Employment Opportunity
Job Title: Ramp Up Engineering Operations Manager

Job Code: GW-04112214262225
Salary Range: Up to $170K
Job Location: CA--
City: Santa Clara    State: CA


We are seeking an experienced Manufacturing Engineering Manager to manage NPI production 
ramp-up and capacity planning. The selected candidate will have opportunities to create 
processes and tools for new technologies, transform concepts and strategies into 
manufacturing processes, and make key technical decisions to drive manufacturing 
initiatives to achieve customer success.

As an experienced Manufacturing Engineering Manager, you will help define, develop, test, 
and launch solutions for our next generation metrology product family.  You will work 
alongside managers, engineers and technicians producing lasers, polarizing optics, fiber 
optics, precision mechanics, and electronics products. Experience with optics, lasers, or 
similar components is preferred. 

Main owner of the NPI production ramp up process and production capacity planning
Work closely with the SIS R&D team to introduce new products. This includes transitioning 
the products to production from R&D and developing processes for fabricating optical 
components. Ensure the release of new products and processes are supported with controlled 
After the release of NPI into production this position is responsible for managing the 
Santa Clara SIS manufacturing engineering team in supporting the production team in the 
fabrication area to meet business goals related to revenue, gross margin, quality, 
deliveries, and cost. This also involves working with support teams such as procurement, 
logistics, quality, and planning. Key driver for all actions is to complete tasks on a 
timely basis.
Initiate cost saving opportunities for both direct and indirect materials.
Select, develop and evaluate direct report employees to ensure strong team performance.
Job Qualifications
Bachelor or master’s degree in engineering or equivalent plus 10 years of relevant 
experience as a manager
Experience in program managing large scale (over $50 million in capex investment) 
production ramp-up operations
Knowledge of technical program management methodologies and practices
Experience in managing manufacturing engineering team in production environment to meet 
cost, quality, and delivery goals
Demonstrated strong management and leadership skills in implementing program/organization 
strategies while collaborating with cross-functional teams
Experience in optics fabrication, manufacturing, and cleanroom processes
This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills

Desired Job Qualifications:

Willing to be flexible to work with global cross-functional teams
Basic manufacturing financial experience will be an advantage