Principal Manufacturing Engineer | MKS Instruments Inc

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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Job Description: 

Spectra-Physics, Ophir and Newport are brands within the MKS Instruments Light & Motion division. We provide a full range of solutions including lasers for precision industrial and scientific research applications, laser and LED measurement, beam profiling, precision motion control, optical tables and vibration isolation systems, photonics instruments, opto-mechanical components and optical elements. MKS Light & Motion solutions enhance our customers’ capabilities and productivity in the semiconductor, industrial technologies, life and health sciences, research and defense markets.

Are you naturally curious? So are we at MKS. Our collective curiosity drives us to be an innovation leader in many industries. Our products drive technology advancements across a wide range of applications such as 5G, augmented/virtual reality, autonomous vehicles, clean drinking water and space exploration. We are a team of collaborators who value fresh thinking and believe in mutual respect, constructive candor, diversity and inclusion. As a valued and trusted partner to our customers, we are continually pushing the boundaries of possibility. We believe in creating technology that transforms our world and are looking for like-minded individuals to join our team. If this is appealing to you, we want to meet you.

We are looking for an exceptional Principal Manufacturing Engineer to provide overall engineering support to optical fabrication, specifically lens manufacturing using various methods.  You will provide independent review of processes, lead improvement efforts and drive process improvements to closure.  In addition, an important aspect of your role will be to interact with technicians to provide sound technical guidance.  What you will do:

  • Maximize performance efficiency in CNC Polishing/Grinding
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate manufacturing processes in a production and clean room environment: develop, evaluate, improve and monitor manufacturing methods
  • Utilize your knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods and quality control standards
  • Implement statistical process control tools
  • Conduct cross functional reviews to ensure collaboration and cohesive manufacturing and measurement processes for new designs
  • Expand and improve conventional Grind/Polish processes
  • Expand and improve CNC Machining, Diamond Turning, MRF/IBF process management

What will you bring to the team, along with your passion for optical fabrication is:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Optical Engineering or relevant technical degree
  • Organizational, analytical and communication skills
  • Experience creating manufacturing methods and procedures
  • Process control improvement (for example SPC, xFMEA, 8D)
  • Optical assembly and opto-mechanical knowledge a plus
  • Clean room experience and knowledge of optical coatings a plus

MKS Instruments, Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.

Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds.  However, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  Applicants for these positions may need to be “U.S. persons.”  “U.S. persons” are generally defined as U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

MKS Instruments, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.

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