Gentex Corporation

  • USA

  • Permanent

  • Full-time



At Gentex Corporation, we’ve created an environment where great ideas and great people can thrive. Leveraging a history that spans over 125 years, Gentex is a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel operating in high performance environments. Join our multinational team of exceptional and dedicated employees around the world and work on challenging and rewarding projects, grow your skills, and advance your career all while making a positive difference in the lives of our customers. Together, you and Gentex can build a career that’s uniquely yours.


The Senior Process Engineer is responsible for supporting both legacy product and new product development. Works with staff to plan and design methods to maintain, improve or enhance existing manufacturing processes. Responsible for development and validation of new production processes as well as the upgrade of existing production processes and ensures effective transition into production following GENTEX standard practices. Works with other manufacturing and engineering departments to ensure all new products are producible. Analyze and review manufacturing processes to ensure quality requirements, process lead-time and productivity targets can be met.


· Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering


· 10+ year’s experience in a manufacturing environment required.

· Working knowledge of AS9100 requirements preferred.


  • Optimizing existing processes to improve productivity and yield
  • Project management and proven cross-functional team leading skills.
  • CAD modeling system operation knowledge at an intermediate level; SolidWorks preferred.
  • Understands rubber molding principles (i.e., compression, transfer, injection)
  • Experience applying statistical analysis to evaluate process outputs and measurement systems.
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Word, Excel, Access and Visio
  • Process improvement skills including the use of ‘Lean’ tools to drive increased manufacturing productivity.
  • Understands bill of material (BOM) and shop routing
  • ERP system knowledge at an intermediate level.
  • Practical understanding of root cause analysis tools and methods.
  • Knowledge of APQP (or equivalent) implementation.
  • Green or Black belt and/or 6 Sigma knowledge preferred.
  • Excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills


  • Plan, direct, coordinate solutions to high level projects that will lead to the overall success of the value stream. This includes solving problems related to these projects by establishing root cause analysis, leadership of multi-discipline teams and requesting/leading the support necessary to accomplish improvement objectives.
  • Initiates and oversees Manufacturing Process Engineering work related to initial process, planning development and qualification for new engineering designs
  • Initiates and oversees Manufacturing Process Engineering work related to researching, designing and developing machines, production fixtures, tools, or mechanical production equipment
  • Performs Manufacturing Process Engineering assignments as part of a team involved in planning, organizing, developing and implementing complicated projects relevant to manufacturing
  • Develops narratives for administrative and technical proposals regarding various manufacturing activities and capabilities
  • Updates existing manufacturing standard procedures as necessary
  • Provide recommendations regarding manufacturing personnel training and equipment requirements
  • Develops initial and final production readiness plans for new designs
  • Provides key process inputs for Production Readiness Reviews (PRR) as necessary
  • Reports findings and alternative design recommendations to the Engineering Department as necessary
  • Works to meet quality and productivity goals for established or planned processes
  • Establish engineering control procedures to ensure Manufacturing Process Instructions are understandable, on-line, up to date and ready for production
  • Works in conjunction with engineering to develop consistent and repeatable processes that can be quantified by use of statistics or other verification and validation tools.
  • Lead continuous improvement implementation (Lean Manufacturing) and productivity improvement

POSITION SUPERVISES (by department name or job title):

This position is that of an individual contributor with no supervisory responsibility.


Internal: Position requires almost daily contact with manufacturing, engineering, QA, and materials, as well as department managers and employees.

External: Contact with individuals outside the facilities such as individuals at other Gentex facilities, equipment manufacturers and suppliers.


Employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear. The employee may lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job may include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The individual must have a high level of comprehension, and a high level of general, verbal, written, and numerical intelligence.


Works majority of the day in a climate-controlled environment with the exception of or otherwise specified, performing work in the warehouse or manufacturing areas which are subject to changes in temperature and/or noise.


Generally, no travel is required.




Gentex’s Rancho Cucamonga facility is in Rancho Cucamonga, CA is a city of about 177,000 residents located just south of the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and Angeles National Forest in San Bernardino County, California, United States. About 37 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles, Rancho Cucamonga is the 19th most populous city in southern California and the 27th state-wide. The city’s seal, which centers on a cluster of grapes, alludes to the city’s agricultural history including winemaking. Also, the Ontario Reign Hockey and Quakers Baseball teams are located 20 minutes from the Rancho Cucamonga location.

At Gentex, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Gentex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status or on the basis of disability. Gentex is an E-Verify Participant. Pre-employment drug/alcohol/background screening is required. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Gentex, please call our Human Resources department at (570) 282-3550. Requirements:


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