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Project/R&D Engineer II

II-VI Optical Systems, Philadelphia, CA, United States
Employer Description

II-VI Optical Systems' designs, manufactures, assembles and tests precision optical systems and components. Our products have been deployed on military platforms such as submarines, tanks, missiles, fighter jets and UAV's. II-VI Optical Systems has grown over the years from a provider of specialty optical materials to a full service provider of optical components and optical systems.

Since its establishment in 1961, II-VI Optical Systems has maintained a commitment to customer satisfaction and continuous improvement. Our commitment to customer satisfaction is achieved by continuous training of our staff with focus on quality, on-time delivery, and cost reduction. From the initial customer inquiry to final delivery, meeting the customer's requirements is our primary objective.

Job Description

Basic Function: 

Project Engineering:  Performs engineering activities for design, development, and implementation of new products, tooling, and manufacturing processes.  Supports engineering manager and manufacturing on assigned projects. Able to complete assigned projects with minimal supervision. Participates in configuration control (CCD) and change control (ECO) to support assigned projects. Responsible for creating manufacturing and quality assurance documents for developed technologies, equipment, and processes including Special Processes (SP), Equipment Procedures (EP), and Manufacturing Instructions (MI).

Research and Development: Conducts research relative to assigned projects to further develop manufacturing methods as well as increase understanding of applicable technologies. Exhibits ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness to develop advanced technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts. Develops advanced technology resulting in new product/business opportunities for the company.

Job Requirements

Position Requirements


Minimum BS in engineering or related discipline, MS preferred, preferably in mechanical or electrical engineering, physics, optics, or materials science.

Work Experience:

3 to 5 years engineering experience (prefer project engineering, process engineering or R&D background).  Experience with 3-dimensional CAD required.


1)   Strong verbal and written technical communication skills.

2)   Computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet software, including MS Word, Excel, Access,  CAD (Autodesk Inventor package preferred) to support requirements for technical reports and analytical studies.

3)   Capable of reading technical documents

4)   Experience in mechanical design is desired

5)   Experience in process design, development and project planning is desired

6)   Strong analytical, fault isolation and problem solving skills.

7)   Creative, able to communicate and brainstorm ideas

8)   Strong organization skills and attention to details required.

9)      Must be able to control, at appropriate levels, secret, proprietary and confidential company information. 


"II-VI Optical Systems is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law."

11 February 2020
12 March 2020
Bachelor's Degree
Optical Components, Lasers, Sensors