Job Openings

PCC Structurals, Inc. 

Position: Process Engineer - Ceramic

Status: Active

Department: Engineering



Under general direction, the Process Engineer applies engineering principles to drive process control and continuous improvement in the invest process.

  • Provide engineering leadership in efforts to maintain process control and improve quality
  • Analyze manufacturing processes to identify and execute improvements utilizing lean manufacturing and six sigma methodologies
  • Monitor and control equipment to improve production
  • Supports production to ensure attainment of business goals, including addressing quality issues, working directly with manufacturing personnel to ensure a smooth running operation
  • Analyzes product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine designs which can be produced by existing manufacturing or processing facilities and methods
  • Manages specification, selection and execution of major capital and tooling acquisitions in order to drive technology improvements that positively impact Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity and Inventory. 
  • Ensures all work is in compliance with environmental, health and safety standards, industry specifications, customer requirements, company standards and related specifications


  • Exposure to Lean and Six Sigma Tools, at minimum a willingness to learn and apply the tools.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Effective communication skills communication: Listening, Verbal and Written.
  • Self motivated, committed, with a bias for action that delivers results
  • Understanding of material engineering


  • BS in Materials or Ceramic Engineering
  • 3-5 years related experience preferred
  • Strong statistical process control knowledge
  • A broad and thorough knowledge of investment casting technology processes and manufacturing methods

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Posted 03.06.2019

Applied Materials

Job Title: Ceramics / Quartz NPI Commodity Manager IV - (B4)-1707272


Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise within the Ceramics & Quartz commodities. Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices. Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. May lead functional teams or projects.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Develops, aligns and implements NPI Ceramics / Quartz commodity strategies.
  2. Negotiates and manages the maintenance of agreements with suppliers that provide the structure for all business relationships between Applied Materials and the supply base.
  3. Engages with the PLC process to ensure alignment with the commodity strategies.
  4. Directs new supplier introduction and/or disengagement requirements to/from the Applied Materials supply base.
  5. Drives resolution to systemic supply chain issues affecting quality, cost, delivery or lead-time, which may include engagement with sub-tiers in the supply chain.
  6. Develops and presents high level cost reduction opportunities.

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates depth and/or breadth of expertise in own specialized discipline or field 

Business Expertise

  • Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services


  • May lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity 

Problem Solving

  • Leads others to solve complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutions


  • Impacts the achievement of customer, operational, project or service objectives; work is guided by functional policies

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view



  • Associate's Degree
  • 4 - 7 Years of Experience

Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Posted 11.10.2017