Optical Engineer, Senior job Minneapolis Minnesota
Optical Engineer, Senior job Minneapolis Minnesota
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Optical Engineer, Senior Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 13610655
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Date Posted: 11/29/2023
Wage: Negotiable Category: Engineering
Job Code: REQ37767

Job Description:
Job Summary

CyberOptics-Nordson is a global leader in high-precision sensor technology in the areas of 3D machine vision and semiconductor process measurement. Our sensors are deployed in electronics and semiconductor factories across the planet. The device you are using to read this notice most likely contains integrated circuits inspected by our sensors during their manufacture. Our products are a tight integration of optics, electronics, embedded and application software, and algorithms.

We seek a Senior Optical Engineer who will play an integral role in our R&D team designing custom optics for the next generation of high-precision semiconductor inspection sensors. You will be involved in this process from product conception to production. This position requires design conceptualization to meet product requirements, optical modeling, design implementation, testing and verification to verify optical performance, transition to production, continuation, and documentation.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities


Design custom precision optical systems for imaging and projection: telecentric, achromatic, low-distortion, etc.

Design of various illuminators: dark field, bright field, cloudy day, kohler, etc.

Analysis and testing of optical systems to verify optical performance and overall sensor performance

Concept design to scope development effort and architect product configuration

Risk identification and reduction through feasibility prototypes, analysis, and testing

Communicate with customers and end users to define requirements

Collaborate with production on design manufacturability

Consult with manufacturing partners on part fabrication

Assemble and test final hardware

Create product drawings and project documents

Transition new designs to production and support existing production

Education and Experience Requirements


Experience as an optical design engineer, designing custom imaging and illumination optics

M.S. degree in Optical Engineering, or equivalent field with an Optical focus

8+ years of experience designing multi-element optical trains

Proficient in Zemax OpticsStudio, sequential and non-sequential

Preferred Skills and Abilities


Experience with optical and system-level tolerance analysis

Experience with Matlab, Python, or other high-level programming and analysis packages

Experience/knowledge of optical manufacturing processes, especially lens grinding, centration, coatings, and optical assemblies

Experience with illumination and color calibration

Experience in a structured development process from requirements definition to concept design, to detail design, to testing, and implementation into production

Must work well in teams with other Engineering disciplines, including Electrical, Mechanical, Software, and Manufacturing

Good interpersonal skills. Good oral and written communications.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Office environment.

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

The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear, occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms; requires close vision ability. Noise level is usually moderate.

Travel Required



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Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
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Contact Information:
Contact Name: Nordson Corporation Company Type:
Company: Nordson Corporation

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