Optical Engineer | Fraen Manufacturing

Date Posted: 
Friday, February 28, 2014
Position Location: 
Reading, Mass.
Job Description: 

The hiring team is open to speaking to engineers with a range of experience - a minimum of four years required. A more junior person might find the role appealing with great growth potential, and yet Fraen will consider a more senior member of the team if the right person is presented. The budget for the role is flexible and will accommodate even the most compelling candidates. As a key part of Fraen’s product development team, you will use your skills and knowledge in illumination design to create new and innovative optical solutions and systems. Fraen seeks to continue its tradition of providing the solid state lighting market with cutting edge optical designs, and leading the lighting market in new directions.
Key Responsibilities
• Perform optical design, simulation, and analysis of indoor and outdoor lighting systems
• Create new optical products and solutions that do not yet exist in the market
• Collaborate in cross-functional teams with other technical disciplines (marketing/product management and operations)
• Collaborate with the technical teams at our fixture-making customers to design new products and to fulfill their current optical needs
• Review design proposals and provide feedback based on technical, corporate and customer requirements
• Assist in photometric testing activities, including working with our on-site quality and manufacturing teams
• Keep informed of the latest technologies and advancements in the field, and determine how those advancements can be used in our products and industry
Education Required
• BS or greater in Applied Optics, Physics or Mechanical Engineering
Qualifications & Skills Required
• Minimum 4 years of experience in designing optics for illumination systems.
• Minimum 4 years of illumination design experience with software such as Synopsys, TracePro, LightTools, Fred, or ASAP
• Experience with computer-aided mechanical design and simulation similar to one of the following software such as SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Pro/Engineer or AutoCAD Inventor
• Must have successfully developed products from concept, through design and manufacturing release
• Product design experience in LED optics or automotive lighting is strongly preferred
• Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks
• Must be results-oriented, with a sense of initiative and autonomy
• Should have a capacity for innovation and creativity
• Demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams
• Willingness to travel on occasion to customers, trade shows, and Fraen’s R & D facility in Milan, Italy


Please contact Christine Bolzan at 978-317-0041 or bolzan@comcast.net if interested.