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Imagine working with innovative people who are experts in their chosen field and who like to meet customers’ product design or manufacturing challenges with leading edge technology. Imagine finding new applications and solving problems that current technology can’t address. Imagine developing and extending an innovative, first-to-market technology. If you like a fast-paced, dynamic environment, Setex Technologies could be the next stop along your career path.

Based in Pittsburgh, PA, home of Carnegie Mellon University, as well as world-class museums, theaters and major professional sports teams, among other amenities — Setex Technologies provides an exciting environment where successful people want to work.

While we may not always have immediate openings, we are always interested in hearing from and meeting innovative, self-motivated, engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs as we grow our team.

To learn more about working at Setex Technologies, please send a cover letter and resume to

Current Openings

Manufacturing and Quality Engineer

Direct Reports - Individual Contributor
Direct Reports - Operations
Reports To - VP of Operations
Work Location - Pittsburgh/East Pittsburgh
EEO/FLSA - FT/Exempt
Job Description
Responsible for engineering, manufacturing and quality of our Adhesive Business Segment, industrialization and engineering projects centered around equipment & product manufacturing designs, production molds, resin materials, cost control/value evaluations, risk mitigations, optimization of equipment, supplier management, plant and manufacturing processes in a centralized manufacturing engineering environment where a considerable amount of creativity and initiative is exercised.
Principal (Essential) Duties
  • Work with VP of Operations to determine daily workload, projects, and related tasks
  • Drive the conversion of small-scale processes into commercially viable industrialized operations.
  • Refine manufacturing processes and workflow within manufacturing cells
  • Develop new processes that increase productivity and reduce cost
  • Implement cost reductions via materials, manufacturing efficiencies, and manufacturing processes
  • Work with Research and Development as well as Product Development to transfer new designs into manufacturing processes (lead and manage design transfer projects) while fulfilling the requirements of the Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Perform Root Cause Investigations, develop and implement solutions
  • Manage processes, designs, and documentation changes through the change management process
  • Lead the design transfer phase including product development, validation planning, design for manufacturability, Design of Experiments, process capability analysis, etc.
  • Coordinates and provides support in troubleshooting of new and existing equipment. Design and execute Engineering/Optimization studies and support validation execution.
  • Assures compliance to appropriate regulatory requirements. Initiates quality records when not in compliance and informs Quality management of noncompliance’s with proposed countermeasures and corrective activities.
Secondary Duties
  • Perform other duties as required and assigned.
  • Collaborate and communicate with other team members as needed
  • Complete special projects as required
  • Meet customers as required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Strong ability to multi-task in a fast paced, dynamic, startup environment
  • Software skills in multiple platforms to initiate and maintain numerous programs
  • Strong skill and experience in using basic business software such MS Office, etc.
  • Able to prioritize assignments, meet deadlines, raise issues early and optimize.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team, capable of building strong internal and external working relationships.
  • Self-driven, energetic, strong work ethic and good communication skills who is passionate about customer success and wants to grow into a sales career
  • Able to read, write and speak English fluently.
  • Basic knowledge of testing and manufacturing environment in materials science-based environment
  • Excellent team player and communication skills
Experience/Education Requirements
  • 1-3 years of quality and industrialization of equipment and processes with material sciences, polymers, plastics, experience preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Master’s Degree in a technical field such as engineering, materials science, polymer science or chemistry preferred but not mandatory
  • Excellent computer analytical skills, demonstrated through professional, academic or extra-curricular experience
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to:

  • Operate a computer, copier, fax, telephone, and other office-based equipment.
Please email a resume and cover letter to

Social Media Intern

Job Description
Are you always on your phone, keeping up with the latest TikTok trends? Are your friends always asking you for advice before they upload their next Instagram post? Have the greatest, freshest memes/TikToks locked and loaded to send friends? If you answered yes to the above AND you can make sense from a pile of data using tools like Excel, then we want to speak with you. The Setex team is looking for a Social Media Intern to help define and tell our story across social media channels, as we accelerate our growth both domestically and overseas.
Social Media Content Creation
  • Work with both the internal social team and external marketing agency on content ideation and creation for Setex social media channels (Primarily TikTok + Instagram);
  • Content creation includes copy writing, photography, video, animation, gifs, live events, and meme-style content;
  • Assist and coordinate with marketing team to put paid amplification behind social content
Influencer Identification and Management
  • Assist with social influencer identification and management through Setex’s influencer platform;
  • Maintain relationships with existing influencers and help develop narratives to continue to tell the Setex brand story;
  • Be the bridge between the Setex team and our influencer network: Compile and ship Setex product samples and giveaway items, coordinate payments, manage calendars;
  • Assist and coordinate with marketing team to put paid amplification behind influencer content;
  • Compile the data from active campaigns, and assist with weekly and monthly reporting. In this high visibility position, you will report in writing and orally up to the VP and CEO level of the organization.
  • Full of ideas to help grow the brand’s reach and impact in the USA, Canada, UK, EU, Japan, or Korea? Pitch them and test them! This is a great opportunity for someone with global aspirations that are building their social portfolio,
  • Flexible schedule: looking for 10-20 hours per week to start, with an opportunity to transition to full-time in Summer 2022. Must be willing to come to office location at least once per week.
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge of current social media trends
  • Must be an excellent, authentic storyteller demonstrated through active social media presence or portfolio equivalence
  • Strong understanding of the social media space and content/engagement trends
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning)
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting
About Setex Technologies Setex Technologies (formerly nanoGriptech) was spun out from Carnegie Mellon University. We are pioneers of gecko-inspired gripping and adhesive products for consumer eyewear, gaming, and audio applications. We are a fast-paced, dynamic, inter-disciplinary, rapidly growing team located in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. With our recent rebranding behind us, we are ready to reach the next level of growth.

Get a grip on your product design and manufacturing processes by partnering with Setex Technologies.