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Process Engineering Manager

Location: North Kingstown
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

FUJIFILM Electronic Materials, a global leader in chemical solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry, has an exciting opportunity at our North Kingstown, RI facility for a Process Engineering Manager!


This role is responsible for leading a group of exempt employees in supporting the photopolymer manufacturing operation in areas such as process and quality improvements, manufacturing, capital investments, manufacturing maintenance, lean activities, etc.  Engagement and active involvement traverses the supply chain activities from system, product and process introduction through implementation and sustaining the activities through their life cycle.


This position will support operations in Rhode Island and will work closely with the Zwijndrecht, Belgium and Shizuoka Japan operations as needed for cross site production.


  • The Engineering Manager will ensure that the photopolymer and polyimide manufacturing processes are capable (CpK) of meeting customer expectations.
  • The Engineering Manager will be responsible for improving FEUS’ manufacturing capability of existing products while interfacing with R&D on new product development in Photopolymer product areas.
  • The Engineering Manager will be the linkage between product development and manufacturing operations by working closely with each group to create robust products that can be manufactured consistently in appropriate cost and quality targets.
  • The Engineering Manager will be a linkage between the business acquisition and business fulfillment functions and will be responsible for meeting manufacturing quality and cost targets.
  • Lead projects which are focused on standard cost reduction targets consistent with market direction and profit plans.
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts through Six Sigma Quality concepts and the integration of these concepts throughout the organization (research, development and manufacturing).
  • Understand and improve reliability of manufacturing processes with the ability to implement techniques into existing or enhanced processes.
  • Improve and accelerate the transfer of new products and processes into manufacturing while meeting cost objectives.
  • Improve the engineering staff’s capability, productivity and business effectiveness.
  • This position will also provide technical support for supply chain management which may include engagement with suppliers of polymers and photoactive compounds.



  • Minimum BS Degree (MS Preferred) in Chemical Engineering, with >10 years of experience in engineering management, operational quality, engineering, scale up and production roles. Must have demonstrated significant hands on contributions to first pass yield and cost reduction project results.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership versatility competencies to succeed under a variety of leadership challenges.
  • Excellent engineering skills to include thorough understanding of Six Sigma Quality concepts, Risk Management Concepts and tools, preferably, a certified Six Sigma black belt, problem-solving techniques, statistics, design of experiments, and SPC.
  • Must have demonstrated the ability to successfully coach and mentor engineering principles and techniques to his/her team. High energy, excellent internal and external communication skills.
  • Photolithography experience preferred.
  • Clear and lucid thinker able to work independently to achieve team goals and objectives.
  • This is a safety-sensitive position that requires candidates to successfully pass a post-offer drug screening prior to employment. One of the essential job functions is the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.



  • Resilience - Adapting well in the face of workplace stressors, the ability to work effectively and efficiently in high stress and conflict situations, the ability to remain poised under all circumstances, the ability to maintain regular attendance and be punctual. 
  • Communication - The ability to successfully and professionally express and exchange ideas and meanings with all levels of employees in the organization, the ability to interact appropriately with a variety of individuals including customers/clients, the ability to work as an integral part of a team, ability to interact effectively with people in a positive manner that engenders confidence and trust.
  • Reasoning and decision-making - The ability to understand, remember and follow verbal and written instructions, the ability to reason logically and make sound decisions.
  • Comprehension - The ability to complete tasks without direct supervision, the ability to simultaneously address multiple complete problems.
  • Organizational skills - Ability to multitask without loss of efficiency or accuracy, the ability to work and sustain attention with distractions and interruptions, the ability to perform in situations requiring speed, deadlines or productivity quotas.




Successful semiconductor manufacturers move quickly. They demand quality and they require leading technology. For them, partnering with the right supplier is a critical decision.


With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe, Taiwan, China, Korea and Japan, local sales offices throughout the world and on site applications support, FUJIFILM Electronic Materials is prepared to supply the world's top tier semiconductor manufacturers.


FUJIFILM Electronic Materials offers a broad array of products and services used throughout the semiconductor manufacturing process.


Along with our broad array of advanced products, we rely on a corps of applications engineers to work directly with customers on specific applications. Technical and applications support are backed by technical service centers. FUJIFILM's investment in technical talent and equipment ensures optimal product characterization and quality in the face of the toughest customer requirements - whether in R&D or in customer applications.


FUJIFILM Electronic Materials is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of FUJIFILM about this requisition. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at FUJIFILM via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of FUJIFILM, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by FUJIFILM for this requisition and a valid agreement with FUJIFILM is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the FUJIFILM agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Keywords: FUJIFILM, Warwick , Process Engineering Manager, Other , North Kingstown, Rhode Island

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