Project Engineer

Veeco - Somerset, NJ (30+ days ago)3.6

Veeco (NASDAQ: VECO) is a leading manufacturer of innovative semiconductor process equipment. Our proven MOCVD, lithography, laser annealing, ion beam and single wafer etch & clean technologies play an integral role in producing LEDs for solid-state lighting and displays, and in the fabrication of advanced semiconductor devices. With equipment designed to maximize performance, yield and cost of ownership, Veeco holds technology leadership positions in all these served markets.

Manages projects involving cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of a product through the design process, and into a finished state for external customers. Monitors the product/program/project from initiation through delivery, interfacing with customer on technical matters. Organizes interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the product/program/project on schedule and within budget constraints. This position is in a matrix type of organization, where the position does not have responsibility over product development but does have overall product/program/project management responsibility.

Responsible for managing various project deliverables which will include system design, Electrical, Software, and Mechanical.
Coordinate design and project reviews.
Create and update detailed Gantt charts.
Directs and coordinates all activities necessary to complete assigned projects.
Interface with Customers, provides status updates.
Focal point for Marketing on project related issues.
Prepares group work assignments and monitors progress.
Provides weekly status to Engineering Management.
Collaborative partner with Planning, Supply Chain, Quality, Field Service, and Operations team to better align, improve and standardize systems and processes.
Drive process reengineering and improvement, report execution against detailed plans, ensure timely completion of objectives.
Conduct weekly ECO (Engineering Change Order) review with Contract Manufacturers for new and sustaining projects and provide action plan to implement and cut-in.
Conduct weekly ECR review with off-shore design partners and provide technical guidance where needed.
Identifies and mitigates risk factors in engineering, operations, and manufacturing that may impact achievement of on-time system delivery.

5+ years in engineering roles, with 2+ years Project Management Role.
Proven ability to manage projects or programs.
Process development and improvement in a team environment.
Experience in MS Project, Excel, Word and Power Point a must.
Solid knowledge in Program Management process, Program Management accreditation a plus.
BS degree in Business or Engineering.
Previous large scale high-tech equipment experience preferred.
AutoCAD or SolidWorks experience preferred.
Excellent Verbal and Written communication skills.
SAP or ERP/MRP experience preferred.
Strong leadership characteristics (e.g. creating a vision, empowering).

Veeco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.