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MKS Instruments Engineering Manager in Bozeman, Montana

Spectra-Physics, Ophir, Newport and ESI are brands within the MKS Instruments Photonics Solutions division. We provide a full range of solutions including lasers for precision industrial and scientific research applications, laser and LED measurement, beam profiling, precision motion control, optical tables and vibration isolation systems, photonics instruments, temperature sensing, opto-mechanical components, optical elements, and systems for flexible PCB laser processing, high-speed MLCC testing, and CO2-laser-based systems HDI PCB and IC substrate manufacturing. MKS Photonics Solutions enhance our customers' capabilities and productivity in the semiconductor, advanced electronics and specialty industrial markets.

A Day in Your Life at MKS:

MKS Instruments is seeking an Engineering Manager to join the Photonics R&D team. This role is responsible for directing a technical team involved in the design, modification, and evaluation of all phases of development, from product definition through production and release. In this role, you will report to the Director, Engineering, in Instruments, under our Photonics Solutions Division.

You Will Make an Impact By:

  • Functions as the central resource with responsibility for the design, manufacturing, quality and test, as the product(s) move to release and distribution.

  • Promotes investigation of new technologies and keeps abreast of technology development and industry trends.

  • Ensures that products shipped meet specifications and quality goals.

  • Formulates and executes long term plans for cost/profit control.

  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

  • Oversee budgeting, project planning & scheduling for all R&D activities at site.

Skills You will Bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering is required; Master's Degree preferred.

  • 3+ years of related Engineering Management experience.

  • Highly motivated and independent.

  • Strong leadership and team management skills.

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical abilities.

  • Ability to direct a technical team involved in the design, modification, and evaluation of all phases of a specific product, or group of products, from product definition through production and release.

  • Any experience In Photonics-Laser, Optics, Instrumentation, etc., is a plus.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

  • Travel Requirements: up to 20% of travel (one trip each quarter) is required.



Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. persons." "U.S. persons" are generally defined as U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

MKS Instruments, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries ("MKS") is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer: diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. We win as a team and are committed to recruiting and hiring qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), religion, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability or handicap, marital status, membership in the uniformed services, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law. Hiring decisions are based on merit, qualifications and business needs. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with applicable law and company policies. MKS is generally only hiring candidates who reside in states where we are registered to do business.

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