Meadowlark Optics

Careers

Meadowlark Optics is currently seeking qualified applicants for the following positions

The Solutions Engineer will provide both pre- and post-sales support for our growing customer base. She/He will be responsible for the technical relationships with customers and prospects. The Solutions Engineer will work internally with product development and engineering to identify and communicate solutions to meet customer requirements.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Promote sales of Meadowlark products within an assigned territory
  • Act as primary contact for Meadowlark with customers
  • Discuss technical tradeoffs and advise customers on technical issues
  • Interface with Manufacturing Engineering and/or Product Development to meet customer specifications
  • Manage business aspects of each project to ensure both Meadowlark and the customer needs are met
  • Represent Meadowlark at trade shows
  • Travel as needed
 
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
  • BS in Engineering, Physics, or other related physical science field
  • Ability to acquire technical knowledge of Meadowlark products
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Able to perform duties without detailed direction or supervision
  • Works well independently and as part of a team
  • Must be able to compose detailed correspondence

 

STARTING SALARY RANGE – $65,000 – $85,000

The Senior Optics Engineer will perform optical design of products, custom jobs, internal metrology tools and fixtures. Process design and improvement. Understanding of all production processes.  Customer support. Sales interface to assist on custom quotations. Verification and validation of new products. All aspects of design and manufacturing documentation.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Demonstrate expertise in the theory of operation of all the company’s optical product: crystalline optics, polymer retarder optics, and liquid crystal optics.
  • Understand the manufacturing processes for those products.
  • Identify key areas for process improvements.
  • Improve yield, capacity, efficiency, profitability, and product performance. Reduce cost. Increase competitiveness.
  • Participate in continuous education in polarization optics and its applications.
  • Lead projects, develop and implement project plans, provide detailed instruction to technicians or other engineers in new product development, design verification, manufacturing validation, pilot testing, or process improvement.
  • Keep apprised of technology to enable any of these improvements.

 

SKILLS NEEDED:
  • Understanding of polarization optics and Spatial Light Modulators and their applications.
  • Numerical and analytical modeling of polarization optics, Jones matrix or Mueller matrix formalism.
  • Familiarity with laboratory optics and metrology equipment including photodetectors, spectrophotometers, ellipsometers, laser stabilization, lock-in detection, extinction ratio measurement, reflectometry and polarimetry.
  • “Hands-on” abilities to build test equipment, machine (lathe, mill) prototypes or fixtures, design electronic control or amplifier circuits, etc.
  • Understanding of metrology, noise analysis, experimental error and uncertainty.
  • Interpersonal skills for communicating with people of varied educational backgrounds.
  • Writing skills absolutely necessary for customer contact, internal communications, and manufacturing documentation.
  • Ability to make sound engineering decisions tempered by good business judgment.

 

EDUCATION:

Minimum of B.S. or B.A. degree in Optical Engineering, Physics, Opto-Mechanical Engineering or related technical field, and 3 years experience as an optical engineer, preferably in polarization optics. Additional consideration or advancement (assignment to grade II or III) given to individuals with advanced degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.), project management experience, additional polarization optics experience.

 

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Must have the ability to effectively communicate, train, and build consensus with people of varied backgrounds including technicians, assemblers, researchers, customers, salespeople, and business managers. Must be able to multi-task and keep attention on detail in a high-pressure manufacturing environment. Must have initiative to keep apprised of latest technologies, scientific curiosity to keep up with latest developments in polarization optics applications, and work ethic to seek out projects for company improvement without directive from supervisor. Must be able to maintain positive attitude through challenging conditions.

 

STARTING SALARY RANGE – $85,000 – $110,000

As a full-time employee of Meadowlark Optics, you are eligible to receive a comprehensive benefits package which includes a competitive salary with full benefits including participation in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan, health, dental, vision, paid vacation and holidays, 401(k), along with various other incentives.

 

For consideration, please forward resumes to Human Resources at hr@meadowlark.com

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