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Laser-Based Manufacturing Engineer

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The candidate will execute laser-based production processes for customers in the medical device, life science, and microelectronics industries. The engineer will work closely with quality engineers, design engineers, and production support staff to ensure processes are both capable and stable. This position is a great fit for engineers who like the challenge of continuously improving processes in a high-tech industry.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Setup laser production processes and continually support operations during production runs
  • Continually monitor process performance and make adjustments as necessary
  • Work in tandem with Quality and Continuous Improvement Engineers to determine Kaizen events around quality and efficiency
  • Train operators in manufacturing of widely diverse products in various metals, polymers, and ceramics
  • Conceptualize and implement automation technologies for high volume production processes
  • Develop custom tooling, from concept to guiding mechanical designer to coordinating machine shop implementation
  • Interpret appropriate geometric dimensioning and tolerancing for each product, complying with customer’s needs and adapting to manufacturing limitations, interacting with customers as needed
  • Design, adjust, and operate optical layout for precision laser machining
  • Collaborate with fellow engineers to transition processes from the R&D phase to full production
  • Collaborate with laser technician in maintenance and troubleshooting of excimer and solid-state lasers
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have BS in Engineering or Physics discipline
  • REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

    • 2+ years engineering experience in a fast paced, technical field
    • Programming of CNC-based motion systems or similar experience
    • CAD design using AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks to design precision planar parts, solid machine parts, and machine assemblies
    • Interpreting technical drawings according to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing standards

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

    • Maintenance and operation of diode-pumped and lamp-pumped solid-state lasers
    • Experience in laser micromachining with excimer and/or solid-state lasers
    • Object oriented programming language, i.e. C++, Visual Basic, etc.
    • CAD design using AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks to design precision planar parts, solid machine parts, and machine assemblies
    • CAD to CAM conversion for laser machining motion control
    • Design and integration of motion-control hardware systems for precision manufacturing
    • Conformance with quality systems, verification using advanced statistical analyses
    • Programming of computer coordinate measuring machine to test product conformance to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing requirements
    • Technical communication with customers in a wide variety of industrial, medical, and defense businesses

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