Process Development Engineer

Gleason | Rochester, NY

Posted Date 8/08/2023

Process Development Engineer Job Summary:

Develops and improves manufacturing processes by organization and development of product and manufacturing methods. Use technical knowledge and industry expertise to review existing manufacturing processes and plan cost-effective production process within a business.

Process Development Engineer Job Duties:

  • Develops manufacturing processes for components designed by Mechanical Engineering; Using Pro-Engineer CAD/CAM software creates CNC programs; Develops product structure of components for production control.
  • Evaluates manufacturing processes by designing and conducting manufacturing programs; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators.
  • Develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors.
  • Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, machine build requirements, and equipment capability.
  • Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
  • Provides manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements.
  • Prepares product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and Nonconformance trends. .
  • Provides manufacturing engineering information by answering questions and requests.
  • Maintains product and company reputation by complying with Gleason Business Principles – Processes and Core Behaviors.
  • Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures; requesting special service.
  • Maintains product and process data base by writing computer programs; entering data.
  • Completes design and development projects by training and guiding operators.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

Skill/Experience Requirements:

  • BS Degree in engineering required: or five years manufacturing process experience will be considered with accompanied Associate Degree
  • Strong understanding and familiarity with high precision machining and manufacturing processes
  • Past experience dealing with complexity of components and tolerances
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of CAD processes (CREO) preferred
  • Experience with ERP (SAP) systems for data analysis and data entry
  • Substantial understanding of ANSI 14.5M/ASME Y14.5 Geometric Dimension and Tolerance methodologies also the supporting metrology methods and equipment
  • A strong understanding of raw materials
  • Knowledge of cutting tools and cutting tool properties
  • 2 years minimum experience utilizing CAM utilities
  • Strong mathematical skills – ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume also fervent aptitude in both trigonometry and geometry
  • Understanding of P-logic for Renishaw® Probing
  • Past experience of 4 Axis milling and Dynamic offsetting
  • Experience utilizing FANUC and Mazak control interface desired
  • Understanding of post-processing



The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in a manufacturing environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Employees are required to use proper lift assistance for any objects over 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job in a manufacturing environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts; wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, experience and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. Employees are required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by their manager or supervisor.


The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed and is not an all-inclusive summary of job duties and responsibilities. The omission of specific statements or duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the Company as the needs of the Company and requirements of the job change.

Gleason is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to age, disability, genetic information and/or predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, victim of domestic violence status, arrest or conviction record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

Job Details

Pay Type

Education Level
Associate Degree

Hiring Min Rate
67,391 USD

Hiring Max Rate
112,319 USD
Salary67,391.00 - 112,319.00 Annual
Employment Type
Full Time

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