Careers

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.

 

Equipment Maintenance Manager

Position Summary

The Equipment Maintenance Manager will oversee the upkeep & maintenance of the company’s equipment and facilities. Implement procedures/policies for effective property maintenance. Develop/maintain a robust PM program with weekly reporting to management staff. Installation of new equipment for transfer to operations with effective PM and spare parts programs. Manage and develop maintenance technicians to ensure department metrics are achieved. Also manage equipment & facilities engineering improvement projects. 

Essential Functions

  • Installation and repair of a building’s mechanical system as well as the upkeep of a property.
  • Hiring and directing the activities of technical and non-technical maintenance employees.
  • Oversee the delegation of tasks to maintenance personnel to ensure machine availability.
  • Contracting and supervision of 3rd party personnel to ensure duties are effectively performed.
  • Design and implement preventative maintenance programs which reduce the risk of equipment failure and maximize productivity.
  • Design and implement preventative maintenance programs which reduce the risk of equipment failure and maximize productivity.
  • Conduct research to identify new and advanced equipment that will serve as better alternatives for the replacement or upgrade of worn-out machines.
  • Regular inspection of building facilities to ensure they are operational and efficient.
  • Personally conduct the repair of a building’s electrical/heating system or delegate a maintenance technician to do so.
  • Responsible for overseeing the management of maintenance budget, expenses, and equipment depreciation.
  • Develop and ensure compliance with set fire /safety procedures and policies.
  • Monitor equipment inventory and place orders when necessary to ensure availability of required technological resources.
  • Keep accurate record of maintenance logs and provide reports to management on daily operations.
  • Ensure facility premises are maintained in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Conduct regular health and safety risk assessments to identify building/equipment hazard.
  • Ensure that all maintenance/testing operations are in accordance with acceptable standards.
  • Manage the process of disposal of worn-out/damaged machinery as well as the installation of new equipment.
  • Provide technical advice and recommendations to a maintenance team to ensure an efficient workforce.
  • Tracking and reporting of equipment up time metrics including OEE, MTBF, up-time, down-time, and repair costs.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field such as facility management, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering, or in a related technical/management discipline.
  • 5 yrs. experience managing an engineering and maint. team.
  • Proven track record of implementing / maintaining a TPM program from the ground up.
  • Preferably TPM system implementation with integration to net-suite.
  • Proficient in software programs: AutoCAD / Solid works / Indu-soft / M-pulse / Microsoft Office or equivalent.
  • Ability to recruit, build and lead high performing team
  • Ability to influence and gain alignment and commitment through excellent interpersonal, communication, and planning skills
  • Able to work with all levels of the organization
  • Self-starter with the ability to anticipate various outcomes and potential solutions
  • Ability to keep pace in a fast moving and dynamic business environment
  • Hands-on with an ability to dive into details when necessary

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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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Sr. Sales Engineer – Dairy North America

Position Summary

The Senior Sales Engineer – Dairy North America as a member of the Solecta commercial team responsible for the execution of the sales plan in accordance to company vision and strategy. In this position, the Senior Sales Engineer will work with leaders and influencers across a variety of companies within the dairy market segment and helping them solve unique and real issues. This role will report to Director of Business Development and work collaboratively with Product Management, Applications Engineering and Operations leadership to ensure financial goals are met while being uncompromising to company values and culture of teamwork and positivity.

 

Essential Functions

  • Develop and execute strategy, demand generation, lead development and
  • communication to drive sales efforts.
  • Cultivate existing client relationships and evolve them into business opportunities and client partnerships that ensure a healthy pipeline for the company.
  • Develop new relationships by identifying and nurturing valuable and relevant leads.
  • Manages complex sales cycles from prospect to close and beyond. Identifies buying influences. Develops value propositions leveraging products and services core to Solecta.
  • Create long-term trust and client partnerships by understanding clients’ needs and business realities, whether clearly expressed or not, identified through a genuine consultative and problem-solving approach.
  • Develop and execute sales targets at all stages and orchestrate compelling interactions with prospective and existing clients.
  • Plans activity in accordance with commercial milestones.
  • Establish aggressive yet realistic plans to achieve the desired sales plan objectives, anticipate risks, and have contingency plans to manage them.
  • Utilizes CRM to manage a sales portfolio, pipeline metrics, analytics, share information with commercial team, monitor sales cycles and stages, maintain pipeline to meet metrics.
  • Participate in the development of the sales annual operating budget and maintains expenses within the plan.
  • Partner with marketing and sales team to execute strategy, demand generation, lead development and communication to drive sales efforts.
  • Engages customers and creates personal brand using social media in accordance with Solecta guidelines.
  • Remain current on industry, market trends, developments, and technology trends within the membrane and element industry, while continuously learning about Solecta, its vision, culture and people.
  • Consistently improves knowledge of all products and services provided by competitors.
  • A curious learner. Learning all aspects of customer operations. Continuous development of technical and commercial skills.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, business administration or other related field; MBA preferred.
  • 5 years of sales, and business development experience in dairy market segment required.
  • 5+ years of experience in company providing technical products and/or services is preferred.
  • Process membrane separations experience, preferred.
  • Proven track record of interpersonal skills with ability to cross-functionally interface with and positively influence other departments.
  • Strong leadership skills, independent thinking, proven organizational and planning abilities, and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to develop strategic relationships; strong verbal and written communication skills; excellent presentation skills.
  • Thrives in a fast-moving environment.
  • Travel required.

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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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  • Equipment Maintenance Manager
  • Senior Process Engineer
  • Sr. Sales Engineer – Dairy

Contact Us

Headquarters

4113 Avenida de la Plata
Oceanside, CA 92056

760.630.9643

info/at/solectamembranes.com

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