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Swagelok Job Posting Description

Are you a manufacturing technology pioneer? Are you interested in developing and advancing production systems for world-class products? This role will collaboratively develop solutions to drive unprecedented levels of labor efficiency through the automation of machine tools, inspection equipment, auxiliary operations and assembly methods.  We are hiring systems-minded manufacturing experts who embrace continuous improvement with an open mindset and the passion to help pave and then travel the road to our Factory of the Future!


This position leads advanced manufacturing technology R&D efforts aligned with our global production strategies.  Develops departmental goals in conjunction with Engineering leadership.  Plans and performs multiple assignments of significantly complex scope with minimal guidance and independently evaluates, selects, and applies both standard and novel engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria.  Utilizes project management methods to complete assignments, or to plan, direct, and coordinate activities.  Assignment objectives may be broad, requiring critical thinking, personal insight, and a high level of cross-functional collaboration to establish objectives and achieve milestones.  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identifies, Develops, and supports the selection of new equipment and new processes across the enterprise.
  • Applies both standard and advanced engineering techniques to drive reductions in cost while ensuring high quality and exceptional service
  • Independently develops clear and specific objectives for given assignments that may require the investigation of several alternative solutions
  • Contributes to long-term thinking and planning for improvement
  • Develops expertise as an SME on manufacturing equipment
  • Trains, develops, and mentors other engineers and technicians in the use of good engineering practices.
  • Applies manufacturing expertise to lead moderate to large scope assessments of new manufacturing equipment or processes. Specific equipment platforms could include:
    • Multi-axis vertical and horizontal machining centers
    • Mid to high volume transfer machines
    • Single-, twin-, and multi-spindle lathes (CNC and conventional)
    • Inspection systems (CMM, digital comparator, vision systems, etc.)
    • Full or semi-automated assembly and product test equipment
  • Evaluates current manufacturing equipment and processes and justifies recommendations for future solutions based on key factors like part cost, net present value, etc.
  • Recommends and/or creates and executes plans for process improvements and new processes based on expected results
  • Identify, create, and apply best practices and standards within the operations group.
  • Provide analytical problem solving and process troubleshooting support in area of expertise
  • Analyzes or interprets process changes in a complex manner (e.g., DOE, DFMEA, PFMEA)
  • Completes project definitions


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements



  • BS degree in a technical field plus appropriate continuous training.



  • Experience: 5+ years of experience in manufacturing engineering or related field
  • Experience leading mid to large size manufacturing projects 
  • Recognized as a key resource or subject matter expert in manufacturing



  • Advanced knowledge of manufacturing engineering
  • Ability to solve complex problems and complete multiple projects, using systems thinking and advanced problem-solving methods to make decisions
  • Ability to apply proven technology independently
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong computer and office software skills


Critical Competencies:

  • Systems thinking
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Influence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Adaptability
  • Teamwork and Collaboration


Working Conditions and/or Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state, and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state, and local standards.
  • May be required to pass pre-employment and annual Vision Acuity tests

Swagelok is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Applicants are selected without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristic under federal, state or local law


Swagelok will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008.


This job summary is intended to be brief and does not list all the duties for this position. Nothing in this job description should be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. Swagelok is an at-will employer, which means that either party is free to terminate the employment relationship at any time, without any advanced notice, for any reason or no reason.

Looking to take the next step in your career with a company that invests in its people? Whether you’re just starting out or experienced, join us today!​

Right Fit.​

75 years of operating with a no-layoff philosophy​

Full benefits, including employee stock ownership program, from day one​

Culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion​

11-time NorthCoast 99 top workplace​

Right Here.​

One of the largest hourly employers in Northeast Ohio​

Locally based, globally strong company​

Clean, safety-first environment​

Right Now.​

We’re a leading manufacturer of tube fittings and valves. Come grow with us.​

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland