Ionic Materials is seeking a senior technical leader to lead the scale-up of our polymer film manufacturing operations. The Senior Engineer must have extensive technical experience with polymer continuous roll manufacturing, including all aspects of equipment specification, production ramp-up and quality control. This role reports to the Sr. Director of Manufacturing and splits time between two sites, Manchester NH and Woburn MA with the majority in NH.


  • Overall responsibility for leading the optimization and scaling of film extrusion and biaxial stretching operations. This will include interfacing with equipment OEMs, production tolling companies and the Ionic Materials Operations team on schedules, production capacities, and quality systems.
  • Ramping film manufacturing from pilot-line to full manufacturing lines.
  • Driving yield improvements in film manufacturing process to deliver on key performance metrics.
  • Reporting on progress of manufacturing operations in terms of productivity, yield, and quality, as well as the development of corrective action plans to meet aggressive world-class manufacturing and quality objectives.
  • Develop quality checkpoints and implement world-class process monitoring, tracking and reporting.
  • Support companywide 5S initiatives and drive continuous improvement activities after initial commissioning of the polymer manufacturing line.
  • Supervision of Associate Engineers and/ or technicians as staffing requires.


  • B.S. or graduate degree in mechanical, materials science or manufacturing engineering with 4+ years of hands-on polymer film manufacturing and process engineering expertise.
  • Extensive experience and record of accomplishment with scaling film extrusion from lab through pilot and commercialization phases.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and familiarity with process equipment and controls.
  • Strong analytical ability and familiarity with SPC and analytical software such as MiniTab.
  • Experience managing the installation and maintenance of manufacturing and testing equipment.
  • Experience with 5S, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma is a plus.
  • Ability to perform well in a fast-paced, problem-solving environment with the special challenges of a start-up company.
  • Ability/willingness to travel occasionally, both in the NE region and to vendor locations.
  • Must be able to move objects up to 25lbs in all directions. Must be able to move self in different positions to accomplish tasks in environments including tight and confined spaces.