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Manufacturing Engineer

Cytek Biosciences

Cytek Biosciences

Fremont, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024


The Manufacturing Engineer (ME) will be expected to lead parallel high impact projects and helps with continuous and uninterrupted flow of the production process. The ME is expected to contribute new ideas and find innovative methods to accomplish production goals. Works on complex mechanical, electrical, and optical problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. The ME will be responsible of solving production issues quickly and reducing downtime using a data driven approach.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential duties and responsibilities satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Directs personnel in the troubleshooting of Optics, fluidics and equipment components used in Integration, subassembly, and final test process.
  • Take lead in Identifying problems and pursuing plans toward their resolution to improve quality, waste, and equipment efficiency in production process.
  • Ability to handle projects of a moderate to large scope requiring extensive cross functional coordination. Will be required to handle several assignments (project & process duties) simultaneously.
  • As required within the scope of their duty, be responsible for all associated documentation, including however not limited to, the following validations, Operations Procedures, Preventive Maintenance schedules, Engineering Change Notifications, spare parts listings, etc.
  • Provide adequate support of the introduction of new products into manufacturing while supporting the production of existing products.
  • Perform and document field failure investigations, identify root causes, reduce process scrap, and participate in corrective and preventive action efforts.
  • Lead continuous improvement projects to support cost reduction, on-time delivery, customer complaints and production capacity goals.
  • Perform other related duties and assignments as required and ability to read and interpret drawings and schematics.
  • Responsible for improving the product quality by Investigating root causes, design and implementing fail proof (poke yoke) solutions.
  • Analyze in-process and analytical data, draw sound conclusions, and provide recommendations related to process improvement activities.
  • Work very closely with production staff to reduce instrument down time and increase output by performing documented training and coaching.
  • Must be adept in resolving and determining root cause of technical mechanical, optical, and electrical issues encountered in Production during Assembly and Test.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with development, supply chain and production teams to deliver product and process solutions and improvements that achieve company objectives.
  • Responsible for reducing labor hours/unit, manufacturing lead time and Failure at installation.
  • Responsible of material transaction and keeping an accurate inventory in the manufacturing production floor.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Six Sigma certification (greenbelt or blackbelt) preferred.
  • BS Degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering with minimum 3 years experience supporting system integration/testing or equivalent.
  • Understanding ISO13485 is desired.
  • Familiarity with Medical Device mfg. environment is desired.
  • Knowledge of PCBA, Lasers, optics and fluidic systems is a plus.
  • Must possess good written and verbal communication skills, and be able to adapt quickly to changes, prioritize and execute multiple tasks in the fast-paced environment.
  • Statistical Expertise: Proficiency in applying Design of Experiment statistical approaches during process optimization and scale-up.
  • Familiarity with statistical software for data analysis
  • Experimental Design: Proven experience in designing and executing experiments, drawing meaningful conclusions, and providing recommendations based on experimental data.


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.

  • Light to Medium Heavy Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects
  • Comfortably work while standing for long periods of time
  • Able to position their body without additional support to obtain access to internal components of the system

Cytek is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.