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Senior Optical Engineer – Metrology

(Full Time)
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Experience Required

  • Duration - Direct hire

  • Location - Richmond, CA

Job Description:

  • The Client's Integrated Optical Systems business unit is a precision optics and optical assemblies design and manufacturing group, which specializes in high precision aspheres. Applications include semiconductor and flat-panel display manufacturing, ground and space-based telescopes, defense systems and other exotic scientific and government-sponsored programs.

  • Client is seeking a senior metrology engineer to assist us in executing the most demanding technical projects in aspheric systems design and metrology.


  • Developing optical designs to satisfy system level requirements.

  • Conducting engineering analyses and evaluation of complex optical systems. Provide design for manufacturability feedback to customers.

  • Tolerance component and system optical tests develop error budgets and test procedures, train manufacturing personnel, and assist with first article testing as needed.

  • Analyze process and metrology data for first articles as needed.

  • Support of customer meetings and telecons, interface with vendors and close interaction with multiple engineering disciplines.

  • Education and Work Experience:

    • MS or PhD in physics or optical engineering

    • Experience in optical design & analysis tools such as Code V, Zemax, FRED or equivalent

    • Experience with interferometers, optical test & alignment equipment, cmm’s, and metrology methods is required

    • Working knowledge of Matlab

    • Ability to support ITAR programs (US Citizen or permanent resident)

    • Experience as project or technical lead is highly desired

    • Experience supporting new business proposal or IR&D technology development efforts is a plus

    • Experience programming in C is a plus


Design Engineer

(Full Time)
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Experience Required

  • Duration - Direct hire

  • Location: Plainville, CT


  • To research, develop and design new products in a cross-functional team environment. Collaborate with team members on new product development projects. Deliver quality design engineering solutions meeting customer requirements, on time and within budget. Exercise sound engineering practices and follow relevant

    Client's Quality and Design Control Procedures.

  • Essential Functions of the Job (Key Duties):

  • Prepare sketches, layouts, detail drawings and 3-D designs. Select materials and components.

  • Perform engineering analysis including structural and motion analysis using conventional calculations and computer simulations.

  • Oversee prototype builds and perform evaluation and testing of prototypes.

  • Prioritize assigned tasks and collaborate with team members to ensure on time delivery.

  • Lead or participate in design reviews. Maintain design review records.

  • Create and maintain design records according to Client's Quality and Design Control Procedure.

  • Perform research and assist in testing related to product development activities.

  • Interfacing with suppliers and customers on technical issues as needed.

  • Review and approve new parts and samples.

  • Solve various technical problems.

  • Develop concepts and cost estimates for new product proposals.

  • Develop product specifications.

  • Perform problem solving activities and implement solutions and corrective actions.

  • Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.

  • Qualifications (Recommended Education and/or Experience):

  • 5 years experience in designing electromechanical devices. Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or a related field, or equivalent experience.

  • Familiar with the selection and application of materials, relevant tooling and manufacturing processes leading to quality products.

  • Working knowledge of engineering mechanics and electrical circuits.

  • Minimum 3 years working experience in 3-D parametric design software.

  • Understand and able to apply GD&T and tolerance study. Knowledgeable about drafting standards.

  • Understand and able to apply sound engineering approach to create, verify and validate designs.

  • Understand problem solving methodology and able to apply it for solving complex technical problems.

  • Able to use PLM (PDMLink & ProjectLink) for product design and project collaboration. Experience in various computer programs necessary in day-to-day work.

  • Knowledge of related regulatory requirements.

  • Able to set priorities and effectively manage time.

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.

  • Proactive, dedicated to success measured by results.

  • Understand customer specific requirements pertaining to the job function.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office tools.

  • Familiarity with ISO/TS quality management system and related tools APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning), SPC (Statistical Process Control), CP (Control Plan), MSA (Measurement System Analysis), FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis), PPAP (Production Part Approval Process).