Process Engineer

Andover, MA, US

Job Function:  Engineering
Req ID:  779

Job Summary

Vicor is looking for a highly motivated process engineer to spearhead a new compounding process.  Candidate will have a key role in the development of materials and processes used in Vicor next generation 5G based products.   Vicor 5G based product evolution will be leading the industry for power conversion packaging and power density.

Job Description

•    Serves as the technical lead on the compounding and production of new cutting edge material sets used within Vicor ChiPs (Converter Housed in Package)
•    Works to develop robust compounding processes for the production of highly filled polymer materials. 
•    Interfaces and coordinates with possible toll manufactures and engineering firms. 
•    Designs and coordinates the installation of new compounding equipment and area buildout.   Works closely with the in house Vicor automation team.
•    Takes ownership of the compound process from material procurement and incoming inspection, to final quality control and packaging. 
•    Provides hands-on in processing operations including polymer processing, data acquisition, data summary, data analysis, preparation of presentations and reports
•    Develops and maintains SOP and quality control documentation.

Education / Qualifications

•    Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in plastics engineering, chemical engineering, or material science
•    4+ years compounding of highly filled polymer systems
•    Experience dealing with toll manufacturers would be a plus, understand compounding processes and how those would related to a tolling house is a requirement.
•    2+ years experience with safely operating Twin Screw Extruders and ancillary equipment
•    2+ years experience with equipment and process scale-up
•    Design experimental plans and provide clear interpretation of results
•    Knowledgeable of common thermoset resins and basic chemistries involved in polymer compounding
•    Competent with laboratory analysis of formulations and raw materials commonly used with thermoset materials
•    Must have experience preparing SOP documentation and be highly organized
•    Excellent communication skills the ability to work within a team setting
•    Able to work in a cross-functional fast paced team environment. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Vicor is an Equal Opportunity employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability. 

Nearest Major Market: Boston