Process Engineer

Full Time + Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with Company Match, PTO)

Job Type: On-site

Salary Range: $75,000.00 - $100,000.00

Location: Chatsworth, CA


Fralock is an engineered solutions provider of specialty components and subassemblies using advanced materials for high reliability, severe environment, and technically challenging applications. We develop and manufacture custom integrated solutions. Established in 1967, we are a critical solutions provider to Fortune 500 corporations, government, and targeted OEMs in a variety of industries including Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturing, Medical and Life Science, Aerospace and Defense, Industrial, Electronics, and Energy. Fralock is headquartered in Valencia, CA with manufacturing locations located throughout Northern and Southern California.



To be recognized by our customers as a leading solutions provider of proprietary engineered advanced materials for high reliability, severe environment, and technically challenging applications.


To create value, profitably grow, and share our success with all stakeholders.


  • Respect – We treat others the way they want to be treated.
  • Integrity – We practice a high standard of ethics in our business dealings with customers, suppliers, and employees.
  • Responsiveness – We have a sense of urgency in responding to internal and external requests, and work proactively to solve problems.
  • Excellence/Competence – We empower our people to continuously improve and execute high quality work.
  • Teamwork – We work together to achieve Fralock business objectives by communicating at a high level, by listening and having clarity in our expectations of one another.
  • Individual Accountability and Personal Responsibility – We do what we have committed to do when we committed to doing it.
  • Continuous Improvement across all segments of the company


This position requires access to information controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the successful candidate must be a "U.S. person" as defined in the ITAR and EAR (which generally means (i) be a citizen or national of the United States; or (ii) be a lawful permanent resident of the United States; or (iii) have been admitted to the United States as a refugee, or have been granted asylum, as specified under applicable law.


Job Summary

The Process Engineer will be responsible for the project management of tracking the manufacturing runs and do-time studies. Work with Design Engineers to develop and release new manufacturing processes and tooling, with responsibility for implementation on the factory floor. The PE will become an SME of the current manufacturing processes, as well as design new and improve existing manufacturing processes and methods, tooling, automation, and work instructions, applying Lean and Six Sigma principles.


Key Responsibilities

  • Work on work center process design and development for new products, which includes choosing the right equipment, setup, tooling, process steps and writing instructions on how to manufacture.
  • Research new and existing equipment/ machines to check for the functionality and feasibility of customer part manufacturing.
  • Work on projects that will reduce lead times and internal manufacturing costs.
  • Responsible for improving and troubleshooting existing manufacturing processes.
  • Able to create Operational Method Sheets, implementing company wide.
  • Industrial engineering knowledge to lead continuous improvement in manufacturing runs and any time studies.
  • Establishes capacity models for maximum utilization of production facilities and personnel.
  • Design fixtures and specialized tooling for use in manufacturing processes.
  • Research new and existing materials to check for the functionality and feasibility of customer part design in relation to the designed manufacturing plan.
  • Able to work in AutoCAD or other similar software to create/generate manufacturing related facility layouts or OMS's.
  • Ability to provide ROI analysis of alternate methods, processes, or equipment, and create executive summaries.
  • Analyze engineering drawings and other relevant documentation to validate time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.


Required Skills

  • Electroplating, etching, cleaning, drilling, laser (not limited to) work center experience.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze data and problem solve.
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings.
  • Valid driver's license, insurance, and acceptable driving record.


Preferred Skills

  • Self-motivated, results and action oriented, and a strong team player
  • PCB manufacturing experience
  • A hands-on mechanical aptitude
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Just In-Time, Kanban principles
  • Industrial Engineering knowledge
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001, AS9100 or ISO 13485


Experience Requirements

  • 3-5 years in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in one or more related engineering areas: manufacturing, industrial, production


Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or any related field


Physical Requirements

  • Sitting/Walking/Standing
  • Minimum 25 lb. lifting requirement
  • Able to ascend/descend stairs while carrying acceptable loads.


All offers of employment at Fralock are contingent upon clear results of a background check. Background checks may include some or all the following depending on job title and responsibilities:

  • Social Security Verification
  • Prior Employment Verification
  • Criminal History
  • Personal and Professional References
  • Motor Vehicle Records
  • Credit History


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of a position.


Fralock provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.