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9 months ago
Salary: In Line with Experience
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Management Jobs
OptaSense, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status.

OptaSense is a world leader in Distributed Acoustic Sensing and proud to provide vital information to help protect and secure the world's critical assets.

Drawing on decades of experience in the signal processing world, OptaSense is able to turn standard single mode telecoms fibre into a listening device up to 50km in length. OptaSense is rapidly expanding, with growth built on providing cutting edge solutions and excellent service to clients with security and monitoring requirements in tough environments. The OptaSense system has been deployed successfully worldwide and we now have operations in over 35 countries, in industries such as Oil and Gas, Transport and Security.

Join a challenging, dynamic and fast growing business with an exciting portfolio of international clients working on some of the most critical and exciting projects around the planet.

We have a Manufacturing Manager position available in our RIO division located in Santa Clara, CA.

Job description/Person specification

• Production Planning
o Use existing planning tools to plan manufacturing operations (production & materials)
o May need to update planning tools or migrate existing planning system to a new MRP system
o Plan for future growth
• Production Supervision
o Hands-On Supervision of a team of technicians to meet production requirements. Will need to spend time daily in the Manufacturing Area.
o Scheduling shifts & overtime that technicians work.
• Supplier & outsource management
o Manage suppliers relevant to manufacturing (schedule, flow of material, quality)
• Technical Supervision
o Understand all manufacturing process steps
o Provide technical supervision to technicians in coordination with process and test engineers
• Quality/Process/Yield/Cost Control
o Identify, analyze and resolve production issues
o Collect process control data, analyze them and calculate yields in coordination with quality engineer
o Maintain and update all quality documentation regarding manufacturing processes
o Propose and execute Yield and process improvement and cost reduction initiatives
• Presentations
o Present regular updates on all aspects of manufacturing operations and quality

Minimum Qualifications
• BS in Engineering
• 10+ years manufacturing experience in an optical or semiconductor manufacturing environment
• 5+ years hands-on management experience in a manufacturing environment
• Strong Knowledge of Excel, Word, Powerpoint
• VBA knowledge desired
• Knowledge of active optical component manufacturing desired
• Good presentation skills
• Some travel will be required

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