Coherent NPI Engineer -Laser Development in Glasgow, United States
NPI Engineer -Laser Development
Position Type:Full Time - Regular
Experience Required:Not Indicated
Education Required:Not Indicated
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Job Description and Responsibilities:
At Coherent Scotland we develop laser systems that help people. Our systems are deployed in a wide variety of markets including renewable energy, microelectronics, fundamental research, life sciences and medicine. Our aim is to make a positive impact on everybody’s life by providing customers with lasers with superior reliability and performance.
Coherent Scotland has grown strongly and consistently over the past ten years, even through times of global economic slowdown. We have a healthy product development pipeline which will enable this growth to continue in the future. This will generate a number of exciting opportunities for personal growth within the organization in the years to come.
Coherent Scotland is based at the West of Scotland Science Park in Glasgow and is a subsidiary of Coherent Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of laser products. We are housed in a purpose-built facility, with research and development, manufacturing and marketing all on one site. We have a range of projects running at different stages of the development cycle and we have recently moved into new purpose-built labs in a large extension to the factory. As we grow, we are seeking new talent making this a very exciting time to join the Coherent Scotland team.
We have a friendly business orientated environment, an on-site cafeteria and there is a good remuneration package including contributory pension scheme, subsidised private health care and free life assurance.
Reporting into Engineering, this role is for a New Product Introduction (NPI) Engineer to work as part of the design and development team on our cutting-edge laser products. As NPI engineer you will provide inputs to the laser design to ensure design for manufacturing is assured through the development process. Through Prototype and Pilot production you will provide DFX feedback, aid the design team in resolving issues, supply documentation, tooling and training to allow the product to be built in a clean manufacturing environment. You will ensure compliance of the product to specification and test products through HALT/HASS to identify weaknesses and drive changes. You will help contribute to the development of strategic manufacturing capabilities and assist with the adoption of automation and new technologies to ensure repeatability and reliability in the manufacturing process. You will have responsibility for achievement of both personal and team-based goals delivering project focused outputs. You will be able to adapt quickly to changing requirements and understand critical needs and prioritise tasks and workload.
Hands on approach to work, with direct engagement with the manufacturing team to understand and resolve issues on the line
Lab based work to test and define process and optimise designs
Ownership of the transfer of new laser products from design engineering into manufacturing
Monitoring Prototype and Pilot production ensuring yields and cycle times are within expectation and identifying improvement opportunities where they are not
Influencing designs and design engineers to ensure Lean/ six-sigma principles are considered
Influencing design to ensure design for manufacturing is incorporated
Leading design FMEA of modules to ensure right first-time designs
Interfacing with Operations team – all aspects including planning, quality, manufacturing etc
Interfacing with subcontractors and suppliers
Liaising with field service to gather customer validation data
Testing the laser system design to specification – including HALT/HASS of the system and sub-assemblies - identifying weakness and driving improvements
Building prototype and pilot laser systems
Documenting build instructions
Defining and implementing production tooling
Creation of GUIs and automation routines to facilitate manufacturing flow.
Education and Work Experience:
Experience in a manufacturing environment, ideally including the transfer from design engineering into manufacturing in a high-tech environment.
Degree in science or technology, or equivalent industrial experience
Enthusiasm to drive positive change
Willingness to take responsibility for improvement actions
Initiative to seek innovative solutions to problems
Excellent communication and people skills
Knowledge of optics, electronics and opto-mechanics– it is expected you will be a hands-on person and will be expected to learn quickly the fundamentals of lasers and how to build and operate them
Other advantageous skills:
Experience of LabVIEW or other object-oriented programming language
Experience with Solidworks or another CAD package
An understanding of LEAN and six sigma methodologies
Experience with optical fibre handling
We offer a good remuneration package including contributory pension scheme, subsidised private health care and free life assurance. For further details and to make an application, go to our on- line website and search by location Scotland – Glasgow athttp://www.coherent.com/hr/index.cfm?fuseaction=Forms.SearchJobs