Integrated Optics (PI), Laser Systems (PL), Optics in Digital Systems (ID)
Years of Experience:
4 Year Degree
Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Operations will lead the development and implementation of the company’s operational and strategic engineering goals. The Director of Operations will supervise operations/engineering, production and quality teams and the expansion of the business’ proprietary intellectual property portfolio.
Have an overall understanding of the operating environment and how changing conditions may affect the business
Ensure integrated day to day running of Engineering, Production & Quality teams and suppliers.
Develop operational control that visually communicates performance in Production, Quality, Maintenance and Daily challenges to CEO.
Take responsibility for operational targets and productivity
Responsible for cost of quality of manufacturing
Understand the financial metrics and understand how they are affected
Actively promote a strong corporate culture of continuous improvement
As part of the management team understand, review and mitigate risks to the business
Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
Create, communicate and implement engineering processes and procedures
Lead the engineering team in converting customer RFQs into workable solutions
Manage origination, development and publication of new intellectual property and related patent filings
New Business Development
Work with the business development and sales team to generate and evaluate new opportunities
Represent and be a key decision maker in customary interactions with customers, suppliers and key industry resources
BS and/or MS in Opto-Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with at least 5 years of related experience
Hands-on experience and understanding of optics and opto-mechanical best practices.
Experience with optical tests such as interferometers, beam profilers, and metrology.
Understanding of optical concepts such as ray aberrations, waves, diffraction, interference, Gaussian propagation, lasers, imaging, Interferometry etc.
Willing to share expertise and train others to further the organization.
Proficient at using SolidWorks, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
Proficient at using ERP systems (currently working with E10 by EPICOR)
Knowledge of BAQ a plus
Knowledge of Ansys and ray tracing a plus.
Knowledge of IT and programing a plus.
Able to analyze and synthesize complex or diverse information. Collect and research data. Use mathematical and statistical analysis tools to formulate conclusions and data-driven decisions.
Our Ideal Candidate:
Strong interpersonal skills
Self- starter and independent thinker
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong administration and time management skills
Ability to take a systematic approach to daily operations
Strong manufacturing knowledge background
Confident leadership skills and be able to influence the team
Facility with both financial and operational metrics for a manufacturing environment
Can communicate effectively at all levels internal and external
Capacity to multi-task
Honest and communicative approach
Focused and the ability to work on your own as well as leading the team are paramount
Qualified by education or experience
Experience running multi-faceted business units
***Compensation will be based on experience and knowledge regarding this role.
2+ Years of Operations experience.
5+ Years of Optical, Mechanical and/or Industrial Engineering experience.
2+ Years of Management experience.
2+ Years of Production/Manufacturing experience.
Additional Salary Information: TBD, based on experience and knowledge of the insdustry.
About PLX Inc.
PLX is a major leader and innovator in monolithic optics and we provide countless solutions to fit the demands of a new generation of optical requirements for the Defense, Aerospace, and Commercial industries. For the past 60 years PLX has been at the forefront of developing high-quality monolithic optics that can withstand and perform under the harshest environmental conditions and maintain their accuracy over time. From a fabricator of conventional system optics to a system integrator, PLX provides high-quality optics that maintain their integrity and accuracy over time, as well as withstanding harsh operating conditions. PLX clients include some of the world’s leading space and defense contractors as well as laboratories around the world. PLX’s proprietary, Monolithic Optical Structure Technology (M.O.S.T.TM), integrates complex optical elements into compact monolithic structures, achieving exceptional accuracy and stability under severe environmental conditions.