Development Engineer -Lasers, Optics & Motion Control

We are looking for a bright, talented and commercially astute Laser Development Engineer (or Physicist) to join one of the UK`s most exciting optical technology companies, based in Oxfordshire. The Development Engineer will primarily be involved in the R&D design of this state-of-the-art laser machinery and instrumentation but will also be assisting the marketing team preparing market plans and strategies including investigating new markets and applications for the company’s highly advanced technologies.
• Developing Laser process techniques and /or related hardware for specific applications and customer requirements.
• Working closely with colleagues to ensure that designs are fit for purpose and to maximize the efficiency of design costs, contributing to R&D projects targeted at commercially valuable applications.
• Estimate timescales and identify critical points for input to project plans, establish and maintain a technical database with detailed process information.
• Assisting the Marketing Team in preparing strategies, contributing to market evaluations and analysis, presenting projects to a wider audience, and promoting the company to potential customers, international conferences and exhibitions.

• Good BSc, BEng or MPhys degree in Physics, Laser/Optical Engineering or other relevant Science/Engineering subject.
• A few years of industrial experience with laser applications and development in a high-tech company.
• Knowledge and experience in some of the following: Laser micro-machining, high speed laser processing, motion control hardware integration (CNC tables, controllers, motors, galvanometer etc.), high average power ultrafast laser systems, materials science, Optical system design, machine vision for OEM integration.
• Ideally proficient with MATLAB, Python, machine control software programming e.g. G-code, CADCAM, metrology, optical microscopes.
• Excellent communication, technical writing and presentation skills.

Job Details

  • Job Ref: 12028
  • Salary: £28000 - £38000
  • Consultant Name: Aksana Walford
  •   Oxfordshire
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