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Director of Manufacturing Engineering
EmcoreAlhambra, CA9 months ago


Responsible for growing and driving a strong, metrics driven Manufacturing Operations Engineering team in EMCORE Navigation business - including FOG and IMU assembly operations, test & support engineering. Developing scalable, high quality, cost effective operations, deploying automation and innovative manufacturing techniques as required.


  • Assess, develop and grow a strong Manufacturing team within EMCORE.
  • Develop structure around teams to support rapid growth in capacity & capability.
  • Evolve a process control and quality culture.
  • Drive continuous improvement and systematic problem solving approaches.
  • Ensuring DFX principles are used as part of development process for products/technologies.
  • Develop product yield and CONQ improvement structure and methodology
  • Significant involvement with product development, materials/equipment procurement, and other functional groups for purpose of defining manufacturing plans expected.

Reporting Structure:

  • Reports to the Senior VP Operation

Position Requirements

  • BS Degree in Electronics, Optics, Physics, Chemical, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent,
  • Minimum 10years experience in high volume / high mix manufacturing operations, within Navigation, Semiconductor, Electronics, Opto-Electronics and/or similar technology companies.
  • Proven ability to take decisive action and deliver tangible results in a cross-functional organization and highly competitive industry
  • Experience in building and leading teams, projects and programs.
  • Excellent internal and external communication & interpersonal skills; experience developing and delivering executive level & customer presentations
  • Vision to enable the drive to solutions - "what does it take?" compared to "is it possible?"

The ideal candidate will have experience and demonstrated accomplishment in the following:

  • Experience Navigations systems, Photonics, Opto-Electronics or MEMS Engineering and Manufacturing Operations roles.
  • Execution of Design for Manufacturability (Cost &/or 6 Sigma) in Operations/R&D environment.
  • Familiarity with principles, concepts and application of Lean Manufacturing.
  • Quality systems familiarity – ISO, QS9000 etc.
  • Product development process / product creation process (PCP) understanding - lifecycle phases, phase gate review elements, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience with materials/component procurement, specification and selection.
  • Experienced in Tools & equipment specification, bid, development, run-off/buy-off & qualification.
  • Superior communication, leadership and team building skills with demonstrated results

Due to the nature of the products, the candidate must be a U.S. person as defined under ITAR and EAR regulations – generally either (i) a US Citizen or National of the United States or (ii) a lawful permanent resident (i.e., "Green Card holder") of the United States

EMCORE Corporation is an equal opportunity employers (EOE) that value and respect the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of each company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, sex (including childbirth, breast feeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniform service member and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, disability, or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of each company.

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