B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc.
  • 30-Jul-2018 to 28-Nov-2018 (PST)
  • Other
  • Redmond, WA, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Job Title:      Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Department:  Technical Operations

Reports To:   Chief Operating Officer



We provide advanced photonics solutions and other specialty technology for US and international Special Operations Forces and Combat Arms elements that are forward in the fight.

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008-certified developer, manufacturer, and systems integrator of optoelectronic and related products used in defense and law enforcement applications. The company's core competencies include turnkey laser targeting and illumination systems, night-vision devices, long range surveillance, and other integrated laser systems. We are proud of our reputation as a technology leader in delivering solutions that are proven to meet the demanding performance requirements of extreme environments and combat conditions. Since our origin in 1974, we have been dedicated to providing the highest quality of products, services and support to our customers. B.E. Meyers is a privately-owned and operated small business located in Redmond, WA.


The manager of manufacturing engineering position oversees the development and implementation of manufacturing processes to maintain proper product functionality as well as cost efficiency; ensures the engineering team and other manufacturing departments work together cohesively and is responsible for the development of equipment to aid in the manufacturing process; leads and directs the work of assigned manufacturing engineers and project engineers.


  • Supervises, instructs, and ensures the accuracy of all manufacturing engineering activities.
  • Recommends methods and processes in production to improve workflow rate and efficiency.
  • Maintains departmental day-to-day manufacturing engineering activities; monitors and prioritizes the assignment, workflow and scheduling of those activities.
  • Provides manufacturing operational support.
  • Supervises the modification of production processes, and the assessment of manufacturing abilities.
  • Contributes to the Engineering Design process, and the new product introduction timelines.
  • Researches and analyzes data such as customer design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application.
  • Oversees the design of products or systems for manufacturability for new or complex designs such as hand-held laser products, rugged military housings, and compact opto-electronic devices that include state of the art mechanical, optical, and high heat transfer materials.
  • Plans and directs engineering personnel in fabrication of test control apparatus and equipment, and development of methods and procedures for testing products or systems.
  • Directs and coordinates fabrication and installation activities to ensure products and systems conform to engineering design and customer specifications.
  • Drives the company growth plan with detailed manpower planning and strong project management.
  • Evaluates field installations and recommends design modifications to eliminate system malfunctions.
  • Directs department activities to design new products, modify existing designs, improve production techniques, and develop test procedures.
  • Adheres to and improves upon the product development process.
  • Works closely with the Operations, Engineering, Quality, and Production Managers.
  • Resolves problems using solutions that involve new techniques, technologies, or concepts.
  • Analyzes technology trends, human resource needs, and market demand to plan projects.
  • Confers with management, production, and marketing staff to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, and customer demand for new and existing products.
  • Forecasts operating costs of department and directs preparation of budget requests.
  • Advises management of new developments which may affect profit, schedule, costs, customer relations, and/or inter-departmental relations.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of new technologies which may improve operations, and develops recommendations accordingly.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner.
  • Must love guns.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


This position manages all employees of the technical operations department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Required competencies include:

  • Problem Solving/Analysis.
  • Technical Capacity.
  • Project Management.
  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Organizational Skills.


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Technical project management experience
  • Experience with a prior emphasis on product design, including designing for manufacture
  • Experience with Opto-electronic mechanical design (battery based designs a plus).
  • Experience with high-volume manufacturing methods
  • Military product experience preferred.
  • Experience in working with Operations.
  • Experience with adherence to Mil-specs a plus.
  • Experience with Statistical Analysis Methods
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma Concepts.
  • Previous supervisory/managerial experience in a high volume manufacturing environment.
  • Experienced in New Product Introduction methodology.
  • Experience in design for NC machining.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to draft customer and board level presentations.


Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory. Ability to work with concepts such as limits, rings, quadratic and differential equations, and proofs of theorems.


Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.


Must be a U.S. Person and qualify for a security clearance.


  • Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • (Solidworks, Catia, ProE, Solid Edge or Unigraphics etc.)
  • PDM such as Enterprise
  • Statistical Software (i.e. MiniTab)
  • ERP and related systems (i.e. Unipoint QA Software)


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This position may require use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc.
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