Luminit LLC is a leading provider of fine optics for lighting, automotive, and display applications. Luminit is looking for a Senior Optical Mastering Manager who will be responsible for overseeing the production of optical masters, is the owner of the production mastering equipment and of the manufacturing process. He/she will also be involved in cross-functional activities leading to equipment upgrades, process improvements and will support the development of new mastering technologies using the mastering line.
Key specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Oversee production schedules to ensure the timely completion and delivery of orders
Manage the first-line supervisory staff in daily operations
Actively develop and implement training programs as needed
Maintain a stable, safe atmosphere and workplace for all personnel, addressing HR issues if needed
Foster clear communications within Mastering and maintain a floor presence to maximize productivity and ensure procedures are being followed
Ensure clean room protocols are observed and clean rooms are maintained to required cleanliness levels
Work with Supply Chain and Manufacturing Engineering in setting set up the new ERP system with a focus on Mastering
Produce and publish Production Reports from the existing ERP system and implement new reports in the new ERP system
Work closely with Manufacturing Engineering to assist in continuous improvement initiatives and in developing tooling and automation for process improvements
Ensure compliance to applicable Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) regulations
Work closely with the Maintenance group to maintain all key line equipment and insure smooth production flow with minimum down time
Establish a strong and effective working relationship with Sales, Manufacturing Engineering and Quality departments
Requires a strong production background, as well as an ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce to oversee existing production and implement new processes in a production environment. Must be a team player.
Must have experience in the following areas:
Manufacturing in a diversified and fast-paced atmosphere
Management of first-line supervisors
ERP deployment and use
Using lasers and optics, as well as laser safety
Sound and logical reasoning ability, and the ability to deduce root causes and corrective measures for process and quality issues
Strong communications and presentation skills
Strong computer skills in technical subjects and presentations (MS Office)
The following skills would be highly desirable:
Experience in optical recording, processing and replication and/or holography
Knowledge of optical recording materials and their properties
Close familiarity with process automation for large scale production
Metrology and software related to test and measurements used in optical recording
Experience or training in relevant principles of Quality, Lean Manufacturing, Program Management, Manufacturing Planning and any appropriate certifications
A six-sigma black belt
B.S. in Optical/ Electrical Engineering or related discipline and 10 years of manufacturing experience in optical recording and replication processes.
Moderate physical requirements consistent with spending time on the floor (including clean rooms) with supervisors and production personnel.
This position is in Torrance, CA.
Internal Number: 401
About Luminit LLC
Located in Torrance, CA, Luminit R&D is staffed by some of world's leading optical experts, including scientists, engineers, and production personnel, many of whom hold Ph.D. degrees. With more than 20 years of in-depth expertise, seven recording labs and 20 lasers, our R&D team has developed more than 40 advanced technologies, systems and products for government agencies and manufacturers seeking cutting-edge optical technologies that improve performance and reduce costs.The R&D staff is organized into two major technology centers:• Holographic Optical Element (HOE)-based Technologies• Electro-optical and Spectral Sensing, Fiber-optics and Photonic Integration, and Nanotechnologies