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Are you looking to join a pioneering team working in the evolving world of heavy trucks? Do you experience with Plastics, Adhesives, Compounds and their Processes? If yes, we want to hear from you!

The STS Group is a globally leading supplier of components and systems for the commercial vehicle and automotive industries headquartered in France. The Adler Pelzer Group, a global Tier 1 supplier recently acquired STS group to expand its target market. STS is pioneering operations of Class A surface components for the heavy trucks in the USA. We are seeking an experienced Process Engineer for the molding and bonding processes in the opening of the brand new STS facility near Salem, Virginia in the Roanoke, VA area. 


The Process Engineer will work closely with a launch team from our France, Mexico and Michigan locations to assure a successful process in the manufacturing of class A surfaces for heavy trucks.


If you have manufacturing experience or a manufacturing background in any of these below, we want to speak with you!

  • SMC (Sheet Molding Compound) Thermoset

  • Bulk Molding Compound (BMC) Composites Technology

  • Hand layup thermoset (boats, truck tops, hot tubs, tanks, etc)

  • Cast thermosets (bowling balls)

  • Fiber reinforced thermoplastics (LFTD, GMT, etc.)

  • Resin transfer molding (RTM)

  • Reactive Injection Molding (RRIM)

  • Paint and adhesives

  • Epoxies

  • Thermoplastic molding (large parts preferred – TPO, DCPD)

  • Any compression molding of any materials

  • Tires

The Process Engineer will be based out of the Virginia facility. This role will require some initial travel for pre-launch activities. Relocation to Virginia is available.

Benefits for the Process Engineer:

  • Opportunity to be a part of a brand new launch pioneering STS North American class A surfaces and grow one’s career

  • Competitive pay and benefits package, including relocation if needed

  • Specific salary is commensurate with experience and factors such as relevant experience, education, certifications and licenses, skills, and training.

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance options from day 1

  • Generous and flexible paid time off

  • 401(K) match, fully vested

  • Company provided life insurance, short term and long term disability insurance, employee assistance program

  • Variety of automobile purchase discounts (BMW, Ford, GM, Subaru-many others)

  • Tuition reimbursement and professional development

To learn more about our Company and our rich history, visit our websites: and

Responsibilities of the Process Engineer:

  • Follow the installation and setting of equipment and peripherals in the newly STS Salem plant to get full equipment knowledge

  • Analyze defects & problems (quality, safety, environment, OEE inefficiencies) and propose action plan with possible solutions to manager

  • Welcome, train and support new operators while making good quality products

  • Ensure daily the proper functioning of the equipment and the proper use of this by the operators

  • Provide feedback through lessons learned and participates in machinery / equipment / product continuous improvement activities.

Note: This section is not inclusive. Other duties as assigned as necessary to support team goals.

Please see full list of requirements below. 

Adler Pelzer Group and STS provides sponsorship for employment visa status based on business need. However, for this role, applicants must be currently and in the future authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without the need for visa sponsorship. 

No Unauthorized Referrals from Recruiters & Vendors

We are an equal opportunity employer. STS participate in the E-Verify Program.




  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject


  • Job Security: Inspired to perform well by the knowledge that your job is safe

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business

  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization


Bachelors or better in Engineering or related field.


  • 3 years: Experience clearly reporting problems, failures while providing possible solutions

  • 3 years: Well organized, reliable and willing to adapt and participate in other assignments when required

  • 2 years: Experience and knowledge of thermoset or thermoplastic is a plus

  • 3 years: Experience and knowledge with plastics, polymers, paint, class A / exterior surfaces

  • 5 years: Professional experience in the Engineering area within Automotive Supplier industry or similar, preferably with plastics

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