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Optical and Mechanical Engineer Openings

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Opto-Mechanical EngineerLocation: Washington D.C.Job Summary:Exciting opportunity for an Opto-Mechanical Engineer. The OME will be responsible fordesigning, developing, and implementing a variety of simple to complex systems supportingadvancement of research. This activity requires a thorough knowledge of optical and mechanicalengineering concepts and application. The OME will work collaboratively with researchcustomers and department colleagues. The OME will work on projects from inception at theconcept development stage to completion at the product delivery stage, playing a primary role todevelop designs and products to meet customer specifications.Principal Responsibilities:Designs, develops, assembles, integrates, tests, and optimizes simple to complex opto-mechanical systems for neurobiological research. Applications will include development ofsystems, sub-assemblies and component parts.Studies the project concepts, objectives, priorities, and requirements; analyzes user and potentialuser input.Identifies and establishes performance requirements involving optical stress, strain, thermal,shock, vibration, acoustic, and radiation inputs and other system parameters and variables asneeded.Collaborates in the development of robust systems that can be distributed and replicated atmultiple sites. Solid documentation management skills are required.Assists with interpretation of requirements from research groups on short and long-termprojects.Translates the requirements into mechanical concepts, designs and plans.Executes designs in a 3D MCAD and optical design environment and performs design analysis,as needed.Creates detailed drawings and perform document (revision) control.Estimates up front costs, and then tracks time, effort, and supplies and materials costs to enableproper charges to customers.Preferred Qualifications:BS/MS or above. Physics, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent work- related experiencerequired. MS in Physics, Optics, and Optical Engineering strongly preferred.
  3. 3. Experience working in a laboratory environment helpful.Minimum of 5 years experience in developing Optical/Opto-Mechanical Systems.Experience working in instruments for neurobiological research, preferred.Ability to write software using LabView, Matlab, or Visual Studio tools is preferred.Requires technical aptitude - complete knowledge of optical and mechanical engineering theory,principles and practice. Experience with design and implementation of instrumentation and/orautomation required.Ability to contribute to and understand core project requirements, which will be of a scientific aswell as technical nature, and suggest multiple options.Ability to perform design work in a 3D CAD modeling environment. Autodesk Inventor®experience preferred.Ability to perform optical designs in appropriate software. ZEMAX or OSLO experiencepreferred.Experience with optical simulation tools required. Tracepro preferred.Excellent detail drafting skills required. Knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancingpreferredSr. 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
  4. 4. 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 decisiveSr. Mechanical EngineerLocation : NorthernCaliforniaPrimary Function:Design and manufacture of highly complex mechanical systems, including instruments and
  5. 5. accessories, for use in surgery. The successful candidate will conceptualize, develop and supportthe mechanical design of surgical systems, taking individual responsibility for the successfuldesign of specific system components. The Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible fordeveloping, documenting, and validating new product designs, as well as improving existingdesigns to meet the needs of customers.Roles and ResponsibilitiesDesign and document components and assemblies for instruments and accessories for surgicalsystemsInvestigate clinical requirementsCreate product functional and design specificationsCreate product architecturesAnalyze and test product designsDevelop test protocols and perform component and instrument verification testingDevelop vendors to manufacture componentsDevelop initial fixtures and processes to assemble componentsDevelop product assembly instructionsSupport production of final product by troubleshooting process and component problemsProvide engineering support to Manufacturing, Materials, Test Engineering, and Service tofacilitate transfer of designsDevelop Design History Files per FDA requirementsAct as technical mentor to Mechanical EngineersServe as Mechanical / Design Engineering member of Design Review BoardsDocument, prepare and review patent submissionsCompetency RequirementsBSME required, MSME preferred
  6. 6. Minimum 8 years experience designing commercial mechanical productsHands-on engineering with the proven ability to work well in a team environmentComfortable with all phases of the product development lifecycle including design,implementation, debug, verification, qualification, and transferA passion for creating robust and reliable products with strength in design analysisMechanical design and analysis skills, including statics, dynamics, kinematics, strength ofmaterials and stress analysisStrong mechanism experience preferredDemonstrated knowledge of component manufacturing processes (including machining, wireEDM, MIM, electro-polishing, brazing, heat treatment, injection molding)Strong demonstrated knowledge of component selection criteria, and design for reliability andmanufacturabilityWorking knowledge of sterilization processes and designing for sterilization.Proficiency using CAD to design and document mechanisms; ProE and/or SolidWorks preferredProficient at process development and creation of assembly instructionsExperience with small part assembly and manufactureWorking knowledge of materials bio-compatibilityComfortable operating machine shop, measurement and test equipmentMedical product experience preferredAbility to push/maneuver large medical equipment within our facilityStaff Mechanical Design EngineerLocation: FloridaThe Staff Design Engineer, performs a variety of engineering assignments utilizing a wide rangeof engineering principles including micro-electronics, MEMS, nano-particles, and microfluidics.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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 dataManage disposition of defective material and production failures: troubleshoot failures anddevelop rework and disposition procedures
  9. 9. First 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 componentsSenior Optical Project EngineerLocation: MassachusettsPosition Description -Looking for an experienced Optical Engineer to manage light measurement product developmentteam. The ideal candidate will use their experience in photometry and color science to support
  10. 10. spectrometer and lab radiometer customers, drive design and development efforts for OEMcustomers and support ongoing optical measurement instrumentation production.Other responsibilities and experience –Directly participate in establishing and leading functional projects and may develop andadminister schedules and performance standardsProvide color science, photometry, and illumination optics expertise and supportOptical filter and detector design support for our line of radiometersSolid state lighting/LEDs – measurement and application knowledgeHands-on use of lab equipment (such as spectrometers, integrating spheres, radiometers, etc)Provide optical calibration lab supportWork with external standards groups such as UL, IEC, etc, for product approvalsRequirements:Education – BS in Optics, Physics or related Engineering discipline5-10 years relevant light measurement product experienceAbility to work effectively with an internal cross-functional team along with managing externalresourcesProficiency with Labview software a plusCAD, optics, thermal management and/or SSL lighting experience a plusAdditional Requirements:Excellent oral and written communication skillsDesire to work in a small, fast-paced environment for a company focused on serving customersOpto-Mechanical/Mechanical EngineerLocation: MidwestThe major responsibilities of the Instrumentation Engineer include:Working with R&D personnel to convert a scientific/technical concept to an engineeringconcept. This include to provide conceptual designs to the specified mechanical problems basedon the known solutions, to develop innovative solutions with R&D scientists, and to assess theperformance of the proposed solutions and finalize the concept for the engineering design andprototyping,
  11. 11. Working with engineering department to transfer the engineering concept and solution to theproduct design, review, prototype and finalization,Testing and evaluating the designed system against the performance specification, and furtherimproving the design with engineering department until the design meets the specification andfinalized, helping to develop manufacturing processes and procedures for production.The qualified candidate must have a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and OpticalEngineering.Two-years experience in opto-mechanical system related design and analysis,Understanding of opto-mechanical design principles and solid background in opto-mechanicalsystems,Capability in quantitative analysis of mechanical systems using software tools (such as FEA),including stress, deformation, material characteristics and their impacts to the designs,Being able to use CAD software, preferably UniGraphics, to create 3D models for theconceptualization.System Test EngineerLocation: Bay AreaSystem 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 activities
  12. 12. Develop 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 skillsRegards,Keith Levenekeith@photonicsgrp.comSee other positions: http://www.linkedin.com/in/keithlevene