Group Leader Mechanical Engineering


MasterSearch are currently working with a global leader within the Photonics industry with a Presence in over 70 countries. Our client is looking for a goal-orientated Group Leader for a Mechanical Engineering team based across two sites in Germany.

Reporting line – Vice President of R&D

Main responsibilities:

  • Technical and disciplinary management as well as targeted further development of the assigned employees
  • Responsibility for providing the necessary development resources and competencies in the department to support product developments
  • Operational planning and deployment planning of the employees in the group
  • Creation and further development of skills in the team
  • Development or selection of tools and methodologies for the team as well as definition and implementation of standards
  • Ensuring product innovation and safety as well as defined manufacturing costs and a process-reliable production transfer, support with technical problems
  • Analysis, conception, construction and industrialisation of opto-mechanical products, devices and assemblies
  • Creation of specifications, budgets and technical product documentation in accordance with current standards
  • Close cooperation with product management, the specialist skills in product and technology development, production, as well as quality and purchasing in the division
  • Support the selection, coordination and professional development of external service providers


  • Successful completed studies in engineering (mechanical engineering, mechatronics, precision engineering or similar) with a corresponding specialisation in the field of construction
  • Bring many years of proven experience and skills in the construction and system development of complex opto-mechatronic modules and components
  • Several years of management experience as a team leader or leader of large projects in an industrial environment is advantageous
  • Broad and application-proven knowledge of modern R&D processes, methods and tools
  • Proven experience in system engineering, project management and project controlling
  • Entrepreneurial mindset as well as reliability and strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • A customer focused and goal-oriented working style combined with a structure, team focused way of working
  • Strong communication skills


Fluent in German and English

Please send your application to Rhys Masterson on: or call +44 207 101 9623.

Thank you for considering this opportunity. We endeavour to respond to all applications, on some occasions this is not possible due to the volume, in this situation we will keep your profile and contact you should a suitable role come available.

  • Location: Thuringia OR Baden-Württemberg
  • Salary: To be discussed upon application
  • Industry: Photonics

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