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Minimum USD Salary: 107,000
Maximum USD Salary: 150,000

Industry: Regular Full Time

Company: Nitto Denko Corp.

Hydranautics is a part of the Nitto Group of companies and one of the global leaders in the field of integrated membrane solutions. We offer complete membrane solutions like reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration and microfiltration for water, waste water and process treatment and applications. Hydranautics membrane-based solutions are currently in use on seven continents throughout the world for diverse applications such as seawater desalination, industrial high-purity water, surface water treatment, waste water treatment and specialty process applications.


Under general supervision, optimize manufacturing techniques and processes related to design improvements and productivity of existing products. Work with key customers and departments throughout the organization and serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on their products. Initiate, develop, and manage manufacturing process improvement projects and communicate effectively to senior management.


Serves as project leader to evaluate performance, create prototypes, and make changes to documentation necessary to improve the design of existing products, and conduct design reviews to ensure that the design changes are appropriate.

Learns and utilizes parametric modeling software such as SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor for drawing editing.

Reduces design change time by using Design of Experiments and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).

Initiates new project programs, creates project timelines, and monitor project progress.

Solves complex product problems with quality as a priority.

Ensures equipment, processes, practices, and work environments comply with regulatory and corporate safety guidelines.

Devises a test and analysis unit to evaluate and document the performance of standard products for quality assurance; ensure compliance with ISO 9001 guidelines and accuracy of all technical work.

Provides technical support to internal departments, senior staff technical staff, and customers.

Works with Japanese R&D members and manufacturing staff to incorporate feedback from field experience into product improvements.

Organizes, presents, and reports technical information.

Contribute to the database of product drawings, characteristics, and manufacturing techniques.

Travels with other staff as needed to meet with vendors and evaluate product performance.

Bachelor of Science in Chemical, Manufacturing, or Mechanical Engineering; and 6 years’ experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Water industry experience, a plus.

Advanced working knowledge of water chemistry concepts, fluid flow and water pressure as well as analytical method and technical writing; above average understanding of Reverse Osmosis, Ultrafiltration and Microfiltration processes and products.

Exceptional application of critical thinking skills along with exceptional problem-solving skills.

Strong multi-tasking skills, flexibility in responding to rapidly changing, processes and demands using project management software.

Strong knowledge of statistical analysis and experimental designs skills using software for stress analysis calculations in the Design of Experiment practices.

Working knowledge in drafting and defending patents.

Advanced verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate across functional organizational groups, provide high-level customer service through effective interpersonal skills and conflict resolution.

Read, analyze, and interpret general business publications, technical procedures, and government regulations.

Strong mechanical aptitude and hands-on with hand tools and machine shop equipment and practices.

Exceptional Microsoft Office Suite software applications such as Excel, Word, Power Point, Microsoft Project, Autodesk, and JD Edwards. Create, read, and interpret 2D and 3D CAD Drawings and conduct thorough Internet searches.

Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where limited standardization exists.

Bi-lingual or multi-lingual in languages spoken by Nitto Group companies’ customers and/or employees, a plus.

Must be able to meet the demands of the physical and work environment.

Salary $107,000.00 – $150,000.00 a year, dependent upon experience.

Hydranautics offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. We believe diversity is key to our competitive advantage and value the diversity among our employees. We are proud to be an EEO employer.

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