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Process Engineer III

Montgomery, AL

A Career at Rheem: Where Comfort Is Your Calling

At Rheem, we are dedicated to bringing comfort to people's lives. As a leading global manufacturer of heating, cooling and water heating equipment, we are innovating all-new ways to deliver just the right temperature while saving energy, water and supporting a more sustainable future. It is an exciting challenge that requires a team of talented, passionate people with a diverse set of skills. From engineers to accountants, sales professionals to support experts, Rheem depends on people to power our innovations. Join Rheem and help shape the future of products that impact lives-every day.

The Process Engineer III provides technical support by applying engineering techniques to assist in the improvement of manufacturing processes and products meeting quality, cost and efficiency requirement. This position troubleshoots problems with production and takes corrective action. Involves the different phases of Rheem Manufacturing engineering projects from concept through on-going production. The incumbent participates in such specific activities as design and evaluation of processes, tooling, product costing, and preparation of specifications for bids and proposals.

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This position will serve our WHD Division, located in Montgomery, Alabama.


• Determine the most efficient workstation layout, machines, tools and operations required to develop optimum line balance for sequential operations. Devises and develops the use of substitute equipment, tools and operations to overcome production schedule or technical problems.
• Plan and design complex production dies, jigs, fixtures, gauges and cutting tools. Develop improvements of special hydraulic, pneumatic and electromechanical equipment. After design, monitors and controls fabrication progress, establishes estimates of time, material and labor costs on projects submitted. Examples of complex projects are those involving progressive dies, machine tool specifications, welding/fabricating cells and acquisition of process developments new and unique to Rheem. Project management methods and reports are used to monitor the projects.
• Participate in productivity and quality improvements by investigation, analyzing and estimating cost reduction in proposed major changes involving department layouts, methods and operation sequence, machine utilization, tools, jigs, fixtures and the introduction of automation.
• Investigate availability of special machines, restrictions of work place layout and available facilities prior to estimation material, labor and machine costs. Obtains necessary data from various sources such as research and development engineering, quality control, and material costs required to support specific items of equipment or production schedules. Reviews and directs the integration of this information as facets of cost into bid proposals.
• Investigate new process technologies. Determines adaptability to Rheem facilities and product designs. Prepares specifications, appropriations, and initiates purchases of capital equipment and oversees their installation and implementation.
• Develop capability requirements and acceptance criteria for new and existing manufacturing processes.
• Recommend and develop flow layouts.
• Plan, devise and document engineering information such as operation sequences, materials, machines, equipment, tooling and processes required to manufacture, fabricate, assemble or process electrical, mechanical, sheet metal or non-ferrous components, assemblies and systems of minimum material, labor and machine costs.
• Review and analyze drawings and specifications to estimate cost of purchased or manufactured components and assemblies.
• Develop and compile specifications or operating parameters for production materials and/or processes.
• Conduct analytical tests to determine quality of materials, comparative tests to determine quality of paints or other coating materials and specifications for any materials requiring processing during manufacture.
• Prepare and document the specifications prescribing the physical or chemical means of pre-treatment for metallic surfaces for effective welding or coating materials.
• Consult with and advise other functional areas of the plant in the solution of material and processing problems and in the interpretation and application of processing procedures.
• Contact vendors and manufacturers in the development and investigation of new materials or processes and in determining the application of new or substitute materials.
• Serve on Product Development Teams advising designs for manufacturing and assembly concepts for new and redesigns of product.


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering with five (5) to nine (9) years of engineering experience, Graduate degree in Engineering with three (3) to seven (7) years of experience or Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) with fifteen plus (20+) years of experience working in a Manufacturing or Process Engineering Department for a manufacturing company and demonstrated ability to perform job duties.
  • Able to interact and communicate effectively at the engineering technical level with people in and outside the company.
  • Must possess effective verbal and written skills to communicate technical analysis of problems and reports.
  • Significant Project management experience, excellent organizational skills and a proven record of successfully leading and directing projects and process improvements a must.
  • Knowledge of PC software applications such as spreadsheets, word processors, presentation and project management a must.
  • Independent thought, good judgment, problem solving skills and ability to prioritize multiple projects a must.
  • AutoCAD or similar computer aided drafting.
  • Must have excellent communication skills to deal effectively with other functional areas of the company.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Rheem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Rheem encourages all qualified candidates to apply, including those of any race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. The job description above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Equivalent combination of education, experience, and skills may supplement above minimum job requirements.

For U.S. Based jobs, please note that Rheem is unable to hire candidates to be employed in the following states: Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, or Wyoming.

Rheem and its subsidiaries do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of an executed Recruitment Services Agreement, there will be no obligation to any referral compensation or recruiter fee.

Client-provided location(s): Montgomery, AL, USA
Job ID: rheem-23000902
Employment Type: Full Time