Our People Make Our Company

Immeasurable success comes from an invaluable workforce.

We Are Our People

Many modern manufacturers promise a cut-and-paste product, and that is okay. It’s easy to promise results when people and parts are interchangeable.

At CPS, our success stems from the immeasurable impact of our workforce. We are able to create custom, enterprise-level products, and components thanks to the exceptional people behind the process.

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CPS design team part review

Innovation

CPS is a world leader in metal matrix and ceramic composites. We continue to innovate and accelerate market megatrends to drive industry customization.

Teams, Not Individuals

We work together to create customized modern material solutions. No one person can deliver world-leading metal matrix and ceramic products and components. It takes teamwork to develop solutions our clients trust.

Room for Growth

Our markets are large and growing — and our competition is limited. Only a few companies in the world can make high quality metal matrix composites.

CPS’ technology is a strong, proprietary process for combining metals and ceramics. This is supported by an experienced and capable management team who ensures we’re always moving forward.

Looking to the Future

No industry stays the same forever. With economic and climate uncertainty comes a need to focus on the future. CPS experts and composite engineers work to bring innovative new materials and material solutions to clients who need them.

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CPS armor

Transform the World With Us

We are on a mission to change the world — and we need your help! We are always seeking bright minds who share our vision for the future. If you are eager to make your mark on the world, check out our available positions to see where you fit in!

Purchasing Buyer Planner
The right person will be primarily responsible for ensuring material availability to support the production schedule of the entire business. Other responsibilities include managing inventory levels, supporting material/product level revisions, interacting/coordinating with suppliers on a variety of topics, and supporting other business functions as required facilities including fixed assets and tooling. Position will report directly to the Senior Director of Operations.

Quality Engineer

The Quality Engineer shall be responsible for the following activities/job functions:

  • Support manufacturing activities to continually improve product quality. Develop and implement inspection procedures. Participate in the disposition of non-conforming material and the investigation into root causes and implementation of corrective and preventive actions.
  • Support incoming, in-process, and final inspections of components and finished goods. Maintains the procedures, policies and systems needed to meet the requirements of the Company’s Inspection System.
  • Provides support to the Company’s ISO Certification and QMS Programs. Maintains the procedures, policies and systems needed to meet those requirements.
  • Provide Leadership in the areas of Quality and understanding of Quality functions and applicability.
  • Support complaint handling process with assistance in determination of root cause of confirmed complaints, and work with other functions at company to determine and implement corrective actions. Draft and author complaint response communication to customers for completed complaint investigations.
  • Assist in implementing and maintaining the quality management system, including corrective and preventive actions, calibration, non-conformance, and internal and external quality audits.
- Other activities as directed to support the Company’s quality goals and objectives.

Qualifications:

  • Thorough working knowledge of ISO 9001:2000 (AS9100D – a plus)
  • BS Engineering or equivalent BS degree in other science, plus demonstrated professional level engineering experience with manufacturing process.
  • 3+ years quality and manufacturing experience
  • Proficiency to understand and interpret basic written technical information
  • Ability to analyze data to draw conclusion, make recommendations and drive change
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, ERP, Quality Management and databases
  • Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction
  • Able to communicate effectively and with integrity

Travel:
Local as needed ~ 10% or less

Program Manager

CPS Technology Corporation (“CPS”), headquartered in Norton Massachusetts, is a world leader in combining metals and ceramics to improve the performance and reliability of product applications in a variety of markets. Today, the company’s primary focus is reducing metal matrix composites (MMCs) to practical applications, which – compared to conventional materials – have several superior properties including more-precise thermal expansion matching, higher stiffness, lighter weight, and higher thermal conductivity. CPS’s vision is to be a valued partner for our expertise in MMCs and thermal management to electrify the economy.

CPS’s clients use our aluminum silicon carbide (AlSiC) products in IGBT (Insulated-Gate Bipolar Transistor) baseplates for high-power applications like motor controllers for high-speed electric trains, hybrid and electric vehicles, subway cars, and wind turbines. CPS components also serve as heat spreaders in Internet switches, routers, and high-performance microprocessors. Potential new market near-term opportunities include components for inverters used in electric vehicles; hermetic packaging of electronics for aerospace and defense applications; and lightweight armor.

