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MKS Instruments Inc Sr. Manufacturing Engineer in Andover, Massachusetts

MKS Instruments enables technologies that transform our world. We deliver foundational technology solutions to leading edge semiconductor manufacturing, electronics and packaging, and specialty industrial applications. We apply our broad science and engineering capabilities to create instruments, subsystems, systems, process control solutions and specialty chemicals technology that improve process performance, optimize productivity and enable unique innovations for many of the world’s leading technology and industrial companies. Our solutions are critical to addressing the challenges of miniaturization and complexity in advanced device manufacturing by enabling increased power, speed, feature enhancement, and optimized connectivity. Our solutions are also critical to addressing ever-increasing performance requirements across a wide array of specialty industrial applications. Additional information can be found at ( .

A Day in Your Life at MKS:

Are you naturally curious? So are we at MKS. Our collective curiosity drives us to be an innovation leader in many industries. Our products drive technology advancements across a wide range of applications such as 5G, augmented/virtual reality, autonomous vehicles, clean drinking water and space exploration. We are a team of collaborators who value fresh thinking and believe in mutual respect, constructive candor, diversity and inclusion. As a valued and trusted partner to our customers, we are continually pushing the boundaries of possibility. We believe in creating technology that transforms our world and are looking for like-minded individuals to join our team. If this is appealing to you, we want to meet you.

You Will Make an Impact By:

  • Set up and automate Manufacturing processes for existing and new product introductions

  • Collaborate with cross functional groups in Resolving technical, material, and quality related issues as part of a team

  • Create, update and maintain manufacturing process instructions

  • Establish & monitor process controls (including SPC) and Poke Yoke (mistake proof) processes techniques as part of continuous improvement activities

  • Train and certify assembly operators on manufacturing processes

Skills You Bring:

What you will bring to the team, along with your superior collaboration skills and strong sense of teamwork, will include:

  • BS/MS in Industrial/Mechanical/Electrical engineering

  • 5+ years of experience in a mixed production environment

  • Knowledge of and experience with structured problem-solving tools and techniques

  • Knowledge of and experience with SPC and process control implementation

  • Knowledge of and experience with Lean manufacturing; including refining manufacturing methods, processes, and tools to streamline new and existing products using Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen techniques

  • Working experience with MS Windows and Office applications

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with vacuum systems, pressure, flow measurement and control systems

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Candidate must be computer literate in MS Windows and Office applications.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Perform activities such as sitting, standing, or typing for extended periods of time

  • Must be able to communicate information and ideas so others will understand

  • Operates in a professional office and/or laboratory/manufacturing environment

  • Dedication to safety to mitigate hazards including handling mechanical and electrical hardware, high voltage, gas, water, and heat

  • Noise level in the work environment is usually average

We are interested in a qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we will not be sponsoring work visas for this position, at this time.

MKS is an equal opportunity employer, including disability, veteran status and all categories protected by law. Please review our EOE statements for additional details. MKS is generally only hiring candidates who reside in states where we are registered to do business.


Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be “U.S. persons.” “U.S. persons” are generally defined as U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

MKS Instruments, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries (“MKS”) is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer: diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. We win as a team and are committed to recruiting and hiring qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), religion, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability or handicap, marital status, membership in the uniformed services, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law. Hiring decisions are based on merit, qualifications and business needs. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with applicable law and company policies. MKS is generally only hiring candidates who reside in states where we are registered to do business.

MKS is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process due to a disability, please contact us at: .

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