Production Manager – Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Our client is a leading global optical solutions provider that has served a variety of markets including Life Sciences, Biomedical, Industrial Inspection, Semiconductor, R&D, and Defense for more than 80 years. The company employs 1,250+ employees across 18 global locations and continues to expand. Part of this global expansion includes the development of a new assembly plant in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

 In line with this expansion, they seek an experienced operational/technical leader to oversee all major manufacturing functions and engineering initiatives.  Additionally, this individual is expected to serve a mentorship role among the operational or engineering staff as well as to advise the company leadership on the best strategic paths to take on a given initiative.



 Essential Functions:

 Serve as the operational/technical leader on major manufacturing initiatives such as new manufacturing process adoption and existing process improvement.

  • Serve as company’s operational/technical lead with outside entities.
  • Interface with global manufacturing sites and engineering staff to address advancement of manufacturing technology.
  • Provide company leadership with technical tradeoffs and risks pertaining to project work as well as general engineering efforts such that company leadership may make informed decisions.
  • Manage and mentor a team of operational/technical staff including engineers/interns.
  • Attend and/or present at external training and seminars to further the operational/technical exposure of the company and to keep up to date on the latest in manufacturing technology.
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.



 To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily as a full-time employee in Malaysia. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

 Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Operation Management in manufacturing or assembly.
  • Proficiency in basic mechanical principles and mechanical layout
  • Entry level knowledge in Optical Fabrication, Optical Physics, Optical Coatings, Opto-Mechanical principles, or other areas within the Optical Industry
  • Knowledge of company products and applications
  • Understanding of document control
  • Great interpersonal, communication, organization skills with hands-on behaviour
  • Great math, MS Excel, Power Point skills
  • English, Chinese and Bahasa Malay proficiency:
  • Value on teamwork
  • Motivated and self-starter



Min BS and MS in Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent experience with 12+ years’ experience preferably in the related optical industry with a strong focus on optical manufacturing and assembly.


Personal Attributes:

  • Team player
  • Diplomatic
  • Honest, open, and direct
  • Good communicator
  • Self-motivated


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