The Optical Engineer (“OE”) participates in a team role in the Design & Manufacturing of our state-of-the-art optical interferometer instruments. The OE is principally responsible for developing and implementing optical-mechanical designs and conducting analysis that satisfy customer-desired performance. Such designs must be toleranced for fabrication & assembly and analyzed for performance in the presence of the environmental conditions demanded by the application.
Optical Engineers must function in a multi-disciplinary capacity and be able to describe the impact of real world error sources to optical performance. This includes optomechanical and or electro-optical analysis to predict final performance both in the laboratory and at customer installations.
Optical analysis is applied throughout our manufacturing and assembly process to understand and ensure that models accurately describe true performance. The OE will play a key role in planning and participating in the execution of custom projects as well as in making continual improvements to standard production that increase quality and performance. Engineers are required to determine and execute assembly and test processes, and then translate into executable methods, and procedures in order to complete successful projects.
Engineers also function in the role of project leaders – making sure that projects are implemented correctly, on-time, on-budget, and meet all quality requirements. In a project leadership role, engineers may be required to interface directly with customers and suppliers advising on progress, making supply chain decisions and managing the process of problem solving and risk mitigation. Engineers are “hands-on” at A?PRE and often are required to operate advanced equipment and personally finish product in production.
Duties & Responsibilities
Creates mechanical system design meeting mechanical and optical requirements.
Optimizes mechanical and optical performance of systems through iterative design processes
Performs tolerance analysis at system and subsystem level.
Works with a design and engineering team to create full drawing packages including assembly, integration and testing plans
Provides practical, hands-on skills working with engineers and technicians in a lab environment.
Works with vendors to manufacture parts, subsystems and systems per requirements
Creates technical documents such as reports, slides and plans
BS in optical sciences, mechanical engineering, physics or a related field and at least 5 years of experience in optical engineering or similar fields, advanced degree an advantage
Knowledge of alignment, integration and testing of optical system
Knowledge of engineering mechanics, kinematics
Knowledge of vibration, control, heat transfer an advantage
Experience in interferometric testing an advantage
Additional Salary Information: Pay will be commensurate with experience
About Apre Instruments, Inc
ÄPRE is an active driver in the global optics revolution that is transforming our daily lives in communications, life sciences, aerospace, security, commercial electronics and entertainment. ÄPRE recognizes that manufacturing optics is challenging. Our mission is to provide our customers with the measurement tools needed to meet their demanding requirements; while making their job less stressful and lowering overall production costs. We achieve this goal by providing state of the art surface and wavefront interferometers, service, support and consulting on interferometer usage and applications.