Kappa Search | Chicago Employments Agencies | Ceramics Engineer Job

Kappa Search Inc., a Chicago employment agency specializing in engineering, technology, sales, manufacturing and supply chain recruitment, is currently recruiting for a Ceramics Engineer for one of our top industrial clients. Responsibilities and requirements as follows:

  • Responsible for material characterization, shrinkage control and material quality assurance systems.
  • Develop process controls and efficiency of oxide ceramic kilns and non-oxide ceramic vacuum furnaces.
  • Responsible for ceramic material failure analysis and related cause analysis and corrective actions

Essential Functions:

  • Develops, implements, and improves production/processing methods and controls to meet quality standards in the most cost efficient manner; requires use of moderate decision making skills.
  • Receives instruction on specific assignment objectives, points of emphasis, reference and information sources, and possible solutions.
  • Assignments include equipment design and development, test of materials, preparation of specifications, process study, research investigations, report preparation and other activities requiring knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques commonly employed in the specific area of assignments.
  • Performs work which involves conventional types of plans, investigations, surveys, structures, or equipment with relatively few complex features for which there are precedents.
  • Develops estimate and cost guidelines through the use of operation sheets, engineering standards, and manufacturing process knowledge.
  • May review completed orders and investigates orders completed above/below initial cost estimates to detect potential problems in the manufacturing process or cost guidelines.
  • Develops and maintains written standards on the production processes.
  • May supervise other employees.
  • May have interaction with customers and suppliers.
  • Possesses the ability to enhance the functionality of computer systems to more efficiently perform job tasks.
  • Willingly accepts responsibility of sharing skills and knowledge; trains other employees.
  • Understands and meets or exceeds quality standards; seeks to minimize error rate.
  • Participates in continuous improvement efforts.
  • Supports and helps to implement new ideas.
  • Performs detail-oriented tasks utilizing very effective communication skills and very high math skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Ceramic Engineering or Material Science  Requires
  • 3+ years experience with Advanced Ceramics
  • Experience as a Process or Material Engineer in a production environment.
  • Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma Principles and Application
  • Leadership experience desired