Senior Director, Manufacturing Engineering (Mfg Eng Director, Sr) – Lumentum Operations LLC – Milpitas, CA

Senior Director, Manufacturing Engineering

Lumentum (NASDAQ: LITE) is a market-leading manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products enabling optical networking and commercial laser customers worldwide. Lumentum’s optical components and subsystems are part of virtually every type of telecom, enterprise, and data center network. Lumentum’s commercial lasers enable advanced manufacturing techniques and diverse applications including next-generation 3D sensing capabilities. Lumentum is headquartered in Milpitas, California with R&D, manufacturing, and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit


Lumentum is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disability

Job Description

Lumentum is seeking a Manufacturing Engineering, Sr. Director. The successful candidate will lead the engineering organization in our Asia Center of Excellence, Thailand. In this role the candidate will provide technical leadership, manage program execution for new product introduction and/or transfer and product scrap reduction activities, both in our internal and outsource factories. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and exhibit a drive for success with an emphasis on product manufacturing cost and engineering solutions.

The position can be located in Milpitas CA, but will require significant travel to Asia

Manage a talented and dedicated team of engineers, both in North America and in Asia.

Provide technical leadership in all aspects of manufacturing engineering, such as Process, Equipment Maintenance and Product Performance for all products built in our internal or outsourced factories.

Collaborate with Design Centers and Functional Teams in North America to successfully launch new products and new technology deployment to our internal and external manufacturing locations in Asia. E

Engage with Internal factory manufacturing, Contract Manufacturers and Component Suppliers to define improvement plans, for cost reduction and/or performance enhancement so as to expedite product and/or manufacturing cost maturity.

Interface with customers and other functional teams within LUMENTUM such as Sales, Quality and Product Line Management for product certification and/or qualification in our internal or external manufacturing entities in Asia.

Coach, mentor and motivate team members to continuously strengthen technical knowledge and soft skills require in collaborating in a cross functional environment.

Solve complex problems.


Bachelors, Masters or PhD in engineering, or appropriate sciences.

7 years of experience in a management capacity in a high tech and fast paced electronics manufacturing environment

Technical exposure in semiconductor device and/or opto-electronic device manufacturing environment would be advantageous.

Experienced in taking development programs from design centers to manufacturing

Demonstrated track record of delivering innovative solutions to challenging problems

Demonstrated ability to work as part of a cross-functional team

Experience working in a global marketplace and interacting with all levels of management

Strong leadership and inter-personal skills to manage and lead individuals

Demonstrated track record in working with cross functional and matrix organization structure.

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Strong analytical skills

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Milpitas-HQ, CA USA

400 N McCarthy Blvd





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May 11, 2017, 6:33:01 AM

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