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Sr. Opto-Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer

Company: Picarro
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Sr. Opto-Mechanical Manufacturing EngineerLocation: Santa Clara, CA (On-site)Job Term: Full-TimeThe Opportunity:The Sr. Opto-Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer will work on opto-mechanical tooling and optics in support of manufacturing, new production introduction (NPI) and continuous improvement projects (CIP).Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining methods, operation sequence and processes in the fabrication of parts, components, subassemblies, and final assemblies.
  • Estimate manufacturing cost, determine time standards, and make recommendations for tooling and process requirements of new or existing product lines.
  • Configure BOM's to meet factory requirements if necessary.
  • Develop the required documentation to support processes and provide training to technicians.
  • Work with technicians to troubleshoot complex issues and provide unambiguous plan of action (POA).
  • Execute and refine build sequences specific to laser alignment, optics integration, optics alignment and system calibrations.
  • Evaluate the manufacturing effectiveness of a build process and implement improvements to meet build cycle times and product design specifications.
  • As required, maintain records and reporting systems for coordination of manufacturing operations.
  • Interact with other design teams' group to adhere to design objectives and support the transfer of product/technologies for release to manufacturing.
  • Participate in concept development, proposal quotes, detailed design, configuration definition, verification, qualification, manufacturing specification and documentation of engineering activities, which lead to improved product, increased output and reduced cost.
  • Test and qualify optical components and modules. Work with suppliers to improve incoming material quality and acceptance.
  • Support the manufacturing team on escalations related to optical alignment.
  • Interface with design engineering in coordinating the release of new products. Learn and understand the requirements/architecture of next generation subsystems.
  • Read and interpret design drawings, schematics, and perform simple updates of models or drawings using computer-aided design (CAD) tools. Interpret some system models of error, sensitivity, or throughput budgets that pertain to optics alignment.
  • Analyze manufacturing data from manufacturing data bases via statistical process control to drive process, specs and design improvements.Qualifications:
    • Minimum Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 7 years of experience OR Master's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience in Mechanical or Optical Engineering or relevant Science fields. Relevant laser industry experience a plus.
    • Computer proficiency and knowledge of, but not limited to, Microsoft products, ERP software, and Solidworks.
    • Understanding of system level interactions between optics, electronics and mechanical parts to enable effective problem solving at the system level down to the individual piece part level.
    • Able to communicate effectively with peers, interdisciplinary engineering groups, customers, vendors and across cultures. Able to give effective technical presentations up to the Product Life Cycle (PLC) level.
    • Able to test and qualify optical components, electronics, modules. Able to work with suppliers to improve incoming material quality and acceptance. Previous experience in supplier development is a plus.
    • Understanding of cleaning and handling procedures.
    • Able to read technical drawings, understand BOMs, and use a variety of precision testing and measuring instruments.
    • Self-driven individual with keen technical ability, systematic approach, detailed-oriented, excellent problem-solving skills, positive attitude, and strong team player.
    • Demonstrated problem solving ability through design of experiments and carry out tests to collect and analyze data. Has excellent technical writing and documentation skills.
    • Experience with quality improvement tools and techniques (i.e., Lean, Six Sigma (DFSS, DMAIC) Statistical Process Control, and Process Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (PFMEA), Process Audit and Process Activity Value Analyses, Gage R & R, Root Cause Analysis (Ishikawa diagramming), Design, conduct and analyze DOE's, etc.).
    • Experience in statistical process control (SPC) is a plus.
    • Knowledge of Manufacturing IT systems (ERP, PLM, CAD, etc) is a plus.Benefits:We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:
      • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
      • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) plans
      • Life, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term Disability insurance
      • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
      • Employee Referral program
      • 401K
      • Social events (summer picnic, holiday party, team lunches, etc.)
      • On-site Health & Wellness programs (fitness challenges, outdoor bootcamp, flu-shots, etc.)About Picarro:Picarro is pioneering a unique confluence of hardware, software and cloud-based computing unlike anything being done today. By manufacturing the precision instruments at the core of this technology as well as developing the algorithms that enable cogent information to be derived from the data, we are transforming how world-class scientific, industrial and regulatory compliance measurements are made, and more importantly, who makes them.Infrared optical spectroscopy is a proven technology for delivering precise, real-time measurement of the constituents in a gas stream with high sensitivity and selectivity. Recent developments in laser technology allow for a very significant increase in the number of species that can be measured simultaneously, leading to an unprecedented increase in the amount of information that can be collected and to corresponding challenges in extracting information from the results.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, gender identity, social orientation, nor on the basis of disability.Posted positions are not open to third party recruiters/agencies and unsolicited resume submissions will be considered free referrals.If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact Picarro, Inc. at for assistance.Posted positions are not open to third party recruiters/agencies and unsolicited resume submissions will be considered free referrals.

Keywords: Picarro, Santa Clara , Sr. Opto-Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , Santa Clara, California

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