Senior Principal 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 like cloud computing, clean drinking water, self-driving cars 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 a Senior Principal Manufacturing Engineer who will support Research & Development related to optical fabrication and peripheral processes. As the technical lead, you will use your knowledge base to support fabrication and metrology solutions for fabricating and measuring complex optic surfaces with the following expectations.

  • Lead in the development and implementation of new process and/or projects


  • Assume engineering ownership of metrology solutions for complex optic geometries (asphere, cylinder, freeform)
  • Perform statistical analysis of data sets and understand tolerance and uncertainty
  • Supports multiple programs in Manufacturing to achieve division and company performance goals
  • Provides sustaining engineering support to Production and continuously make efforts to improve the current process for cost efficiency and time reduction within Manufacturing.

What will you bring to the team is:

  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Physics, Material Science, or related scientific fields
  • Experience in measurements of optical components and/or systems with particular emphasis on complex geometries
  • Optical component specifications/tolerancing and general optical fabrication knowledge desired
  • Solid knowledge of optics theory (geometrical, physical) preferred
  • Familiar with mechanical tolerancing, and optical blueprints
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing procedure and workflow; experience and knowledge of 5S and lean manufacturing is a plus and knowledge of Cleanroom protocols preferred.

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.