Hands on processing/fabrication of optical components out of ceramics (SiC) and metal matrix composites. Develop optical component machining, grinding, and polishing processes. Conduct metrology on optical components. Develop material formulations and process parameters using internal and external resources for a variety of applications. Design-of-experiments (DoE) and execution of experiments. Characterization of resultant materials (microstructural, mechanical, thermal, chemical, optical etc.). Scale up of the process to produce prototypes and evaluate for form, fit, and function. Manage R&D projects, provide status reports. The R&D engineer participates in the transfer of successful development efforts from R&D to Manufacturing, specifying equipment, providing documentation, and conducting training.
New Material / Process Development
for Optics and Other Markets 35%
Product Development and Metrology 35%
Reports / Proposals/Publications/
Personal Development / Business Practices 5%
Special Assignments 5%
Education: BS or MS in Optics, Physics, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent or Associate degree with over 10 years of relevant experience with respect to job functions
Minimum 3-5 years of hands-on experience with processing optical components, preferably SiC, MMCs, and non-flats
Minimum 3-5 years of hands-on experience in optical component machining, polishing, and noon-flats metrology (CMM/interferometry)
Knowledge of optical systems and telescopes
Hands-on experience with processing and characterization of various materials
Design and execution of experiments
Program management, preparing reports/presentations
Ability to generate and develop creative solutions to problems
Keen interest in quickly learning and applying new skills
Ability to achieve results independently or working in a team
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Willingness to work with your hands
Experience with networked PC based computer system (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Access, Email, MRP systems, and accounting software)
Optics components processing, machining, polishing, and metrology
Hands-on machine/equipment building, building test set ups, fixing furnace/machine controllers, modifying off-the-shelf equipment, 3D Printers
Instrumentation, data acquisition systems, programming, electronics trouble shooting
Computer aided design (CAD) and metrology with CMM
Ability to handle multiple priorities involving external and internal priorities
Ability to excel in a cross-organizational, cross cultural, global team environment
Understanding of MSDS documentation, and ability to use new materials and chemicals in a safe manner.
Set a high standard of ethics, professionalism, leadership, and competency
Due to ITAR compliance, this position requires candidates to be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident Alien, or Protected Individual per 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)
M Cubed Technologies is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
About M Cubed Technologies
M Cubed Technologies, Inc., a division of II-VI Incorporated, is headquartered in Newtown, CT with operating facilities in Monroe, CT and Newark, DE. The Company is a leader in the development and manufacture of advanced composite materials and a leading provider of innovative products manufactured from the Company's proprietary, technologically advanced ceramic and metal matrix composite materials for applications in the optics, semiconductor, industrial and defense markets.