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Manufacturing Mechanical Engineer

Job Category:Engineering
Location(s):Rochester (NY, US)
Closing Date:April 30, 2024

Manufacturing Mechanical Engineer

G&H | GS Optics

Rochester, New York

Located in Rochester, NY and founded in 1916, G&H | GS Optics specializes in the custom design and manufacture of precision polymer optics for use in the biomedical, healthcare diagnostics, machine vision and analytical instrument markets, as well as military and civilian night-vision and visible-range sighting applications. In addition to the highly automated injection molding process, it has well established in-house capabilities to provide custom designed diamond turned and injection molded prototypes, thin film anti reflective and reflective coatings and integrated optical assembly solutions.

G&H | GS Optics LLC is hiring a Manufacturing Mechanical Engineer. This position provides support to all manufacturing operations by utilizing engineering, metrology and analytical skills. This is a hands-on role that requires mechanical aptitude and skill. Candidates must be able to multi-task and work within timelines for manufacturing and customer satisfaction. The Manufacturing Engineer will offer suggestions for improvement to part, tool, fixtures, manufacturing or measurement processes, layout, and general manufacturing efficiencies. They will develop fixture concepts, and designs for molding, metrology, coating, CNC degating and diamond turning and they will determine and develop the most efficient test protocols and procedures and repeatability studies.

G&H|GS Optics offers excellent benefits!

  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • 401k plans with company match
  • Company paid Life and Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary insurance benefits at low group discount rates
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off and Sick Time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program

Employee Appreciation Programs


Heavily involved in Quality Engineering, that includes measuring production and development injection molded, diamond turned, machined components.

Involved with pre-planning of production that may include metrology needs such as programming new parts on the OGP, CMM, quality fixturing.

Work with molding and machining departments to develop the best molding or machining process using statistical analysis, following documented SMT process, measuring parts from trials, analyze data and determine subsequent process changes.

Assist in diamond turning department which may include producing parts or mold inserts to specification, including measuring parts, may create diamond turning programs using Diffys programming software.

Create, perform and document current measurement procedures for customer optical projects.

Assists program launch team in conducting new tool tryouts and other activities as scheduled.

Understand advanced concepts within the profession and apply knowledge and experience to complex manufacturing situations.

Recommends incorporation of new technology where feasible and practical.

Assists in designing and developing the best manufacturing practices for the diamond turning, quality, molding, coating, tooling departments.

Supports process improvement initiatives and activities throughout the plant.

Documents special projects with metrics and communicate to teams involved.

Participate in root cause analysis and team problem solving activities.

Working to comply with company Health, Safety and Environmental requirements


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Optical, Mechanical preferred or relevant experience- with a background in manufacturing.
  2. Minimum 3 to 5 years hands on work experience in mechanical or optical engineering field in a manufacturing setting.
  3. Ability to visualize and comprehend aspects of manufacturing components, metrology, equipment and tooling, understand the relationships of factors affecting a given situation, be attentive to detail and continually seek to improve work processes.
  4. Ability to prioritize responsibilities in a fast paced work environment.
  5. Self-motivated
  6. Excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills.
  7. Indirect supervisory experience in team atmosphere.

GS Optics LLC is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, affirms in policy and practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. GS Optics will not discriminate against persons because of their disability, including disabled veterans, and will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees and applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying and require special assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please contact our Human Resources department at 585-295-0215