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Micro Optics Engineer

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Date: Dec 30, 2021

Location: Reynosa, TAM, MX, 88730

Company: Corning

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Micro Optics Engineer

JOB TITLE:  Micro Optics Engineer

Location: Reynosa, Tamaulipas Mexico                                  Grade: B                                                                                               


Purpose of Position:

  • Tier I process support for manufacturing micro optic products
  • Support Technology and Divisional Engineering on new product development

Major Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure product integrity by assuring processes established by Technology, Divisional Engineering, and/or Plant Engineering are being followed in manufacturing.   Participate in process design reviews and engineering changes.  Utilize plant systems to communicate to manufacturing in a timely manner.  Ensure product bills of material and routings are consistent with the master design documents.  Assist manufacturing personnel with any issues pertaining to the manufacturing process
    • Align, design and construct work stations to manufacture products – micron tolerance
    • Laser-based alignment measurements
    • Metrology, characterization of optical flats, wedges, prisms, WDM filters. Some experience with light sources, power meters, test systems, etc
    • Operation of deposition chambers is a plus
    • Epoxy application and diagnostics of manufacturing equipment
    • Lead or participate in projects for cost reduction, process improvements to address quality and yield issues, and/or reduce production cycle times
    • Support process improvement qualification plans.  Provide data for technical reports for internal publication
  • Participate in new product development projects as the Plant Engineering representative, focusing on “Design for Manufacturability”.  Use Stage Gate and DMAIC processes as appropriate.
  • Ensure quality issues caused by process issues or product performance are addressed through improvement projects, design changes or Root Cause Analysis.  Product Quality Architecture should be updated as necessary.
  • Identify gaps in manufacturing capabilities and make recommendations to improve.  Support improvements using programs such as TPM and LEAN.
  • Promote the establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment.

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  • Identify equipment, material and processes through the use of engineering laws, concepts and fundamental understanding and optimize the manufacturing process
    • To protect product integrity using systems and controls.  Understand the product’s attributes and how they are affected by the process or processes

Personnel Directed

    • As an engineer, will provide direction to technicians, equipment and test engineers.  Also will lead teams of people including peers across multiple locations and/or product lines
    • May direct activities for one or more technicians or process engineers

Minimum Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Physics or Engineering Degree
  • Masters Degree is a plus 
  • Strong project management skills
  • Good problems solving and analytical capabilities (particularly statistical analysis)
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • High initiative, able to work with a minimum supervision or direction, and able to work in team environment
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish


  • Minimum of 1 to 2 years of experience in research and development, technology, and/or manufacturing engineering experience
  • Degree in Optical Physics, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Green/Black Belt


Pay Grade: Grade B 

Employee Referral Amount: $0.00