Responsible for the evaluation, improvement, and creation of optical production processes. This position is a critical technical interface of engineering support to our customers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES -
Provide technical support to the optics production team to include review of and resolution of issues related to:
Existing manufacturing processes and any improvements required
Materials and requirements
Identify areas of operational improvements/efficiencies and lead/support as required
Develop and/or review engineering masters and work instructions for use on the production floor. Interface with production team members on resolving process issues
Lead specific R&D efforts for both internal and external customers
Support Supply Chain in the resolution of technical issues with suppliers
Be the lead technical interface with customers:
Review and evaluate requirements
Provide solution options
Support the Request for Quotes from customers including:
Design material to provide to Supply Chain to support supplier RFQ’s and subsequent PO placement
Review inputs and resolve any issues with supplier quotes and execution
Develop process to meet customer requirements
Develop labor cost estimates for customer RFQ’s
Attend trade shows and support customer visits as needed as an integral part of the Business Development team/process
Provide inputs to Business Development team to support strategy development and understand market needs/trends.
Mentor members of the production team on process improvement, best practices and new process developments
Support capital improvement projects on an as needed basis
Support/Embrace the Company Core Values and Growth Strategy.
Responsible to implement, promote, review, and continually improve the effectiveness of the Quality Management System.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES -
Maintain adherence to Company policies, safety/ergonomic standards and good housekeeping practices.
Attend training as required.
Able to travel (estimate of 10-20%) to trade shows and support customer visits.
Establishes and maintains effective relationships with employees, supervisors and the general public.
Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to achieve the optimal solution.
Perform as a team player and be able to interact with staff at all levels of the company. Works to meet deadlines and be flexible in working on multiple projects simultaneously.
Demonstrates excellent time-management skills with the ability to work independently with little supervision.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE -
High school diploma or equivalent.
Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in an optical field is preferred.
Previous experience in precision optical manufacturing with a minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in process engineering.
Working knowledge of industry standards with a strong understanding of Lean Manufacturing techniques.
Previous work experiences with an ERP system preferred.
Highly organized, accurate and detail oriented.
General mechanical, assembly, and trouble-shooting aptitude
Team oriented with strong interpersonal and strong communication skills.
Ability to prioritize daily tasks and projects to meet company needs and deadlines.
Proficiency in the use of personal computers including MS Outlook, Excel, and Word.
About Hardin Optical Company
Hardin Optical is your source for high precision optics: from rapid prototype development and custom fabrication to mass production.Established in 1976, Hardin Optical is located in the beautiful coastal community of Bandon, Oregon. For over three decades we have manufactured high quality optical components and systems. A strong emphasis on research and statistical process control keeps us at the industry forefront and sustains our technical versatility.Our facility incorporates all the latest optical tools and equipment necessary for producing high precision optical products. In addition, our complete machine shop provides custom fabrication and in-house tool development for complete project support and maintenance.Hardin Optical Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V