Manufacturing Engineering Technician

Rochester Precision Optics – West Henrietta, NY

Job Description:

Title

Manufacturing Engineering Technician

Department

All Production Departments

Reports to

Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Job Summary:

Provide value-added engineering support of manufacturing processes within the facility. Responsibilities will include; performing manufacturing experiments, maintaining production equipment, maximizing efficiencies and yields, implementing Lean Manufacturing practices and making recommendations for improvements to assembly methods and work force utilization. Some knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the optics manufacturing field is preferable. Regularly interfaces with manufacturing engineers and production support groups and communicates about project status and the resolution of production issues.

Summary of Essential Job Duties:

  • Work with Manufacturing Engineers to proactively identify defects in the manufacturing process and determine root cause to permanently eliminate the issue.
  • Provide guidance to manufacturing personnel in the daily operation of all equipment in the various departments to maintain and increase workflow
  • Communicate with manufacturing engineers and production management on product performance issues and monitor productivity
  • Understand and apply all applicable engineering processes to support department objectives
  • Contribute to the development of work instructions
  • Maintain a clean and safe work department and report all unsafe conditions to supervisor
  • Use Lean and Six Sigma tools to improve efficiency and demonstrate basic troubleshooting skills
  • Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident: In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Knowledge of Good manufacturing Practices, ISO, Bills of Material & opto-mechanical principles. Experience with Optical Assembly a plus.
  • Self-motivated, capable of working with little direction or supervision and have the ability to grasp complex procedures and contribute as an individual and as a team member.
  • Good manual dexterity and visual acuity.
  • Moderate to high computer skills. MS Excel software is required. Filemaker Pro a plus.
  • Pursuing a BS degree in manufacturing, industrial or mechanical engineering
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) methods a plus.
  • Experience/Certifications/Degrees Required:

  • Minimum of an A.S. degree in optics or mechanics with 5 years of relevant industry experience.
  • Abilities Required:

    Good manual dexterity

    Proficient math skills

    Ability to follow directions

    Good communication skills

    Blueprint Reading

    Analytical troubleshooting / problem solving

    Computer skills

    Decision making

    Apprentice program or equivalent experience

    Good time management skills

    20/20 vision or corrected vision

    Required Experience:

    Additional information:

    The job may involve prolong periods of sitting/standing.

    May involve the use of oils and solvents.

    May be exposed to conditions prevalent in a manufacturing environment such as heat and humidity.

    Requires initiative and mental concentration to learn new skills and techniques.

    Laser protective eyewear required as appropriate

    Exercises independent judgment when inspecting parts acceptability for further operations

    May require advanced mathematical skills

    Follows procedures for all jobs

    May require area specific safety training

    May involve prolonged periods of magnified inspection (eye strain)

    Minimal travel required

    Qualifications and Competencies:

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Ability to read, analyze and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

    Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

    Work Requirements:

    Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand: use hands to fingers, handle or feel: and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch: and talk and hear.
  • The job may involve prolong periods of sitting/standing.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. May involve prolonged periods of magnified inspection (eye strain)
  • Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp.
  • The employee is frequently required to use the computer.
  • Work Environment:

  • May involve the use of oils and solvents.
  • Subject to some soilage and irritation from cleaning solutions. (Lab Coats provided)
  • Generally works in a clean environment and works to maintain the environment as such.
  • Safety Glasses are required
  • May require area specific safety training
  • This position works in a manufacturing environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne paper particles.
  • May work at different workstations as production needs require, or shifts from one station to another, during the production process.
  • Disclaimer:

    This job description reflects managements assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

    Rochester Precision Optics is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people.

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