Solecta

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Join Us As We Revolutionize Separation Technologies.

The Spirit Behind Solecta

Do you want to help make a big impact in the world?
Then you’re a great fit!

Our team is committed to playing an impactful role in the development of novel and critical separation technologies that directly support the improvement of the lives of an expanding world population.

Making Your Mark

Every one of our career opportunities plays a critical role in the success of our company. We’re looking for exceptional individuals with brains, grit and heart – who want to achieve great things.

Let’s do great things together.

Our Values


Client Success

Team
Win as a Team

Future
Dare to Shape the Future

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Strive for Excellence

Diversity
We Value Each Other

Personal Development
We Are Always Learning and Growing

What’s It Like Working At Solecta?

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Our Environment

Be part of a high energy, fast-paced work environment that is challenging and team oriented.

How We Work

Work with a company that has a clear purpose and focuses on initiatives that will have meaningful impact on a global scale.

Our Future

Join us while we revolutionize the membrane separations space and position ourselves for a clear market leadership role.

Tools of the Trade

Use proven engineering and process optimization approaches to ensure we provide the highest quality products and services.

Open Positions – Apply Below

Position Summary

Solecta is seeking for a motivated and client-focused Digital Solutions Leader to support the needs of our rapidly growing separations business.  Through a combination of process engineering expertise and digital know how, the Digital Solutions Leader will be responsible for refining the overall strategy, and leading the development, implementation and go-to-market approach of Solecta’s predictive analytics capabilities.  This person will work closely with both applications engineering and business development resources from Solecta’s Commercial Team as well as outside resources.  This individual will have overarching responsibility for coordinating and managing data analysis and insight generation for client facing activities.

Essential Functions

As an important member of the Commercial Team, the Digital Solutions Leader will be required to:

  • Become familiar with processes within each of Solecta’s markets
  • Understand how data helps Solecta and our customers make better decisions
  • Develop and validate value proposition for predictive analytics offering
  • Refine the strategy, and lead the development, implementation and go-to-market approach of Solecta’s predictive analytics capabilities working with internal and external software and hardware partners
  • Develop the tools and processes for analyzing data, synthesizing insights, and providing recommendations based on analytics to help our clients save money and resources, drive throughput or yield, and improve quality within their operations
  • Diagnose other issues based on process knowledge and data analytics
  • Drive improvements in the tools, processes, and client deliverables to create higher value and incremental differentiation in our offering and approach

Regularly scheduled travel is expected (~30-50%) noting that weekend travel is rare. It is anticipated that short-notice travel will occur from time to time. Most travel will be domestic, but the candidate must be able to travel internationally on occasion.

Position Qualifications

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree required in Engineering or equivalent technical field
  • 5+ years’ experience in process environment, with preference given to candidates in relevant industries (Dairy, Food Ingredients and Life Sciences), with preference given to some experience with membrane system performance
  • Strong fundamental engineering and analytical skills, with specific experience using digital/analytics platforms (e.g. Tableau, SAS, AWS, Azure) to generate insights and subsequent corrective actions in a process environment
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to understand the technical needs of our clients’ operation and identify improvement opportunities
  • Capable of working relatively independently with minimal direction
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills (e.g. project management) in a fast-paced environment
  • Independent self-starter and open-minded individual who can troubleshoot in the field creatively, logically and calmly
  • A creative mind with an ability to convincingly articulate suggested improvements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel domestically as required and internationally on occasion

The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate a passion for Solecta and as such will work to inspire others to perform at a high level
  • Be an effective communicator of Solecta’s vision and mission to clients, partners and internal teams
  • Challenge the status quo in the industries we serve as well as within Solecta
  • Be a problem solver with ability to work under pressure
  • Must be a critical thinker and possess analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Have strong influencing skills with the courage to confidently express an independent point of view
  • Can keep pace in a fast moving and dynamic business environment
  • Be interpersonally engaging at all levels to build rapport with clients and within the organization

Position Summary

To support the manufacturing of company products by completing production processes with direction and supervision. To support a highly empowered, world-class team to deliver excellent safety, quality, delivery and efficiency results. To assist in the continuous improvement of production processes.

Essential Functions
  • Meets safety, quality, productivity, and efficiency standards.
  • Follows documented standard work instructions and procedures.
  • Runs and sets up processes and equipment.
  • Performs product inspection.
  • Collects data from process and completes paperwork with production information.
  • Uses computer to collect required production data.
  • Supports 5S in assigned production area.
  • Reads and understands information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Communicates information and ideas clearly.
  • Assists production continuous improvement efforts.
  • Performs work as assigned by supervisor/lead.
  • Performs simple equipment maintenance.
  • Maintains work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Assists with troubleshooting, and in resolving machine issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications

Required
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Highly Dependable with ability to report on-time to start of company working shifts.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and stand for long periods.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions in English.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Must be available to work extended hours and occasional weekends when necessary.
  • Must be willing to learn multiple responsibilities throughout the plant.
  • Physical dexterity.
  • Mathematical Skills (add, subtract, multiply, & divide quickly and correctly).
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Excel, Word & Email).
Preferred
  • Experience working in Production/Manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with assembly/equipment/automated manufacturing.
  • Experience in Membrane Filtration industry.
  • Lean Manufacturing knowledge.
  • Continuous Improvement mindset.
  • Forklift certification.
  • Netsuite experience.

