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Optical Process Engineer

Company: Luna
Location: Chino
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY

This Optical Process Engineer is a technical position centered on supporting optical, mechanical, and electronic systems manufactured at the Luna Innovations Chino, CA site. The Optical Process Engineer works with the Engineering Dept. coordinating new product transfers to manufacturing and sustaining current products. The Optical Process Engineer is also responsible for yield, cost reduction, automation efforts, configuration control and assembly documentation. The Optical Process Engineer supports the implementation of LEAN manufacturing initiatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Manufacturing Sustaining:

* Provides technical support to quality and procurement of the production material and supply chain management of the vendors.
* Tracks manufacturing efficiency and works to improve first pass yield.
* Responsible for capital equipment planning, cost justification, and bringing new equipment online.
* Provides hands on trouble shooting of manufacturing problems including technical analysis, determination of root cause, and corrective action.
* Looks for cost reduction opportunities including automation, BOM changes, workflow simplification, and process changes. The focus will be on global optimization of the entire value stream and not just on a single step.
* Trains operators in new processes and manufacturing methods.

Coordinate Product Design:

* Works with Engineering Dept., including prototype and pilot production, documentation, process development, specifications, and testing.
* Represents manufacturing in Design for Manufacturing (DFM) reviews
* Designs and implements new production tooling, initiates process improvement, assembly automation, and test automation.
* Works with Engineering Dept. on incremental design improvement.

Other Duties:

* Oversees/Leads Projects or Programs as assigned by Management
* Helps to improve work instructions and procedures in production
* Supports Luna's Quality Management System
* Other duties as assigned by Management

EDUCATION REQUIRED

* Four-year technical degree in an applicable engineering discipline, MS preferred.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

* 4+ years of industry experience with precision mechanical assemblies, optical system design, testing and automation.
* Experience with fiber optics and polarization optics is desirable.
* Some programming experience is required.

SKILLS REQUIRED

* Must be proficient with ANSI Y14.5 for both design and inspection.
* Should have basic knowledge of configuration control and life cycle management.
* English language proficiency, both oral and written, is required.
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
* Strong commitment to quality and attention to detail.
* Excellent communication, technical writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
* Desire and ability to understand the technical approach within the context of the application.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

* Expect all work to be performed on the production floor.

Luna is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Keywords: Luna, Chino , Optical Process Engineer, Other , Chino, California

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