Process Engineer


Bridgewater, NJ

Industry: Manufacturing / Diversified


5 - 7 years

Posted 356 days ago

  by    Sandra Huff

Process Engineer


Job Summary

The ideal candidate for the Process Engineer position will have demonstrated experience in optical component & sub-system manufacturing, process development & production line development. Experience with resolving technical issues with Contract Manufacturers (CMs), developing lean and six-sigma manufacturing strategies, and production-line transfers to CMs is highly desirable.

Travel to Asia required during product transfer. Typical stay in factory ranges from 3 to 5 weeks.


Duties & Responsibilities

·        Responsible for developing and improving manual and automated assembly processes such as cleaning, splicing, die attach, and optical alignment.

·        Create assembly instructions, process documentation, preventative maintenance plans, and control plans. Train, certify, and audittechnicians and operators to process documentation.

·        Review existing processes & enhance them to improve yield, cycle time & quality

·        Facilitate the implementation of engineering changes and process improvements throughout product life cycle

·        Evaluate materials and assemblies provided by suppliers according to specifications & quality standards

·        Monitor process performance using tools such as statistical process control (SPC)

·        Key technical liaison for our manufacturing facility in Asia.

·        Responsible for resolving technical issues related to optical assembly processes in the design phase working with optical design and reliability teams, as well as in the scale-up phase with Contract Manufacturers (CMs).

·        Support production line moves and/or new product introduction by coordinating quality, materials, tools, production line layouts, and process development.

·        Supportyear over year cycle time reductions

·        Experience with industrialengineering a plus (e.g., capacity analysis, time studies)

·        Manage Bill of Material (BOM) changes and support ongoing maintenance and accuracy in cooperation with other functions.



Experience & Qualifications

·        Bachelors or Master’s Degree in an engineering or materials science discipline.

·        A minimum of five years manufacturing & process engineeringexperience in optical component/sub-system manufacturing or a related field.

·        Strong background in statistical analysis technics using modeling tools such as Minitab.

·        Proficiency with Excel, database tools, GPIB equipment and product lifecycle management and manufacturing systems is required.

·        Ability to work with & provide direction to production technicians.

·        Knowledge of lean manufacturing, DFM/DFT & statistical tools. Training in Six Sigma (e.g., Green or Black Belt) strongly preferred.

·        Technical writing skills.

·        Technology transfer experience

·        Must be able to work in an environment of short notice changes, tolerate interruptions, and commit to extended work hours as necessary.

·        Ability to plan and prioritize activities, perform and monitor multiple overlapping tasks/operations to meet schedule.

·        Must be able to travel for several weeks at a time.