Schunk Xycarb Technology (SXT), Inc. in Georgetown, Texas is growing and seeking for a Manufacturing Engineer for our U.S. Operations in Georgetown, Texas facility. 

Manufacturing Engineer

Schunk Xycarb Technology is the one-stop leading global supplier of Silicon Carbide coated Graphite, Quartz-ware, Ceramic and Silicon consumable products and related technology services for the Microelectronics industry. Schunk Xycarb Technology produces high-tech process-chamber equipment parts for wafer production and processing, including dedicated customer engineering support. Our advanced solutions enable leading-edge manufacturing of next-generation Semiconductor, Optoelectronics, Solar and Silicon devices and applications. Schunk Xycarb Technology is a business group of the Schunk Group, with its global headquarters in Helmond, the Netherlands, and local representation at key locations world-wide. The headquarters for the Americas operations and the Global Center of Excellence for Quartz design, production and reconditioning is located in Georgetown, Texas.
  • Working Time: Full-Time
  • Type of Employment: Permanent
  • Job Location: Georgetown, Texas - USA
About your role
Within Operations, the Engineering department is responsible for:
  • The availability of safe process/measurement equipment and installations for the mechanical (MBA) and Warm Quartz (WKA) production departments
  • Quartz process technology development – creating, documenting, refining, improving, and extending the skills, technologies, processes, and quality related to quartz and ceramic part fabrication
  • Monitoring of these equipment and installations
  • Supporting complex process issues
  • Developing new technologies, and continuous improvement of existing technology to improve efficiency and reliability of manufacturing processes
The department consists of process and equipment engineers, which support operations and drive improvement projects. For improvement projects there is close cooperation with other departments (matrix organization). Xycarb has been growing rapidly, so specialization within the Engineering department is needed. To support this expansion, we are looking for a Manufacturing Engineer.
The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for developing, preparing, maintaining and improving products and production processes in order to standardize the processes and improve production efficiency & productivity. Primary focus will be on each new, modified and/or recurring product in all aspects of manufacturing process, work instructions, SAP master data set up and maintenance, purchase engineering parts, raw materials  release, quality assistance to solve customer complaints and production support. 
This is a highly visible position that reports directly to the Engineering Manager. 
Are you ready for the next step in your career? 
As the Manufacturing Engineer, you will be responsible for:
  • Advise sales on: technical aspects of product design, functionality, specifications  and  manufacturability
  • Advise purchasing on technical aspects on purchase components and parts to be subcontracted
  • Support product owners in analyzing  recurring problems advise in how to solve the problems
  • Make analyses, find deviations and explain causes and advise on preventive measures
  • Lead cross functional teams and manage projects related to the development, improvement of new and or modified products and processes
  • Plan all essential activities to get work-ready status and monitor progress
  • Collect, analyze and assess all data, work instructions, drawings, production documentation,  operations and processes
  • Administer data in SAP
  • Start and coordinate proto and pilot orders up to decision point
  • Administrating and managing product – and production documentation
  • Analyze costing of orders and find cost drivers in order to prevent avoidable costs
  • Organize action to improve (production) processes
  • Decide on repairing/rework change of replace of products taking cost and customer interest into account
  • Decide if and how production standards are to be adjusted
  • Initiate and or approve alternative and or production methods
  • Drive to achieve a situation of continuous improvements
  • Advise production on developments in production  technology
  • Initiate action in case of quality problems, rejects etc. through the DMR process
  • Advise and optimize drawings, fixtures 
What will you bring? 
The right candidate for this position will have:
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Manufacturing, Production or Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ years of appropriate experience in manufacturing environment preferably semi-conductor
  • Experience in products, engineering principles, customs within the industry, semi-conductor, solar and led
  • Knowledge and experience in relevant international standards, corporate policies and guidelines, administrative systems and procedures related to manufacturing engineering
  • Strong skills in production equipment, tooling, measuring tolls, productions methods, testing requirements and customer requirements
  • Experience in Six Sigma (preferred), APQP, Lean Manufacturing Concepts, 5S and reverse engineering
  • Experience in management of improvement projects and projects related to APQP efforts, use measuring tools, calipers, micrometers, height gages, optical comparator
  • Several years of relevant experience in project management
  • Experience in coordinating multiple projects
  • Strong demonstrated written and verbal communications skills in English required
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with frequently shifting priorities
  • And, last but not least, to live up to the core competencies of Schunk Xycarb Technology: Innovation, Collaboration, and Customer Focus
We offer you:
  • A high-tech environment with an ambitious worldwide market-leading company
  • Employment through a privately held international organization headquartered in Helmond (Netherlands), with locations across the US, Asia, and Europe
  • A dedicated, specialized team where collaboration is key. Our team is our strength!
  • A professional atmosphere with a constructive environment that respects its employees
  • A challenging position that will help define the future of this department as it grows
  • Competitive wages with quarterly profit-sharing bonuses
  • Health benefits including medical, dental & vision
  • Company paid life insurance and short-term & long-term disability
  • Paid Time Off and paid company holidays
  • Safe Harbor 401(k) plan: Company contribution of 3% of your salary
  • Tuition reimbursement/Educational assistance
  • Annual Safety Shoe & RX Safety Glasses Allowance for all the employees
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Travel Assistance
  • Employee Referral Bonus up to $3000 per referral
  • Sign-on Bonus & many more 
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The Schunk Group is a global technology company with around 9.000 employees in 26 countries. The company is a leading supplier of products made of high-tech materials – such as carbon, technical ceramics and sintered metal – as well as machines and systems – from environmental simulation and air conditioning to ultrasonic welding and optical machines.