Sr. Engineer IILocation: TexasApply medical device design principles resulting in a product that meets intended customer-based performance requirements, complies with international guidelines, and is transferable tomanufacturing with high yield and throughput potential.Responsibilities:Creating workable concepts and designs as solutions to current medical needsLeading and performing evaluation of concepts/designs with doctors and other stakeholdersusing design of experiments and finite-element analysisGenerating 3D computer models and facilitating fabrication of prototypesDeveloping fabrication and testing procedures for new and more complex conceptsWriting summary reportsEducation:University degree in Mechanical Engineering MS + 5y - PhD preferredExperience:Demonstrated excellence with Mechanical Design, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM), and Mechanical Analysis (FEA)Experience working with and designing small, complex medical devices; especially with moldedplastic componentsExperience working with micromachining equipment such as mills and ultra-precision lathesExperience with manufacturing and testing of optic components a plusInventor/co-inventor of patented commercialized products
Principal Optical Engineer – Medical DevicesLocation – MassachusettsLead the technical concept development, systems modeling and optical design. This role willencompass all phases of the evolution of optical instrumentation development for blood analysisproducts.Principal Duties & Responsibilities:Medical optical instrument system design and development within a multidisciplinary teamDesign and development of optical systems from concept through to manufacture and systemintegration.Optical system requirements trade analysisOptical system architecture definitionOptical designGenerate design concepts and documentationPerformance evaluation and testingParticipate in the following activities:Subsystem and component specification definitionSubsystem and component manufacture oversightOptical system alignment and testingBe the technical point of contact for relevant optical system(s).Mentor more junior colleagues in the area of optical systems design, devise and provide trainingmaterial when necessary.Define and manage the programmatic and technical aspects of work packages relevant to area ofexpertise.Travel 20 - 25%Knowledge Requirements:Comprehensive knowledge of Optical Engineering, coupled with a working knowledge of theother engineering disciplines e.g. electronics, electro-optical device physics and opto-mechanics.
Extensive knowledge in materials and component selection.Requirements Engineering and Trade offsElectro-Opto-mechanical Design and AnalysisIntegration of Optical SystemsValidation and Verification Engineering, including testingThe ability to review and critique optical systems, balancing technical requirements withprogrammatic and budget constraints.Knowledge of Quality Management mechanisms, failure reviews and investigation analysis ispreferred.Good team player; able to work in a close-knit teams with design, analysis, integration and testengineers is mandatory.Minimum QualificationsMS/PhD in Applied Optics or Physics with a concentration in optics is preferred.Basic Opto-Mechanical knowledge to aid in optical system development.Optical design experience with proficiency in ZEMAX, CODE V and or other equivalent designpackage.Sr. Optical EngineerLocation: Bay AreaThe Optical Engineer will develop and prototype optical systems for the CommercialCommunications product line. In this responsibility they also will aid in the integration of theoptical design into the system and the qualification. Responsibilities will include design anddevelopment of optical systems and subsystems. The potential candidate is an individual who isdedicated, articulate, energetic, and results oriented team player with positive attitude andexcellent people skills.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:Develop and prototype optical system for commercial communications utilizing various opticalelements and sensorsDevelop and implement optical test systems for commercial communications
Write detailed optical specifications and coordinate with optics vendorsDesign test methodologies for system level validation and component testData collection and analysis of test links and from field trialsUnderstand and access technical trade-offs and recommend architecture/design direction toreduce cost and manufacturing complexityAid as part of the NPI team in releasing the product to productionMay require technical team leadership of design engineering staff, in a matrix environmentQUALIFICATION - KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS - EXPERIENCE:5+ years of experience as optical engineer working with optical or laser based technology andgood understanding of an optical communication linkExcellent analytical skills and familiar with data processing and analytical software(Matlab/Mathematical or similar)Working programming knowledge in VB/VBA and MatlabHands on experience in aligning complex optical systemsStrong communication skills and prior experience with delivering a product from conceptthrough product development to manufacturingExperience with products that need a thorough understanding of multiple disciplines includingelectrical, mechanical, optical, and software engineeringPrior experience with delivering a product from concept through product development tomanufacturingThe ideal candidate will possess excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communicationskills, is customer-centric, collaborative, and decisiveStaff Mechanical Design EngineerLocation: Florida
The Staff Design Engineer, performs a variety of engineering assignments utilizing a wide rangeof engineering principles including micro-electronics, MEMS, nano-particles, and microfluidics.Works at an advanced technical expertise level involving planning development and design ofequipment/processes.Reviews progress and evaluates results of multiple projects across various disciplines.Coordinates teams of engineers and/or technicians as necessary to achieve project completion.Facilitates and conducts engineering assignments involving projects of major magnitude andscope.Takes a leading position in activities involved with outside engineering vendors from beginningof design process through feasibility and start-up processes.Acts as advocate for continuous improvement of technology and processes.Plans, conducts and directs research, development or engineering assignments.Manages multiple projects across various disciplines.Project management at outside vendors (overseas travel necessary).Performs concept analysis and justification of capital and expense projects for future projectdevelopment of a medium complexity.Prepares equipment, process, safety and materials specifications and conducts technical analysisof vendor proposals.Develops and implements equipment and/or process enhancements that will improve productquality and yield, process sustainability and efficiency, and safety.Education and Experience:An MS in Engineering/Material/Natural/Physical Science or equivalent along with 7 years ofexperience in design, project management and sciencePhD in Engineering/Material/Natural/PhysicalScience or equivalent with 5 years of experience indesign, project management and science. A degree in Design Engineering is preferred.Thorough knowledge and complete understanding and application of principles, concepts andpractices of Mechanical Design, preferably in the field of medical devices are required.Product development experience is required.
