Senior Manufacturing Engineer | MKS

Oct. 22, 2022

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 displays, self-driving 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 Senior Manufacturing Engineer to provide overall manufacturing engineering leadership and support to optical system fabrication. In this role you will provide independent review of the whole product development process (PDP), steer improvement efforts and drive process development and improvements. In addition, an important aspect of your role will be to interact with technical teams to provide sound technical support.

What you will do is:

  • Help NPI team to transfer new technologies/products into production.
  • Develop a manufacturing plan, identify and procure equipment and tooling and setup the production lines. Develop and document the processes for optical, mechanical and electrical designs, optical sub-systems manufacturing, and all assembly, alignment and testing equipment.
  • Work closely with development engineering teams on the Product Development Process (PDP) from concept, design to production phases in providing input for manufacturability (DfX) and pFMEA.
  • Drive efforts to complete NPI deliverables in a timely manner, including training of technicians.
  • Implement automated data collection plans and SPC to prevent product defect and minimize the failure rates. Prepare and launch ECOs, Routers. Actively work with cross functional teams (program managers, planners, buyers, document control, design engineers and leadership team) to implement the changes, within a time frame, correctly and independently.
  • Effectively communicate and identify issues during engineering builds and implement corrective actions to improve product manufacturing, yield and quality. Diagnose and debug issues in existing manufacturing processes or equipment with corrective actions implemented in a timely manner.

What you will bring to the team is:

  • B.S. degree or higher in Optical Engineering, Optics or Physics.
  • Hands-on work experience with opto-mechanicals, lasers and laser application systems.
  • 5+ years of experience with manufacturing and applications in product development, engineering, integration and testing of complex hardware/software, as well as project planning, electronics/electrical skills
  • 5+ years of experience in Opto-mechanical systems development or NPI/MFG engineering.
  • Effective hands-on experience with defining, assembling, aligning and calibrating equipment setups, opto-mechanical alignment, data acquisition and analysis and troubleshooting test systems.
  • A team player with proven ability to effectively present complex technical information to different audience.
  • Proficiency with SolidWorks, knowledge of SAP (ERP) software and laser safety is a plus. 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.