R&D Staff Engineer Optics | M Cubed Technologies, Inc.

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Position Location: 
Neward, DE
Job Description: 

Company Summary:

M Cubed Technologies, Inc. (www.mmmt.com), a division of II-VI, is a leader in (1) the development of advanced ceramic composite materials and (2) the manufacture of product applications for the defense, wear, optics and semiconductor industries.

EOE/AA including Veterans and Disabled

Critical Functions:

Conduct metrology and dimensional analysis on optical components using CMM and interferometry. Help develop optical component machining, grinding, and polishing processes. Hands-on processing/fabrication of optical components out of ceramics (SiC) and metal matrix composites. Apply knowledge of optical systems and telescopes to above tasks.

Additional Functions:

Develop material formulations and process parameters using internal and external resources for a variety of applications. Design-of-experiments (DoE) and execution of experiments. Characterization of resultant materials (microstructural, mechanical, thermal, chemical, optical etc.). Scale up of the process to produce prototypes and evaluate for form, fit, and function. Manage R&D projects, provide status reports. Transfer successful development efforts from R&D to Manufacturing, specifying equipment, providing documentation, and conducting training.

Education Requirement:

BS or MS in Optics, Physics, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent. Associates degree candidates with 10+ years of relevant hands-on experience.

Desired Experience and Background:

  • 3-5 years of hands-on experience in aspheric, off-axis optical component metrology (CMM/interferometry)
  • 3-5 years of hands-on experience in aspheric, off-axis optical component machining, polishing, and fabrication
  • Knowledge of optical systems and telescopes
  • Hands-on experience with processing and characterization of various materials
  • Design and execution of experiments
  • Program management, report/presentations writing experience
  • Due to ITAR compliance, this position requires candidates to be a US Citizen, Permanent ResidentAlien,orProtectedIndividualper8U.S.C.1324b(a)(3)

Additional Skills of Interest:

  • Hands-on machine/equipment building, building test setups, fixing furnace/machine controllers, modifying off-the-shelf equipment, 3DPrinters
  • Instrumentation,data acquisition systems,programming,electronics troubleshooting
  • Computer-aided design(CAD/CAM)