Manufacturing Engineer 2

    • Job Tracking ID: 512256-783138
    • Job Location: West Henrietta, NY
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: July 27, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:


Manufacturing Engineer 2


Manufacturing Engineering

Reports to

Manufacturing Engineering Manager


RPO is a global leader in precision optics, optical components, and optical assemblies. We specialize in a full spectrum of products & services including - Design and Engineering, Systems Integration, Lens Assembly, Visible and Infrared Components, Glass and Plastic Molded Aspheres, and Thin Film Coating. As one of the fastest growing companies in Rochester, RPO offers exciting career paths and work on market-leading programs. See below one of many career opportunities to join to RPO team!

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for the technical support of multiple production lines which manufacture precision optical assemblies. Working closely with production personnel, the Manufacturing Engineer will dictate proper assembly procedures and oversee the documentation and training of these procedures with a primary focus on delivering quality products on time at an exceptional value to our customers.

Summary of Essential Job Duties:

  • Support production departments
  • Responsible for the efficient operation of manufacturing processes within the facility;
  • Generate detailed work instructions which define critical assembly steps in a way that can be clearly and consistently understood.
  • Strong trouble shooting skills to diagnose and correct production failures.
  • Procure or design fixtures which aid assembly of parts to increase repeatability, reduce scrap and reduce cycle time.
  • Identify critical parameters and statistically analyze production metrics to drive data-based decisions.
  • Summarize data and present to Management in a clear and concise manner.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of manufacturing projects and capital improvements.
  • Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of coworkers including assemblers, technicians, engineers and managers.
  • Responsible for transition of manufacturing processes from engineering / prototype stage to volume production.
  • Work with quality assurance to ensure specifications are met and documentation is in place prior to shipment of product.
  • Apply knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the optics manufacturing field.

Experience and Skills:

Experience/Certifications/Degrees Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing, industrial or mechanical engineering with 5+ years’ experience.
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) methods.
  • Experience with 3D modeling methods and 3D printing. Solidworks preferred.
  • Experience with MS Excel software is required. Filemaker Pro and Minitab a plus
  • Lean manufacturing, six sigma black belt, or green belt certification a plus
  • Experience working with customers
  • Experience with ISO 9001 standards is preferred
  • Experienced in ITAR regulations, specifications, and company compliance including, but not limited to, optics, mechanics, quality, verification, and testing is preferred
  • Experience with Optical Assembly.

Requirements and Competencies:

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents. Ability to communicate effectively to team members and management.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts.

Educational Requirements:

  • BS engineering degree from an ABET accredited college.
  • 5 years’ experience

Additional Requirements:

  • Pursuant to ITAR, EAR, and other export compliance laws and regulations, applicants for this position must be U.S. Persons as defined by U.S. law, i.e., U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents ('Green Card' holders), persons granted refugee status or asylum status in the United States, or temporary residents granted amnesty.

Work Requirements:

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

  • Generally works in a clean environment and works to maintain the environment as such.
  • Safety glasses are required on the manufacturing floor. The noise level in this work environment is loud and requires hearing protection. Personal protection equipment will be provided.
  • Some areas may require area specific safety training.
  • The job may involve prolong periods of sitting/standing.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. May involve prolonged periods of magnified inspection (eye strain)
  • The employee is frequently required to use the computer.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand: use hands to fingers, handle or feel: and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch: and talk and hear.

Compensation & Benefits:

RPO offers highly competitive, total compensation packages linked directly to employee’s professional experience. RPO’s benefits include: Tuition Reimbursement Program, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, 9 paid holidays, generous paid vacation and sick time and a 401(k) plan after a 60-day waiting period. Additionally, we work a 4/10 work week that provides for every Friday as a non-work day.


This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Rochester Precision Optics is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people.


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.