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Lens Component Engineer

Lens Component Engineer
by Admin on 01-25-2023 at 2:05 pm

Website Samtec

Summary/Objective: The Lens Component Engineer works on an interdisciplinary team focused on bringing new transceiver designs to market.  To be successful in this role, the candidate is required to apply design-for-manufacturing practices to secure a stable supply chain and maximize production yields through data driven analysis.  The candidate must enjoy working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a sense of commitment and flexibility, be a team player and act with a sense of urgency.

Essential Functions/ Responsibilities:

  • Analyze optical design and simulation
  • Interact with suppliers to realize production designs
  • Modify solid model representations of optical lens, support, and positioning structures
  • Work with mechanical engineering staff to realize detailed drawings
  • Create and edit product documentation, including component specifications, verification test plans, drawings and change orders
  • Establish and maintain statistical acceptance criteria for micro-optical components
  • Carry out metrology on optical and mechanical components. Design, document and construct custom tools as necessary
  • Work with software, manufacturing, materials, electrical, and other cross-functional development teams to optimize designs for performance, reliability, and manufacturability
  • Support transfer of products to manufacturing, including establishing alignment tolerances, and using statistical process control
  • Perform root cause analysis on yield excursions related to optical alignment
  • Manage internal and external resources to meet the design, build, test, quality, and manufacturing criteria
  • Participate in meetings and presentations with team members and sponsor and communicate ideas and engineering concepts to all disciplines

The responsibilities as defined are intended to serve as a general guideline for this position. Associates may be asked to perform additional tasks depending on strengths and capabilities.

Required Experience

  • 2+ years of experience dealing with optical and mechanical design
  • Experience with optical design and modeling (Zemax), particularly dealing with micro-optics typically found in fiber optic communication components.
  • Experience with the metrology and evaluation of opto-mechanical components.
  • Familiarity with active and passive fiber-optic communication components and techniques.
  • Familiarity with materials encountered in semiconductor and optical packaging applications, typically semiconductors, glasses, metals, plastics, solders, and adhesives.
  • Familiarity with fabrication and assembly techniques, including machining, molding, additive manufacturing, flip-chip bonding, and active alignment.
  • Experience with mechanical design in SolidWorks.
  • Ability to read, interpret and update complex mechanical drawings, including GD&T.
  • Ability to carry our worst-case and statistical tolerance analysis.
  • Analytical, data driven, and comfortable with the application of statistical techniques.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Applies company policies and procedures to resolve routine issues
  • Willingness to learn, then teach new technologies through doing and interfacing with technology leaders and designers
  • Willingness to work with technicians, engineers, and management as a team to support development and production
  • Ability to concurrently manage multiple projects and priorities assigned
  • Ability to prioritize, coordinate, organize and follow-up with clients, vendors, and team members to meet objectives
  • Highly motivated, organized, and teachable

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Optical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, or other discipline is required.
  • Master’s degree or PhD in similar disciplines is preferred.

SAMTEC, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating a diverse environment. All employment decisions at Samtec are based in business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, pregnancy or parental status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity/expression, marital status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws.

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