Process Engineer

The Process Engineer will be responsible for maintaining and improving sampling and manufacturing processes at Duraco.  The Engineer will evaluate feasibility, design tooling and help determine the most cost-effective manufacturing processes for custom projects. 


  • Lead prioritization, communication, tracking and reporting on custom and derivative samples and PPAP for new business.
  • Provide technical and application support on key projects during quote and sample stages.
  • Determine machine selection, rates, and BOM/ROU optimization for new parts.
  • Assist cost estimator with production information at quoting stages.
  • Generation and/or validation of pre-production samples.
  • Perform PPAP’s.
  • Own complete die management system, including design, maintenance, physical storage disposition and data base maintenance for dies/tools and shims.
  • Lead process improvement projects.
  • Lead CAPA and CAPEX projects.
  • Perform new equipment initial production runs and develop the necessary standard operating procedures (SOP) to ensure the safety of our production staff.
  • Participate on AQP meetings.
  • Determine and validate the optimal production processes to fabricate a specified part and enter clearly defined fabrication instructions understood at all levels of the company.
  • Initialize or provide input for part production instruction changes or updates.
  • Review and appraise current manufacturing process/methods and propose improvements.
  • Solicit and provide ideas for the elimination of waste, continuous improvement, and defect prevention before and after product commercialization.
  • Support NPD programs.
  • Carry out responsibilities in accordance with Duraco Safety standards and ISO 9001:2015 standards.
  • Any other duties as assigned.


  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Results driven.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to communicate with all levels in the organization (from operation to executive team).
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
  • Strong reasoning and analytical ability.
  • Comfortable navigating changing priorities.
  • Comfortable working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Understands and easily connects products, technologies, and capabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work across different systems and adapt to new processes.
  • Outstanding personal integrity and ethics.

 Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
  • 1-2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products with advanced experience in Excel.
  • AUTOCAD experience preferred.
  • Experience in die-cutting, web handling and/or adhesive coating highly preferred.
  • Previous Project Management experience preferred.
  • Previous Lean Manufacturing experience preferred.

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