Manufacturing Engineering Manager


Optotune is looking for a talented and motivated Manufacturing Manager to join our team in Slovakia. In this dynamic role, you will lead and manage a team, ensuring effective performance management and fostering a positive work culture. This position requires up to 20% travel to multiple production sites. Join Optotune and play a key role in driving our innovative manufacturing processes.


  • Manage direct reports and their activities. This includes overall performance management, identifying needs, training and development for department team members
  • Lead team to promote and demonstrate effective communication and positive culture
  • Coordinate activities associated with new product introduction, transfer to different factories and launch
  • Responsible for maintaining production efficiencies and team measurables through lean manufacturing principles, human resources planning, and flexibility
  • Support global R&D, production planning and headquarter reporting
  • Responsibility for the budget, its economical and efficient use
  • Travel up to 20% to multiple production sites


  • MSc degree in industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, biotechnology, physics or equivalent
  • 5 years of progressive experience in a key leadership/management role at a manufacturing facility
  • Leadership ability
  • Responsible for making decisions
  • Knowledge in micro-assembly and semiconductor processing (MEMS)
  • General understanding of production control in mass-production manufacturing
  • Strong hands-on user of ERP software systems (SAP S/4HANA) and quality systems (SPC)
  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement Processes (CIP), Lean Management and Six Sigma
  • Proficiency in English and Slovak

Why us?

  • Work in a fast-growing high-tech environment
  • A variety of challenging tasks and support from highly qualified professionals
  • Flexible working environment, home office & part time work
  • Opportunities for personal development and further education
  • Respectful and supportive corporate culture with a lot of fun
  • Awesome regular company events!
  • More details you can find here

If you are passionate about manufacturing excellence and looking for an exciting opportunity to lead a dynamic team, we would love to hear from you. Apply now to join Optotune in Slovakia and contribute to our mission of delivering innovative and high-quality products. Together, we can achieve new heights in manufacturing efficiency and innovation. Don't miss the chance to be part of our forward-thinking Optoteam. Only CV in Slovak and English is needed.

Updated: 1 week ago
Job ID: 11838248
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201-500 employees
Medical Equipment Manufacturing

Optotune develops and manufactures industry shaping active optical components that allow customers around the globe to innovate.


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