We are connected on LinkedIn. I am seeking to fill a number of permanent, full time positions inlocations across the US. Below you will find position title, location, and a brief description of each.Please forward to anyone that might be interested or qualified. Consulting or telecommuting is notan option for any position listed below. All inquiries must be accompanied by a resume.North CarolinaPrincipal Mechanical Engineer:Lead continual improvement to mechanical development process. Coordinate system level testingand validation efforts. Facilitate design reviews. Assist in document control and maintenance ofdesign history file. Implement procedures, training records, and continual improvement.B.S. or M.S. in Mechanical Engineering with 7-10 years of experience in the mechanical design anddevelopment.Project leadership skills and demonstrated experience in hands-on management ofproject teams. Experience in mechanism design.Experience in design for manufacturing of precisioninjected molded and machined components.Experience with electromechanical systems.Experience with vision and optical systems a plusNorth CarolinaSr. Mechanical Engineer: Lead the mechanical/optomechanical design aspects of productdevelopment projects including detailed design and documentationAdministrate revision control for all design documentationInterface with contractors for development of outsourced assemblies as requiredSupport manufacturing including the design of tools and fixturesOversight of supplier selection for plastic, machined, and sheet metal partsAssembly and modification of prototypes including first article inspection5 years of relevant design experience with at least 2 years in the design of optical assembliesMedical Device experience and SolidWorks preferredArizonaMechanical Engineering Manager: Manage a team of Optical and Mechanical engineers.Understanding of optical design including diffractive optical elements for beam shaping,homogenization and general illumination.Experience with imaging and illumination designs thatsupport high volume consumer electronics products.Experience with product design anddevelopment.Understanding of Opto-Mechanical Design & Geometric Dimensioning andTolerancing to ASME Y14.5.Experience designing illumination systems for HID, LED & Laserlight sources.Knowledge of polarization control.Working knowledge of component, assembly andsystem level testing. Experience with product test design and development.Good knowledge of materials and process including:Machined Plastic and Metal ComponentsRapid Prototype ComponentsPlastic Resins and MoldingThin Film Manager:10+ years experience in manufacturing with thin film coatings, best would bee-beam evaporation, ion beam sputtering, and MOCVD. Optical coatings experience is required.Mirrors, anti reflective coatings, index matching, etc. Laser and display experience is preferred.
10+ years experience managing technical personnel (engineers, scientists), preferably in amanufacturing environment. Must be very hands on and comfortable working in the cleanroom.Experience expanding or growing an operation is desirable.ArizonaLiquid Crystal Scientist: PhD or industry experience related to Holography or Polymer DispersedLiquid Crystals.NortheastSr. Optical Systems Engineer:Subject matter expert in lens measurement and metrology systemsfrom early innovation/concept development through implementation. Provide technical expertisein establishing specifications, developing, debugging and qualifying Metrology Systems in support ofLens Development. Provide project coordination and leadership of metrology systemsdevelopment. Support areas include: optical and mechanical metrology, lens manufacturingprocesses and standards.Southern CaliforniaOptical Manufacturing Engineer:Interfaces with optical design engineers to coordinate thefabrication, procurement, assembly and test of optical components and assemblies.Design and development of optical and opto-mechanical systems for new and existing products.Development of Statements of Works and procurement specifications for external suppliers andconsultants for the development and manufacturing of optical components.Act as liaison withcoating and fabrication vendors. Designs tooling for optical fabrication, assembly and test.Review and improvement of existing and new designs for manufacturability, testability, andserviceability.Reviews all optical drawings to verify accuracy, completeness and compliance tomanufacturing requirements.Coordinates the generation of optical procedures, fabrication, assemblyand test.Analysis and modification of manufacturing processes and designs to improve quality andreliability of products.MassachusettsManager of Continuation Engineering (Operations):5+ years demonstrated success atmanaging a continuation engineering or development engineering function on industrial, electronicand electro-mechanical products for quality and cost improvement. Experience with optical devicesis desirable. Fact based and data driven decision maker bringing both technology and processcontrol expertise. Demonstrated success in managing a high performing organization ofprofessionals including engineers and technicians.BS from a top engineering school in EE, ME or equivalent. M.S., Ph.D., or MBA preferred.7+ years experience in relevant, high-tech, electronics and electro-mechanical products in volumeproduction. Preference for experience with industrial products and software.MassachusettsOpto-Mechanical Engineer: Demonstrated successful design of kinematic and dynamics foroptical-mechanical assemblies with precision mounting, adjustment, and switching of opticalelements over. Must be proficient in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance and engineeringdocumentation practices from ASME Y14.XX.Must have solid project management experience.Must have experience with optical-based products, portable instruments and/or infrared technology.
