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Process Engineer
The Dixon Group
The Dixon Group
Job Location: Chestertown, Maryland
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Engineering
Requisition Number: PROCE005481

Dixon Valve seeks a Process Engineer to join their Boss Division in Chestertown, Maryland.  In this role,  you will be responsible for providing technical and engineering support for all facets of manufacturing.  You will help optimize processes through sequence of operations, work holding and fixture design, and creation of work instructions.  You will research and recommend methods and/or equipment that will improve quality and reduce production costs.

Primary Responsibilities:

Define or assist in defining manufacturing process steps and sequences of operations
Develop man/machine cycle time documentation based on process / process steps
Develop, implement, monitor and maintain efficient manufacturing processes and workflow.
Develop working instructions, workmanship standards and process documents.
Improve existing operations for increased quality, productivity, efficiency and cost savings.
Investigate manufacturing issues, report findings, and recommend solutions.
Identify and recommend ways to reduce production costs.
Work with other departments to estimate manufacturing costs, and cost reduction activities.
Evaluates raw materials and their effect on the process and makes recommendations on appropriate changes.


Excellent communication skills – Working with people across all levels within the manufacturing process, they must be able to communicate thoughts and new ideas effectively
Calm under pressure – Must be able to troubleshoot at an advanced level.  Manufacturing issues can delay production, they must be able to come up with effective working solutions quickly
Hands On and Self Motivated – At least 50% of this work is conducted on the shop floor and will require a certain level of understanding of machine operation. 
Commercial awareness – must be able to correlate manufacturing cost to part price
Critical/logical thinking – Assess manufacturing processes, document existing or potential issues, evaluate potential solutions and implement best practices to reduce defects, rework and scrap. 
Excellent computer skills – design, simulation and office products are essential to this role
Analytical skills – Analyze and interpret data and make data-driven decisions, organize and prioritize multiple tasks and changing priorities.
Creative thinking and excellent problem solving skills – Must be able to solve problems in unique and innovative ways.  Willing to challenge traditional wisdom to see past what is established.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed in this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required and are subject to change. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

The Dixon Group is an equal opportunity employer. It is the Company's policy and practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals, as well as to administer all personnel actions, compensation and benefits, without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry or national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, veteran status, military service, or any other factors protected by applicable law. This policy extends to all employees and applicants and to all aspects of the employment relationship. 



Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking


Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization


Bachelors or better in Mechanical Engineering or related field.


1 year: Process Engineering


Experience working with sand castings, machined castings, or CNC machined metal parts
SolidWorks Experience


The Dixon Group

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Disclaimer:  Dixon is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Dixon about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Dixon via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Dixon. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Dixon as a result of the referral or through other means.

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