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Senior Optical Metrology Engineer

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Location
Irvine, CA
Salary
$100,000 - $110,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Date
Dec 05, 2018
Job ID
2644199

Senior Optical Metrology Engineer
Irvine, CA
Direct Hire
Competitive Pay (DOE)
 
To apply, please email your resume to Nadean.ostler@elwoodprofessional.com
 
COMPANY PROFILE:

  • Industry leaders in photonics, optics, lasers and motion/vibration control
  • Industry leader in technology solutions for thin film, process and industrial manufacturing, environmental monitoring, defense and security, life sciences and research
 
WHAT THIS COMPANY OFFERS YOU:
  • Competitive benefits including; Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k
 
THE ROLE YOU WILL PLAY:

• Analyze technical problems arising in optical metrology, manufacturing, and integration and develop optimal strategies for addressing them.
• Understand, support, and improve existing technologies and investigate, develop, and implement new optical metrology technologies.
• Support the fabrication and testing of a variety of optical components (plano, spherical, on- and off-axis aspherical or even freeform shapes), optical assemblies (doublets, etc…) and opto-mechanical assemblies.
• Be an expert in optical interferometry and related testing, including the design and use of Computer Generated Holograms (CGH).
• Have a demonstrated experience in developing comprehensive metrology error budgets to achieve the lowest level of measurement uncertainty.
• Have an extensive knowledge of optical tolerancing and requirements.
• Be familiar with standard optical manufacturing techniques such as optical generating, grinding, CNC machining or SPDT, polishing and sub-aperture finishing processes (CCP, IBF and/or MRF).
• Make the measurement process more repeatable and efficient by automating the data collection and/or the metrology procedures.
• Represent the organization as a prime optical metrology technical contact on feasibility studies, program reviews and/or customer presentations as requested.
• Guide and train support personnel in the setup and the documentation of the metrology equipment as well as the fixturing of the measurement process.
• Provide DfX information to the Design team to account for metrology challenges early-on in the product development cycle to optimize the release to production of challenging, cutting edge optics with high yields.
• Participate in the xFMEAs and other risk mitigation activities to assess the optical metrology risks in relation to specifications, manufacturing processes, tooling/fixtures, opto-mechanical tolerances and the environment.
• Lead development activities when creating new- or modifying existing- test equipment including cost and schedule estimates for acquiring and validating the metrology equipment.
• Determine and develop test specifications, methods and procedures. Perform tests and troubleshoots assemblies and/or final systems.

BACKGROUND PROFILE:
• BS (MS or Ph.D. preferred) in Optical Engineering, Optical Sciences, Physics or equivalent.
• Optical metrology or manufacturing experience.
• Knowledge of optical tolerancing, uncertainty budget analysis and requirements.
• Optical Design and Wavefront sensing experience desired.
• Software packages: CodeV and/or Zemax, Matlab, Python, FRED.
• Knowledge of statistical analysis and Design of Experiments required.
• Experience with commercially available interferometry systems (ex. Zygo, 4D) and analysis software (ex. Matlab, MetroPro) required.
• Hands on experience in assembling, aligning and testing optical systems desired.
• Experience in the design of metrology systems for manufacturing is a strong advantage.
• Direct experience in architecture and design of complex optical and opto-mechanical systems desired.
• Tasks include specifying, selecting and qualifying active and passive optical components, instrumentation, software and tooling/fixturing. Developing and benchmarking system performance models, developing and implementing test procedures.
• Understanding of mechanical design and tolerances in relation to optical performance and tolerances is desired (using CAD software such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD or the e-Drawings viewer).
• Ability to create custom test programs to integrate instruments to a test station using LabVIEW, C, MatLab or VB programming languages is desired to automate the data collection and analysis.
• Strong communication skills, technical writing skills, project management skills, and analytical skills for an efficient communication with technicians, engineers and management.
• Must exhibit the ability to analyze complex technical situations and resolve issues, apply appropriate engineering problem solving, and keep the metrology development timetable on schedule.
• High level of initiative, judgment, and keen problem solving skills to resolve complex and diverse technical issues.
 

 
To apply, please email your resume to Nadean.ostler@elwoodprofessional.com


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