Expertise in SolidWorks or equivalent is required.Experience designing products with Ergonomics and Form Factors in mind are preferred.Experience designing hand held devices is preferred.Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.Travel of up to 10% Domestic and International is required.Sr. Manufacturing EngineerLocation: Bay AreaAs part of the operations team this key role will be responsible for the optical-mechanicalproduction processes for the optical terminal. This individual will act as the key technicalresource for all optical and mechanical related tasks. As such they will act as the first line ofdefense for all technical issues that are encountered during the manufacturing of this productline.This position is for a key hands-on contributor to the team who will use knowledge of opto-mechanical manufacturing and assembly processes. They will work in concurrent engineeringteams to aid in the design for manufacturability.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:Own and maintain manufacturing processes related to opto-mechanical process steps. Theseprocesses include assembly, optical alignment, optical component testing, and mounting ofopticsDevelop jointly with engineering the process documentation for new product and manage thoseprocesses after production transferTrain manufacturing personnel, in particular technicians and operators, on the the product and itsprocessesDevelop manufacturing tooling and fixturingOwn IQA and process inspection requirements and documentation; Review of manufacturingtest data
Manage disposition of defective material and production failures: troubleshoot failures anddevelop rework and disposition proceduresFirst article qualification of new and second source suppliers as they are being brought onIdentify opportunities to improve yield and manufacturability of the product and own executionof those changesOwn phase-in and phase-out of changes. The individual will act as the pull resource to bringproduct and processes from engineering into productionReview test data for compliance; track process data to identify abnormalities and mineopportunities for improvementsTrack cost of qualityConduct periodic presentations/reviews with the management team on critical projects andprocess/performance metricsAct as the technical interface to subcontractors and suppliers as requiredQUALIFICATIONS - KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS - EXPERIENCE:Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical and/or Manufacturing Engineering10+ years of experience in manufacturing and assembly of precision optical hardwareBackground in alignment of complex optical systemsExperience in the design.tolerancing, and detailing of tools and fixtures required for opto-mechanical assembling (kinematic mounts, assembly tools, test fixtures, etc.)Effective presentation and communication skillsExperience with the concurrent engineering process as it applies to new product introductionSolid understanding of optical test and test equipmentFamiliar with mounting methodologies for optical componentsSystem Test EngineerLocation: Bay Area
System Test Engineer with a strong technical background in system level test design, planning,and manufacturing integration of complex optical and RF/Microwave systems. Focused testexperience for optical/RF and digital communication sub-systems. Seeking 5+ years of testengineering experience with hands-on manufacturing and test process development andexperience with test protocols for high level system integration.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:Pro-actively learns system as it is developed, utilizing medium to high volume operational testconcepts, requirements and other documents.Work closely with the Design team to develop and establish manufacturing test strategies, andprovide DFT feedback to Design team.Develop Test procedures, tools and test equipment to support manufacturing of products and/orsystem level integration.Create, update and maintain test project plans in support of development team activitiesDevelop test cases and test plans to support the integration of multiple optical and RF sub-systems into a higher level assembly.Coordinate manufacturing test requirements with System Design TeamHW/SW test procedures, set-up and execution with outsourced manufacturing locationsIntegration and test troubleshooting and problem resolution with System Design teamLead continuous improvement activities with respect to sub-assembly and system level testingQUALIFICATIONS - KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS- EXPERIENCE:Requires a BSEE degree or higher, or degree in other Engineering discipline.Minimum of 5 years of experience in sub-assembly and system integration manufacturing testenvironment.Experience in writing test plansExcellent written and communication skills
Sr. Controls EngineerLocation: Bay AreaThe Sr. Controls Engineer for Wireless Communications shall develop, implement, document,and verify the gimbal mechanisms used for beam steering for our laser free spacecommunications product optical unit. The potential candidate is an individual who is dedicated,articulate, and energetic. We are looking for a results oriented team player with positive attitudeand excellent people skills. The individual should have demonstrated a strong track record incontrols engineering and have prior experience delivering products from concept tomanufacturing.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:Design steering assemblies for our commercial communications productDevelop control models for the control loop that controls the steering gimbalsIdentifying, allocating and managing requirements for steering mechanisms from the systemlevel requirementsFlow down of requirements for other components used in the steering control - in particularsensors, actuators, and pivotsVerification and validation of the control system performance. This includes the overallvalidation plan for the system, the data collection, and analysisAccessing performance with respect to timing requirements, jitter, stability, and other flow downrequirementsDocumentation of all work performed to protect intellectual properties and ensure proper qualityof workAdhering to standard work and company processes and proceduresOther responsibilities as required by company needs or managementQUALIFICATIONS - KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS - EXPERIENCE:M.S. in Mechanical Engineering required, Ph.D is a plus6+ years of experience in steering mechanism or gimbal designStrong DSP programming experience relating to control functionality is a plus
Prior experience with delivering a product from concept through product development tomanufacturingIndustrial experience with products that need a thorough understanding of multiple disciplinesincluding electrical, mechanical, optical, and software engineeringExcellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skillsRegards,Keith Levenekeith@photonicsgrp.comSee other positions: http://www.linkedin.com/in/keithlevene