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Optical Engineer

Traverse City, MI


Posted on August 24, 2017

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About Optical Engineer

Job Summary

Develops optical based components for use in laser or optical sensing applications. The Optical Engineer will support product development efforts and coating design.


Essential Duties

  • Design / specify optical systems and components
  • Will serve as a coating design expert for product development activity as well as production support
  • Performs risk analysis
  • Performs detailed optical design, optical component layout, and ray tracing for new or improved optical subsystems
  • Performs optical-tolerance analysis at system and subsystem level
  • Conduct optical modeling (ZEMAX, Comsol, optics analysis software, etc.)
  • Design / specify coatings to meet various customer requirements
  • Design failure-mode/error analysis


Other Responsibilities

  • Develop specifications and proposals
  • Commitment to ISO procedures and policies
  • Provide direction to technical staff involved in a project
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Optical Engineering or Physics (Optics emphasis preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of laser optics (fiber and bulk) and physics
  • Operate low and high power free space and fiber lasers preferred
  • Familiarity with LEAN principles preferred
  • Domestic and International travel required up to 5%
  • Familiarity with optical modeling using Zemax preferred
  • Familiarity with optical materials and coating design/manufacturing


Job Competencies

  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Strong product management skills
  • Ability to navigate within a large variety of computer software programs
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills in a group setting


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