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Manufacturing Engineer I

Job Category:Manufacturing Engineering
Level:Entry Level
Location(s):Boston (MA, US)
Closing Date:March 31, 2023


As a key member of the Manufacturing Engineering team, this role is responsible for fiber optic assemblies and work cells. This includes improving existing processes and defining new processes and will participate in cost improvement projects, provide technical support to meet volume manufacturing throughput requirements, support incoming materials quality, and provide DFM/DFC input for new product transfers to manufacturing.


  • Provides technical support for the passive optical assembly production efforts.
  • Develops and optimizes production and manufacturing processes to achieve the output, quality, and cost goals of the organization.
  • Recommends changes or upgrades to equipment, work methods, improve efficiency, and for utilization of resources.
  • Analyzes the layout of equipment, workflow, assembly methods, and work force utilization.
  • Work with the Quality team to outline and verify quality plans.
  • Transfer, update, and maintain detailed manufacturing procedures and processes.
  • Establish critical process parameters and Statistical Process Controls (SPC) to ensure process consistency.
  • Design and modify fixturing to support manufacturing.
  • Assist in the transfer of process flows into existing Manufacturing Execution System (MES).
  • Train assembly personnel on processes and workmanship standards that ensure the highest quality components and finished product are produced.
  • Provide failure analysis and continuous improvement on developed and existing processes.
  • Define product routing and optimize through Lean Manufacturing Methods.
  • Develop and implement changes in procedures, process parameters, project scheduling, procurement specifications, design rules. and equipment configurations where necessary.
  • Monitor process and product step yields and implement corrective actions.


  • Strong technical understanding of passive optical assembly, test processes, and clean room manufacturing practices.
  • Knowledge of fiber optic and photonic modules.
  • Experience in optical components and fiber optic assembly technologies.
  • Knowledge of health and safety practices to direct issues to the appropriate personnel.
  • Implementation experience in Lean manufacturing & continual improvement strategies.
  • Exposure to SPC and GMP and basic problem solving techniques.


  • Drive and determination
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Delivering results
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving


  • Technical BS degree (ME/OE) with 1-2 years’ experience in a volume-manufacturing environment.
  • Proven ability to self-organize and work proactively and effectively with engineers across functional departments


  • Process qualification, standardization, yield enhancement, and cost reduction
  • SolidWorks
  • Photonics applications, specifically fiber optics
  • Green Belt certification a plus
  • Lean/Six Sigma and Lean Principles in volume manufacturing