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Development Engineering Manager



This position will utilize their expertise to arrange, instruct, and develop other engineers and technicians to meet the customer’s requirements and schedules. Utilize an individual’s expertise to work closely with the Sales Department and analyze the upcoming revenue projections, to make recommendations for staffing and Capex needs as well as provide cost information for quoting. The Buyer/Planner role will have primary responsibility for purchasing and production planning activities at the site to achieve business objectives and customer service goals. Includes proactive risk mitigation, supply execution oversight, forecasting, production planning and monitoring and reporting of results.


  • Define, plan and complete development and production projects in laser micro manufacturing for the life sciences
  • Perform complex equipment set up and process development of laser workstations.
  • Provide technical skill training to laser operators and technicians
  • Lead the successful transition of development projects to production
  • Support identification and planning of projects to be considered for the transition process
  • Take ownership of assigned tasks and work across several departments to achieve a goal
  • Support cross departmental teams in conjunction with a project transition
  • Monitor ongoing development projects for manufacturability
  • Oversee and bring to closure on any Lightspeed Lab quality related issues to include Customer Compliant and Corrective Action
  • Support the Operations Manager in solving on-going production issues
  • Support Sales through the completion of project routing for quotes
  • Generate and update setup sheets, work instructions, and CAPAs as required
  • Take ownership of assigned tasks and work across several departments to achieve a goal
  • Lead cross departmental teams in continuous improvement processes
  • Mentor and guide other technical staff to optimized solutions
  • Participate in sales support activities including sales presentations, customer visits, and technical seminars
  • Monitor other engineers in the Lightspeed Lab for technical effectiveness and offer assistance when necessary
  • Manage Lightspeed ADL system schedules and project schedules
  • Arrange applications development engineers and technician’s schedules
  • Instruct and help engineers and technicians to develop optimum processes
  • Conduct regularly scheduled Performance Evaluations for staff and provide ongoing feedback
  • Work with Director when disciplinary actions are required
  • Schedule and approve overtime/work schedules


  • Familiarity with ISO Quality Systems particularly in medical device manufacturing
  • Experience with industrial laser and beam deliveries.
  • Basic understanding of laser-material interaction for a specific application (i.e. laser welding, excimer laser- polymer, etc.) and how to apply that understanding
  • Ability to generate machine motion control programs (i.e. G-Code)
  • Ability to create and troubleshoot programs for inspection devices and other auxiliary equipment
  • Proficient with the use of optical inspection equipment.  This may be defined as a magnifier, microscope, and/or equipment used for measuring capacity


  • Standing and walking for short periods of time
  • Ability to use a microscope, including manipulating small object under a microscope


May require some lifting of heavy boxes or items.


$120,000 – $140,000


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Limitations and Disclaimer: The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.