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Manufacturing Engineer - Service Tools

INFICON is a leading provider of innovative instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and Smart Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 software solutions that enhance productivity and quality of tools, processes, and complete factories. These analysis, measurement and control products are essential for gas leak detection in air conditioning/refrigeration and automotive manufacturing. They are vital to equipment manufacturers and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for optics, flat panel displays, solar cells and industrial vacuum coating applications. Other users of our vacuum-based processes include the life sciences, research, aerospace, packaging, heat treatment, laser cutting and many other industrial processes. We also leverage our expertise in vacuum technology to provide unique, toxic chemical analysis products for emergency response, security, and environmental health and safety.

United States, NY, East Syracuse
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Job Description

The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for resolving issues related to assembly, test and logistical activities as well as identifying opportunities for streamlining existing processes.  This individual will be directly involved in production line layouts, tooling, fixtures and equipment acquisitions. They should be strong at identifying inefficiencies in production processes and be able to propose & implement solutions that will lead to improvements.  The successful candidate will engage with individuals in other functional roles, departments and across INFICON manufacturing locations.   This Manufacturing Engineering position is a dynamic, active role that affords extensive exposure within Engineering and all associated Industrial interfaces.  


Essential Job Duties

Specific duties include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Identify inefficiencies within existing operations and propose and implement solutions.
  • Design and introduce assembly and test fixtures to improve both the quality, reliability and repeatability of production rates on existing processes and new production builds.
  • Work to improve first-pass yield in production areas by working to identify the primary causes of failures and making recommendations for improvements.
  • Organize and implement strategies based on KPIs to continually drive improvements with verifiable cost reductions and capacity increases.,
  • Identify design and test specifications that have been poorly defined or over-constrained and work with appropriate parties to better define the necessary specifications.
  • Develop, create and communicate production instructions and standard operating procedures.
  • Work to ensure both internal and external customers are satisfied with the responses in dealing with the inevitable issues that arise in a manufacturing organization.
  • Work jointly on a near-daily basis with INFICON’s technicians, operators, engineers, supply-chain and logistics teams.
  • Investigate and incorporate new production technologies, such as machine automation, in both existing activities and within development projects. 


Behaviors necessary for this role include, but are not necessarily limited to:

 Organized and logical individual who enjoys challenges, excels in team-based environment and is a critical thinker

  • Possesses strong problem-solving skills and the ability and desire to articulate information.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Establish credibility & trust from all levels of the organization.

Education and/or Experience

  • BS in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering with 2+ years of experience.  Candidates with relevant industrial internships and minimal experience will be considered.  Candidates with related Engineering degrees will also be considered. 
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to design improvements into production test fixtures, equipment and methods.
  • Some experience in a high mix, dynamic manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Experience and / or desire to master industrial Enterprise Resource Planning systems (SAP preferred) on both a local and global level. 

Additional Information

For New York, the expected salary range for this position is between $60,000 and $110,000 per year. In addition, INFICON employees are eligible for a profit sharing bonus with a target of 10%.  The actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law

INFICON provides a dynamic work environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our employees experience ongoing green initiatives, flexible work hours, and a variety of health and wellness programs.

INFICON’s forward-thinking approach offers countless opportunities to design, support, and manufacture a diverse product portfolio that expands globally. Our Lean and Agile work environment offers competitive compensation, relocation assistance, a discretionary bonus, and generous employee benefits; major medical, dental, health, vision, 401K, vacation and sick time, tuition reimbursement, and more!

INFICON is committed to ensuring that our online application process provides an equal opportunity to all job seekers that apply without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, age, protected veteran status, disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic. A notice describing Federal equal employment opportunity laws is available here and here to reaffirm this commitment. 

INFICON, Inc. strictly complies with all aspects of the Export Administration Regulations ('EAR'), including those sections dealing with deemed exports to foreign nationals.

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