Senior Manufacturing Engineers #R856 | MKS Instruments Inc

Date Posted: 
Friday, June 4, 2021

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Position Location: 
Milpitas, CA
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?  At MKS, our collective curiosity drives us to be an innovation leader in many industries.  Our products drive advancements in a wide range of technical fields like cloud computing, the generation of clean drinking water, self-driving cars, and space exploration.  We are a collaborative team that values fresh thinking and believes in mutual respect, constructive candor, diversity, and inclusion.  Our customers value us as a partner and trust us to continually push the boundaries of possibility.  We believe in creating technology that transforms and improves our world and are looking for new team members who share our vision.  If this is appealing to you, we want to meet you.

Spectra-Physics is the Lasers Business Unit of MKS Instruments.  We have an excellent opportunity for someone like you to join our operations team as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer.  In this position, you will work interactively with Product Development and NPI Engineers to manufacture cutting-edge laser technology products.  You thrive in working in a team environment as well as be self-driven with natural leadership skills.  Your ambition to learn more in-depth about laser technology and its subsystems will be applied to improve profitability on existing products in our manufacturing facility. We push the boundaries of technology to develop a wide range of nanosecond, picosecond, and femtosecond lasers that address the needs of Industrial, Scientific, and Life and Health markets.  If you have a passion for working with cutting-edge laser systems, this is the role for you.

What you will do is:

  • Support multiple products to achieve department and company performance goals 
  • Provide support to Production and continuously make efforts to improve the current process for cost efficiency and cycle time reduction (5S, Lean)
  • Identify, troubleshoot and effectively communicate issues on the manufacturing floor
  • Implement corrective actions in a timely manner for product yield and quality improvements
  • Execute change ECOs for product improvements. Actively work with cross-functional teams (program managers, planners, buyers and document control) to implement the changes, correctly and independently
  • Collect and report SPC manufacturing data to upper management
  • Maintain and update manufacturing documentation (assembly and test) for optical, mechanical and electrical designs for fiber and/or solid state laser systems (system and sub system level)
  • Perform periodic maintenance of equipment needed for the manufacturing process (tooling, test fixtures, etc.) 

What you will bring to the role and to our team are the following qualifications and skills:

  • BS degree in Optics, Electrical Engineering or related technical discipline and 10+ years of experience with assembly and testing of optical components
  • Experience in the use of laser test equipment, both optical (power meters, spectrometers interferometers, etc.) and electrical (oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, etc.) 
  • Hands-on experience in fiber splicing and fiber routing (with splice loss optimization skill preferred). 
  • Good understanding of PCB fabrication process and technology 
  • Experienced with electrical systems with ability to troubleshoot PCBAs, components and subsystem level
  • Experience in product transition into a volume manufacturing environment
  • Strong commitment to process control and quality
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing procedure and process flow; experience and knowledge of 5S and lean manufacturing

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.