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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

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Any US City
Job Type
Direct Hire
Bachelor of Science
Nov 06, 2014
Job ID
Location: Midwest US


Very confidential opening from a new client that is starting up a new optics business unit, with a prototype imaging product that is being released into production to fill orders with their existing customers. Responsible for managing projects involving process development and mechanization, in context of new product development and productivity improvement in the manufacturing area.  This includes initiating, evaluating and implementing solutions to design and production problems, as well as coordinating design changes and improvements necessary to improve manufacturability.

The candidate will require proven experience with optical modules and miniature optics.
  • Coordinates introduction of new and redesigned products, coordinates special projects and performs feasibility studies to improve quality, performance and cost effectiveness of products.
  • Position involves travel overseas for product transfers and support.
  • Support production through timely documentation, process analysis & improvement, defect analysis, and other technical support.
  • Participate in projects to improve existing process and product designs, including equipment, and assist in product transfers.
  • Supply technical support for overseas facilities as required.
  • Provide project leadership and technical training.
  • Formulates proposals for projects to design and implement new of processes, equipment, and (where appropriate) mechanization of processes.
  • Assists and manages subcontractor companies in developing, piloting and implementing manufacturing system
  • B.S. in Material Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Manufacturing Engineering plus minimum 3 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Personal computer skills and knowledge of associated applications. Experience with windows based environment, word processing, spreadsheets, manufacturing programs (simulations and mathematical), drafting, documentation and MRP systems.
  • Internal manufacturing (assembly and test processes, and experience leading product design teams with responsibility to transfer products into production)
  • Demonstrated ability to solve issues effectively and efficiently; process and change oriented
  • Optical lens assembly or Optical testing experience a plus
  • Willingness to travel overseas for 2-5 weeks at a time to support manufacturing operations (travel requirement will not typically exceed 15% annually)
  • Strong analytical skills, experience in statistical process control (Six Sigma certification desirable), DOE, and other statistical techniques
  • Understanding of the ISO 9000 requirements
  • Experience working with mechanical fixtures and tooling prints
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, influencing and negotiating skills, ability to work effectively on a team; self-directed and motivated; and strong interpersonal skills
  • Cleanroom work experience

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