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.

CPS armor plating
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!

Manufacturing Engineer

About the Position:

The Manufacturing Engineer will primarily be responsible for supporting projects and programs, develop processes, tooling, manufacturing instructions, and equipment to support customer requirements and production schedules.

Responsibilities: 

The following functions are key to success in this position:

  • Work alongside other engineers and technicians to develop and monitor production controls and follow all established health, safety and environmental policies
  • Contribute to major projects involving all aspects of Production including process evaluation, troubleshooting, monitoring process performance, making recommendations for Capital Equipment and implementing process (continuous) improvements
  • Support manufacturing operations activities to characterize, stabilize and improve CPS processes, yields, and efficiencies including implementation of new manufacturing processes and/or equipment
  • Will work closely with the production team, drive initiatives to reduce scrap and rework levels, eliminate waste, improve overall efficiency, and ensure quality and safety are built into processes at every step

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering, Manufacturing, Metallurgical, Material Science, Mechanical, Industrial, or a similar discipline is required; U.S. Citizenship required. Must have 2-4 years of proven experience as a MFE or similar role.
  • Excellent knowledge of statistical process control methods and analysis; manufacturing methods; and general engineering knowledge. Experience working in an ISO 9001 environment.
  • Requires excellent written and oral communication skills, high work standards and attention to detail. Expected to work both independently and on teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Industrial & Manufacturing Engineers: 2 years
  • Creating, modifying, and optimizing Visual Basic for Applications macro’s and programs.
  • Programming and troubleshooting Cognex systems and insight explorer.
  • Automation design, programming, integrating PLC’s, and troubleshooting and optimizing existing automated systems.

Manufacturing Engineer Co-op/Intern
Duration
3-6 Months

Location
Norton, MA

Mission
CPS is a world-leader in developing advanced materials solutions for transportation, energy, aviation, defense, and oil & gas industries.

Our advanced metal matrix composites offer superior benefits compared to traditional materials and give our customers complete confidence in product performance and reliability.

Description
We are looking for a talented, driven engineering student with an interest in 3d printing, ceramics, metal matrix manufacturing, and/or building and scaling production lines may be a good fit. You will be part of a small team and find that your day-to-day tasks actively contribute to our company’s success. Our ideal teammate communicates effectively, is process and data-driven, works well under pressure, and is eager to learn. As a Manufacturing Engineer Co-op/Intern, your primary customer will be our manufacturing technicians. This may include projects related to improving part transport, sourcing the right solution for our application, quality control, and root cause analysis to name a few! You will become intimately familiar with our production workflow allowing you to drive high level improvements to the manufacturing process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Address CAPA’s via root cause analysis and design of experiments
  • Employ 5S and lean manufacturing techniques
  • Ensure that the best solutions (processes, machines, tools) are being employed within our production line
  • Perform process workflow simulations, risk assessments, and process change validation documentation
  • Ability to design and test jigs and other aids to support productivity and performance
  • Support production team by troubleshooting issues

Education

  • In-Progress Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology

Skills

  • Interest in manufacturing methods and procedures and process development
  • Interest in developing risk-based thinking, failure analysis, design of experiments, and root cause analysis skills
  • Self-motivated, data-driven, eager to learn, excellent organizational skills, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Analytical thinker
  • Strong verbal and written communication/documentation skills
  • Interest in controls systems and automation.

Materials Scientist/Engineer

About the Position:

We are seeking a Materials Scientist/Engineer to join our Product Development team. In this role you will primarily be responsible for supporting current research and development (R&D) efforts from conception through product introduction.

Responsibilities: 

The Material Scientist will primarily be responsible for:

  • Carrying out hands-on R&D efforts including:
    • Metallographic sample preparation
    • Characterization (LOM/SEM/XRD/XRF)
    • Coordinating testing conducted at external labs (mechanical, thermal, etc.)
  • R&D/product conceptualization including:
    • Assist with proposal development and writing
    • Develop and execute test plans
    • Document and communicate evaluation results through technical reports and presentations
  • Assist Manufacturing, Quality, and Sales departments
    • Conducting hands-on failure analysis
    • Process evaluation/optimization for implementation of continuous improvements
    • Perform analysis to characterize, stabilize and improve CPS processes, yields, and efficiencies via the implementation of new manufacturing processes/equipment
    • Evaluate impacts to material characteristics for initial part qualifications, subsequent process changes, and repairs
    • Interact with customers to better understand requirements of current and future CPS products.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, or a similar discipline is required
  • Demonstrated R&D experience
  • Metallographic sample preparation proficiency
  • Materials characterization techniques such as SEM/EDS, light microscopy, mechanical testing, etc.
  • Strong writing skills
  • U.S. Citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering ideal (0-2 years experience)
  • Able to obtain DoD Security Clearance.
  • Knowledge of additive manufacturing techniques and applications (laser powder bed fusion, binder jetting, and others)
  • Experience with traditional industrial metallurgical processes and procedures (metal casting, heat treating, coating)
  • Familiar with powder metallurgy and ceramic processing techniques
  • Experience with brazing/sealing processes
  • Knowledge of oxidation and corrosion mechanisms and mitigations

Human Resource Generalist

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assist with internal and external HR-related matters
  • Maintain and assist with payroll, time & attendance, and employee database and prepare reports
  • Participate in developing organizational guidelines and procedures
  • Assist with recruiting, interviews, and facilitates the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions; collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings. Background checks and employee eligibility verifications.
  • Coordinate constructive and timely performance evaluations
  • Implement new hire orientation and employee recognition programs.
  • Investigate complaints brought forward by employees.
  • May assist and perform routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to: compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  • May attend and participate in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
  • Assist to maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of HR functions and best practices.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS and talent management systems.

Education and Experience:

  • Degree or Certification in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • At least two years of human resource experience in manufacturing environment highly preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to access and navigate each department at the organization’s facilities.

Quality Engineer II

The Quality Engineer II 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

Quality Engineer I

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