Principal Process Design & Development Engineer

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Principal Process Design & Development Engineer

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    Principal Process Design & Development Engineer
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We have an immediate Direct Hire opening for a Process Engineer with CNC/Grinding in their background! This is a 1st shift position with a large aerospace manufacturer.


Purpose of Position:

This position provides the technical leadership/direction to plan, develop and implement manufacturing concepts and processes. Technical expertise at a corporate level is necessary to support new plant/product/process start-ups around the world and continuous improvement activities at existing manufacturing facilities. This position is specifically responsible for the finishing processes used in bearing manufacturing.

Essential Responsibilities:


  • Apply advanced technical knowledge in bearing manufacturing finishing processes such as grinding, hard turning and superfinishing,
  • Providing subject matter expertise in the respective area of specialty as mentioned above.This includes leading and/or supporting equipment rebuilds/upgrades/runoff, installations, debug, startups, troubleshooting, as well as defining specifications for new equipment.
  • Knowledge of grinding cycle design and optimization, technical support/problem-solving through process development, process modeling, and data analysis skills including process capability study analysis.
  • Make technical recommendations for manufacturing solutions throughout the global business.
  • Develop strong technical relationships with peers at the global plant sites and focus on knowledge transfer to them.   


  • Assist in technical strategy development for deployment of bearing manufacturing processes.


  • Utilize project management tools for key departmental projects including project and resource planning, and implement corrective actions when necessary to assure timely completion.


  • Technically support continuous improvement projects throughout the global business related to manufacturing processes to increase throughput, improve quality, reduce costs, and enhance safety, etc.
  • Provide an environment and process for CI activities within the business by working with the manufacturing plant teams to identify CI solutions, and then follow through with implementation support and evaluation.

Technical/Functional Skills Required:

  • Advanced technical manufacturing process experience, including area of specialty
  • Expertise in finishing processes such as grinding, hard turning and superfinishing
  • Knowledge of tooling design and consumables used in the different bearing manufacturing processes
  • Strong understanding of design for manufacturability
  • Proven ability to influence internal and external customers
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Strong analytical and variance analysis/root cause analysis
  • Strong communication skills/team player

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