Optical Design Engineer

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    Aerospace, Automotive, Aviation, Defence, Medical device

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    Above Industry Standard

  • Contact:

    Daniel Warby

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    01384 446173

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

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Job title:                            Optical Designer                                              

Location:                          Commutable from Liverpool, Chester, Runcorn, Warrington, Crewe, Wrexham, Rhyl, Llandudno.                                                         

Hours of Work                  36 hours

Type of Contract:             Permanent                                                        

Jonathan Lee has engaged with a key client and a world leading Optronic Solutions manufacturer based in North Wales. As an Optical specialist, my client support applications for the Aerospace & Defence industry sectors for air, land and water systems.

Due to an increase in business and new projects, my client is seeking an Optical Designer or Optical Design Engineer for a permanent position. This is an exciting new opportunity to join a leading advanced technology business who are renowned for exceptional reputation and highest standards of business integrity, customer service, product quality and innovation.

As the Optical Designer you will join a strong engineering team and will be responsible for the design of optical solutions in-line with business requirements.  

Job Outline:

My client is seeking a high caliber candidate who is highly motivated, creative and versatile. The Optical Designer or Optical Design Engineer will be responsible for the design of complex optical systems that will maintain the company position as the leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical systems.

Personal Specification:

It is essential that all candidates have the following:

  • An education to at least first degree level, preferably in Physics / Optical Engineering
  • A technical background with strong analytical skills
  • The ability to work with and support the business group and other engineering functions
  • Strong attention to detail and good inter-personal skills
  • Experience of Microsoft Office e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint

An ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • A detailed knowledge of complex optical imaging systems
  • The ability to develop original and innovative optical solutions
  • Fundamental coding skills to programme customised design and analysis scripts
  • Experience of working within dynamic project teams and using structured problem solving techniques
  • Experience of leading all aspects of the Optical Design activity within a multifunctional team
  • The ability to liaise with customers and suppliers on product specifications / performance matters
  • The ability to provide training and instruction, where appropriate, to other Optical Designers
  • Familiarity with range performance modelling software (e.g. NV-IPM, TRM4)

Key Responsibilities:

The main duties with this position will include:

  • Being involved in all stages of the design process:
    • Defining target specifications with the customer
    • Development of concepts, detailed design and analysis
    • Generating optical design data for manufacture
    • Providing technical support to the manufacturing, assembly and test processes
  • Use of optical design and analysis software tools (eg. CODEV, ZEMAX, FRED)
  • Producing design study reports and contributing technical inputs to proposals

Sound interesting? Please contact Daniel Warby at Jonathan Lee Recruitment for more information and apply!

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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