Manufacturing Engineer


Newark, DE

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Accountable for projects that improve safety, quality, delivery and costs across a broad range of manufacturing processes. 
  • Responsible for developing and executing a portfolio of Value Improvement Projects (VIP) that improve Value of Production (VOP) 5% year-over-year. 
  • Responsible for ensuring new product introductions and product transfers are executed according to all applicable procedures.
  • Participate in material review board activities within assigned area of responsibility. Determine disposition with respect to rework, repair or scrap.  Ensure proper inventory management and financial reporting.
  • Point of contact for day-to-day production issues, troubleshooting, root cause analysis and corrective actions. 

Education & Experience

B.S. degree in Engineering.  Industrial, Mechanical or Electrical preferred.

Minimum 5-years of manufacturing experience in a lean manufacturing facility.


  • Experience researching, specifying, installing and commissioning of production equipment.
  • Experience developing and writing work instructions and training production operators.
  • Experience and training in the deployment of lean manufacturing. 
    • Shingijutsu sensei training a plus.
  • Knowledgeable in machining operations and CNC programming a plus
  • Knowledgeable in high temperature equipment and processes a plus
  • Demonstrated experience with problem analysis and resolution.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results working with others 
  • Experience with MS Office suite, Excel, Project, Access or other database systems, 
  • Experience with ERP/MRP systems. Oracle or SAP preferred)
  • Experience with ISO 9001
  • Due to ITAR compliance, this position requires candidates to be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident Alien, or Protected Individual per 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)

Working Conditions

  • Office and Shopfloor

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to occasionally lift/push/pull up to 15kg (33 lbs).
  • Able to sit, stand, bend, squat and walk about the facility. 

Safety Requirements

All employees are required to follow the site EHS procedures and Coherent Corp. Corporate EHS standards.

Quality and Environmental Responsibilities

Depending on location, this position may be responsible for the execution and maintenance of the ISO 9000, 9001, 14001 and/or other applicable standards that may apply to the relevant roles and responsibilities within the Quality Management System and Environmental Management System.

Culture Commitment

Ensure adherence to company’s values (ICARE) in all aspects of your position at Coherent Corp.:

Integrity – Create an Environment of Trust

Collaboration – Innovate Through the Sharing of Ideas

Accountability – Own the Process and the Outcome

Respect – Recognize the Value in Everyone

Enthusiasm – Find a Sense of Purpose in Work


Coherent Corp. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected].