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Process Engineer

Location: Anacortes, Washington, United States

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Cortland is a part of Actuant Corporation (NYSE: ATU), a diversified industrial company with operations in more than 30 countries worldwide. Click here to apply for this job at

Tired of your work and ideas not being recognized? Come work with us at Cortland, an Actuant Company – we will empower you to make decisions, ask you to focus on continuous improvement and implement your innovative ideas.

Come work where you are not just a number! At Cortland/Actuant your contributions are visible and opportunities for expanding your knowledge are unlimited.

Grow, Improve and Engage – Cortland/Actuant’s guiding values and vision can only be achieved by hiring top talent. Come join a global company that has a motivated, customer-orientated, and continuous improvement focused workforce.

In return for your contributions to achieving our vision – you will be rewarded for your performance, have access to virtual and hands on learning and development opportunities and have the potential for career growth.

To learn more about the exciting reasons to work at Actuant click on the links below:

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What makes this role exciting?

Cortland Company, part of the Actuant Corporation, is a global designer and manufacturer of engineered synthetic ropes, heavy lift slings, electro-optical-mechanical cables, and umbilicals. We have, throughout all of our facilities, the broadest collection of rope and cable processing capabilities available anywhere. With a history of entrepreneurialism and a broad experience in custom-built applications, we deliver world-class solutions that maximize performance, safety, and efficiency for our clients in the oil and gas, heavy marine, subsea, ROV, seismic, defense and aerospace markets. From our strategically placed sales, engineering, and service centers, we support global customers at a local level. We are proud of our commitment to drive performance and provide continuous improvements for our clients.

Team Dynamics:

  • You will be the Anacortes facility Process Engineer and will network with a variety of positions such as Quality Assurance, Operations, and Engineering.
  • You will be supported by the Site Leader and will also work closely with corporate resources.
  • Ability to collaborate and adapt are essential work style traits. Your creativity is encouraged and welcomed.


  • Contribute to the organization by optimizing production processes, establishing control limits, and ensuring that all documented procedures are adhered to.
  • Interface and collaborate with engineering team on NPD, coordinate experiments, and analyze/aggregate data.
  • Conduct tests and measurements throughout the manufacturing processes to minimize variances.
  • Develop and implement improvements to the manufacturing processes that will improve quality and reduce cost.
  • Assess process capabilities to simplify processes and shorten cycle times.
  • Lead risk management activities and ensure process risk is identified and applicable controls and prevention countermeasures are implemented.
  • Support Cortland’s Safety Management System by ensuring all equipment and processes are developed with safety and ergonomics as critical factors to successful design.

Day in the Life:

  • You will be the go-to person for process related issues.
  • Train production teams on new processes and techniques.
  • You will manage the development and qualification of new equipment and manufacturing processes throughout new product development , which includes transfer to production in support of commercialization.
  • You will conduct statistical analysis, document deviations and generate final reports in support of Qualification and Engineering Study activity.
  • You will train employees on protocol requirements, as well as the manufacturing and quality instructions that define manufacturing and inspection and test activity.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Education, Skills & Experience

  • AAS Degree with five or more years relevant work experience required. A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering will offset the need for years of experience.
  • Demonstrated experience using statistical techniques, such as Hypothesis Testing, GR&R, Correlation, Capability Analysis, Design of Experiment and Statistical Sampling preferred
  • Experience in an ISO 9001 and/or ISO 13485 manufacturing environment preferred
  • Green Belt Certification preferred

If you’re looking for a unique, exciting career with variety and potential for growth, Actuant offers challenges & extraordinary rewards for people on a global scale.  Choose opportunity – choose Actuant!

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