Position Summary

Solecta is seeking a Senior Applications Engineer to support the needs of our rapidly growing business.  We are targeting industry leading service and support based on three value principles:  client success, bottom-line focus and entrepreneurial partnership.  The Senior Applications Engineer will work closely with both Commercial Team and the Operations Team in Oceanside.  This individual will have overarching responsibility for coordinating and managing client facing technical activities.

Essential Functions

  • As a key member of the Commercial Team, the Senior Applications Engineer will be required to:
    • Lead the technical activities of Solecta’s value discovery process
      • Develop a deep understanding of what success looks like for our clients
      • Conduct plant audits to identify opportunities to improve our clients’ operation and their bottom line
      • Quantify the value of the improvements to justify project implementation
      • Work closely with our clients to implement the recommendations
    • Identify opportunities and implement solutions for new products and applications
      • Develop new product/application requirements
      • Support R&D in the development of the solution to meet the clients’ needs
      • Conduct field validation of the solution
      • Support Product Management in the Product/Application Launch
    • Scale-up Solecta’s predictive analytics and insights platform
      • Understand the key variables in our clients’ processes that will ensure they are successful if monitored well
      • Build methods to monitor current performance
      • Develop algorithms to provide insight and predict future performance
      • Implement the solution across multiple applications and industries
    • Regularly coordinate activities with the entire Commercial Team to ensure all projects and opportunities are adequately supported
  • Provide pre- and post-sales support to exceed client expectations
  • Regularly scheduled travel is expected (~50%) noting that weekend travel is rare. It is anticipated that short-notice travel will occur from time to time. Most travel will be domestic, but the candidate must be able to travel internationally on occasion

Position Qualifications

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree required in Engineering or equivalent technical field
  • 10+ years’ experience in relevant industries (Dairy, Food Ingredients and Life Sciences) specifically related to process membrane operations
  • Strong fundamental understanding of the operation and cleaning of process membranes and membrane systems
  • Demonstrated ability to understand upstream and downstream operations and their impact on the membrane system
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to understand the technical needs of our clients’ operation and identify improvement opportunities
  • Capable of working relatively independently with minimal direction
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment
  • Independent self-starter and open-minded individual who can troubleshoot in the field creatively, logically and calmly
  • A creative mind with an ability to convincingly articulate suggested improvements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel domestically as required and internationally on occasion

The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate a passion for Solecta and as such will work to inspire others to perform at a high level
  • Be an effective communicator of Solecta’s vision and mission to clients, partners and internal teams
  • Challenge the status quo in the industries we serve as well as within Solecta
  • Be a problem solver with ability to work under pressure
  • Must be a critical thinker and possess analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Have strong influencing skills with the courage to confidently express an independent point of view
  • Can keep pace in a fast moving and dynamic business environment
  • Be interpersonally engaging at all levels to build rapport with clients and within the organization

Position Summary

The Staff Element Process and Equipment Engineer will be responsible for leading sustaining engineering and the development of new element processing technologies and methods that support the company’s high volume manufacturing needs. Specific responsibilities include equipment definition and implementation, capacity improvement, yield engineering, and manufacturing support and troubleshooting.

Essential Functions

  • Support routine operations, including regular monitoring of tool/process performance to ensure safe operation, with high quality/within specification, and at required capacity
  • Develop, document and continually improve existing manufacturing processes to be more robust and achieve the highest product yield, performance, and quality in a cost-efficient manner
  • Lead or assist with troubleshooting manufacturing process and equipment problems
  • Drive root cause analysis while implementing short term fixes and long-term solutions
  • Develop data driven solutions to problems, using technical problem-solving skills and methods such as SPC, DOE, Taguchi/robust engineering methodologies and engineering analysis tools
  • Perform materials characterization
  • Develop clear written procedures and instructions and train professional and hourly staff with documentation such as Standard Work Instructions (SWIs) and Response Flow Checklists (RFCs)/Out of Control Action Plans (OCAP’s), and training manufacturing personnel in those procedures
  • Evaluate impact of processes and manufacturing methods and approaches on operator safety, efficiency and effectiveness
  • Review processing techniques and methods applied in the manufacture, fabrication, and evaluation of element products
  • Lead transfer of new element construction processes from R&D to manufacturing
  • Define, select, and develop new equipment, processes, procedures, and methods. Make recommendations for improvements to existing processes and equipment improvements to maximize yield, capacity and throughput and execute them upon change control board approval
  • Work effectively with equipment suppliers to design, install, implement, test, and qualify new equipment and processes. Exercise judgment in balancing conflicting requirements
  • Mentor and coach operators and junior members of the engineering team
  • Ability to work in cross functional teams and across different levels and influence without authority
  • Communicate (written and oral) technical concepts clearly and concisely to audiences with varied levels of educational and technical backgrounds
  • Able to communicate up, down, and laterally across the organization
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Position Qualifications

 Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in an Engineering discipline, preferably Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum 10 years’ factory engineering (ex: process engineering, equipment engineering, manufacturing engineering, maintenance/maintenance engineering) experience
  • Experience with successful, in scope, on time, and in budget capital equipment specification, supplier selection, purchase and project management culminating with successful acceptance and implementation in manufacturing from specification of process and equipment requirements, through FAT/SAT and IQ/OQ/PQ test plans
  • Designing, building, integrating, programming, implementing, and troubleshooting with at least two of the following skill sets is highly desired (in order of priority):
    • Robotic applications
    • Fabrication (machining, welding, structures fabrication such as Unistrut, 80/20 builds, etc.)
    • PLC/HMI
    • Electrical control panels
    • Design with a professional design software package (Solidworks, AutoCad, ProE, etc.)
  • Record of leading cross functional teams in defining and managing successful completion of continuous improvement/process improvement projects such as reducing defects/improving yields, improving process robustness, improving capacity, and other improvement initiatives

 Preferred:

  • Experience with entire spectrum of element spiral wound membrane element manufacturing methods
  • Familiarity with Operational Excellence methodologies such as Six Sigma, TOC and Lean. Knowledge of structured experimentation (Design of Experiments methodologies) a plus
  • Data analysis skills with statistical packages such as JMP, Minitab, SPC, Matlab, and Mathematica
  • Demonstrated record of solving problems including using structured problem-solving methods (8D, 5 Whys, CAPA, Ishikawa, etc.) and driving root cause analysis while implementing short term fixes and long term solutions

Position Summary

The Staff Membrane Engineer will be responsible for leading sustaining engineering and the development of new membrane processing technologies and methods that support the company’s high volume manufacturing needs. Specific responsibilities include equipment definition, capacity improvement, yield engineering, manufacturing support and troubleshooting and new membrane product introduction support.

Essential Functions

  • Support routine operations, including regular monitoring of tool/process performance to ensure safe operation, with high quality/within specification, and at required capacity
  • Develop, document and continually improve existing manufacturing processes to be more robust and achieve the highest product yield, performance, and quality in a cost-efficient manner
  • Lead or assist with troubleshooting manufacturing process and equipment problems
  • Develop data driven, root cause analysis based solutions to problems, using technical problem-solving skills and methods such as SPC, DOE, Taguchi/robust engineering methodologies
  • Compile and evaluate test data to determine appropriate limits and variables (CTQs) for process or material specifications
  • Develop clear written procedures and instructions and train professional and hourly staff with documentation such as Standard Work Instructions (SWIs) and Response Flow Checklists (RFCs)/Out of Control Action Plans (OCAP’s), and training manufacturing personnel in those procedures
  • Lead New Product Introduction (NPI) transfer from R&D to manufacturing
  • Conceive, plan, and work with cross-functional teams to execute projects for continuous yield improvement, membrane capacity improvement, and setup time reduction
  • Ability to work in cross functional teams and across different levels and influence without authority
  • Communicate (written and oral) technical concepts clearly and concisely to audiences with various organizational levels and varied levels of educational and technical backgrounds
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Position Qualifications

 Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in an Engineering discipline, Materials Science, or related technical field
  • 10+ years factory engineering (ex: process engineering, equipment engineering, manufacturing engineering, maintenance/maintenance engineering) experience
  • Track record of successfully implementing change within a production operation, including successfully navigating change control processes
  • Record of defining and managing successful completion of continuous improvement/process improvement projects in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated record of solving problems including using structured problem-solving methods (8D, Kepner-Tregoe, 5 Whys, CAPA etc.) and driving root cause analysis while implementing short term fixes and long term solutions. Comfortable working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated statistical and visual data analysis skills for process control and decision making including experience with statistical packages such as JMP, Minitab, SPC, and Excel
  • Working knowledge of structured experimentation (Design of Experiments methodologies) to drive process understanding and improvements
  • Project management expertise. Direct experience in leading cross-functional project teams that have successfully completed projects into manufacturing

Preferred:

  • 5+ years’ direct experience in polymeric Membrane manufacturing methods
  • 5+ years’ roll to roll manufacturing process experience including familiarity with large roll WIP handling and operation and associated metrology (ex: loading/unloading, storage, material handling, auto turrets, auto splicers/dual spindle/accumulators, web thickness measurement)
  • Experience with specification, set up, tuning, troubleshooting, qualification, and maintenance of thin film coating methods such as slot die and/or knife over slate
  • Familiarity with Operational Excellence methodologies such as Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, TPS and Lean a plus
  • Experience with successful, capital equipment purchase and project management in manufacturing from specification of process and equipment requirements, through FAT/SAT and IQ/OQ/PQ test plans

This is a unique opportunity to work with world-class teammates and make a meaningful impact on the success of Solecta and the  clients that we serve. It’s a great place to work – the enthusiasm is contagious and I’ve had more opportunity than ever to develop and enhance new skills. The future is bright at Solecta.

Marc, Client Development Executive

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