Manufacturing Engineer- Chemical Bruker Carteret, NJ

Job title: Manufacturing Engineer- Chemical

Company: Bruker

Job description: Bruker OST has a great direct hire POSITION in Carteret, NJ. This position offers competitive compensation, growth potential and a positive team environment.

Why Bruker? Because, at Bruker you are in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in an industry leading organization. We manufacture the superconducting wire commonly used in healthcare and scientific instrumentation, particularly in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) magnets. These are used for big science projects like the Large Hadron Collider at Cern, Switzerland.


The Manufacturing Engineer-Chemical provides technical support to ensure that process operations in the chemical etch facility perform in a safe, predictable, and consistent manner, and are in keeping with safety, environmental, and economic concerns in accordance with company and regulatory requirements.



  • Apply technical knowledge to analyze causes of long-term reliability and/or safety issues with the aim of executing expense and capital projects to resolve these concerns and optimize the process and its equipment.
  • Design, alter and/or upgrade chemical processing equipment and supporting utilities (i.e., air, water, electrical, exhaust, etc.) as necessary as well as create associated P&ID.
  • Review, revise, and create procedures, bills of material, routings, Management of Change (MOC), and other technical documentation.
  • Provide general assistance trouble shooting for day-to-day issues in the chemical handling area.
  • Develop and provide training on process operating documents for production in cooperation with other departments, vendors, and/or customers.
  • Provides process and equipment technical expertise to support site manufacturing operations that ensures safety, reliability, capability, and productivity.
  • Develop, troubleshoot, and review maintenance of tooling, dies, and fixtures.
  • Assist with cost and quality initiatives through data collection, analysis, and recommendations.
  • Maintain product costing parameters within SAP.
  • Provides process support for the following: new process implementation; value improvement optimization; safety evaluation; in-depth troubleshooting; formal Corrective Action Preventative Action (CAPA) evaluation and implementation; and process control planning.
  • Lead and/or participate in Process Safety Management (PSM) related activities such as Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) reviews, Pre-Start Up Safety Reviews (PSSR), Mechanical Integrity, FMEA, and other technical and safety reviews.
  • Ensure that process is in keeping with federal, state & regulatory requirements governing chemical handling, storage and processing.
  • Participate in and lead continuous improvement of chemical mixing, filtration, heating, cooling, exhaust scrubbing, neutralization systems via chemical etch process design and construction.
  • Network with peers and leverage knowledge from other functions and corporate groups; including R&D, Finance, Quality, Information Technology and Engineering.


  • Play an active role in safety by reviewing all designs and make sure that everything is in compliance.
  • Facilitate the development and use of effective training, change management, incident investigation, and self-assessment processes.
  • Create and maintain all process and/or manufacturing related documentation.
  • Assess processes, take measurements, and interpret data.
  • Work with multifunctional teams to assure production is meeting requirements in quality and uniformity.
  • Work on projects to improve yield, quality, reduce cost, and improve production uptime.
  • Train operators and assist in standard operating procedure development.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by enforcing procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Provide technical guidance/assistance to Production, Maintenance, Management, SH&E Manager, and QC/QA.
  • Assist in troubleshooting quality non-conformances, production issues, and other process issues.
  • Provide process engineering, chemical/chemistry support and detailed know-how to manufacturing personnel.
  • Provide and develop training for manufacturing personnel. Develop SOP’s, work instructions, and other quick reference material as needed.
  • Build effective working relationships throughout the site, interact with shop floor supervisors, associates, and plant management to meet objectives.
  • Determine source of variation in production and develop systems or procedures required to reduce or eliminate variation.
  • Conduct root causes analysis to address specific process or quality problems.
  • Investigate and implement corrective and preventive actions (CAPAs) to meet business and compliance requirements.
  • Apply a wide range of Lean, Six Sigma methods and tools to develop and implement process improvements.
  • Understand environmental, health and safety regulations and comply with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements.
  • Challenge and coach on current process safety culture, commitment, ownership, risk tolerance, practices, and conditions.
  • Act as a technical engineering leader in manufacturing processes
  • Utilize risk assessment methods and tools for anticipating, identifying, and evaluating hazards. Manage and assist with the mitigation of identified gaps, weaknesses, and improvement opportunities.
  • Assess and improve employee ability to identify and manage risk, and to flawlessly execute critical safe work practices.
  • Manage, track, and report on issues, initiatives/projects, incidents, assessments/audits, and safety performance for facility.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, MS preferred.
  • 5+ years working experience in a chemical plant or research and development setting
  • 2-5 years of chemical process engineering experience is required.
  • Comfortable with working in the cleanroom environment.
  • Knowledge of chemistry and chemical processes / methodologies applicable to a manufacturing setting
  • Demonstrated ability to use process improvement tools, such as:
  • Process Mapping and measuring
  • Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • Process Hazards Analysis (PHA)
  • Pre-Start Up Safety Reviews (PSSR),
  • Mechanical Integrity and FMEA
  • Root cause analysis
  • Statistical process control
  • Working knowledge of Process Safety Management (PSM) and technology elements such as Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Process Technology, Management of Change and Mechanical Integrity / Quality Assurance (MIQA).
  • Experience working in process-oriented manufacturing environments (examples include chemical, coating, plastics, refinery, food, beverage, etc.)
  • Experience completing CI functions, including scrap reductions, improving line efficiencies, etc.
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Well-developed technical writing skills.
  • Knowledge of information systems and databases. Able to use the basic functionality of MS Office.
  • Good organizational skills, high level of accuracy and ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to multitask and work independently and prioritize workload.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to deal with complex manufacturing issues.
  • Demonstrated use of Six Sigma methodology (Green Belt or Black Belt certified) preferred


  • Role spends up to 25% of their day on the manufacturing floor.
  • Incumbent should enjoy working in a team environment and can take ownership of projects and processes.
  • Individual is required to communicate at all levels of the plant and organization.

Our outstanding benefit package includes, life, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending plan, company matched 401(k), quarterly bonus program, annual profit sharing program, paid vacation time, personal days, tuition assistance and much more.

Bruker is a federal contractor and subject to Executive Order 14042. Under Executive Order 14042, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (with limited exceptions for those employees who are unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief). You will need to provide proof of vaccination by submitting a copy of your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to Bruker, or obtain areligious or medical exemption, as a condition of employment.

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Location: Carteret, NJ

Job date: Sat, 01 Oct 2022 04:15:22 GMT

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