Senior Manufacturing/Process Engineer

Posting Date 1 month ago(4/11/2022 2:44 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Location(s)
West Lafayette IN United States
Less than 10%
Shift Type
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Advanced Technologies


This position involves developing and validating manufacturing processes that are used to produce device designs at a small scale and that can be scaled up as successful designs are transferred for commercialization.  The position involves collaborating with design engineers to develop designs that are readily manufactured.  The function will primarily be involved with projects in early research and development phases, undergoing initial or early clinical trials in both the US and OUS.


This position requires a technically sound engineer capable of driving a project to completion with minimal supervision.  A qualified candidate should be able to perform independent process development work utilizing all available tools and resources and communicate well with colleagues, vendors and customers.  Job functions may include:

  • Develop, refine and document manufacturing processes
  • Providing ongoing engineering support for pilot manufacturing operations
  • Collaborate with design engineers to refine design and translate to pilot production
  • Identifying resource needs for pilot production: personnel and facilities
  • Working with production coordinators and manufacturing personnel to create efficient processes and to maximize production yield
  • Analyze process risks and inefficiencies
  • Qualify manufacturing processes and validate when necessary
  • Ensures manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work-flow, space requirements, and equipment layout
  • Assures product and process quality by designing, validating and documenting inspection and test methods
  • Provides manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs
  • Ensures production operators and technicians are adequately trained
  • Participate in or driving process risk management activities
  • Provide leadership and mentoring for technical and manufacturing personnel
  • Document activities in design history file
  • Work together on a team with project leaders, development engineers, physicians, clinical, regulatory and quality team members


  • MS in mechanical, industrial or manufacturing engineering or equivalent industry experience preferred, Bachelors degree with 5+ years experience will be considered
  • Experience or expertise in design for manufacturing
  • Experience with engineering design tools: CAD, etc.
  • Experience with manufacturing process qualifications and validations
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both spoken and written form
  • Ability and commitment to operate in a team-based environment
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Cook AT does not intend to provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN) for this employment position.


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