Process Engineer, Purification

Position Summary: 

The Proces Engineer focuses on purification of machined graphite parts per product and process specifications.  Activities will revolve around production support but will include product development work and customer complaint resolution.  Involvement in other areas will be required to fully understand and complete overall job responsibilities.  This position interacts with external customers and sales. 


Key Accountabilities: 

  • Provide engineering support to Purification department in response to specific quality issues and process optimization. 
  • Utilize knowledge in high-temperature induction and vaccuum outgas furnaces as well as related equipment such as pyrometers, gas distributions systems, leak detection systems, and scrubber systems. 
  • Support implementation and troubleshooting of SCADA systems. 
  • Analyze manufacturing process flows continually for the enhancements of quality, cost reduction and throughput. 
  • Interface with Purification department personnel and other departments to coordinate purification activities in relation to product specifications. 
  • Meet customer quality and performance expectations. 
  • Establish and maintain process and safety documentation.  Provide training as necessary. 
  • Provide engineering support in Purification department to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems 
  • This position will be a back-up to the Production Supervisor


Your Profile: 

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent technical discipline
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in production and/or R&D environment
  • Experience with high temperature processing (including vacuum out-gassing) using resistance heated and induction furnaces preferred
  • Experience with SCADA systems preferred (Ignition)
  • Knowledge of machining, purification and CVD coating processes.  Familiarity with material and elemental testing methods (ash, GDMS)
  • Ability to apply statistical methodology to establish process capability
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, analysis/problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well without close supervision, work in a team environment, and lead work groups
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word/Excel) and SAP


Our Promise:

Convince us with your skills and strengths – in an experienced team, working on challenging tasks. With our leading-edge technologies and materials, you will have freedom to act and a wide range of development opportunities. Attractive remuneration as well as smart fringe benefits are part of our offer.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

We provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected under applicable federal, state or local law.


SGL Carbon is a leader in the development and manufacture of products based on specialty graphite and compo­sites materials. Using our comprehensive technology know-how and in close partnership with our customers, we develop intelligent and leading-edge solutions for the big issues of mobility, energy and digitization.

SGL Carbon has more than 4,700 employees worldwide and 31 sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and a ser­vice network in over 100 countries.

Publication Date:  Jan 24, 2023

St. Marys, PA, US, 15857

Business Unit:  Graphite Solutions
Legal Unit:  SGL CARBON, LLC
Functional Area:  Production/Operations/Maintenance
Employment Type:  Full time

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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