Process Engineer

Position Title: Process Engineer

Department: Engineering

Reports to: Chief Technical Officer

Type: Full-time, Exempt

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Principal Accountabilities:

  • Process Support
    • Printed circuit board assembly process design, characterization, monitoring, control and optimization to maximize efficiencies, minimize waste and maintain quality objectives
    • Analysis of process data for the purposes of developing achievable process improvement goals and providing recommendations for continuous improvement projects
    • Analysis of technology, resource requirements, and facility planning in support of company objectives
    • Monitor and report status of departmental goals in line with company vision
    • Assist with Design for Manufacturability (DFM) reviews and Technology Roadmap planning
    • New equipment research, specification, selection, and purchase
    • Equipment and process training, support and troubleshooting
    • Soldering process equipment and material definition, qualification, control and performance monitoring
    • Interpretation, implementation and maintenance of processes for compliance with SFE and customer quality systems, industry standards and best practices
    • Application of creative problem-solving methods for processes
    • Corrective action evaluation, resolution and solutions for process-based variation
    • New Product Introduction (NPI) process owner
      • Defect review
      • Root-cause corrective action
      • Failure analysis
      • Process feedback

  • Sales/Marketing, Programs and Customer Support
    • Provide technical support and process expertise in support of Programs and Sales/Marketing team members
    • Interface with internal and external customers in supporting the design and development of new processes & products (DFM/NPI)
    • Assists with development and communication of DFM presentation materials.
    • Customer support & communication as pertains to process performance
    • Customer business review participation
    • RFQ review risk analysis

  • General
    • Energy & enthusiasm
    • Create and maintain QMS procedures as related to engineering functions
    • Production shift support
    • Continuous improvement
    • Make a positive & profound impact

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline (or commensurate 8-10 years practical experience)
  • 1 year of relevant experience
  • Previous Process Engineering experience
  • Must be a U.S. person as defined in ITAR, 22 CFR 120.15 (U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Resident) and defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering
  • 5 years previous electronics assembly experience
  • 1 year previous Process Engineering experience
  • Understanding of printed circuit accreditation programs (NADCAP, AS9100, ISO, etc.) and MIL compliance is highly desired

Minimum Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal/written interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Familiarity with problem solving techniques
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced, team environment

Preferred Competencies:

  • A passion for analytical problem solving

Silicon Forest Electronics also offers an exceptional benefit package including competitive wages, $1,500 tuition reimbursement annually, health, dental, and vision insurance, paid vacation, sick pay, 401(k) retirement plan, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, life insurance, and holiday pay.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to or complete an online application available here.

Drug Free Workplace, Equal Opportunity Employer