Engineering Manager | Edmund Optics

Date Posted: 
Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Position Location: 
Tucson, Arizona
Job Description: 

Engineering Manager
Edmund Optics is seeking an Engineering Manager to lead our general engineering efforts at our Design Center in Tucson, AZ. This is an exciting time for Edmund as we are investing in new manufacturing technologies and growing our engineering teams at both our domestic and foreign facilities. The ideal candidate will be a passionate engineer who will take the engineering team at Edmund to the next level through strengthening our engineering team, improving overall efficiency, and general engineering direction. The Engineering Manager will oversee overall resource allocation, the expansion of the Engineering Leadership Program, university recruitment and the expansion of our corporate R&D capabilities. Hard working, confident, charismatic, and team oriented candidates need only apply. 10+ years’ experience in optical engineering and management or similar field required. Click here or copy and paste into your web browser:
Essential Functions:
 Manage a small team of technical staff including engineers, researchers and/or interns
 Determine need for additional resources, conduct interviews and select personnel to meet Edmund’s growing needs while maintaining the Edmund’s strong core values
 Lead the development and planning of expanding our corporate R&D capabilities.
 Lead mentoring efforts of young engineers through management new hires as well as indirect management of the Tucson Product Support Group
 Serve as the University liaison; building recruiting ties, leading capstone projects and enhancing company exposure to students
 Support internal technical training efforts that grow the skillset and capabilities of the engineering team
 Attend external training and seminars to further the technical exposure of the company
 Provide management with technical tradeoffs and risks pertaining to project work as well as general engineering efforts such that management may make informed decisions
 Function as Project Manager, Project Leader or Senior Engineer on specific projects as needed
 Passionate manager dedicated to providing team with the tools required to succeed
 Highly organized, effective at communicating technical data and understanding of document control procedures
 Excellent project management, risk assessment and resource allocation skills
 Great communication, organization, and math skills
 Motivated and self-starter
 Minimum BS and in Physics or Optical Sciences or equivalent experience; 10 years experience in the optics industry
Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. Applicants encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. EOE. Only candidates whose profiles closely match requirements will be contacted during this search. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) and eligible to work in this country. No phone calls please.
About the Company Edmund Optics has been a leading supplier of optics and optical components to the industry since 1942, designing and manufacturing a wide array of multi-element lenses, lens coatings, imaging systems, and opto-mechanical equipment. Although we are well known as a catalog-based distributor of industrial optics and related products, we offer much more - including a number of engineering and manufacturing services - to our customers. A worldwide presence in industrial optics, we have offices in the United States, Japan, China, Germany, Korea, the United Kingdom and Singapore, as well as sales representation in Israel, Italy and Switzerland.
Benefits We recognize people as our most valuable asset. Our competitive salary and benefits package includes matching 401k, dental insurance, medical insurance, disability benefits, prescription drug coverage, confidential employee assistance programs, pre-tax accounts for health care, reimbursement for health club costs, life insurance, a vision-care plan, paid company holidays, and tuition reimbursement.