Process Engineer

Viant Medical

Collegeville, PA

Join a team that is responsible for executing Viant’s cost saving, process improvement, and product development objectives using sound engineering principles for all metal tube and tube fabrication processes. Your fresh perspective and out-of-the-box thinking is needed to improve unique manufacturing processes on custom equipment and develop new products across medical, aerospace, and industrial markets.

Purpose: We produce medical devices that save and enhance lives! The Collegeville site plays a critical role in the medical device industry. 50% of all metal tubes used for surgeries in the United States comes from the Collegeville site. In addition to serving the medical device industry, we also support emerging technologies in aerospace and industrial tube applications.

Innovation: Our success is the result of decades of innovation. We design, build, and commission much of our own equipment. We then use that equipment to design and engineer processes that deliver world-class quality and capability for metal tubes across a variety of alloys and industries.

Growth: As a Process Engineer, you will be exposed to all aspects of the business and this puts you in the unique position to influence the business. As a result, success in this role leads to future growth into Engineering, Continuous Improvement, Quality, and Operations leadership roles.

Vision: Our Viant Team embodies our values every day in their dedication to the critical support and expertise we provide our customers and the patients they serve. Together, we’re in it for life

Position Requirements:

  • Provide diversified range of technical services to both internal and external customers supporting the attainment of Company goals. Areas of support include process development, metallurgical testing, cold drawing, heat treating, nondestructive testing, and failure analysis of metal tubes.
  • Responsible for making proper and timely disposition of nonconforming metallic materials, including but not limited to NCR and customer complaints.
  • Write and perform installation and operational qualifications (IQ and OQ) for new equipment and/or processes. Support the development and execution of master validation plans and product/process validations (PQ).
  • Provide leadership to less experienced associates.
  • Research, plan, and execute actions to solve complex problems. Lead the application of SPC, six sigma and lean principles, statistical methods, and design of experiments to identify and eliminate process inefficiencies and nonconformances.
  • Use good project planning principles to develop task completion dates for equipment installation, cost saving opportunities, and process improvements and then execute to that plan.
  • Recognize, communicate, and measure technical risk for a variety of metals for use in medical, aerospace, and industrial products and the processes and equipment used to manufacture them. Develop and implement innovative solutions that support business goals.
  • Use interactions with internal and external customers to anticipate problems and implement process/product improvements.

Environmental Working Conditions:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science with 3+ years of experience. Other engineering degrees with relevant metals processing experience will be considered.
  • Ability to communicate (both written and oral) complex topics to persons not familiar with the subject matter.
  • Ability to work and be hands-on in a manufacturing environment.
  • Six Sigma certification is desired but not required with demonstrated experience in problem solving, statistics, and design of experiments.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Minitab statistical software. Ability to perform basic 3D modeling and drafting in support of process improvements (Solidworks preferred).
  • Experience with metal forming, cleaning, and heat-treating operations is a differentiator.
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