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Manufacturing Engineer

Date:  Nov 21, 2022
Location: 

Scotts Valley, CA, US

Job Function:  Operations
Business Unit:  X-Ray Technology

At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. With a sixty-year history, and fourteen Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, our world-class products and technologies are helping our customers to address the greatest challenges of the 21st century.

 

The Opportunity: 

We are looking for a Manufacturing Engineer ensure the effective and efficient introduction of new products and processes and the continuous improvement of manufacturing processes. Additionally, the Engineer will be responsible to report on RMA trends and drive quality improvement projects to reduce overall customer return rate.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and introduce manufacturing process improvements that meet cost and time targets.
  • Leads manufacturing engineering activities, encompassing capital and process development projects.
  • Work with the Director of Engineering to develop the manufacturing engineers and inspection group to drive ownership and accountability of assigned areas.
  • Proactively engage with the New Product Introduction (NPI) process, working with Engineering, Manufacturing, and Materials Management to ensure that new products are introduced according to the project plan.
  • Working with Engineering, Manufacturing, and Materials Management effectively manage and release CN’s and VR’s to the production floor.
  • Prioritize activities to implement key improvements that will extend the life of the product.
  • Effectively leads manufacturing support projects to timely completion.
  • Ensure RMA data is communicated and used to prioritize product improvement.

 

The Right Candidate: 

The right candidate will have an understanding of inter-business communication, developing of relationships with senior colleagues and those of the same level and understands their own impact on other related activities; the ability to proactively identify where improvements can be made to processes and use past mistakes as a form of learning; will drive others to take controlled risks to improve process quickly, efficiently and in a controlled manner, gaining buy in and support from key stakeholders; and has an appreciation of the requirements of internal and external customers, establishes good customer relationships and has a strong customer orientation.

 

Additional Qualifications: 

  • Masters degree in a physical science, engineering or manufacturing engineering.
  • Lean manufacturing qualifications or experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  Customer and/or supplier interaction experience required.
  • Plans in order to meet own objectives. Puts in place monitoring processes and makes appropriate adjustments when progress is not as planned or when requirements change. 
  • Relates data from different sources to reach logical conclusions.
  • Recognizes and acts within the limits of own delegated authority.  
  • Reaches decisions in an objective manner with an understanding of the interests of the business. 
  • Able to perform functions of the job with or without reasonable accomodation
  • Uses communication skills effectively in one-to-one and group situations. Listens actively and respects the views of others even if they are not agreed with.  Able to listen objectively. Adjusts style of communication according to the needs of the audience.

 

About Us: At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyze and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. At X-Ray Technology, we design, develop and manufacture x-ray tubes and sources for use in numerous applications in manufacturing and testing.

 

Great Perks and Benefits:

  • Generous benefit packages - We offer our employees a range of competitive health insurance options, including Medical, Dental, and Vision plans.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) Work-life balance is a key part of our company culture here at OI, and we know that our employees do their best work when they can take the time they need to rest and recharge. Employees start with 4 weeks of annual PTO which is accrued each pay period.
  • Professional Development - OI supports you and your professional development with $5,250 available in annual tuition reimbursement after 6 months of service.

 

Oxford Instruments Perks and benefits:

  • Generous benefit packages - We offer our employees competitive health insurance options, including Medical, Dental, and 
    Vision plans. 
  • Our 401k program has options for saving both pre- and post-tax dollars for retirement.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) Work-life balance is a key part of our company culture here at OI, and we know that our employees do their best work when they can take the time they need to rest and recharge. Employees start with 4 weeks of PTO which is accrued each pay period. 
  • Holidays - We recognize 11 holidays this year
  • In addition to all the standard PTO options, OI proudly offers a generous and progressive paid family leave policy.
  • Professional Development - OI supports you and your professional development with $5,250 available in annual tuition reimbursement after 6 months of service.

 

Oxford Instruments requires all employees to be fully vaccinated by their first day of work. The Company will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation as required by law.

 

Oxford Instruments is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Oxford Instruments is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.  To request reasonable accommodation, please contact Human Resources, 978-405-1119.

 

Note to recruitment agencies: Oxford Instruments operates a Preferred Supplier List, and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not forward candidate details in response to this advert, or to any Oxford Instruments employees or other company locations. Oxford Instruments is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.


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