Optical Design Engineer, Southwest US
Company: Rudzinsky Associates, Inc
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Optical Design Engineer100-150k, Attractive SW US location,
Hybrid home / plant location 60/40 possible RA's client is a global
leader in the design and manufacture of precision micro-optics for
laser systems in the high energy scientific and defense sectors, as
well as materials processing, medical systems, and optical
communications. RA's client was founded with the objective of
achieving unsurpassed excellence in all aspects of the realization
of micro-optic products for the most challenging laser
applications. Our client's world-class design skills are supported
by an innovative and flexible freeform manufacturing process that
they have developed and implemented in-house. The combination
allows them to design and manufacture a range of revolutionary
optical solutions that are unique in the industry. If you are
driven by the desire to innovate and improve then perhaps an
exciting career as a customer driven, outward as well as inward
facing Optical Design Engineer at RA's client is in your future
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESProvide design support for
ITAR projects and provide technical support for US sales team
Prototype projects and transfer to production:
--- Analysis of customer requirements and generation of product
--- Design and test of optical components and systems, optical
--- Optimization of design for performance and
--- Development of software tools for product design and test
--- Transfer of new products into production.
--- Subsequent support to production and customer.
--- Support troubleshooting of product performance. Act as a Key
point of contact for the Sales Team Support to opportunity
qualification from the technical feasibility review:
--- Provide a technical interface to customers, pre-sale and
post-sale customer support.
--- Provide a technical interface to key partners in collaborative
--- Coordination and generation of technical proposals to support
bid process--- Propose technical solution (optical design,
costings).--- Assess feasibility and risks.--- Estimate cost and
timeline.Interpersonal Team Support:
--- Provide technical support and coaching for new team
--- Maintaining strong link with PP-UK Project Management
SupportProvide support in:
--- Ensuring on-time and on-budget delivery.
--- Ensuring projects follow the current guideline on planning,
delivery, and reporting.
--- Flagging any obstacles in delivery against internal and
--- Communicating ideas and requirements for improvement in
development process to Head of Solutions.
--- Reporting progress and outcome of development activity to Head
of Solutions.OTHER DUTIESThe above list covers the core aspects of
the role but is not intended to be exhaustive. EDUCATION &
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTEssential requirements Qualifications and/or
work experience--- A strong Master or PhD degree in Physics,
Engineering or Optics/Lasers or a related field.--- 3+ years' work
experience in new product development and optical design. Technical
expertise - New Product Development:--- Understanding of
capabilities of the relevant manufacturing processes.--- Design and
modelling of optical elements.--- Understanding of laser beam
characteristics.--- Paraxial design, Gaussian beam propagation,
diffraction analysis.--- Understanding of optical test methods.---
Design and modelling in ZEMAX.--- Numerical analysis of data for
performance modelling and optimisation using Matlab.--- Development
of automated data processing tools. Soft Skills--- Ability to
present information clearly and succinctly to customers--- Good
interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and
written)Desirable skills: Familiarity with opto-mechanical assembly
design and testing. PERSONAL SKILLS, ABILITIES & VALUES RA's client
is at a key stage of its development and has a clearly defined set
of values. The company is therefore looking for candidates who can
demonstrate the following:
--- Ability to lead others towards a share vision in how
technological capabilities are captured and improved.
--- Ability to work effectively as part of a multifunctional
--- Creativity - generating innovative solutions.
--- Flexibility - developing products addressing a range of
--- Customer focus - understanding and addressing (internal and
external) customer requirements across different applications.
--- Operating in a deadline driven environment to meet customer's
schedule and internal commitments.
--- Ability to work under own initiative and drive progress.WORKING
CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS Office and manufacturing environment.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
JOB PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIESRA's client is committed to the career
and personal development of its employees. While no specific
guarantees can be given as to future career development, which will
depend on business requirements and any vacancies which may arise,
the company looks to employ individuals who have the interest,
skills and potential to progress within the company, possibly in
different departments. Potential routes for future career
development from this role could include:
--- Providing appropriate training and opportunities to take up new
responsibilities within the company.
--- Gaining more opportunities for external collaboration with
customers and partners.
--- Gaining more experience in technical leadership and
coaching.TRAVEL REQUIRED Occasional travel may be required in order
to cover attendance at training courses, industrial events,
customer visits and visits to Western European HQ.
Keywords: Rudzinsky Associates, Inc, Tucson , Optical Design Engineer, Southwest US, Engineering , Sahuarita, Arizona
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