Job Opening: Ceramic Process Engineer

Update (01/18/2018): This position has been filled.  To see currently available job openings, please refer to the Employment Opportunities page

Title: Ceramic Process Engineer

Reports To: V.P. Engineering

Du-Co Ceramics Company, a manufacturer of custom engineered ceramic components for OEM’s, is seeking a Ceramic Process Engineer for its headquarters in Saxonburg, PA.


  • Responsible for managing, auditing, and controlling material batch cards
  • Support Sales and Estimating in material and process recommendations
  • Recommend improvements to existing materials as required
  • Responsible for the development of new material formulations as required
  • Manage testing and implementation of recommended material improvements as approved and prioritized by Engineering
  • Recommend and implement improvements in material processing and controls as prioritized by Engineering
  • Support Production and Quality with troubleshooting production processes as requested
  • Recommend improvements to existing material production processes for review by Engineering and Production
  • Responsible for maintaining correct inventory levels of Raw Materials
  • Responsible for maintaining and auditing all material related procedures

May be assigned other miscellaneous duties as required by supervisor and/or executive management.

Education and Experience: These requirements are at the discretion of the V.P. Engineering, but generally include a BS in Ceramic Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering, or a related area of study.  Experience in the field of technical ceramic manufacturing a plus, but not specifically required for consideration.

Availability: Immediate.

Compensation: This is a full time, salaried position with a comprehensive benefit package.  Salary to be established commensurate with education and experience.

Travel Requirements: This position is located in Saxonburg, PA. Minimal travel, up to 10% of work hours, may be required.

Skills Requirement: Additional to possessing the required education and experience this person must:

  • Have a highly developed sense of integrity and reliability
  • Have the ability to communicate clearly and professionally, both verbal and in writing
  • Be strongly detail oriented and have good listening skills
  • Have ability to handle complaints and personnel issues professionally and effectively
  • Have ability to deliver suggestions for improvement and/or criticism in a constructive manner
  • Have strong analytical and decision making capabilities
  • Have a strong work ethic and team player mentality