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Sr. Ceramic Process Engineer – Manufacturing

Merrillville, IN – Posted: 04/08/2021


Position: Sr. Ceramic Process Engineer – Manufacturing

My client is a leading manufacturer of parts used in the heating industry.  They are looking for a for a talented and energetic process engineer to join our team.  The position requires a hands-on engineer that will focus on advanced non-oxide ceramic process and product development.  You can expect to work on all phases of development to include research, process, and product development.  You will then implement your work into R&D demonstrations, scaleup and full-scale manufacturing. 

Role Summary:

  • Apply engineering principles to enable manufacturing (and/or research and development) of parts, including fabrication methods and associated processes.
  • Interface with suppliers regarding technical issues concerning raw materials, parts fabrication, new materials/processes, and/or review of manufacturing plans.
  • Material characterization and process development, including selection of materials and processes for parts and products
  • Participate in non-conformance disposition and corrective action processes
  • Author material and process specifications
  • Executes and/or supports commercial and manufacturing requests.
  • Manages and documents projects and tasks effectively.
  • Demonstrates open and collaborative approach in all areas of responsibility.
  • Conducts hands-on experimental and process development work.


  • Demonstrated fundamental knowledge of ceramic materials and processing with the ability to identify and develop new material systems and processes.
  • Experience in slurry development, slip casting, tape casting, screen printing, extrusion, dry pressing and furnace operation.
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer new ideas from R&D into pilot production and full production scale up. 
  • Project management skills, team collaboration, and oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Knowledge of basic statistical methods such as the design of experiments and statistical process control
  • Experience with material characterization techniques.
  • Experience creating and revising material and process specifications, technical reports, and test plans.
  • Ability to work with colleagues at all levels of organization.
  • Respectful communication and ability to collaborate in a team environment required.
  • Ability to network within and outside of R&D group.

Required Qualifications:

  • MUST Live or be able to relocate to Northern Indiana
  • BS or MS Degree Materials Science and Engineering, Ceramic Engineering or other relevant engineering degree required.
  • 5-10 years’ experience with ceramic processing.
  • Specific experience with silicon carbide and silicon nitride materials is preferred.

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