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Sr. Process Engineer – Textiles


Cortland, NY
ID: 6349

Business Contribution:

Design and develop biomedical textile products and processes, manufacturing methods, techniques, practices and procedures with a focus on flat fabric processing to ensure the manufacture of products which meet and exceed customer expectations.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Function as the Cortland Biomedical subject matter expert on knitting and weaving machines and processes. 
  • Develop textile forming and finishing processes for new products in medical device applications.
  • Support the development and documentation of detailed manufacturing processes to support new product development.
  • Implement and optimize processes for manufacturing in a clean room environment.
  • Create PFMEAs, EIOQs, Procedures, Work Instructions, Process Flows, Routers, and other QMS documentation in compliance with Cortland Biomedical QMS standards.
  • Develop new technological solutions to manufacturing challenges including the use of digital tools for product documentation and traceability.
  • Write and execute engineering and validation protocols, to support process validations (IQ/OQ/PQ) and the creation of statistically derived product specifications.
  • Responsible for the transfer of new product development processes to commercial production.
  • Support the creation, audit and review of test standards and methods for the analysis of design concepts and component assemblies.
  • Support the identification, tracking, logistics and installation of capital equipment including potential travel for site acceptance testing.
  • Support the design and manufacture of clean room compatible fixtures and tooling intended to aid manufacturing processes and interface with existing equipment.
  • Expand Cortland Biomedical’s expertise in state-of-the-art engineering, manufacturing methods and materials utilization through technical journals, seminars, advance degree programs, etc.
  • <10% domestic and international travel in support of customers, engineering projects, site acceptance tests and training


Direct Reports:



Required Capabilities (describe scope of knowledge and ability of the position):

  • BS Degree in Textile or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university
  • 5+ years of experience in a textile engineering function within a manufacturing environment.
  • Expertise in knitting and weaving processes and experience with related machines.
  • Familiar with the physical and mechanical characteristics of fabrics, fibers, yarns, and polymers.
  • Effective verbal communication skills and comfortable interacting with team members and customers at all levels
  • Effective technical writing skills consistent with writing engineering reports and quality management system documentation.
  • Must have demonstrated creative problem solving and effective engineering decision making skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as a team member
  • Self-starter able to work under minimal supervision
  • Capable of generating and delivering presentations to management, peers and labor force
  • Demonstrated proficiency of design software such as AutoCAD or SolidWorks a plus
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Platforms (ERP) preferred


HSQE Behaviors:

  • To be a leader of safety and quality best practices including implementation of new processes and procedures to support
  • To always ensure that their acts or omissions do not present a danger to themselves, anyone else, the environment or the safe operation of any plant or equipment
  • To intervene and report any defect in equipment or practice or any dangerous circumstance or event which could affect HSQE performance
  • To comply with all HSQE customer and company requirements
  • Be able to lift documents/work materials up to 50 lbs in weight


Leadership Expectations/Behaviours:

  • Customer Focus
  • Drive for Results
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Adaptability
  • Engage and Inspire
  • Effective Communication
  • Build Relationships
  • Decision Making
  • Business Acumen
  • Innovation