NJ Employer Engineering Manager (Job ID#FIB-18-00010) in Newton, New Jersey

This is a great opportunity to join the rapidly growing Fiber Optics Business Unit of Thorlabs, a leading company in the exciting Photonics industry. We oversee the development of all fiber optics related products, including the manufacturing of optical glass, optical fiber, cables, and devices for applications ranging from research laboratories to medical and industrial applications. The ideal candidate for this position is a self-motivated leader with an entrepreneurial spirit who thrives in a fast-paced, creative environment. You will lead a team focused on meeting customers needs and expectations through product design and development. You must have experience with product and process design, project management and managing technical people.Essential Job Functions include the following, but are not limited to:Leads a team of engineers and technical resources responsible for identifying new product and product line ideasResponsible for improving existing products and driving them to marketIdentifies opportunities for the development of new products through data and market analysis as well as a variety of other sourcesEnsures that the proper scope and specifications are established and maintained throughout the product development cycleDevelops sales forecasts and cost projections for new productsEnsures that new products are designed for manufacturability and thoroughly tested.Ensures that presentations of new products released to the website are accurate and highly visible to customersIdentifies and implements opportunities to improve speed to marketModerates a forum for new product ideas and product tracking ensuring that all fiber optic topics are updatedProvides technical support to other business units for fiber optics product lines.Works with Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing, Purchasing and Planning departments throughout business units in all entitiesSelects, develops, trains and supervises staffProvides development opportunities for all direct reportsDevelops and implements methods and procedures aimed at monitoring projects and key process criteriaPrepares and delivers presentations to executive managementSupports tradeshows and exhibitions of fiber optics product linesDirects activities associated with the creation, implementation and maintenance of all SOPsMaintains drawings, documentation and information integrity in accordance to ISO and Thorlabs quality standards.QualificationsExperience:Minimum 5 years of experience as an Engineering Manager/Product Design Manager or equivalent combination of education and experienceSix Sigma Black Belt accreditation and/or Lean Sigma certification preferredMust have previous management experience; directing and managing individuals with different technical backgroundsProject management experience preferredEducation:Bachelor's degree in Physics or other related Engineering disciplinesMaster's degree preferredSpecialized Knowledge and Skills:Fiber Optics experience is requiredExperience with use of SolidWorks 3D modeling or equivalentGeneral knowledge of CNC machining, fiber optics and optical designManufacturing and design experience with small, tightly toleranced componentsWorking knowledge of Value Stream Mapping and Lead Time ReductionThorough understanding of MRP, Bills of Materials and Route creationThorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.