Senior Manufacturing Engineer at Coherent in Bloomfield, Connecticut

Posted in Other 21 days ago.

Job Description:

Job Description and Responsibilities:

Coherent is a world leader of lasers and laser-based technology for materials processing, microelectronics, scientific, life sciences and medical customers. The light we deliver touches almost every aspect of human life-vision correction to cell analysis, precision welding to 3-D metal printing, gravity wave detection to brain research. Put your talents to work at Coherent where you can create and innovate enabling technologies that will push the frontiers of science and technology.

We are currently hiring a Senior Manufacturing Engineer to work in our CO2 Business Unit located in Bloomfield, CT. The Manufacturing Engineer will develop, evaluate and improve manufacturing methods and processes for the purpose of sustaining the manufacture of existing Laser products as well as the introduction of new products.


  • The Manufacturing Engineer will provide day-to-day technical support for the production line including cleanroom, sub-assembly, optical build, and laser final test areas

  • Maintain the quality, reliability, and cycle time standards of the current laser build process

  • Continuously improve current production methods using knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling, production equipment capabilities, quality control standards, and warranty metrics

  • Take responsibility for electronic travelers, assembly and process methods, and bills of materials

  • Work with Quality, Reliability, and Supply Chain teams to improve product performance

  • Implement corrective actions for problems reported by our customers

  • Participate in transferring new products from R&D into production following project management strategies (Cadence principles, and MS project)

Education and Work Experience:

  • BS in Applied Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other relevant Physical Science majors or equivalent level of demonstrated knowledge.

  • 5+ years of hands-on Manufacturing Engineering experience with CO2 Laser Systems

  • 5+ years of hands-on sustaining engineering experience.

  • Experience in managing large scale projects such as: product transfers, part qualifications and manufacturing system upgrades.

  • Experience in recognizing, developing and writing Capital Expansion Requisitions

  • Very good verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong Lean Manufacturing background with Applied Knowledge

  • Demonstrated capability working with standard problem solving techniques like 6 SIGMA

  • Excellent MS Office product skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge in automation and introduction of database tools.

  • Ability to collaborate and coordinate with team members to complete tasks in timely manner.

  • Passionate about lasers and producing best performing Laser products.

  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of Product Data Management (PDM) software used to manage BOMs and documented manufacturing processes through an ECO workflow. (e.g. Agile PDM)

  • Self-motivated, hard-working, goal oriented, task focused, and a reliable team player.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.