Engineering Manager

AP Professionals
October 24, 2023
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AP Professionals has partnered with a manufacturer in Rochester that is looking to for an Engineering Manager for their team. As a key member of the team, this role entails overseeing the hiring and development of the engineering team to assist in manufacturing, leading in the creation of programs, collaborating closely with the sales team, and providing hands-on support to the manufacturing operation. 5+ years of supervisory experience is required. Experience within optics, program/project management, or medical device is required.

This is a direct hire, full-time position located locally in Rochester, NY. This position requires onsite work.


  • Interview and hire engineering staff. Establish training and mentoring.
  • Ensure all engineering activities are consistent through procedural and program development.
  • Assist with developing programs from inception all the way through first article delivery and production. Handle initial project evaluation including design for manufacture reviews, cost constraints, and turn-over to production.
  • Assist the sales team with initial quotes, including correct tool selection, raw material selection, and packaging.
  • Guide internal documentation prep with things such as drawings, work instructions, quality plans and customer specified reporting documents.
  • Oversee continuous process improvement with things such as scrap reduction, cycle time reduction, and part handling.
  • Create and update designs of workpiece holding fixtures, end of arm tooling and injection molds as needed. Ensure team design reviews are conducted for fixtures, tooling and assembly processes.
  • Provide supervisory responsibilities for team members such as Program Managers, Manufacturing Engineers, and Applications Engineers.
  • Provide guidance on design and assembly related to opto-mechanical systems and stacked optics.
  • Complete tasks within the quality management system framework (ISO 9001 and 13485).


  • Bachelor degree in related field (preferably Engineering field)
  • Master’s degree preferred.


  • Minimum 10 years of experience in: Program/Project Management, Optics-geometrical and physical, Optical Metrology, and Quality Management Systems in regulated industries (medical device, aerospace, defense, etc.).
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with demonstrated success in a technical supervisory role.
  • Working knowledge of Injection Molding.
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