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BARRDAY Process Engineer in Millbury, Massachusetts

Barrday, a manufacturer of composite materials, is in search of a Process Engineer.


Barrday is an advanced material solutions company whose product lines encompass applications for the composite, energy and protective markets. Its growth strategies are based on developing technologically advanced solutions for our customers, including fiber reinforcements, prepregs, laminates, coating adhesives and core materials. Barrday Corporation is the COMPLETE SOURCE for your advanced materials solutions.


As a member of the process engineering team, this role is responsible for the functionality of manufacturing equipment and processes as well as the development and implementation of innovative solutions to improve quality and productivity at our Millbury facility.​ The position involves frequent interaction with the R&D, manufacturing, and quality teams to interpret and ensure customer requirements as well as all regulatory requirements are met.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support manufacturing and facility maintenance including:

  • Working directly with the manufacturing team to support existing equipment

  • Designing, reviewing and approving manufacturing processes

  • Modifying equipment and processes to accommodate new products and improve safety, consistency and yield  

  • Participating in development of new equipment specifications and procurement

  • Overseeing maintenance of equipment (tenter frames, tower coaters, IR and natural gas ovens) and general facilities and ensuring proper preventative maintenance procedures are established and performed

  • Generating working mechanical and electrical drawings with part specifications

  • Maintenance and expansion of contractor relationships

  • Providing operator training and hands on/standby support as needed

  • Provide support for multiple prepreg manufacturing lines focusing on:

  • Daily process monitoring and maintenance of processing parameters

  • Achieving lot to lot consistency

  • Identifying and implementing opportunities for change-over time reduction

  • Creation and maintenance of standard operating procedures

  • Capital budget and equipment project planning and timelines

  • Work with EH&S to ensure compliance with federal, state and local environmental, health, and safety regulatory requirements

  • Collaborate with R&D to create sustainable processes to fulfill customer’s product needs.

  • Work with Quality on Document Control and Contract Review to ensure proper setup and utilization of equipment and processes

  • Perform ergonomic and hazard review on equipment

  • Assist facility in establishing lean manufacturing principles and practices

  • Other duties as assigned

    Key Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering

  • 5+​ years’ manufacturing experience; experience with composite prepreg is an asset

  • Proficiency in  Microsoft Office Suite tools and Solid Works

  • Experience and strong aptitude working in an ERP or other related system

  • Excellent oral and written communication skill.

  • Proven ability to work as a team member or independently and to manage time effectively

  • Strong project management skills and knowledge of applicable tools

  • Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma Knowledge

    Working Conditions

    This role works on a daily basis in both our office and manufacturing plant environments and requires a high degree of interaction with all aspects of the business. Flexibility to work “off-hours” and to travel to other plant locations, to suppliers, customers and equipment vendors may be required.


     “This position requires the individual to be a U.S. person as defined in the Arms Export Control Act (i.e., U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent lawful resident, or a ‘protected individual’ as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)).”

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