- Bachelor's Degree
- Master's Degree
- Mechanical Design
- Mechanical Knowledge
- Mechanical Engineering
Exciting opportunity for an Opto-Mechanical Engineer to provide technical support over diverse product development and sustainment projects to include various defense airborne, maritime, and undersea systems. This opportunity requires initiative and creativity along with strong foundations in opto-mechanics, and kinematics and dynamics system designs.
You will design concepts, analyze, and develop solutions to complex problems, and independently perform tasks critical to the success of the engineering department. You will also support substantial proposal development and perform research and development work to support long-term strategic objectives.
Opto-mechanics: system concept development, opto-mechanical system architecture, opto-mechanical system trade-off analysis, requirements definition and flow down, detailed opto-mechanical design, test and evaluation of opto-mechanical performance parameters at both the component and system level.
Kinematics and dynamics: design mechanical concepts of for maritime and underwater applications, analysis system response of the concepts, fabricate conceptual prototypes, perform field and underwater testing of prototypes.
Successful candidates are expected to present a track record of the following essential functions:
Skilled in the use of CAD tools such as SolidWorks and Creo. Industrial Design/Human Factors is a plus.
Understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing methods and conventions in accordance with ASME Y14.5-2009.
Fundamental modeling and analytical understanding of static and dynamic mechanical properties (e.g. stress, torque, natural frequency, damping, thermal expansion, etc.)
Specification and design of opto-mechanical mechanisms and components (positioning systems, zoom lenses, focus/FOV changing mechanisms, etc.)
System light-weighting techniques/ materials/ trade off analysis
Passive athermalization techniques/ designs
Hermetic and Environmental Seal design
Electro-Optics System packaging & Integration
Knowledge of advanced materials: alloys, composites, ceramics, thermoplastics, epoxies
Knowledge of advanced manufacturing methods: EDM, rapid prototyping, casting and molding, laser cutting, brazing, etc.
Familiarity with advanced metrology tools including CMM’s, ESS chambers, LabView, shake tables, etc.
Ability to generate required documentation including detailed drawings, design reports, assembly procedures, bills-of-material, test procedures, etc.
Thermal/ structural analysis: use of analytical tools including FEA, specifically ANSYS Workbench.
Familiarity with optical design tools desirable (Zemax preferred), but not essential
Support workforce planning activities.
Support bid and proposal activities.
Develops new or improved department processes.
MS Office, including MS Project & Visio
Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering (Master’s preferred).
5 or more years of applicable experience in opto-mechanical engineering.
Requires hands-on opto-mechanical design skills and broad capabilities in the area of mechanical engineering.
Specific theoretical and experienced-based knowledge of opto-mechanical system design for Electro Optics assemblies in addition to a firm foundation in mechanical engineering.
Experience in field testing of large mechanical hardware prototype both on surface and underwater.
Strong understanding of kinematic and linkage mechanics
Strong mechanical intuition and theoretical analysis system dynamics
Before Applying, please note: This position is located in Torrance, CA and relocation assistance is available for qualified candidates.
Unless otherwise stated in the requirements section of an individual job listing, our positions require U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency, or other status as a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3). Physical Optics Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other legally protected status.