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Senior Optical Designer – Machine Vision

Mainz, Germany

Edmund Optics® (EO) is a leading producer of optics, imaging, and photonics products for R&D, electronics, semiconductor, pharmaceutical and biomedical markets around the globe.

For supporting our efforts within the European Market Edmund Optics is looking for a

Senior Optical Designer – Machine Vision

A design position, which incorporates optical design and optical tolerancing for internal and external custom product developments.

Essential Functions:

  • Execute both feasibility studies and full optical designs, for internal and external custom product developments. Provide support to customers needing assistance developing the specifications of their optical systems
  • Assess customer functional requirements to gauge design considerations
  • Design evaluation and tolerance for manufacturability of internal and external custom product developments
  • Development of design and analysis tools and procedures
  • Assist in development of other design engineers
  • Presentation of design results and analysis of performance
  • Participate in Design Reviews
  • Peer review fellow designers work
  • Support internal technical training efforts
  • Attend training
  • Support document control
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Team up with the internal design and engineering resources around the globe
  • Build out network within the regional and international optical design community and continuously enhance skills expertise in the fields of optical design and related

Qualifications:

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Your profile:

  • Education/Experience: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in optical sciences, physics or equivalent experience; ten (10) or more years experience in the optical industry; five (5) or more years related to imaging lens design
  • Proficiency in optical principles and optical design and/or proficiency in opto-mechanical design
  • Understanding of basic mechanical principles
  • Understanding of manufacturing and assembly techniques
  • Proficiency in optical design software (i.e. Zemax, CodeV, Fred)
  • Knowledge of industry products and applications
  • Understanding of document control and best engineering practices
  • Fluent in English and German, additional languages are a plus
  • Great communication, organization, and math skills
  • Motivated and self-starter 
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time; ability to travel; work in office setting

We offer a versatile, challenging and self-dependent position at competitive conditions within our dynamic and successful corporation and operating in a growing and future-proof industry. You will have the opportunity to work with highly motivated and open-minded people, self-driven and with a great team spirit and can expect a high level of responsibility and strong impact in an entrepreneurial environment. Workplace will be in Mainz.

If you are interested, please address your complete application including your salary expectation to: Edmund Optics GmbH, Isaac-Fulda-Allee 5, 55124 Mainz, Germany; Attn. Martin Weinacht, or [email protected]

Contact Information

Martin Weinacht
Director of European Programs
+49 6131 57000

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