Job Id: 1271

Manufacturing Engineer

Lexington, MA

Own and implement sourcing activities for optical elements and assemblies for tactical optical systems.


  • Own the manufacturing value chain for optical components and systems; technical and commercial operations.
  • Serve as a central point of contact and coordinator for a complex supply chain in support of core products.
  • Accelerate the scalability of production output and product development.
  • Manage vendors involved in the fabrication of optical elements, and the assembly, alignment, and test of optical assemblies.
  • Provide on site support and collaboration with partners to prevent and solve ongoing production issues, improve capacity and evaluate potential partners.
  • Continuously evaluate and maximize total cost of ownership and production capability & reliability (lead time & flexibility).
  • Work with contract manufacturers for quick-turn R&D development as well as at-scale production and testing.
  • Work with technicians and engineers (SMEs) building prototype and production product.


  • Degree in a technical field such as engineering, math, science or equivalent experience
  • Operations experience in areas: Process Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Strategic Sourcing or in design of electromechanical hardware.
  • Knowledge of optical system acquisition and development
  • S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data.


  • Experience in the field of infrared imaging
  • Exposure to ISO 9001/AS 9100 quality systems.
  • Years experience with optical system development, integration and test.

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