Technology Manager (Assembly Plant)

  • 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 are seeking an experienced Technology Manager who oversees major manufacturing assembly functions and technology development 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 the technical lead with outside entities.
  • Ensure process stability and the achievement of operational KPIs including the lead time for new products.
  • Interface directly with select customers on relevant projects.
  • Provide company leadership with technical trade-offs and risks pertaining to project work as well as general engineering efforts such that company leadership may make informed decisions.
  • In some cases, 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.


Min BS and MS or PhD in Engineering or Physics or equivalent experience; 15+ years’ experience preferably in the related industry with a strong focus on manufacturing and assembly.

Personal Attributes:

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


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

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficiency in manufacturing principles, design, and assembly
  • Proficiency in basic mechanical principles and mechanical layout
  • Proficiency in LEAN Manufacturing & Six Sigma
  • Expert level knowledge in Fabrication, Mechanical principles
  • Knowledge or insight to the Optical Industry would be advantageous but is not essential.
  • Strong supplier management skills
  • 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
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