Engineering Manager - Plating Fabrication Process in Andover, MA at CoWorx Staffing Services

Date Posted: 12/17/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Andover, MA
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

CoWorx Staffing Services seeks a Plating Fabrication Process Engineering Manager. The company is expanding to vertically integrate core printed circuit board operations. As such, we are seeking a candidate to assist in establishing the wet process operations (specific knowledge related to electroless and electrolytic Cu application). You will spend the first 3-4 months offsite with our strategic partner in Charlestown, NH training on the processes and equipment used on the company’s product. Once trained, the focus will shift to managing the setup of the equipment and processes back at the facility located in Andover, MA.

This is a first shift position offering competitive benefits. Payrate is dependent on experience.

Job Requirements

Primary Duties:

  • Oversee a team of 5-7 process engineers, technicians, etc.
  • Manage daily tactical and long term strategic initiatives with the process engineering team 
  • Provide hands-on support to team
  • Lead and support production in parallel
  • Establish analysis and maintenance frequencies for all process equipment / chemistries
  • Establish cleaning protocols for all equipment/chemistries
  • Perform R&D to support new materials/technology 
  • Support triage and work with Vendor and onsite maintenance teams relative to any equipment down time 
  • Establish SPC and line/chemistry metrics
  • Complete process and operational efficiency projects


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or similar discipline 
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working in a Printed Circuit Board, plating or equivalent industry 
  • Experience in specifying equipment, qualification testing and equipment acceptance/buyoff procedures 
  • Experience with process improvement and/ or new product implementation 
  • Troubleshooting chemical and equipment processing interactions 
  • Experience leading an engineering focused team 
  • Demonstrated experience in leading multiple projects in parallel while delivering upon daily and long term goals
  • Demonstrated capability in applying SPC, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, etc 
  • Solid skills in problem solving, statistics, and manufacturing quality assurance

Process Focus Areas: 

  • Surface preparation / Metallization – horizontal and vertical process operations 
  • Desmear, Electroless Cu, Electrolytic Cu, Cu Etch/Differential Etch, and Surface Finish 
  • Imaging, Printed circuit fabrication, Patterning
  • Resist lamination, Soldermask, and Coatings (ink jet, screenprint, slot, etc) 
  • Development, Etch, and Strip operations
  • Direct imaging (exposure) equipment 
  • Artwork reviews 
  • AOI equipment, Lamination, Lay-up, Burkle Hot Oil Press lamination, and Xray Imaging

At this time we are happy to offer phone or video interviews to interested candidates. Contact us today for more details!