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Senior Optical Engineer

Senior Optical Engineer

Job Title: Senior Optical Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Rugby
Salary: 40 - 45k
Start Date: asap
Reference: GF4927
Contact Name: Gemma Feist
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 07, 2019 16:18

Job Description

Senior Optical Engineer
Permanent - Circa £40,000 - £45,000
Rugby, Warwickshire
Our client is a leading designer and manufacturer of fiber lasers for use in cutting, welding and marking applications in a wide range of industries. They have a new role for a Senior Optical Engineer based at their Rugby site on a permanent basis.
Job Purpose:
To work as part of a team of engineers and technicians to develop components for the companies range of high-power fiber lasers.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Design and specification of high power optical/fibre-optic components/optical systems.
Production of components/systems to demonstrate feasibility and to provide prototypes.
Design and implementation of lab-based optical experiments for the verification and validation of the components/systems.
Work closely with Manufacturing Engineering team to transfer component manufacture to Production.
Required Experience:
The role requires a strong practical, hands-on approach to product development, underpinned with a thorough understanding of the principles of physics related to optical and fiber/optical component/system design, development and application.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate:
Hands-on experience of optical/fiber component or system development and characterization.
Experience of high-power lasers and/or optical or fibre-optical components.
BSc degree (or higher qualification) in optical or laser physics/engineering 
Experience of working in the laser or fiber-optics industry, ideally in one or more of optical design, manufacture or testing.
Personal Profile:
Ability to work across multiple tasks methodically and efficiently and meet committed timescales.
Able to deliver technical updates of status on agreed work-schedules.
Happy to work in a dynamic environment and adaptable to changes in priorities.
Ability to integrate into multidisciplinary and cross-functional teams.
Hands-on, creative approach to problem solving and the ability to translate engineering requests into working solutions.
Strong customer focus and ability to visit supplier and/or customer sites as required.
Ability to contribute to generation and analysis of intellectual property.
Self-starter with good interpersonal skills and a strong execution-oriented approach.
Must be diligent, focused and thorough, taking personal pride in their work and achievements.
To apply please send an MS Word version of your CV across for our review.