Manufacturing Engineer at II-VI Incorporated in Newtown, Connecticut

Posted in General Business 10 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop new processes to be implemented into production and train technicians to follow them as a standardized process.
  • Lead and participate in collaborative component, tooling and fixture design processes, from customer requirements, through brainstorming and team-based design iteration and review, through final design preparation.
  • Interface with outside entities, including vendors, resources within II-VI, and customers
  • Interface with internal sales/program management personnel to c oordinate the manufacturing launch of new/revised products including establishing goals, training team members and evaluating results.
  • Provide support to the Purchasing function for qualification of external vendors.
  • Transition successful products into production by working closely with various internal resources (Quality, R&D, other engineers, Operations).
  • Participate in ISO, Six-sigma, Kaizen, FMEA, 6S, and yield enhancement activities.
  • Utilize CAD and CAM software to produce concepts, designs, engineering drawings and CNC programs.
  • Conduct hands-on experimentation, materials processing, advanced equipment operation, microstructure examination, material properties testing, product testing, record keeping and documentation.
  • Provide technical leadership and training to other employees.
  • Apply statistical methods (e.g., SPC) and perform product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiency.
  • Learn and be able to perform key aspects of the manufacturing process.
  • Design, develop and test and/or source and cost-justify various tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods. Confer with suppliers to establish processing requirements and arrange for purchase of machinery and equipment according to specifications and quality standards.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • B.S. degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering
  • Technical writing for standard operating procedures.
  • Experience with machine tools and fixture design.
  • Proficient in CAD/CAM applications.
  • Hands on Experience with CNC machine programming. .
  • Knowledge of advanced ceramic processing and/or metal matrix composite processing techniques.
  • Knowledge of composite materials
  • Experience with problem analysis and resolution
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results independently or working with others
  • Ability to recommend and implement improvements
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with networked PC based computer system (MS Office, spreadsheets, access, graphics, Email, MRP systems, and accounting software)


  • Project Management: ability to organize and manage multiple products through manufacturing process.
  • Quality orientation and high attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with vendors, customers and employees.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience with ISO, 5S, and other quality management systems, as appropriate
  • Keen interest in quickly learning and applying new skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities involving external and internal priorities
  • Ability to excel in a cross-organizational, cross cultural, global team environment
  • Handle special assignments promptly and professionally
  • Set a high standard of ethics, professionalism, leadership, and competency

Safety Requirements

All employees are required to follow the site EHS procedures and II-VI Corporate EHS standards.

Quality and Environmental Responsibilities

Depending on location, this position may be responsible for the execution and maintenance of the ISO 9000, 9001, 14001 and/or other applicable standards that may apply to the relevant roles and responsibilities within the Quality Management System and Environmental Management System.

Culture Commitment

Ensure adherence to company's values (ICARE) in all aspects of your position at II-VI:

I ntegrity - Create an Environment of Trust

C ollaboration - Innovate Through the Sharing of Ideas

A ccountability - Own the Process and the Outcome

R espect - Recognize the Value in Everyone

Enthusiasm - Find a Sense of Purpose in Work

II-VI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary: Develop and implement optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. Recommend and implement improvements to production processes, methods and controls. Support manufacturing launch for new or revised products and/or processes. Establish standard operating procedures and work instructions for current or newly improved processes.

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