Position:  Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Location:  Bedford, NH
Job Id:  246
# of Openings:  1

Optics 1, Inc., a Safran Group Company, is a technology leader in the design, development, and production of Integrated Electro-optical Systems for commercial and government applications.  Leveraging our multi-disciplined engineering expertise in optics, electronics, software and mechanics, Optics 1 is able to design and deliver state-of-the-art electro-optical integrated systems.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
The Senior Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for assisting Operations and Engineering in building and documenting prototype through Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) systems.  The Sr. Manufacturing Engineer will assist production personnel with daily build and troubleshooting, identify and implement improved processes through use of Lean Six Sigma and other improvement methodologies, recommend design for manufacturability improvements, design and implement tooling and test equipment and train assembly personnel.  Some of the Engineer’s time will be spent on the production floor working with equipment/ processes, production personnel, quality and engineering.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions including, but not limited to:
  • Develop, evaluate and improve manufacturing methods utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, quality standards, Lean Six Sigma and other improvement methodologies.
  • Transition optical based prototypes into full rate production
  • Design of fixtures for mechanical assembly of sub components which include lasers, optical, electronic and mechanical components
  • Design of test fixtures to be utilized in manufacturing production and test including environmental testing
  • Assist in the development, testing and qualification of new laser subsystems
  • Design automated test stations for use in performing complex optical alignments
  • Develop and implement manufacturing documentation including work instructions, process flows, routers and bills of materials
  • Assist technicians with Active Alignment of Lasers as well as Validation testing of Laser assemblies
  • Experience with optics and common test equipment used for measuring laser performance
  • Assist production personnel with daily troubleshooting
  • Work with designers to recommend changes for manufacturability
  • Training of assemblers and technicians to perform manufacturing and testing of complex electro-optical and opto-mechanical assemblies
  • Work closely with engineering, program managers and customers to insure that test plans and procedures cover all requirements and functions of the product
  • Support all non-conformance activities (MRB), from supplying the proper data to Engineers, drafting and implementing rework procedures to direct disposition of parts when appropriate
  • Assist Quality and Engineering with design and product qualifications and environmental testing
  • Demonstrated leadership skills while having the ability to be a team player
  • 7 to 10 years of experience in a manufacturing facility
  • Experience with optics and common test equipment used for measuring laser performance
  • Knowledge and experience with performance modeling and troubleshooting of laser systems
  • Self-Starter with the ability to work independently and as a collaborative team player
  • Strong organizational, presentation and customer relationship skills
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with imaging systems, range finders and LASER aiming
  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player
  • Ability to effectively deliver a product within schedule and budget
  • Experience of testing to meet MIL-STD-810G requirements
  • US Protected Individual Status
  • BS in Engineering preferred
  • Familiarity with designing and modeling using SolidWorks, Zemax, Matlab
  • Familiarity with writing automation applications using LabVIEW
  • Familiar with embedded processors, FPGA, I²C, RS-232, and SPI interfaces
  • Experience working in an ITAR environment and a DoD cleared facility a plus
  • Experience with ISO 9000 and 9015 a plus
  • Experience with SAP or other ERP systems a plus
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or engineering technology field
  • Fluency in the English Language is required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Products: Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Visio and Project
  • Some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected
Physical Demands:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.
Work Environment:
  • While performing the aforementioned job duties, the employee mainly works in a professional office setting that is relatively quiet and has temperature control systems.
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers.

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