Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Manufacturing Engineering Manager


Wessling, Germany


  • Responsible for managing the complete Engineering activities within a predefined area and leading new product introduction, design for manufacturability, design for testability, automation and continuous improvements;
  • Previous experience in optics production such as Diamond Turning, Vacuum Coating, CNC Milling, Polishing and dimensional Metrology is an advantage;
  • Close collaboration with engineering on the earliest stage of concept or design and reporting on milestones meetings to senior management and customers;
  • Conceptualizing and designing of jigs, fixtures and assembly fixtures in CAD environment and packaging concepts;
  • Lead engineering activities including daily schedules, work assignments and workflows;
  • Drive activities for metrics reviews and performance improvement as part of a continuous improvement mindset;
  • You are responsible for driving the team direction towards achieving goals while also managing headcounts, training and future development;
  • Liaison and ability to manage projects involving multiple departments internally with engineers and externally with suppliers.


  • Successful Masters engineering degree in optics, mechanical or similar technical fields or MBA is a plus;
  • 6+ years of relevant experience, with at least 3+ years of Managerial experience;
  • Experience using CAD and related PLM software. CAM knowledge is an added advantage;
  • Strong critical thinking, ability to question the status quo, while following documentation and maintaining prescribed quality standards;
  • Proven ability to plan and manage operational processes for maximum efficiency and productivity while also implementing lean practices;
  • Able to create, encourage and motivate a positive and team-orientated work environment by specific leadership methods;
  • You are interested in helping to shape a growing company in the cutting-edge sector of laser communication and by improving efficiencies for precision optics manufacturing;
  • You have good communication skills which help you to effectively apply your leadership skills;
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office, ERP/MRP/MES systems, executing custom developed software);
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written in English. German language knowledge is a plus.

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