Senior Materials Engineer (Crystal Growth/Manufacturing)
Posted on: September 20, 2022
Kyocera International, Inc. is ready to find aSenior Materials
Engineer with a focus on bulk crystal growth/manufacturingto add to
our team in our Vancouver, WA facility!
Are you an experienced Crystal Grower/Manufacturer looking to work
with an amazing team on exciting technology? If so, we'd love to
hear from you!
With nearly 80,000 employees globally, Kyocera is a leading
manufacturer of high-tech Ceramics which are used in a variety of
industries including aerospace, automotive, Medical applications,
and semiconductor processing.You will find our innovative materials
in everything from smart phones to space shuttles!Check out our
Look at these PERKS!
- Competitive pay, benefits, and hours
- 120 hours of vacation accrued per year to start (that's 3
weeks/year for regular 8-hour shifts!)
- 10 Paid Holidays per year
- 401(k) company match
- Medical insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Life insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Employee Assistance Program
- Flexible schedules
- Tuition reimbursement
We have a long-tenured staff (many with over 30 years of service!),
a strong company mission, and an excellent benefit package which
includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Paid time off to
Volunteer, paid Leave options,Tuition Reimbursement, an
employer-paid Pension and a 401(k) with both Roth and a healthy
company match.Many of our larger locations also feature onsite
gyms, walking tracks, exercise rooms and even employee gardens.
We strive to have a diverse workforce made up of people from all
backgrounds, including minorities, women and veterans, who bring
their experience to support the innovation and quality that Kyocera
is known for.
Kyocera International, Inc. also has a robust corporate culture and
philosophy based on the experiences and writings of our founder,
Dr. Kazuo Inamori, which you can learn more about
motto is "Do the right thing as a human being," and we try to use
that in our decision making constantly.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
The Senior Materials Engineer will develop, process, and test
materials to be used in production. Based on data gathered and
expertise, the Senior Materials Engineer will also identify and
recommend the most appropriate materials for specific applications.
This position involves the setup of new production/manufacturing
systems/processes and the analyses of current systems/processes to
establish sustainability. Works on problems where analysis of
situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.
Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to
determine appropriate action. Builds productive working
relationships internally and externally. This position may train
Technicians and other Engineers on the systems/processes of the
department. A keen analytical mind that can combine theoretical
understanding with the results of experiments is key to success in
Requires BS degree in Engineering, Materials Science is
Requires 10+ years' of related professional Engineering experience
(material, chemical and/or semiconductor processing highly
desirable). 5+ years' experience with crystal growth.
Hands-on mechanical and analytical experience.
Experience with materials characterization and analytical
techniques (ex: XRD, SEM, optical microscopy, etc.) and hands-on
mechanical and analytical experience is required. A high degree of
expertise in at least a few of these techniques is preferred.
Ability to manage multiple projects and follow through on process
Knowledge of ceramics or semiconductor material processing and
properties is preferred.
Knowledge of SPC, FMEA, Lean and Six Sigma Principles is
Must be proficient in MS Office Suite and other data analytics
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills to
interface with outside vendors and to generate and deliver
presentations to internal customers.
Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to fully
understand customers requirements.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to work independently and as part of a development
Project management skills.
Eligible to work in an ITAR environment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develops, implements, oversees and maintains methods; operation
sequence and processes in the manufacture of final
- Oversees the starting, running, and upgrading of manufacturing
processes to maximize productivity without sacrificing quality
- Designs and commissions new production processes and tools as
they relate to material. Hands-on knowledge and design experience
is beneficial in creating work instructions and training
- Creates work instructions and other associated process
documentation following documented procedures.
- Makes sure that all production personnel correctly understand
all new processes or any changes in processes. Will train
production operators on new processes as are developed.
- Analyzes problems and addresses RCCAAs using intuitive and
analytical methods such as 8-D & 5 Why Analyses.
- Makes observations and takes measurements directly, as well as
collects and interprets data from existing product lines.
- Takes ownership of projects and manages results from cradle to
grave with guidance from Senior Engineering/Management.
- Networks with other department personnel (including other
engineers and supervisors) to tackle procedural and quality issues
that are related to the production and delivery of good quality
- Selects, manages, and works with sub-contractors as needed.
Works closely with EHS. Translates customer specs into quality
processes and production needs based on quality controls.
- May participate in drawing and specification review. May create
inspection and test plans for new materials. May review calibration
tools and practices related to material constraints.
- Reviews customer requests related to testing and provides
support to process engineering in any material quality issue or
- Collaborates with appropriate production and process staff to
understand the material specifications sought for a particular
application or product.
- Identifies, selects, and recommends materials based on several
- Measures performance of various materials in accordance with
- Observes or participates in product testing process as
- When a material fails, gathers data and analyzes the reasons
why the material did not meet specifications.
- Reports testing results to material producer; identifies when
applicable the reasons the selected material did or did not fulfill
- Collaborates with process engineers as part of a development
and fabrication team to create a new material when none of the
suggested materials meet specifications.
- Adhere to and enforce safety and health regulations associated
- May train other Engineers and/or Technicians on the
systems/processes of the department.
This position may require exposure to information subject to US
Export Control regulations, i.e.: International Traffic and Arms
Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All
applicants must be US persons within the meaning of US
Kyocera International, Inc. values diversity in its workforce, and
is proud to be an AAP/EEO employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex,
color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of
If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable
accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or
are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online
application process and need an alternative method for applying,
you may contact Kyocera International, Inc.'s Human Resources team
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