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Manufacturing Process Engineer

Req ID: J2318480-IL

  • Location
    Burlington, Massachusetts, United States of America
  • Category Engineering
  • Posted Wednesday, May 18, 2022
  • Type Full time
  • Job Type Permanent Employee

Job Description

Manufacturing Process Engineer

Kasalis is a global supplier of advanced automation and production systems for the active alignment, assembly, and test of leading-edge optical devices and electro-optical systems – including compact camera modules, NIR and visible light projectors, LiDAR systems, augmented reality systems, and structured light 3D sensing systems. We work on innovative, state-of-the-art technologies from some of the world’s most recognizable brands in the technology space.

Kasalis is part of Jabil, one of the top manufacturers in the world, with more than 200,000 employees worldwide in over 100 facilities.

About the Job

We are searching for a talented and motivated Manufacturing Process Engineer to prototype and deploy customized automated optical active alignment and test systems for our internal and external customers. You will be involved in DFX feedback to both customers and internal designers, setup, optimization, and qualification of custom manufacturing machines and processes, deployment of custom machines and processes around the globe, and support of manufacturing processes in mass production. We need someone who thrives working in a small team environment with tight deadlines, who takes pride and ownership of their work, and who delivers practical, high-quality solutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Hands-on process development to set up, optimize and qualify custom active alignment and test machines.

  • Work cross-functionally with Kasalis, Jabil, and customer technical teams to bring the manufacturing systems and processes from the early design phases through mass production.

  • Define and perform experiments to improve process and product quality, reduce cycle time, and improve yield.

  • Statistical analysis of large data sets to understand process and product performance.

  • Develop, maintain, and execute design documents, technical evaluations, test plans, functional specifications, and validation protocols

  • Work with cross functional teams to perform hands-on and remote troubleshooting and debug of electro-mechanical systems.

  • On-site factory visits across North America, Europe, and Asia for system installation and support.

  • Prepare machine and process operation manuals and other technical documentation.

  • Participate in project planning, technical reviews, and status meetings.

  • Manage project tasks and activities to meet project schedule and budget goals.


  • Experience in manufacturing settings and with capital equipment.

  • Strong problem solving / debugging skills.

  • Strong statistical analysis skills revolving around manufacturing (i.e. GRR, capability studies, T-Tests and correlation analysis).

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Work well in a team environment.

  • Some domestic and international travel is required.

Desired Skills

  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and solve problems with automated equipment in manufacturing facilities.

  • Familiarity with any of the following: optics, image sensor and/or electronics manufacturing knowledge, adhesive properties & material evaluation, DFX, PFMEA, optical theory, precision automation.

  • Experience with Python, IEC 61131 for programmable controllers or other similar programming languages.

  • Experience with statistical analysis tools (i.e. Minitab).

  • Six Sigma/SPC training.

Education and Experience

  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Automation Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Robotics, or similar fields.

  • 2+ years of related experience.

Accessibility Accommodation

If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access site as a result of your disability. You can request a reasonable accommodation by sending an e-mail to or by calling 1.727.803.7515 with the nature of your request and contact information. Please do not direct any other general employment related questions to this e-mail or phone number. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address and/or phone number.

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