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Our central Iowa-based client is seeking a Senior Process Engineer with a strong background in manufacturing to join their team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for identifying areas of inefficiency and cost within our manufacturing and production processes and implementing innovative solutions to optimize production efficiency, reduce waste, and enhance overall performance.


  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of existing manufacturing processes to identify areas for improvement in efficiency, productivity, and cost-effectiveness
  • Develop and implement innovative solutions to optimize manufacturing processes, reduce waste, and improve overall performance
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including production, engineering, quality assurance, and supply chain, to drive process improvement initiatives
  • Utilize data analysis and statistical techniques to identify trends, patterns, and opportunities for optimization
  • Lead and support continuous improvement projects, ensuring timely implementation and sustainable results
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to junior engineers and production staff as needed
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies related to manufacturing processes and efficiency improvement


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (mechanical, industrial, or related field) required
  • 5+ years of experience in a process engineering role within a manufacturing environment
  • Strong technical expertise in manufacturing processes, including but not limited to machining, assembly, automation, and materials handling
  • Demonstrated ability to identify areas of inefficiency and cost within manufacturing processes and implement effective solutions
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with a proactive and results-oriented mindset
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across departments and levels of the organization
  • Project management experience, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and drive them to successful completion
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and methodologies is highly desirable

Work Model:

  • On-Site – 3 days onsite, 2 days remote

Interested and qualified candidates can contact Jordan Dougherty at (515) 225-7000 or


Ref: JOB-44828

Jordan Dougherty

Engineering Delivery Manager | Sr Recruiter | 7+ Years of Service

(515) 225-7000

3737 Woodland Ave, Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    • Job type: Direct Hire
    • Location: Ames
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:
      $95,000 - $115,000 per Year