PowerPhotonic is a global leader in the design and manufacture of precision micro-optics for laser applications in materials processing, medical systems, and optical communications as well as the scientific and defence sector.
Our business was founded with the objective of providing unsurpassed excellence in all aspects of micro-optics product realization for laser applications. Our world-class design skills are supported by an innovative and flexible manufacturing process that allows the company to design both a broad range of state-of-the art industry standard laser micro-optics products and, uniquely, to offer a low cost rapid fabrication service for creating completely freeform optical surfaces.
Our world-leading position is founded on our deployment of laser-based manufacturing of micro-optics and advanced optical metrology. We design and build our laser-based fabrication capability in-house, along with the associated metrology and inspection systems.
Our product development is aimed at ensuring we stay ahead of the competition and remain as the industry’s leader in delivering innovation, functionality and performance.
As part of our continued growth, we are looking for a Product Development Engineer to join our ambitious team. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated self-starter to join PowerPhotonic at a key period in the company’s growth.
As a part of Product Development Team, you will report to the NPD Team Leader and be involved in all stages of the product development process from identifying customer and market requirements through to introduction into production and subsequent support. The team is also involved in other technical activities in support of sales and marketing.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Key areas of responsibility will include:
Developing new and supporting existing products - analysis of customer requirements and generating product specifications, designing and testing optical components, optimising design for performance and manufacturability.
Developing software tools for product design and test analysis.
Supporting transfer of new products into production and from production and customer.
Providing a technical interface to key customers and partners in collaborative projects.
Managing individual prototyping projects - ensuring on-time and on-budget delivery.
Required qualifications and experience
A strong degree in Physics, Engineering or Optics/Lasers or a related field required. A Master’s degree or PhD would be seen as an advantage.
Previous work experience in optical design is preferred, but the company will consider recent postgraduates for this role.