Optical Design Engineer

Recruiter
Vivate Recruitment Limited
Location
Buckingham
Salary
£37k - 40k per year
Posted
25 Sep 2017
Closes
03 Nov 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Optical Design Engineer (Buckinghamshire,UK) Tier 1 automotive supplier in Buckingham is currently seeking an Optical Design Engineer. Based in the Development and Distribution Centre, the succesful canidate will work as part of a small team responsible for design, prototyping and testing of optics. Responsibilities: - Discuss, write & agree customer technical requirements for detailed design through to production parts, if necessary, working alone or in small cross-functional teams. - Work with or lead Design & Engineering team(s) to generate new design concepts for customer applications & projects as well as 'in-house' design projects. - Generate detailed 3D part geometries using CAD design software to aid optical simulation. - Use optical simulation software to determine the critical geometry characteristics of new optical designs and enhance the design geometry to meet the design requirement specification. - Carry out tolerance analysis on the effect of key part dimensions or position on optical performance. - Supply 3D parts & 2D engineering drawings to Project Managers for tooling quotation requests. - Use Design Change Note (DCN) procedure to update and record any controlled drawing changes. - Lead and coordinate work (e.g. procurement of equipment, written instructions and training) to support optical testing when required at other Carclo or Customer sites. - Lead cross-functional teams to resolve customer quality or performance issues. - Investigate new design methods and techniques (either independently, in teams or externally) to strengthen and enhance knowledge of optical techniques. - Present design project material to design, engineering teams or customer during design reviews. - Carry out presentations (when required) to promote optical design capabilities at exhibitions & shows. - Carry out internal training courses and provide material to help other departments and sites to understand new optical products and concepts. Experience & Qualifications: - Degree, HND level or equivalent qualification in Physics or a related Engineering course with optical content. - Previous experience in Optical design with excellent knowledge of Optical design software e.g. Zemax or LightTools. - A good working knowledge of SolidWorks. - A good understanding of injection-moulding tooling methods and mould materials. - Ability to lead or work well within a team. - Excellent communication skills. - Flexible attitude, ability to perform under pressure. - A commitment to producing quality designs and parts. If you feel that you match the specification above and would like to be considered for the role please provide an up to date version of your CV and one of our consultants will be in touch to discuss your application.
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