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Opto-Mechanical Design Engineer

Opto-Mechanical Design Engineer
by Admin on 08-08-2022 at 3:11 pm

Website Samtec

Summary:  The Opto-Mechanical Design Engineer works within an interdisciplinary team bringing new fiber optic transceiver concepts to life.  To be successful in this role, the candidate will be required to apply a wide range of previous experiences and take part in data-driven decision making. 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:

  • Carry out detailed optical design and simulation.
  • Create solid model representations of optical components and sub-systems.
  • Interact with micro-optical fabrication vendors to realize prototype designs.
  • Carry out metrology on optical and mechanical components.
  • Establish statistical acceptance criteria for micro-optical components.
  • Work with mechanical engineering staff to realize detailed designs, structural/thermal simulations, and drawings.
  • Support transfer of products to manufacturing.
  • Use strong analytical skills to understand requirements, foresee technical challenges and contribute to the product definition.
  • Create and edit product documentation, including component specifications, verification test plans, drawings, and change orders.
  • Work with software, manufacturing, materials, electrical, and other cross-functional development teams to optimize designs for performance, reliability, and manufacturability.
  • Participate in meetings and presentations with team members and sponsors and communicate ideas and engineering concepts to all disciplines.
  • Manage internal and external resources to meet the design, build, test, and manufacturing criteria.


  • 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.
  • Good artistic sensibility needed to create initial concept models and illustrations.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex mechanical drawings, including GD&T.
  • Ability to carry our wort-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


  • BS required; MS or PhD preferred
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