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Optical Design Engineer, Southwest US

Company: Rudzinsky Associates, Inc
Location: Sahuarita
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

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 specifications.
--- Design and test of optical components and systems, optical system modelling.
--- Optimization of design for performance and manufacturability.
--- Development of software tools for product design and test analysis.
--- 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 projects
--- 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 members.
--- 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 external commitments.
--- 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 team.
--- Creativity - generating innovative solutions.
--- Flexibility - developing products addressing a range of different markets.
--- 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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