Senior Composite Process Engineer - Filament Winding
Location: Stewartville, Minnesota
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Mechanical - Design
Mechanical - Manufacturing
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
4 Year Degree
GEOTEK, a market leader in high-performance, engineered composite structural solutions, is looking for a high-potential, highly motivated engineer to join our team. The Sr. Composite Process Engineer is responsible for leading engineering projects to support development and continuous optimization of the filament production process. The Sr. Composite Process Engineer will foster continuous improvement of the filament winding process and increased productivity as Geotek continues to grow. The ideal candidate is an energetic, self-motivated, self-starting, hands-on, resilient, and influential leader. They are capable of working from a vision, from which they can independently develop actionable tasks and projects. They are data-driven, detail orientated and organized, and possesses a desired to challenge existing process to promote safety, quality, and productivity. The candidate must conduct their work professionally with a consistently positive demeanor, and possess a strong ability to work cross-functionally. Previous experience in composite manufacturing is considered highly desirable. For the right candidate, this role may include supervisory responsibilities. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful and growing engineering team in the composites manufacturing field where you will gain valuable experience and opportunities to grow as an engineer and leader!
Duties and Responsibilities:
Ownership of the engineering responsibilities for the filament process, and also cross functional support of the engineering responsibilities of the pultrusion process
Scope and manage engineering projects that support and improve safety, quality, and productivity in the pultrusion department
Research, propose, and implement capital expenditure projects, including new tooling
Challenge current operating procedures and identify and propose new equipment, technologies, and processes to promote safety, quality, and productivity
Align with operations team by maintaining open and frequent communication with manager and supervisors
Work cross functionality to provide process engineering support of production quality, equipment readiness, new product development, and cost reduction/supply chain risk mitigation, as directed
Maintain clear documentation of operating standards and processes to support training and technical assistance to the operations team
Maintain clear, complete, and accurate records for project documentation for future reference
Maintain and promote a clean and organized work space
Four year Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (mechanical, chemical, or composites preferred)
5-10 years of professional experience working in a manufacturing environment, with recent composites/filament winding experience strongly preferred
Must be an energetic and hands-on problem solver, self-motivated, self-starting, and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize accordingly
Capable of working from a vision, from which they can independently develop actionable tasks and projects
Professional and concise communication and verbal skills are essential
Familiarity with common thermoset resin systems, including polyester, vinyl-ester, and urethane is highly desirable. Familiarity with common manufacturing tooling design and development is desirable
Excellent communication skills (written and oral) is essential
Ability to work with different levels of staff, from line workers to executives, is highly desirable
Experience with 3D modeling using SolidWorks of parts, assemblies, and drawings with GD&T per ANSI Y14.5; Formal GD&T training is desirable
Experience with MS Office
Detail oriented and organized to ensure accuracy and quality
Ability to lead the support of occasional off-shift trials and production support requests, as required
Must be able to stand, lift, use manual tools, and power tools
Must adhere to all corporate policies and procedures
Must remain flexible as priorities changes
Physical Work Conditions
Time should be split between the floor and the office or meeting rooms ranging anywhere from 25% to 75% on the production floor or engineering labs. While working on the floor there will be work with and around moving machinery, fumes and chemicals. Office work requires sitting at a desk, using a computer and phone.
For over 30 years, GEOTEK has evolved as an internationally-recognized designer, manufacturer, and distributor of reinforced fiberglass pultrusion products for the electric utility and animal containment markets.
To support our rapidly growing customer application and new products development, we continue to expand our core competencies in composite materials design, processes, testing and analysis with our growing team of highly skilled composite materials engineers and scientists.
Our R&D and Engineering laboratories are equipped with state of the art instruments for mechanical, thermal and physical testing and analysis of our various pultruded composite structures. Our many PUPI® products for overhead electrical power transmission and distribution are a particular laboratory focus. We also partner with major outside testing and analysis firms for specialized tests such as high voltage and flame spread testing.