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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.

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Manufacturing Metrology Engineering Manager

Job ID:  318

Jupiter, FL, US

Date:  May 14, 2022

The Manufacturing and Metrology Engineering Manager is responsible for the technical leadership, oversight and direction of, and the mentoring of the manufacturing and sustaining engineering team. In addition to these organizational roles, this position will be responsible for implementation and verification of all commercial and custom metrology platforms used to insure outgoing quality control of deliverable product. Engineering, Operations, and Quality will be supported by direct leadership in troubleshooting efforts and resolution of build and testing challenges.

  • Work alongside leadership to develop and maintain a culture of ownership and innovation across the manufacturing and sustaining engineering team; encourage and lead regular collaboration and peer review.
  • Provide status updates and advise on resource loading to program management and senior management.
  • Direct and supervise the manufacturing and sustaining engineering team, including conflict resolution and annual performance reviews of direct reports. Annual performance reviews include assessment of past performance, goal and target setting for future performance, and opportunities for professional development (technical training, cross training with other departments, and/or personal development training).
  • Supervise and participate in the creation of manufacturing process and equipment qualification validation plans, validation protocols and reports, and their implementation.
  • Mentor engineers and technicians in their trouble-shooting, repair and maintenance of alignment and metrology tooling.
  • Plan, manage, and direct manufacturing engineering activities to achieve production, quality, scrap, and safety goals.


  • Develop instrument level alignment, compensation, and optical performance tests; track compliance and verification through design completion.
  • Define, design and develop optical metrology solutions including hardware engineering, test software implementation, and instrument qualification.
  • Collect and perform statistical analysis on metrology data to correlate to performance metrics.
  • Explore novel optical metrology technologies and work with suppliers on prototype development.
  • Works with Design Engineering to actively develop new manufacturing processes and equipment or modified processes and equipment in a regulated environment in compliance to ISO standards.
  • Participate as an integral team member in the Risk Management process (DFMEA, PFMEA, CAPA, etcs.) in accordance with ISO and global regulatory standards.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.



Key qualifications:


  • MS or PhD degree in Optical Engineering, Physics or a related technical discipline.
  • A minimum of 10 years related experience.
  • Required Intangible Assets / Attributes:
  • Professional and calm demeanor
  • Honesty, integrity, and trust
  • Detail oriented with commitment to excellence
  • Proven problem solving skills in a teamwork setting, with a strong desire for continuous learning and development of enhanced manufacturing systems knowledge.
  • Ability to inspire and coach individuals and groups to achieve career development and performance targets.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Comfortable presenting to and communicating with cross-functional groups at multiple levels of corporate structure.
  • In-depth knowledge of imaging optics, image quality metrics, optical metrology and characterization.
  • Experience in opto-mechanical design and simulation using Zemax, Code V, FRED or other optical design/simulation tools.
  • Working knowledge or training in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • MS Office proficient (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Must possess the following “soft skills”: Acts with Integrity, Attention to Detail, Clear Communicator, Goal Setting / Drives for Solutions, Prioritization/Multi-task, Problem Solver/Decision Maker, Self-Motivated, Team Player.
  • Occasional travel (up to 10%)
  • U.S. Citizenship or Qualified U.S. Worker.

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.

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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