Ushio America

Process Engineering Supervisor

Website ushioamerica Ushio America, Inc

Applying Light to Life

Company Summary

Ushio America Inc. Since being established in 1967, Ushio America, Inc. (UAI) and its group companies have evolved to become a photonics solutions provider. UAI continually invests in educating employees, technical capabilities, and its manufacturing sites across the USA to create solutions for our customers. We solve problems with light.

Light solutions at UAI can range from EUV Semiconductor light sources the size of a bus down to a sensor LED the size of a fingernail. Cinema lamps and laser light projectors are installed for the largest premium screens. Intelligent LED lighting for entertainment production to multispectral medical imaging systems that are designed and manufactured in an ISO 13485 certified medical facility. Architectural lighting creates a beautiful environment while horticulture lamps grow food in optimal conditions to save water and the environment. Care222® technology, developed and researched with Ushio Japan, inactivates viruses when people are present. UAI also distributes the lamps of its parent company, Ushio Japan, one of the world’s largest specialty light source companies.

UAI is fundamentally involved in all areas of the electromagnetic spectrum from extreme UV to visible to far IR. Our knowledge of wavelength, power, packaging, module, system as well as active and passive selection enables us to present the best solution for your application.

At the heart of UAI is our people and their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) along with environmental, social, and governance (ESG). We support customers on their journey to develop customized augmented reality solutions or to manufacture high volume infrared heater lamps.

Job Summary

Ushio America, Inc. – at their Irvine, CA location – is seeking a highly self-motivated individual to join our team as a Mechanical/Process Engineer.  This is a unique opportunity for someone who is interested in challenging work and wants to make a difference as a part of a fast-paced team in a factory with 25 years of history. The successful candidate will work with the team to improve existing processes and design new ones.  If you are interested in an exciting team-based atmosphere and have a strong desire to grow professionally, this may be the opportunity for you.

The Mechanical/Process Engineer’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Lead a small department to manage existing processes and develop new ones.

Work with other mechanical and electrical engineers to maintain and build production equipment and exciting new products

Create and maintain procedures and work instructions

Create and maintain mechanical drawings

The Mechanical/Process Engineer is expected to:

Complete all work with a high level of workmanship and quality

Be self motivated, analytic, and willing to learn independently

Perform all work activities in a manner that promotes integrity and trust

Contribute to and maintain a respectful and collaborative work environment

Applicants must possess the following skills:

Familiarity in a machine shop and preparing mechanical drawings required

Strong trouble shooting skills

Skilled with Solidworks.  Familiarity with Autocad a plus

Experience programming PLCs

Skilled with hands and working on machines

Must be able to manage people and interact in a team environment

Must be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing

Must be able to analyze production processes, find weaknesses and suggest improvements

Must be adept in Microsoft Office

Project management skills a plus

Knowledge of vacuum systems a plus

Machine shop fabricating experience a plus

Prior experience with vision systems a plus


Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in mechanical, industrial, or process engineering or equivalent.

**Current Ushio Employees are eligible for a referral bonus. Please reach out to HR for further instructions regarding more information and eligibility.

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