My client, a leader in automotive lighting design industry, is seeking Optical Engineers! Their current focus on the transition from traditional lighting technology to Solid State Lighting and LED technology puts them in the forefront of lighting innovations. Their operation was founded in 1978 and is a joint venture, with 50/50 ownership between two international companies. Their headquarters, including manufacturing and R&D, are located in Seymour, Indiana allowing them to be close to their customers - Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Nissan, Honda, and Toyota. Join them on the cutting edge of automotive lighting technology as they design and develop new lighting systems…the “jewelry” of the automotive world.
In the role of Optical Engineer candidates will design and develop optical systems for forward lighting and signal lighting utilizing standard light sources, such as filament bulb and HID, and new light source technologies, such as LEDs, combined with light-guide, lens, or reflector optical solutions.
Key functions are:
•Develop optical systems to meet customer specifications and federal regulations.
•Optical design development for lighting products that is in accordance with the various phases of a program schedule, i.e. feasibility, design, design verification, certification, production launch.
•Improve and develop optical design methodologies for the enhancement of design productivity and capability.
•Participate and/or manage directly the development of new optical technology in line with Valeo Sylvania Technology Development Plan.
Their Optical Engineer candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree in Optical Engineering or related field. Candidates should have experience with non-imaging optics and photometric measurement systems. Experience with 3D CAD systems, CATIA-V5 preferred. Experience with optical design and simulation software, ASAP preferred.
At least two years experience in the design of optical systems for automotive lighting or related area is preferred.
Understanding of exterior automotive regulations, such FMVSS108 and ECE, is highly desired.
Problem solving, communication, and team player skills are highly desired.
Project management skills are required for higher level candidates.
Client offers highly competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits that include a 401K match, wellness programs and tuition reimbursement. They have a business casual environment. They value top performance and have a wide array of recognition programs in support of individual and team achievement. If you are thinking about an exciting change and challenge this is the place to be! Interested candidates please send latest resume for quick confidential consideration.