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Be part of a highly innovative team in Gettysburg, PA where it’s about the products we create and the customers that we serve. Pella Corporation is looking for a plant process engineer who has the desire to expand his/her engineering skillset. 

Role Summary:

This plant process engineer has responsibility for the design of safe processes and/or equipment.  Ensures that ergonomics is considered in all areas of design and that potential safety and health hazard are designed out of the project.  Manages projects from the development of initial business cases through the installation of equipment.  Responsible for the implementation of assigned projects within manufacturing and plays a key role in the startup of new processes in production.

Essential job duties and responsibilities for this plant process engineer includes the following:

  • Evaluates, selects and applies standard engineering and scientific techniques, processes, and criteria, using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications.  Assignments have clear, specific objectives and require investigation of a limited number of variables.
  • Transfer, modify, procure, install, and start up manufacturing processes at suppliers and Pella.
  • Performs work which requires direct application of engineering skills to conventional types of tasks, some having complex features.  Begins to develop competency in multiple engineering technologies.  Gains exposure to Pella's application of engineering technologies within the fenestration industry.  Learns how to apply engineering tools to deliver business results.
  • Apply technical and functional expertise, manage and improve processes, foster collaboration, establish plans, coach and develop people, lead courageously
  • Ability to work irregular hours and shifts at times to support assigned projects
  • Ability to travel 5% to 40% varies dependent upon role & project assignments

Essential job qualifications for this plant process engineering includes the following:

  • At least one to three years engineering experience within the manufacturing industry
  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications as well as Minitab
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD
  • Familiar with Lean Sigma principals and tools
  • Lean Sigma Green Belt Certified and/or ASQ Certified Quality Engineer preferred

Supervising Others:

Supervises non-exempt and hourly employees


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The qualifications, physical demands and work environment characteristics listed in the job description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to successfully perform the job.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Pella Corporation is committed to workforce diversity. Pella is a Tobacco-Free Work Environment.  Pella participates in E- Verify.  Pella will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Pella Corporation provides a working environment free of discrimination and harassment.  Pella Corporation treats all persons equally, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age or disability, as each is protected under federal law. A number of states in which Pella operates have laws protecting classifications of Team Members not necessarily protected under federal law. Therefore, Pella also treats all persons equally, regardless of political affiliation and belief, pregnancy, national origin, age, creed, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, mental disorder, veteran status, ancestry or handicap as each category is protected under a municipal ordinance or state law.

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