  • Work with product engineers to ensure design for manufacturability focused on efficiency, capability, and cost
  • Work with cross-functional engineering teams to represent process engineering for the design and implementation of equipment modifications, assemblies, in-process measurements, automated processes, etc.
  • Support production personnel on training, troubleshooting processes, developing maintenance plans, operating instructions and other associated documentation for successful operation
  • Support production & operations via emergency troubleshooting, working round the clock as needed to mitigate interruption of production.
  • Educate, train, and supervise new employees on manufacturing and lean processes
  • Perform all other duties as per the company's needs and requirements.

  • BS or MS in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Chemical Engineering or related and 5-8+ relevant years’ experience in manufacturing environment
  • 2+ years’ in Six Sigma, Lean and Theory of Constraint application in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to communicate and present to all levels of business
  • Broad understanding of processes, systems and technical aspects of scaled manufacturing
  • 2+ years technical leadership with other engineers and demonstration of achievement of quantifiable process improvements
  • 2+ years’ experience in a regulated manufacturing environment
  • 2+ years experience controlling processes via statistical process control, with expert level navigation of Minitab or  JMP softwares.

  • MS in Engineering
  • 3-5 years’ experience in project management and execution of capital projects in an industrial environment.
  • Experience implementing and optimizing additive manufacturing or ceramic processes.
  • Expert level navigation of JMP software
  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Builder mentality that seeks to produce innovation, agility, and velocity to support business-as-usual operations and new project implementation.

This position requires access to information protected under U.S. export control laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations. Please note that any offer for employment may be conditioned on authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these US export laws without sponsorship for an export license.  Poly6 is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate based on age, color, genetic information, religion, sex, veteran status, or national origin.

This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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