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Single Point Diamond Turning Lab Manager

Company:, Inc.
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world.

The Role:

You will join a multi-discipline team responsible for development of high bandwidth systems for free space optical communication between satellites.

The SPDT Lab Manager will build SPDT capabilities from the ground up and work closely with machinists and engineers to outline, develop and optimize new machining and manufacturing processes for ultra-precision diamond turn optics. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in standing up a SPDT facility, managing machinists and test engineers, and machining tight tolerance optical and aerospace components. The desired candidate will have experience in a fast-paced machining environment and will have the ability to respond quickly to interruptions and requests to support test teams.


  • Build out SPDT capabilities from the ground up.
  • Hiring and developing a team of SPDT machinists.
  • Ultra-precision diamond turning/grinding on a wide variety of components.
  • Understands the operations of Ultra-precision CNC machining/grinding equipment and software.
  • Designs, builds, and assembles appropriate fixtures, programs, and processes necessary to manufacture of optical quality parts.
  • Use CAD/CAM software to program multi-axis milling machines to machine complex metallic structures and components
  • Translate engineering drawings into reliable R&D and production machining processes
  • Provide feedback to engineering teams to improve DFMA
  • Maintain rev control of programs, tooling and setups
  • Select tooling and maintain tool library
  • Material selection and sizing
  • Ability to handle complete part manufacture including outside processing.
  • Experience with a variety of materials (aluminum, stainless steels, titanium and nickel based alloys)

Export Control Requirement:

Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, candidates must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

  • Experience standing up and managing a SPDT facility.
  • Experience in developing manufacturing process.
  • Experience with diamond turning or grinding optics.
  • 7+ years of CAM programming experience.
  • 7+ years of machine shop experience in programming and operating CNC equipment (multi-axis mills, lathes, routers)
  • 7+ years of experience in CNC programming.
  • 5+ years of experience with GD&T
  • Experience machining tight tolerance, high value components
  • Demonstrated analytical, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Program verification software experience
  • Familiarity with AS9100 Quality Management System
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • CAD experience Siemens NX, CATIA, Solidworks
  • CMM programming/operation

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, visit

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