Optical Engineer | The Photonics Group

Date Posted: 
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Position Location: 
Illinois
Job Description: 

Reference Number: 71014KL
Location: Michigan and Illinois
I am seeking Optical Engineers with experience in lighting or photometry experience

Optical Engineer

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide optical design and development expertise for timely support on new projects of moderate size and complexity, implementation of new technologies, and all other assigned projects
Provides optical design related guidance and technical advice to project engineers and designers for new product development and production projects
Designs and conducts tests, lab set up, data acquisition, data analysis, and other evaluations for prototype and pre-production hardware
Recommends and implements design changes to production products per prototype testing results
Researches and develops design solutions to automotive lighting engineering issues

Required Skills
Masters Degree in Engineering with courses in optics, mechanical engineering, and physics plus up to 2 years of experience in optical design and/or photometry; OR
Bachelors Degree in Engineering with courses in optics, mechanical engineering, and physics plus 2 to 4 years of experience in optical design and/or photometry
Experience in lab set up and testing methods

Competencies
Knowledge of testing methods and government requirements for automotive designs
Data analysis and problem solving skills
Organizational and planning skills
Computer skills using standard business software (including MS Office programs)
Written and verbal communications and presentation skills
Interpersonal skills — to confidently interact with individuals at all levels of authority

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