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Name: Ali Mansour

Job Title: Process Engineer

Country: United States

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your current role at VIAVI?

I work as a Process Engineer with our advanced roll-to-roll coating processes; it is never a dull day on the job. My role is to assist in ensuring VIAVI’s coating machines are running as seamlessly as possible in producing pigments for our anticounterfeiting and custom color solutions applications. The variety and precision required of the pigments we introduce into the marketplace require advanced process control approaches. This coupled with 24/7 production around the clock, there are always unique issues that come to light that require dynamic problem-solving skills. Troubleshooting these issues and applying engineer controls to mitigate variation in the coating process is a large part of the job.

More than “sustaining” efforts, our team is always looking at improving and enhancing our coating processes, so we are constantly looking at avenues for continuous improvement.

A few of these efforts focus on:

1) increasing factory throughput

2) maximizing machine uptime

3) developing advanced tools and correlations to optimize and assist in our coating efforts on the factory floor.

Coordination between the operations, maintenance, and engineering team is integral to our success in the Security Products team at VIAVI, so I find myself fortunate enough to interface with a wide range of bright individuals daily!

Tell us about your favorite hobby and what skills or qualities it enables you to bring to your role at VIAVI.

My favorite hobby is snowboarding. It allows me a nice escape on the weekends to make sure I’m ready to roll come Monday!

Name something that VIAVI offers that would be exciting for early-in-career employees.

The diverse range of products we supply into a variety of global industries (aerospace, military, consumer electronics, health-monitoring, LIDAR, etc.) offers many unique opportunities for those with curiosity.  There is a wealth of knowledge across the various teams with state-of-the-art coating technologies, backed behinds decades of experience. I’ve always appreciated the welcoming atmosphere VIAVI fosters, and I’ve often found my colleagues eager to share and pass on their own experiences to make sure I better understand the project and the business overall.

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