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Product Manufacturing Engineer Senior

Coherent, Portland, OR, United States
Employer Description

At Coherent, Inc., we have harnessed the power of light to become the world's leading independent designer, manufacturer and supplier of high-powered precision electro-optical components and laser-based solutions for medical, scientific and commercial applications. And although that alone is impressive, what truly makes Coherent, Inc. unique is our work environment. It's a strong, stable work environment that values the individual and places a premium on teamwork. Couple that with tremendous growth potential and the only thing that'll will be growing faster than Coherent will be your career. With an incredible range of innovative medical, scientific and commercial lasers, Coherent, Inc. is home to the most talented professionals in the laser and optical industry. Come learn more about us. We're searching for others like ourselves to join the brightest team in the business.

Job Description

Coherent Laser Systems and Measurement (LSM) designs and manufactures precision solid state lasers for scientific, medical, instrumentation and vision markets, as well as calibrated laser measurement systems for a wide variety of laser type and power applications. The business provides critical technology to thousands of global customers with a wide range of products specifically tailored to satisfy demanding customer requirements. LSM is located just minutes South of Portland, Oregon and enjoys spectacular North West weather and activity opportunities.

Key Skills:


  • Hands-on experience with optical alignment, opto-mechanical assembly and test, including the use of optical and electrical photonics test equipment.
  • Experience in product transitions into both high mix and volume production environments
  • Experience supporting off-shore or contract manufacturing partners and suppliers


  • Experience leading cross functional NPI teams with proven project management skills using phase-gate product development processes.

  • Understanding of Optical, mechanical, and electronic engineering concepts. Ability to read and understand engineering drawings, interpret tolerances, define lean work flows and create value stream maps.

  • Strong self-starter with experience managing multiple projects with accountability and ownership.

  • Knowledge and understanding of design for manufacturability across a variety of manufacturing processes.

  • Understanding of MRP planning systems and Bill of Material structures. Oracle expertise preferred.

  • Data analysis and reporting, able to use data gathering and reporting tools to prepare informational reports and analysis.

  • Structured problem solving and strong communication skills

  • Understanding of lean tools, 5S methodologies and production capacity planning methods.

  • Ability to set up and use statistical process control methods.

  • Effective procedure development and documentation skills


Major Tasks:


  • Lead and support new product introduction preparation and execution. Provide ongoing product design support necessary to improve product quality and cost.

  • Collaborates with design engineering in coordinating the release of new products from design-phase into production.

  • Diagnose and debug product and manufacturing issues with corrective action implementation.

  • Interface with Product Line Managers and lead the release of limited design product variants in operations.

  • Ensure the timely communication of assigned project progress through a weekly formal presentation of key metrics, project schedules and action item lists.

  • Estimates manufacturing cost, determines time standards, and makes recommendations for tooling and process requirements of new product lines.

  • Reviews BOM structures and submits changes required to structure for optimal manufacturing effectiveness, coordinating with planners, buyers and production management.

  • Propose and justify capital and expense expenditures necessary to provide new production capability. Assist forecasting capital and expense requirements in advance of need.

  • Perform other tasks as requested and assigned in support of business objectives.


Please apply online: https://www.coherent.com/company/job-search using JobID: 9407

Job Requirements
  • B.S. or B.Eng degree in Optics, Physics, or related Engineering disciplines

  • 6 years experience with Lasers, optics, optoelectronics or other Photonic technologies

  • 10 years experience in Product, Manufacturing or NPI Engineering

04 February 2019
06 March 2019
Bachelor's Degree
Optical Components, Lasers, Sensors