Manufacturing Engineer

Job title: Manufacturing Engineer

Company: Phaseform

Job description: Phaseform is a recently founded spin-off from the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) of the University of Freiburg in Germany. We are a highly-motivated team of experienced engineers, scientists, business- and marketing experts offering a new and unique way of conducting adaptive optics for the life- and vision sciences.


  • Setting up a medium-scale microassembly line
  • Leading internal production and testing
  • Coordinating all outsourced production
  • Supply chain management
  • Technical documentation and quality control


  • An MSc/PhD in mechatronics/microsystems/mechanical/electrical engineering or related field, or 3+ years of related industrial experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in developing and setting up assembly lines for high-precision manufacturing:
  • Rapid prototyping skills in mechanical/mechatronics design, CNC machining, 3D-printing
  • Experience with hardware programming, interfacing and -control, and the associated programming languages such as Python, C, Java, GNU/Linux

It is considered very desirable if in addition you have:

  • Knowledge in (adaptive) optics, optical design, metrology
  • Hands-on experience with optical components and setups, performing experiments
  • Good understanding of standard clean room processes and microfabrication
  • Prior experience with new product introduction
  • Expertise in quality- and risk management


Phaseform offers a competitive and international working environment in the epicenter of the beautiful Black Forest region in Southern Germany, bordering France & Switzerland:

  • An exciting and truly unique product line with many more ideas and innovations in the pipeline
  • Flexible working hours, if tasks permit, partially in the home office
  • A competitive startup salary in a challenging but friendly working environment
  • Career perspectives as one of the first employees in an exciting, fast-growing deep tech startup, including access to our employee stock option program

You will work in a challenging technical start-up environment. We greatly value motivated, proactive and independent colleagues with an entrepreneurial spirit. Being able to balance a detail-oriented, focused approach with pragmatism, speed and flexibility when necessary is strongly recommended. Analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills are a must. Good proficiency of English and eligibility to work in Germany are a prerequisite.

Expected salary:

Location: Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg

Job date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 22:25:38 GMT

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