The Company was founded in 1984 and had an IPO in 1987 (NASDAQ: CPSH). Annual revenues are currently in the sustained $20-25M range. The company currently has 110 employees based in Norton, MA (40 miles south of Boston and 20 miles north of Providence, RI).

About the Position:

The Program Manager (PM) will be responsible for cost, schedule, performance and both external and internal communication of these elements on a variety of programs. Reporting directly to the President, the Program Manager will be responsible for the successful execution of the program/contract and reporting the detailed status to customers and company leadership. In addition, the PM will be responsible for identifying, developing and securing additional opportunities under existing programs.

Responsibilities:

The Program Manager will provide comprehensive program management to customers and sponsors. The following functions are key to success in this position:

  • Planning, organizing, coordinating and administering tasks and personnel required to support the product deliveries or contract(s)
  • Familiar with fulfilling the requirements of a Government contract
  • Serve as Company’s representative with the customer(s) and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with customers and to deliver quality products and program/project conclusions on time and within budget
  • Supervise the preparation and submission of required forms and reports
  • Actively track and report contract activities

Minimum Qualifications:

BA/BS in Engineering, Science, Mathematics, Management Information Systems or Business required; U.S. Citizenship required; Able to obtain a US Government Secret Security Clearance. Must have 3+ years of experience in support of programs including: Supervising Project Personnel, Scheduling Work, Writing Proposals and Preparing Bids. Must be able to demonstrate a track record of success executing programs on-budget, on-time and on-schedule for a small/mid-tier business (SMB). Must have demonstrated experience successfully managing integrated teams to execute complex or larger scope business programs.

In addition the PM will possess the knowledge and understanding of general management practices including financial and personnel management, and a command of the Microsoft Office suite tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Schedule). Candidates must be customer service orientated, a leader, work as an effective team member, have the ability to multi-task and possess excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).

Preferred Qualifications:

MA/MS ideal; DoD Security Clearance highly desirable. Additional technical certifications are desirable; PMP Certification is highly desirable. The ideal candidate will also have experience in utilizing ERP data to communicate progress.

Entry Level Quality Engineer

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with customers and suppliers to correct issues and drive improvement.
  • Providing technical advice and guidance to suppliers to reduce defect rates.
  • Understand and verify compliance with customer T&C’s and flow down requirements.
  • Maintaining detailed reports on supplier quality, including defect rates and areas that result in flaws.
  • Inspect production assemblies and sub-assemblies for compliance to specifications.
  • Contribute to and lead continuous improvement activities for internal manufacturing and business processes.
  • Visiting vendor facilities and observing the manufacturing environment to review and assess their procedures.
  • Driving quality through the entire process with focuses based on customer requirements, employee safety, productivity, efficiency, and lean methodology.
  • Projects involving the continued development of the QMS documentation structure, supplier/ vendor compliance, customer complaint tracking and value stream response
  • Develop, document, and track critical SOPs, forms, certifications for internal/external customers, QA alerts to build a good documentation foundation.
  • Conduct root cause investigation based on solid engineering fundamentals and methodical problem solving
  • Internal and external auditing
  • Assist in maintaining the Quality Management System, ISO 9001:2000.
  • Provide Leadership in the areas of Quality and understanding of Quality functions and applicability.
  • Be able to communicate effectively at all levels within Quality as well as cross functionally with departs such as R&D, Manufacturing, Sales, Design

Skills and Experience:

To be considered for this position, you should have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related engineering field
  • 3+ years quality and manufacturing experience
  • Knowledge of ISO standards
  • Proficiency to understand and interpret basic written technical information
  • Ability to analyze data to draw conclusion, make recommendations and drive change
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, ERP, Quality Management and databases
  • Manufacturing engineering experience is preferred
  • Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction
  • Excellent communication skills-can work with others at all levels- lead the positively, encouragingly, teach, motivate.
  • Experience with Blueprint reading/literacy including GD&T is preferred.
  • Familiarity with inspection methods and techniques is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the QSR, Design Controls, and ISO quality requirements is preferred.
  • Excellent problem solving, decision-making skills and interpersonal skills that foster conflict resolution as it relates to technical situations is desired

Travel:

Local as needed ~ 10% or less