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INTERESTED IN BECOMING PART OF OUR TEAM?

Our team is deeply committed to playing a globally impactful role in the development of novel and critical
separation technologies that directly support the improvement of the lives of an expanding world population. 
Join us as we revolutionize separation technologies.

 

Manufacturing Intern - Fall 2018

Solecta is an exciting early-stage, high-tech company commercializing polymeric industrial filtration products with manufacturing facilities in Carlsbad and Oceanside, CA.The company is backed by True North Venture Partners, an investing firm that specializes in commercializing and scaling disruptive innovations.

Job Description:

 The Manufacturing Intern will lead and/or assist with the following:

  • Creating and updating work instructions
  • Conducting Cycle Times studies
  • Performing new product Tests
  • Participating in Lean Six Sigma projects
  • Participating in 5S program
  • Creating BOM
  • Creating Routers
  • Conducting Root Cause Analysis
  • Assisting Equipment and Process Engineers
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • Currently enrolled in a 4 year College/University, in a Science related discipline such as Engineering (Industrial or Mechanical), or Life Sciences, required
  • Manufacturing experience, a plus
  • Lean Six Sigma experience, a plus
  • 5S program knowledge and experience, a plus
  • Conducting Root Cause Analysis experience, a plus

Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Hands-on approach and methodology
  • Thrives in a fast-moving entrepreneurial culture
  • High energy and motivation with a strong work ethic
  • Proficiency with MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, required

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Senior Process Engineer

The Senior/Staff Process Engineer is responsible for improving existing membrane manufacturing processes and developing processes to support new products. The Process Engineer will use lean thinking, statistical and robust engineering methodologies to improve process capability, reduce scrap and setup and improve plant throughput.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Compile and evaluate test data to determine appropriate limits and variables (CTQs) for process or material specifications. Perform materials characterization.
  • Review processing techniques and methods applied in the manufacture, fabrication, and evaluation of membrane and element products. Develop new or modified processes. Qualify and document process recipes for turnover to manufacturing for execution.
  • Conceive and execute projects for continuous yield improvement and setup time reduction. Define and select of new processing concepts. Develop and execute plans to support these goals.
  • Analyze existing capacity and make recommendations of process and equipment improvements to maximize capacity and throughput. Oversee and drive associated projects into manufacturing through the change control board, documentation and training.
  • Use technical problem solving skills while driving multiple projects to completion. Use statistical process control, DOE, robust engineering methodologies and engineering analysis tools.
  • Regularly monitor equipment and process performance to ensure operation meets safety and quality requirements. Troubleshoot problems in the manufacturing production process including equipment problems if necessary.

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. in an Engineering discipline or Materials Science plus 8-15 years of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment. Master’s or PhD preferred. Experience in Polymer Engineering a plus.
  • Demonstrated record of solving problems using structured problem-solving methods (8D, Kepner-Tregoe, 5 Whys etc.) Ability to drive root cause analysis while implementing short term fixes and long- term solutions.
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced rapidly changing environment.
  • Record of defining and managing manufacturing process improvement projects to completion. Ability to facilitate process and behavior change.
  • Demonstrated data analysis skills with statistical packages such as JMP, Minitab, SPC, Matlab, etc. Expertise in DOE methodologies. Experience in Lean Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints and Taguchi methods highly desirable.
  • Able to communicate (written and oral) technical concepts clearly and concisely to audiences with varied levels of educational and technical backgrounds. Able to develop clear written instructions and procedures and train staff.
  • Must be “hands-on” and comfortable spending time on the shop floor working with operators and technicians.
  • Conduct engineering tests and perform detailed experimental testing to collect design data.
  • Strong interpersonal and project management skills, as well as the ability to influence others.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

 

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Staff Engineer, Element Development

Company Overview

Solecta is an exciting early-stage, high-tech company commercializing polymeric industrial filtration products with manufacturing facilities in Oceanside, CA.The company is backed by True North Venture Partners, an investing firm that specializes in commercializing and scaling disruptive innovations.

Job Description:

The Staff Engineer, Element Development will have the ability to apply their mastery of mechanical engineering and fluid dynamics to solve problems and develop solutions in a variety of contexts including new Element product development, Element performance improvement, Element performance characterization, and optimization of manufacturing methods. The nimble environment of this company will allow for this scientist to push their ideas rapidly from conception to reality. Over time the right person in this role has the potential to develop into a leader in one of the most watched segments of the membrane industry.

