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Juul Labs

Senior Process Development Engineer

at Juul Labs

Remote



THE COMPANY:

Juul Labs’ mission is to impact the lives of the world’s one billion adult smokers by eliminating combustible cigarettes. We have the opportunity to address one of the world’s most intractable challenges through a commitment to exceptional quality, research, design, and innovation. Backed by leading technology investors, we are committed to the same excellence when it comes to hiring great talent.

We are a diverse team that is united by this common purpose and we are hiring the world’s best engineers, scientists, designers, product managers, operations experts, and customer service and business professionals. If the opportunity to build your career at one of the fastest growing companies is compelling, read on for more details.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Senior Process Development Engineer will be responsible for developing and characterizing complex manufacturing processes that assemble JUUL products. This includes research and development on new technologies necessary to tackle complex assembly and manufacturing problems that have direct impact to the quality and delivery of JUUL products; Design, implement and successfully scale manufacturing process recipes such as laser welding, glue application and curing, soldering, plasma treatment, ultrasonic welding and liquid filling based upon sound engineering principles and the technologies developed for a specific application.

Remote role, San Francisco preferred

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop new and/or improve assembly processes and integrate them into a manufacturing solution
  • Design, review, and execute Design of Experiments to screen input variables, analyze sensitivity, and evaluate response curves to characterize process and create or modify recipes for manufacturing
  • Compile requirements of the process as defined by product design, integration requirements to automated systems, delivery schedule, required documentation and qualification for acceptance at machine supplier facility and contract manufacturer’s factory
  • Organize cross-functional reviews of the machine requirements as it relates to process DOE’s, qualification and capability
  • Drive manufacturing qualification including correlation, process capability (CP/CPK) and Gage Repeatability / Reproducibility (GR&R)
  • Drive failure analysis and process issue resolution when working with suppliers and contract manufacturers
  • Responsible for documenting process development, characterization, experiment data and analysis reports to communicate process capability to the cross functional teams
  • Keeps in touch of all meaningful technical trends and developments and incorporates them in appropriate assignments
  • Provide direction and mentorship to third party suppliers and/or Contract Manufacturers; be the Subject Matter Expert and driver on owned processes; serve as a technical resource to provide engineering support other engineering groups and project leaders
  • Engage machine suppliers for automated equipment process design reviews and proposals
  • Travel to the machine supplier and contract manufacturer for process bring-up, qualification, acceptance testing and support during build events
  • Be able to adapt and perform in the following roles:
    • Design for Manufacturability - Engage with product design teams to ensure new products are mechanically manufacturable and are feasible for assembly
    • Product Engineering - Works all phases of a product life cycle, from concept to repeat manufacturing to end of life. Provides production support engineering with respect to technically complex testing methods, procedures and failure analysis.
    • Process Engineering - Designs and develops technically complex processes to improve quality and efficiency. Utilize statistical tools (such as GR&R, SPC and Cp/pCk) to ensure processes/fixtures are scalable and are continuing to perform properly once qualified.
    • Machine Design - Understand and drive machine design discussions with Advanced Manufacturing Engineers to ensure a capable process integration

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have experience with process design of or directly managing automated assembly processes
  • Must have experience with producing and executing qualification testing such as FAT/SAT, GR&R, Correlation
  • Deep understanding of machine set up procedures including calibration, correlation, capability, repeatability and reproducibility
  • Deep understanding of data analytics and statistical methods
  • Deep understanding of Design of Experiments including full factorial and surface response analysis

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Up to, but not limited to 40% domestic and international travel
  • New product introduction and Manufacturing Operations experience desired
  • Working knowledge of GD&T principles favorable
  • Knowledge of optics principles as they relate to machine vision, 2D and 1D lasers used in assembly automation
  • Deep understanding of liquid adhesives, plastics welding, pressing operations, dispensing, Pick and Place (PnP) is desired
  • Knowledge of sensors, robotics, pneumatics, servo motors, motion controllers, PLC and and PC-based control systems is preferred

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelors in Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics Engineering or equivalent
  • 7+ years in an engineering role with experience in manufacturing, assembly and test automation equipment

JUUL LABS PERKS & BENEFITS:

  • A place to grow your career. We’ll help you set big goals - and exceed them
  • People. Work with talented, committed and supportive teammates
  • Equity and performance bonuses. Every employee is a stakeholder in our success
  • Cell phone subsidy, commuter benefits and discounts on JUUL products
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits
Juul Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment for all employees and job applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Juul Labs also complies with the employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Juul Labs in the US. #LI-remote

SALARY RANGES:
Salary varies by role, level and location, and is dependent on the cost of labor in a given
geographic region among other factors. These ranges may be modified at any time.

LOCATIONS:
Tier 1 Locations: Greater New York City, and San Francisco Bay Area
Tier 2 Locations: Greater Boston, Washington DC Metropolitan Area, Seattle/Tacoma,
Greater Sacramento, Los Angeles/OC/San Diego
Tier 3 Locations: Rest of New England, NY Capital District, Rest of New Jersey, Greater
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Delaware, Rest of Maryland, Rest of Virginia, North Carolina,
Atlanta, Miami-Fort Lauderdale-WPB, Chicagoland, Dallas, Houston, Austin,
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Colorado, Phoenix, Reno, Las Vegas, Portland Ore./Vancouver
Wash., Rest of California, Hawaii
Tier 4 Locations: Rest of US including Alaska and Puerto Rico

Tier 1 Range:
$143,000$197,000 USD
Tier 2 Range:
$132,000$182,000 USD
Tier 3 Range:
$123,000$170,000 USD
Tier 4 Range:
$113,000$156,000 USD
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