Luminit LLC is a leading provider of optics for lighting, automotive, and display applications. Luminit is looking for a Technology Transfer Program Manager who will take responsibility for transitioning new product manufacturing lines and processes to offshore partners.
The Senior Technical Program Manager is responsible for independently managing cross-functional design and development programs, ensuring high-quality execution from concept design thru NPI launch while meeting required specifications and time to market goals. He/she will be responsible to create cross-functional design teams and to manage design, new product introduction and product transfer to manufacturing sites. The Technical Program Manager shall be proactive in capturing customer’s mechanical, electrical and system-level requirements, managing the schedule, and identifying and resolving problems.
Must have in-depth knowledge of materials and processes used in optical recording and replication. Expertise in process development, material and vendor selection, process control, SPC, six sigma. Leadership – both functional and project management experience. Must have excellent coaching/mentoring skills. Experience in developing global supply chains.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Technical interactions with the customer to capture project requirements, product specifications, overall expectations and key needs
Project planning, schedule, and resource management (facilities layout, equipment selection, personnel at offshore facility)
Project timeline management, internally and with the customer
Project business management
Manage design, purchase and qualification and installation of key equipment and process qualification at customer offshore site
Communicate with customers on project status, requirements, and deliverables effectively and authoritatively
Coordinate activities and resources within all departments at Luminit
Coordinate and track external dependencies, such as vendors, customers, and offshore site logistics
BS/MS (ME, EE) with 10+ years of related experience to include direct, hands-on experience in the electronics or electro-mechanical industry in at least one of the areas such as system level product development, electrical or mechanical product design, NPI engineering, technical project or program management
Must have prior experience in transfer of technology to Asia
5+ years of experience in program management for mechanical and hardware product engineering, hardware design, purchase, transfer and qualification of capital equipment
Deep understanding of manufacturing processes involving web replication preferred
Must have experience with project management tools, such as MS Project
Must have transitioned multiple designs into medium and high-volume production in manufacturing
Must have experience in NPI, pilot, and high-volume production for products
Must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Team player, strong written & oral communication skills, ability to work well with global engineering groups
Must be fluent in Mandarin.
Travel – up to 50%
About Luminit LLC
Located in Torrance, CA, Luminit R&D is staffed by some of world's leading optical experts, including scientists, engineers, and production personnel, many of whom hold Ph.D. degrees. With more than 20 years of in-depth expertise, seven recording labs and 20 lasers, our R&D team has developed more than 40 advanced technologies, systems and products for government agencies and manufacturers seeking cutting-edge optical technologies that improve performance and reduce costs.
The R&D staff is organized into two major technology centers:
• Holographic Optical Element (HOE)-based Technologies
• Electro-optical and Spectral Sensing, Fiber-optics and Photonic Integration, and Nanotechnologies