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Title:  Ceramic Engineer


CTS is a $550 million corporation that employs 4,000+ dedicated people. CTS designs and manufactures electronic components, actuators, and sensors to OEMs in the automotive, communications, medical, defense and aerospace, industrial, and computer markets. The company manufactures products in North America, Europe, and Asia.  Founded in 1896 as Chicago Telephone Supply, CTS is headquartered in Lisle, IL.



Job/Position Summary

The Ceramic Process Engineer reports directly to the MFG Engineering Manager and supports the ceramic, piezo and RF business.


Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Leads and directs the monitoring and troubleshooting of manufacturing processes to maintain product yields and quality.  Utilization of an array of continuous improvement tools (DOE, DMAIC, Six Sigma, Green Belt) and general statistical analysis methods.
  • Recommends and implements lean processes and products that improve manufacturing capabilities, efficiencies, yields, and quality with emphasis on ceramic processes.
  • Provide diagnostic, recommendations for maintaining, upgrade existing equipment or acquisition of new equipment.
  • Work closely with new product introduction team to efficiently and cost effectively introduce new products into manufacturing.
  • Provides technical leadership to technicians, engineers, and operators.
  • Reports and interfaces process and project status and progress to management in oral and written communications.  Also, interfaces with suppliers, and customers.
  • Uses technical knowledge and ingenuity to resolve complex problems and provides technical leadership for their area of responsibility.
  • Works independently and periodically reports status to engineering management and plant manufacturing management.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Possesses a comprehensive knowledge of ceramic manufacturing:  batching, pressing, and firing processes.
  • Ability to analyze and identify problems, develop appropriate solutions, and implement with available resources to complete complex assignments.
  • Ability to proactively develop new ideas/methodologies for continuous improvement.
  • Ability to interact with other professional staff throughout the organization.


Required Education and Experience

  • B.S. in Ceramic Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science, or related discipline is required.
  • 3+ years of experience in ceramic processing equipment in a manufacturing environment is a plus.
  • Experience with large ceramic processing equipment (batching, pressing, firing) is a plus.
  • Experience with ceramic analytical equipment (SEM, XRD, Dilatometer, TGA) is a plus.
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement methods is a plus.


Physical/Working Requirements

  • Ability to move, handle and lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Extended periods of standing combined with sitting and walking.
  • Must be able to go up and down steps.
  • Use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Exposure to moderate noise levels and use of chemicals.



United States EEO Statement

CTS Corporation is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer who complies with all applicable federal, state and local employment laws. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at CTS Corporation will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. It has been and shall continue to be both the official policy and the commitment of CTS Corporation to further equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of, among other characteristics, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.


We fully comply with all applicable Department of Labor and EEOC rules, regulations, guidelines, and orders including but not limited to Executive Order 11246 and 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-1.4, 60-250.5(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). The parties hereby incorporate the requirements of 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-1.4(a)(7), 29 C.F.R. Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A, 41 C.F.R. § 60-300.5(a) and 41 C.F.R. § 60-741.5(a), if applicable. Except where prohibited by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a background check and drug screening.


ADA accommodation statement: If you require reasonable accommodation in the application process, call Human Resources at 630.577.8811. All other applications must be submitted online.


United States Additional Considerations

It is unlawful in all states where the Company operates, including Massachusetts, to require or administer a lie detector test as a condition of employment or continued employment. An employer who violates applicable laws may be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability. The Company does not require a lie detector test as a condition of employment nor continued employment. 


Applicants must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.


No agencies, please. We do not accept any unsolicited resumes and are not looking to engage an agency. We receive inquiries from agencies daily. Do not direct any inquiries or emails to hiring managers. It is not our standard practice to utilize agencies; we are a federal contractor and need to comply with the same process for all.


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Albuquerque, NM, US, 87113

Job Type:  Full-Time

Nearest Major Market: Albuquerque

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