Must have strong computer skills with a version of PC-based CAD (SolidWorks preferred). Musthave experience with application of finite element analysis (structural required, thermal desired) tooptimize design. Must have proven experience in casting design, structural analysis, tight toleranceopto-mechanical design, plastics molding and coordinating vendor/tooling tasks. Must haveexperience working with a multi disciplined team of engineers, i.e., mechanical, electrical, optical,systems and software.Functional knowledge of and experience using the following tools to validate design functionally andsystem characterization is desirable: Optical aliment devices such as autocollimators visible and laser,Interferometers to evaluate mechanical mounting affect of optical surfacesMassachusettsPrincipal Software Engineer:BS in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering. Masters degreepreferred. A minimum of 15 years of software engineering experience and a background in electricalengineering preferred. Experience with taking concepts from inception to finish. Must haveexperience with software for video processing including video scaling, focus algorithms, rasterconversions, color space conversions and histogram equalizations. Experience with video codecsand video compression desired. Must be fluent in C++ language. Experience in developingsoftware for embedded systems using real time operating systems. Ability to debug complexsoftware/hardware systems.Exposure to DSP processors helpful.Must have experience workingwith a multi-disciplinary team of engineers (mechanical, electrical, optical).MassachusettsOpto-Mechanical Engineer:5-10 years minimum experience in the design and Finite ElementAnalysis (mechanical and thermal) of lasers and active electro-optical assemblies for defense andaerospace environments. Multiple projects require creative design for optimization while achievingoperational stability in challenging environments. US Citizenship required.Fiber Laser Engineer: work in the areas of fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers, and complex multi-spectralactive fiber architectures. Theoretical modeling as well as extensive laboratory experience shouldcover fiber lasers, non-linear processes in fibers, modal propagation, and experience with highpower systems (up to 1 kW and above).Fiber Coupler Engineer: work in the areas of fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers, and complex multi-spectral active fiber architectures. Theoretical modeling as well as extensive laboratory experienceshould cover fiber lasers, non-linear processes in fibers, modal propagation, and experience withhigh power systems (up to 1 kW and above). Programs are diverse in requirements (spectrum,material systems, and power levels). Ability to work self-directed and as part of a multi-disciplinaryteam will be necessary. US Citizenship required.MidwestSr. Optical Engineer:Minimum 7 years; experience with BS, 5 years with MS, or provenperformance in designing optical instrumentation.Demonstrated knowledge and creative abilities in the design and specification of optical systems andsubsystems from the component level to the system level.Demonstrated experience with, and a thorough understanding of, optical filtering including thin filmtechnologies.Demonstrated skills using optical modeling software tools such as ZEMAX
Sustained record of independent creative design activity and expertise with optical systems andsubsystems.Sustained record of product development and problem solving experience.MidwestSr. Mechanical Engineer: Minimum of 5 years’ experience with BS, 3 years with MS, or provenperformance in mechanical design for electronic instrumentation is requiredDemonstrated creativity and mechanical design abilities.Demonstrated engineering analysiscapabilities.3D CAD/drafting experience (GD&T experience desirable). Familiarity with electronicspackaging/enclosures design.Sustained record of independent creative design activity and expertisewith electronics packaging/enclosure techniques and mechanical testing (stress, vibration, thermal)Sustained record of product development and problem solving experience to enable leading themechanical design team through the development processRegards,Keith Levenewww.photonicsgrp.comwww.linkedin.com/in/keithlevene/