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Coherent Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Richmond, California

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

  • Job ID: 12220

  • Functional Area: Engineering

  • Position Type: Full Time - Regular

  • Experience Required: 5 - 7 Years

  • Location: CA-Richmond

  • Education Required: Bachelors Degree

  • Relocation Provided: No

  • Tier:

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Job Description and Responsibilities:

Coherent is a world leader of lasers and laser-based technology for materials processing, microelectronics, scientific, life sciences and medical customers. The light we deliver touches almost every aspect of human life—vision correction to cell analysis, precision welding to 3-D metal printing, gravity wave detection to brain research. Put your talents to work at Coherent where you can create and innovate enabling technologies that will push the frontiers of science and technology.

We are seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to join our team. In this role you will:

Ensure the on-time completion of production coating of aerospace and other coating orders by performing the following duties:

  • Write detailed production coating procedures including, but not limited to, workflows, unpacking/packing for shipment, loading/unloading, transport, cleaning, coating, witness test matrix plans, data analysis, and engineering reports.

  • Provide training to production coating staff.

  • Write engineering reports/presentations to be submitted to or presented to management and directly to customers.

  • Technical liaison to internal and external customers as needed for optic coating inquiries, readiness & program reviews; to peers for production coating operations; to program, project and account managers for regular communications of status, inquiries, quotes, priority setting, etc.

  • Perform failure analysis as needed

  • Other related duties as assigned

    Education and Work Experience:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree or higher education in Engineering or Physics.

  • Requires at least 5 years of manufacturing or similar experience.

  • Experience with electron-beam evaporation of metal and dielectric materials, design of metal mirrors and dielectric coatings, design of coat tooling, optical metrology a plus.

  • Experience with aerospace or military program contracts/orders a plus.

  • Experience with engineering procedures, report writing, quoting, and technical liaison to customers.

  • While professional experience would be a plus, Coherent will consider candidates with recent degrees.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card holder.


    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.