Sr. Process and Methodology Engineer

Sr. Process and Methodology Engineer


Fralock is a well-established manufacturing company, based in the Santa Clarita Valley, that has a 50-year history of excellence. Due to recent expansion, we have Sr. Process and Methodology Engineer opening with our Engineering group in Valencia, CA.

We are looking for people who exemplify strong work ethics, values, dedication and character with the ability to make independent, intelligent decisions. If you thrive in a fast paced environment, which is focused on exploring and developing the next generation technology while offering opportunities for advancement, apply today.

We offer Paid Vacation/Sick/Holiday, 401K (after 1 month of employment), annual bonus program (conditions apply), Medical/Vision/Dental coverage growth opportunities, training assistance programs and many more!


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Culture Vision:  Our results driven team strives to deliver extraordinary outcomes through our passionate commitment to each other, collaboration, courage and innovation

This position requires access to information controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the successful candidate must be a "U.S. person" as defined in the ITAR and EAR (which generally means (i) be a citizen or national of the United States; or (ii) be a lawful permanent resident of the United States; or (iii) have been admitted to the United States as a refugee, or have been granted asylum, as specified under applicable law.


Main Functions

  • Work with design engineers to develop and release new manufacturing processes and tooling, with responsibility for implementation on the factory floor.
  • Become an SME of the current manufacturing processes
  • Be the contact point and support in timely manner manufacturing to analyze root cause, propose and implement corrective actions (immediate, and longer-term) and document any manufacturing out of specifications problem reported by manufacturing operation (operator, supervisors, managers)
  • Design new and improve existing manufacturing processes and methods, tooling, automation, and work instructions, applying Lean and Six Sigma principles.
  • Manage process transfer to manufacturing through gate and exit process, including process description, process limits and specifications, work instructions and training
  • Ability to provide ROI analysis of alternate methods, processes, or equipment, and create executive summaries
  • Ability to realize and implement Design of Experiments


Typical Duties

  • Responsible for improving and troubleshooting existing manufacturing processes
  • Work on work center process design and development for existing and new products, which includes choosing the right equipment, setup, tooling, process steps and writing instructions on how to manufacture
  • Research new and existing equipment/ machines to check for the functionality and feasibility of customer part manufacturing
  • Work on projects that will reduce lead times, internal manufacturing costs, and will improve process control and yield.
  • Lead realization of work instructions and training.
  • Work within QA/QC procedures with an ability to understand their scope and application, as well as waiver documentation and procedures
  • Lead teams through structured problem-solving using fishbone analysis, 5 Why’s etc.
  • Drive CIP projects and/or Kaizens to improve engineering and factory output


Required Skills

  • Assembly (Laser/Welding/bonding/soldering, Encapsulation, metrology, Inspection, Electrical tests, lamination…) (not limited to) work center experience
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze data and problem solve using a structured process
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings


Preferred Skills

  • Self-motivated, results and action-oriented, and a strong team player
  • A hands-on aptitude (mechanical, lasers, electrical, DIY)
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Just-In-Time, Kanban principles
  • Process engineering knowledge
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001, AS9100, or ISO 13485


Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or any related field


Experience Requirements

  • 7-9 years in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in one or more related engineering areas: manufacturing, industrial, production, or quality