Process Engineer (Aerospace/Coatings) at HOHMAN PLATING & MFG LLC

Posted in Engineering 10 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Dayton, Ohio

Job Description:


With over 100 years in business, Hohman Plating is located a mile north of downtown Dayton.  As an innovative leader in our industry, we are a special processor and apply surface coatings for customer’s metal parts.  We serve a diverse set of customers including aerospace, defense and military, medical, automotive, heavy equipment and more.  Join our full-time team and expand your technical skills and knowledge.  Our competitive benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Quarterly Bonus plan, excellent 401K, paid holidays and vacation Pay.  If you are seeking a stable company and long-term career, apply now to grow with our team!


The Process Engineer is responsible for utilizing sound engineering practices to troubleshoot and resolve process issues, acting as a process expert for internal and external customers and implementing systemic improvement efforts in order to enhance quality and reduce production costs.


Key performance objectives in order of priority are:

  1. Utilizes sound engineering practices to quickly resolve process issues on the production floor and minimize downtime.

  2. Drive and implement continuous improvement efforts to improve operational efficiency and manufacturing consistency.

  3. Provide process expertise to internal and external customers to utilize and expand the intellectual property of the business.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The responsibilities listed are fundamental to the position and must be performed successfully to achieve the key performance objectives of the role. Other responsibilities may be assigned.

Interpersonal Responsibilities:

  1. Acts as a mentor to train and develop capable, independent Co-Ops, Chemical Analysts, and Process/Engineering Technicians.

  2. Serves as a technical resource for customers and internal stakeholders to implement new processes and resolve production related issues.

  3. Provides guidance and direction to Process Engineering Technicians and Co-ops to ensure on-time completion of assigned tasks.

  4. Provides ongoing technical assistance and training on hardware processing to the Production Operators.

Operational Responsibilities:

  1. Assists in evaluating project feasibility and alignment with Hohman capabilities; coordinates conceptual production processes to validate/reject feasibility.

  2. Utilizes Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) to assess the reliability, safety, performance and risk of new processes; determines likelihood of risk mitigation based on analysis.

  3. Drives production process implementation and manages the transition into production to drive timely processing and project completion; troubleshoots technical and process related issues as needed.

  4. Troubleshoots and conducts root cause analysis of project, production and chemical bath process related issues to minimize production downtime; ensures the Production Manager is kept abreast of progress and aware of process changes.

  5. Generates project reports to allow internal stakeholders to effectively manage projects to budget and defined timelines. Assists in conducting post-mortem project analysis to continuously improve project performance, cost & timeframes.

  6. Evaluates and validates vendor’s capabilities, quality, reliability, and reputation meet Hohman Plating requirements; ensure vendors have clarity on project needs, expectations, and process changes.

  7. Assists in identifying and implements continuous improvements opportunities with regards to processes.

  8. Accurately documents time allocation to evaluate production trends and identify continuous improvement opportunities; makes recommendations to the management team.


  • B.S. Degree in Engineering (or Related Technical Field)

  • 3+ years of related experience & training preferred

  • Results-oriented with process ownership commitment and ability to prioritize

  • Demonstrated proficiency with problem solving tools: 5 Whys, Is / Is Not, Pareto Diagrams, Design of Experiments, FMEA

  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret specifications, prints and other technical documents

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to handle, or examine parts; and to reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee is occasionally required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and depth perception.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to toxic, caustic or acidic chemicals. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The Environmental Management system is designed to meet the requirements of ISO 14001. The Environmental and Safety systems at Hohman Plating meet and exceed requirements from OSHA, the DOTA and the EPA.