Position Requirements:

Education and Experience (one of the following):

  • BS in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering and 15+ years relevant experience
  • MS or PhD with 10+ years relevant experience

Skills:

  • Research experience with flat sheet polymeric RO/NF/UF/MF membranes
  • Demonstrated capacity to prove/disprove/improve models based on laboratory data
  • Knowledge of Element design and configurations, including but not limited to:
    • Design (use of modeling tools e.g., AutoCAD, Solidworks, stack up tolerance design and modeling statics/column loading)
    • Materials (e.g., adhesives, plastics including molding and extrusion methods)
    • Components (e.g., Spacer, Tricot)
    • Testing (cross flow-delta P testing, Bubble tests, destructive mechanical testing)
    • Assembly methods
    • Working knowledge of modeling, including CFD, Statics/column loading models
  • Experience with developing products using a “Stage Gate Development Process”
  • Experience in taking an innovative mechanical or fluid flow oriented new product from the product design phase into volume manufacturing with consistent performance and high yields
  • Project Management – ability to manage projects to meet deliverables on time
  • Familiarity with Robust Engineering/Taguchi Methods, Theory of Constraints a plus
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to analyze data using statistics and statistical packages like MiniTab or JMP
  • Membrane materials, processing and testing knowledge a plus
  • Orientation to “get things done”, works well in teams
  • Hands-on approach and methodology
  • Thrives in a fast-moving entrepreneurial culture
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Staff Engineer, Membrane Development

Company Overview

Solecta is an exciting early-stage, high-tech company commercializing polymeric industrial filtration products with manufacturing facilities in Carlsbad and Oceanside, CA. The company is backed by True North Venture Partners, an investing firm that specializes in commercializing and scaling disruptive innovations.

Job Description:

The Staff Engineer, Membrane Development filling this role will have the ability to apply their mastery of chemistry and engineering principles and skills to solve problems and develop solutions in a variety of contexts including new membrane product development, membrane performance characterization, and optimization of manufacturing conditions. The nimble environment of this company will allow for this scientist to push their ideas rapidly from conception to reality. Over time the right person in this role has the potential to develop into a leader in one of the most watched segments of the membrane industry.

Position Requirements:

Education and Experience (one of the following):

  • BS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Material Science and 15+ years relevant experience
  • MS or PhD with 10+ years relevant experience

Skills:

  • Research experience with flat sheet polymeric RO/NF/UF/MF membranes
  • Demonstrated capacity to prove/disprove/improve models based on laboratory data
  • Knowledge of membrane chemistry, manufacturing methods (e.g., Interfacial polymerization, nonsolvent-Induced Phase Separation, membrane fouling/fouling resistance).
  • Knowledge of Membrane Performance Testing and Quality Assurance Testing and characterization methods e.g., SEM, FTIR, TEM, EDX, AFM etc.
  • Experience with developing products using a “Stage Gate Development Process”
  • Experience in taking a membrane product from the laboratory into volume manufacturing with consistently high and predictable yields
  • Project Management – ability to manage projects to meet deliverables on time
  • Familiarity with Robust Engineering/Taguchi Methods, Theory of Constraints a plus
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to analyze data using statistics and statistical packages like MiniTab or JMP
  • Element Design and Element Engineering knowledge a plus
  • Orientation to “get things done”, works well in teams
  • Hands-on approach and methodology
  • Thrives in a fast-moving entrepreneurial culture

 

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WHAT'S IT LIKE WORKING AT SOLECTA?

Our Environment

Be part of a high energy, fast-paced work environment that is challenging and team oriented.

 

How we Work 

Work with a company who has a clear purpose and focused initiatives that will have meaningful impact on a global scale.

 

Tools of the Trade

Utilize a powerful set of engineering tools that will enable us to create transformative capabilities in our technologies.

 

Our Future

Join us while we revolutionize the membrane separations space and position ourselves for a clear market leadership role.

 

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  • Manufacturing Intern - Fall 2018
  • Senior Process Engineer
  • Staff Engineer, Element Development
  • Staff Engineer, Membrane Development

Contact Us

Headquarters

4113 Avenida de la Plata
Oceanside, CA 92056

760.630.9643

info/at/solectamembranes.com

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