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.

Process Manufacturing Engineer

Job ID:  2029

Jupiter, FL, US

Date:  May 20, 2023


The Process Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for providing engineering support and continuous improvement to the production assembly environment for products and processes in order to maximize production efficiency. This includes maintaining and enforcing the high quality standards of components and products produced through understanding the needs of the customer.

The position will focus on the post launch aspects of product life cycle management and will be responsible for manufacturing sustaining activities to drive continuous improvement, cost reduction, and on-time delivery


  • Create, support, and improve the processes and procedures for the assembly and testing of lens assemblies and opto-mechanical based systems.
  • Participate in troubleshooting, root cause, and corrective action processes as required.
  • Design experiments, perform analytical measurements, and interpret results of system and sub-system level testing to qualify or resolve product and process issues.
  • Create and conduct verification & validation protocols to qualify new or improved materials, adhesives, processes, or products.
  • Act as technical leader while interfacing between Engineering, Quality, Production and System Test to provide constructive feedback and assist in verifying designs to meet internal and customer requirements.
  • Assist with Engineering Change Order implementation activities including scrap analysis, material disposition, update work instructions and test requirement changes.
  • Update documentation via Engineering Change Order process including maintaining engineering drawings, Bill of Materials, test reports, assembly procedures and design validation plans.
  • Monitor, review, and enhance flow of work within the facility by utilizing LEAN principles to ensure timely shipment of customer orders.
  • Ensure assembly personnel, supervisors, and in-line inspectors are clearly trained on products and procedures; advising on assembly techniques and identifying critical features and functions.
  • Provide feedback to engineering on manufacturability, product concerns, and improvement ideas for design standards.
  • Identify, specify, and acquire appropriate equipment and essential assembly tools and fixtures.
  • Utilize automation where possible to improve the assembly process.
  • Participate in conferences, trade shows, audits at supplier sites, training at customer sites, or off-site training courses as requested.  All policies and procedures of the off-site location must be followed when visiting.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned


  • BS in Industrial, Mechanical or Optical Engineering,
  • 3+ years of related experience in a production/manufacturing environment
  • Experienced in LEAN manufacturing principles and their implementation into a manufacturing environment
  • Experienced with quality improvement tools and techniques (Six Sigma, Statistical Process Control, and FMEA)
  • Experienced with engineering drawings for machine fabrication and assembly, including geometric tolerances, classification of fits.
  • Exposure/familiarity with ERP software, preferably SAP
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • Ability to work with others in complex management matrix structure
  • Must possess the following “soft skills”: attention to detail, clear communicator, customer focus, negotiation, prioritization/multitasking, problem-solver/decision-maker, team player
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively across disciplines required
  • Must be able to comply with policies and procedures when visiting any facility outside of Jenoptik, such as customer, supplier, & manufacturer sites, as well as conferences, trade shows or off-site training.
  • 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.


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.

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