Senior Process Engineer at SubCom

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Newington, New Hampshire

Job Description:

Job Description

Are you looking for an opportunity with plenty of growth potential? Do you enjoy working in an exciting, fast-paced, collaborative environment? Are you interested in working with the world's most innovative companies to create a more connected world?

Connecting Continents. Impacting Communities.

The backbone of the Internet is a series of high-tech subsea fiber optic cables deployed throughout the globe - SubCom has deployed over 50% of them. Our employees ensure data communications networks are engineered, manufactured, deployed, and maintained to the highest standards, enabling faster and more reliable connectivity to communities worldwide. Every member of the SubCom team plays a role in an end-to-end process that is critical to enterprises, governments, big cities, and rural towns.

We encourage, expect, and value creativity, thoughtful risk taking, openness to change, and diverse perspectives. Whether you're a seasoned applicant seeking a new and exciting challenge, or you're new to the workforce and looking for a flexible, rewarding, and fast-paced position with an innovative and stable organization (since 1953), SubCom has opportunities to advance your career.

Position Overview

The Sr. Process Engineer is responsible for developing, implementing, reviewing, and improving the production process for products within the OCTE group. In this position, you will be designing, verifying, validating, and troubleshooting the processes. The successful candidate is a creative problem solver who can effectively collaborate with other engineering disciplines and stakeholders (Quality, Operations, Program Management, etc.).


  • Develop, write, and maintain manufacturing process & equipment procedures, technical specifications, and user work instructions.
  • Establish engineering labor and material standards for manufacturing operations; monitor performance to the standards and address any variations.
  • Perform feasibility and trade studies, cost analyses, and return on investment (ROI) and cost-to-benefit evaluations.
  • Complete assigned engineering tasks on time and within budget.
  • Organize, prepare, and/or conduct technical design reviews to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.
  • Perform failure mode and effects analyses to establish and maintain stable processes.
  • Establish and verify new product/process capabilities and new process parameters prior to release to production.
  • Perform capability and variability studies on new and existing processes, equipment, and tools.
  • Provide technical support and clear communications to all users of the process.
  • Monitor and evaluate quality data and develop methods to improve quality levels.
  • Troubleshoot manufacturing processes, techniques, and quality issues; develop corrective actions to maintain acceptable levels of productivity and quality.
  • Collaborate with engineering, quality, manufacturing, operations, and internal and external supply chain personnel to diagnose issues and support continuous improvements.
  • Drive continuous improvements in the areas of safety, quality, delivery, and cost.
  • Support root cause corrective action activities using structured practices such as DMAIC or 8D.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering related science required.
  • 10+ years of Process Engineering experience
  • Previous experience with document control systems, engineering change orders and modification requests required.
  • Lean / Six Sigma Certification and application of Lean / Six Sigma Body of Knowledge is a plus.
  • Must be highly motivated and able to work independently.
  • Proven track record of evaluating existing manufacturing processes and ability to re-engineer those processes to increase throughput, reduce downtime, improve safety, and enhance quality.
  • Proven ability to problem solve, execute, deliver on commitments and drive projects to on time completion.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office tools.
  • Ability to energize, develop and build relationships with co-workers and cross-functional team members.
  • Strong ability to influence people without direct authority and ability to adapt to a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to manage projects and develop manufacturing processes for production handoffs.
  • Ability and willingness to engage with the manufacturing floor and associated personnel to implement processes, solve problems and ensure flow of material within work centers.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:
  • Wear the proper personal protective equipment for each task, including, but not limited to, safety boots, safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, hard hat, dust mask, etc.
  • Regularly lift and/or move 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds.
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms and use hands to finger, or handle objects, tools and controls.
  • Ability to stand, walk and climb stairs regularly.
  • Ability to bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl frequently.
  • Ability to talk and/or hear frequently.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to work both indoors and outdoors regularly in all elements.
  • Ability to enter into and work within confined space.

Working Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Candidates for positions with SubCom must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Employment eligibility verification will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Our selection procedure is based on local, state and federal law.

Please be sure to attach a resume to your application. We are not able to consider applications without a resume.


SubCom offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to: competitive salaries, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance coverages, FSA, HSA, generous vacation, paid sick leave, paid parental leave, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance, and a 401(k) plan with generous company match. Additionally, some positions may be eligible for shift differential.


SubCom is committed to providing a work environment that prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristics protected by applicable law or regulation.

SubCom engineers, manufactures, and installs subsea fiber optic data cables - the unsung heroes of global communication. With an unrelenting focus on quality, reliability, and value, SubCom offers flexible end-to-end building blocks for the high-tech networks that are the backbone of the world's digital infrastructure. Since 1955, SubCom has deployed enough cable to circle the equator more than 21 times.


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