Senior Process Engineer (Rubber)

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The Rubber Group

Date posted: 2024-03-06
Start date: 2024-03-19
Location: 22 Nadeau Drive, Rochester, NH 03867, US
Full/Part time: Full Time

Job Description

Position Summary:Reporting to the Engineering Manager and interfacing frequently with the operations and quality teams, the Senior Process Engineer will lead the development of new products, enhancement of existing products and processes and troubleshooting processing problems. The Senior Process Engineered is expected to have a holistic approach to the product realization process and will be responsible for all internal and external operations required to manufacture the product. This is a hands-on position and will require direct involvement in these processes as well as interfacing with suppliers and customers. Essential/Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Following all safety requirements, safety policy and company policy, report any observed violation to the superior or hazardous situation to the Safety Committee.
  • Optimize material and process performance and ensure material meets all customer requirements and is received in the ideal form for our process.
  • Collaborate with tooling vendor to ensure tool will function as expected and the resulting parts meet the customer’s technical requirements.
  • Develop all primary and secondary operations including any outside processes to meet customer requirements and safety standards.
  • Create clear documentation for all processes and materials. Part master, router, bill of material, outside process instruction and specifications for raw materials should reflect all internal and external requirements.
  • Work with customer service and quality during validation to ensure all customer requirements are considered and followed.
  • Deliver a reliable and ergonomic process to production. Assist with the transition and training from development to production.
  • Stay current with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in rubber molding and new product development.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Thoughtful, fair, and even-handed temperament.
  • Strong customer focused problem-solving skills and the ability to strategic troubleshoot and optimize complex manufacturing processes.
  • Experienced knowledge in product realization
  • In-depth knowledge of injection, compression, and transfer molding processes.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to manage tasks and assigned projects independently.
  • Knowledge of quality control principles and experience with Lean Six Sigma or similar methodologies.
 Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field. A master’s degree is a plus.
  • Proven experience as a Process Engineer in a rubber molding environment, with a minimum of 5 years of rubber molding experience is required
  • Proficient with solid modeling.
  • Familiar with ERP systems.


Listed below are the essential qualifications and additional details regarding this role:

Essential Qualifications:

  1. Rubber Experience: Proficiency in working with rubber materials is imperative.
  2. Machine Experience: Expertise in Injection and Compression Molding Machine setup, operation, and troubleshooting is required.
    • Note: Familiarity with Blow Molding and Plastic Injection Molding is distinct from our processes.
  1. Process Knowledge: Understanding of the rubber molding process and its nuances is crucial.
  2. Material Expertise: Experience in processing various rubber materials including Natural, SBR, Nitrile, Chloroprene, Fluorocarbon, Silicone, Fluorsilicone, HNBR, AEM, and ACM.
  3. Process Mastery:
    • Compression (Essential)
    • Transfer Molding (Essential)
    • Injection Molding (Trainable)
    • Senior Level Experience: A minimum of 5 years of directly relevant work experience is required.
  1. Independence: Ability to work autonomously and self-reliance are fundamental attributes.
  2. Educational Qualification: While a college degree is preferred, relevant work experience can be considered in its absence.
  3. Fast-Paced Environment: Adaptability to a dynamic work environment with frequent job and mold changes is essential.
  4. Weekly Schedule:
    • Troubleshooting: 50% (Essential)
    • Process Control/Development/New Product Introduction: 50% (Essential)

Additional Details:

  • Resume Submission: Applicants are encouraged to provide detailed information regarding their machine experience, including brands and machine names, if not explicitly mentioned in their resume.
  • Non-Managerial Role: This position does not involve personnel management responsibilities.
  • Salary Range: $90,000 to $125,000. Relocation assistance is negotiable.

Should an applicant’s resume lack specific references to the outlined experiences and achievements, please ensure they provide a supplementary write-up addressing these points.



Contact Information

Phone: 603-841-2130
Email: [email protected]

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