Sr Project Engineer

Lightworks Optical Systems Longmont , CO 80504

Posted 1 week ago

II-VI Aerospace and Defense designs, manufactures, assembles and tests precision optical systems and components. Our products have been deployed on military platforms such as submarines, tanks, missiles, fighter jets and UAV's. II-VI Aerospace and Defense has grown over the years from a provider of specialty optical materials to a full service provider of optical components and optical systems.

Since its establishment in 1961, II-VI Aerospace and Defense has maintained a commitment to customer satisfaction and continuous improvement. Our commitment to customer satisfaction is achieved by continuous training of our staff with focus on quality, on-time delivery, and cost reduction. From the initial customer inquiry to final delivery, meeting the customer's requirements is our primary objective


Project Engineering: Leads technical teams and coordinates engineering activities for design, development, and implementation of new products and manufacturing processes.

Supports program management and operations personnel with technical guidance on assigned projects. Ensures that design concepts comply with customer's specifications and are manufacturable. Supports acceptance testing, qualification testing, and troubleshooting efforts on assigned programs.

Participates in configuration control (CCD), change control (ECO, NOR, RCN), and MRB activities to support assigned programs. Adheres to program financial goals and provides financial estimates and status updates to program management.

Business Development: Supports technical meetings with customers and writes technical proposals for development of new business. Assists the estimation group in evaluating technical requirements, identifying exceptions, and preparing cost estimates for customer quotes.

Personnel Development: Provides guidance and training to project engineers on assigned projects.

Provides feedback through coaching and mentoring. Provides administrative and technical support to engineering management.

Job Requirements:

Education: Minimum BS in engineering or related discipline, preferably in physics, optics, materials science, electrical or mechanical engineering.

Experience: 10 years minimum, Project Engineering experience servicing aerospace/defense customers. Experience with optical fabrication and CAD capabilities preferred.

Special Abilities: 1) Strong verbal and written technical communication skills.

Computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet software, including MS Word, Excel, Access, some CAD (Solidworks preferred) and some FEA (Cosmos preferred), to support requirements for technical reports and analytical studies.

Must understand production flow and be capable of logically developing planning within this flow that correctly and efficiently builds product.

Must be capable of reading blueprints.

Experience in machining and conventional optical fabrication technologies (grinding, polishing, coating, testing) is desired.

Experience in process design, development and project planning is desired.

Ability to lead technical program presentations internally and for customers.

Strong analytical, fault isolation, and problem solving skills. DOE and SOE experience strongly desired.

Strong organizational skills and attention to details required.

Experience in preparing and maintaining drawings, procedures, process routers and Bills of Materials with full documentation and configuration control.

Due to ITAR compliance, this position requires candidates to be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident Alien, or Protected Individual per 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)

Demonstrates and promotes the II-VI Incorporated values: Customer First, Honesty and Integrity, Open Communications, Teamwork, Continuous Improvement and Learning, Manage by the "Facts", A Safe, Clean and Orderly Workplace

Candidates acknowledge II-VI A & D has a drug and alcohol policy that provides for pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment.

"II-VI Aerospace and Defense is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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