Jenoptik is an international photonics group with representatives in over 80 countries. Optical technologies are the foundation of our business. We employ around 4,000 people worldwide.

Join our team and help to shape our future with lasting effect.

Supply Chain Engineer

Job ID:  936

Huntsville, AL, US

Date:  Jan 5, 2023



  • Responsible for coordinating the movement of production orders through various areas of the manufacturing operation; including photolithography, plasma etching, wet etching, metrology dicing and optical inspection.
  • Flag all products and materials that fail to meet specifications and communicate scheduling issues, and delivery delays to management team.
  • Maintain schedules regarding production, workers, progress and deadlines.
  • Works with team leads, engineers and team members to ensure maximum production effectiveness by identifying quality, yield, and productivity issues and adjusting work priorities and resources as needed.
  • Work with team leads, engineers, and maintenance to identify material, process, and equipment constraints and generate solutions to mitigate their impact on production schedules or escalate issues to management team. 
  • Take a leadership role in leading daily shift floor scheduling meetings with the production team keeping everyone informed of priorities, critical issues, and customer deadlines.
  • Track and manage daily manufacturing workload and shift performance against plan.
  • Perform a wide variety of expediting duties to ensure timely flow of raw materials, parts, assemblies, or finished goods from the external and/or internal suppliers and make adjustment to schedules as needed.
  • Remain organized and on top of scheduled shipments and production goals in support of customer shipments and ensure open order tracking system has most current information related to customer open orders.
  • Generate daily production status reports and escalation plan for past due work orders.
  • Revise production schedules as needed due to vendor issues, labor or material shortages, backlogs, or other interruptions while collaborating with management as needed.
  • Responsible for monitoring, controlling and improving Work In Process (WIP) flows.  Report on conflicts to flow and work capacity, communicate priority changes and address the consequences and impact of those changes.
  • Be aware of cause-and-effect relationships in Operations as they effect flow, capacity, data, work distribution and related topics.
  • Collect and issue routine information on shipping requirements, late shipments, work order delays, backlog, scrap, and yield issues.
  • Understand and comply with all company safety policies and procedures. Demonstrate ability to follow safety procedures in operation of equipment and processes in assigned area of responsibility.
  • Must be detail oriented and capable of working effectively in a team environment.
  • Meet normal attendance requirements including accurate time keeping data entry, timely reporting of absences, and working overtime as required.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by supervisor.




  • H.S. Diploma or equivalent, Associate’s Degree or higher level education, preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of production control experience (planning, scheduling, expediting, supply chain)
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a production or manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with an MRP system (SAP/Oracle).
  • Knowledge of purchasing, supply chain, LEAN principles of planning
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills with all levels of employees within the organization.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Detail oriented, driven for excellence, demonstrate excellent workmanship, good dexterity for handling high value, very fragile wafers and optical components.
  • Excellent analytical problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and use initiative to meet customer commitments.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


Jenoptik is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.




The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use of hands or fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls and keyboarding; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


About Jenoptik

At Jenoptik, people with the specific JENIUS character are changing the world with the power of light. That demands a spirit of exploration and dedication. If you’re one of us, come meet the challenges facing the world. At Jenoptik, we’re creating a better future for all of us.

The Advanced Photonic Solutions division of Jenoptik is a global OEM and machine supplier of solutions powered by photonics. Our engineering expertise excels across a broad portfolio of technologies in the fields of optics, laser technology, digital imaging, optoelectronics, sensors, as-well-as optical test and measurement equipment

In the Semi & Advanced Manufacturing strategic business unit, we serve our customers with high-performance optical systems differentiated by uncompromising precision. In close collaboration with our customers we develop application tailored beam-shaping optics, outstanding microoptics and opto-mechanical assemblies. Off-the-shelf F-theta lenses complement our offering.

Help us explore and maximise the potential of the digital world and medical technology.

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Nearest Major Market: Huntsville