Posted Feb 11

Manufacturing Engineer

Phoenix, AZ, United States Full Time

As the ideal candidate for this role of Manufacturing Engineer at Neolight, you thrive in a mission-driven and fast-paced startup environment. You have experience creating and maintaining manufacturing processes for assembly of electronic medical equipment. You can specify and develop process equipment and tooling specifications. You have experience designing fixtures and jigs using AutoCad and/or SolidWorks, and have designed programming and functional test systems for sub-assembly and final assemblies using schematic capture. In this role, you will be responsible for creating process automation software using LabVIEW and performing process validations; following IQ/OQ/PQ procedures. You will be comfortable training manufacturing personal on processes. You will develop and execute cost reduction plans and practice continuous improvement by utilizing best practices, such as Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. As a Manufacturing Engineer at Neolight you will develop and modify processing or handling equipment requirements and specifications. You will review processing techniques for manufacture of new products aimed at decreasing cost, improving throughput, and improving overall quality for commercial product lines. You will lead design transfer and manufacturing transfer tasks for new and existing products.

This position reports to the Chief Technology Officer.


  • Leads/participates in process development, product transfer, and process improvement projects to improve product quality, decrease cost, and improve manufacturing efficiencies.
  • Develops test plans, validation IQ/OQ/PQ protocols, test protocols. Execute protocols and write reports to ensure equipment/processes meet part/assembly
  • Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements, production and field performance data to identify issues and opportunities for improvements.
  • Develops and maintains project timelines and provides updates and feedback to project leadership.
  • Supports new product development by designing and developing manufacturing processes for new products that facilitate ease of manufacturing while producing quality, cost effective products with optimized yields.
  • Work with project teams to identify issues and risks. During new product development integrate with Engineers, Design Engineers, Quality Engineers and the Packaging Department/and or Production Department to ensure cost effective new product development and introduction into manufacturing
  • Works with Electrical, Mechanical, and Software Engineering to create assembly process, programming process and functional test process for Medical Instruments
  • Designs process and test fixtures using CAD: SolidWorks, Schematic Capture, Circuit Board layout.
  • Creates process automation using LabVIEW or Matlab. Uses appropriate statistical support and Design of Experiments (DOE) when developing recommendations.
  • Develops and execute Process Validation Protocols, generates manufacturing assembly and in-process acceptance procedures


  • Packaging and plastics assembly experience, highly preferred
  • Medical Device or FDA regulated environment, highly preferred
  • Professional technical writing abilities
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical, and problem-solving abilities
  • Team-oriented with a natural ability to lead employees and teams, cross-functionally
  • Experience with planning and executing process validations and managing process risk assessment
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively interface with Research and Development, Quality Assurance, and other functional groups in the organization


  • Bachelors’ degree in Industrial, Chemical, Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering or science-related field
  • 8+ years of related experience, or a Masters’ degree in Industrial, Chemical, Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering or science-related field with 5+ years of related experience
  • Equipment and process Qualification (IQ, OQ, PQ) experience
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Calibration knowledge and understanding
  • Process development experience



  • Salary is competitive with the market rate, and based on the successful candidate’s specific experience and skillset.
  • We offer stock compensation and performance-based raises.


  • Full health, dental, and vision insurance packages
  • Unlimited time off as long as you’re getting the job done
  • Access to a full kitchen, bottomless coffee, and unsupervised play time with 3d printers
  • The chance to work alongside a committed team of people who plan on saving lives and changing the world


Does this job description sound like you? If so, we can’t wait to meet you. Please send us an email to that includes the following:

  • A resume detailing your professional experience
  • A cover letter (with specifics about your interest in this specific role, specifically with Neolight),
  • A list of no more than 3 professional references (including their name, relationship to you, email address, and phone number)


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