Manufacturing Process Engineer

St. Peters, MO

Company Description

Zoltek Companies, Inc. is a world leader in the research, development, manufacture and distribution of industrial grade carbon fiber. Our mission is to lead the commercialization of carbon fiber through our development of a price-competitive, high-performance reinforcement for composites used in a broad range of commercial products. Our target markets include wind energy, automotive, offshore drilling, marine, infrastructure, and many other diverse industrial markets. We currently employ over 1,300 employees at manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Guadalajara Mexico (≈300 employees) and Nyergesujfalu Hungary (≈850 employees), and our sales and distribution network is worldwide. 
Learn more at www.zoltek.com.

Job Description

Zoltek has an immediate opening for a Manufacturing Process Engineer to lead the design, installation and improvement of production process systems.


The responsibilities would include the following:

  • Manage and coordinate the process of the operational and systems infrastructure of the carbon fiber manufacturing process, under limited supervision
  • Lead the design, installation and improvement of Zoltek’s production process systems requiring the integration of people, equipment and materials
  • Strive to improve quality processes and costs to meet or exceed customer requirements
  • Conduct research on and development of solutions to process problems




  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Engineering is required
  • 5+ years’ experience in process engineering in a manufacturing environment
  • Working knowledge of CAD, MS Office, and project scheduling systems
  • Knowledge of and experience in Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing or Theory of Constraints is desired
  • Training in Statistical Process Control is desired
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, effective presentation skills and problem solving skills, exceptional organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to comprehend and apply engineering principles and statistical theory to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to plan own work schedule and priorities; set and meet objectives required for the continuous functioning of a carbon fiber manufacturing production process

Additional Information

Compensation & Benefits:

Zoltek offers a competitive pay and benefits package. Benefits include:

• Medical plan
• Dental plan
• Prescription drug benefits
• Flexible spending accounts
• Vacation
• Sick time
• Holiday pay
• Tuition assistance program
• Short term and long term disability coverage
• Employee assistance program
• Optional life insurance 
• 401(k) program.



For immediate consideration for this position, please submit your resume online. Zoltek is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides a drug free work place.