Job Description

Optical Engineer
Date: Sep 10, 2018
Location: Keene, NH, US, 03431
Req #: 9569
Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.
Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.
The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial sectors that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.
- We are seeking a subject matter expert (SME) for Assembly, Integration and Testing of Electro-Optical systems (Refractive & Reflective).
- Provide hands on manufacturing support including assembly, alignment, troubleshooting, and testing on an as needed basis.
- Works within a cross functional team to develop and transfer new optical systems and processes from prototype to production.
- Designs experiments and test plans to measure and validate system performance against print specifications. Uses internal design team to solve customer system issues.
- Conducts Measurement System Analysis's (MSA's) and Gage Repeatability and Reliability (Gage R&R) for measurement systems utilized in producing parts.
- Be the plant SME for Assembly, Integration and Test and go-to person for related issues. Assist with the creation of Assembly Instructions and subsequent training of assembly and test technicians.
- Champion process changes as needed to improve system first pass yield in manufacturing. Participate in design reviews both with internal design team and external make-to-print customers.
- Thoroughly document all inspection equipment processes starting with clear functional requirements, test procedures, qualification experiments, and calibration processes including benchmarking to known standards.
Travel Requirements: <10%
Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40 hours, Monday – Friday; weekend support as required to support objectives; off-hours meetings and e-mails as needed.
- B.S. – M.S. in Physics, Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent.
- Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in Assembly and Test of Electro-Optical Systems with a strong knowledge and use of Interferometry for alignment, test and troubleshooting of optical systems
- Ability to troubleshoot complex electro-optical systems composed of reflective/refractive optics and subassemblies including field of view, filter, and focus mechanisms. Able to dissect complex assignments into manageable tasks separating the known and unknown and takes appropriate actions using data to minimize risk
- Uses appropriate analysis tool including PPA, DA, FMEA, and other more specific engineering tools to make the right decision with time permitting information
- Ability to work with teams of varying skills and experience levels with a willingness to provide and receive direction. High level of ownership and dedication to drive problem resolution bringing the technological background and experience to solve problems
- Do you possess a technical curiosity and are always expanding skills as technology evolves?
- Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
- Ability to multi-task and change direction and focus as needed
- You will work in a diverse environment and across multiple cultural boundaries
- Familiar with Code V and/or Zemax optical ray trace software
- Understanding of stray light analysis, reduction, Diamond Turned, and conventional optics manufacturing
- Familiar with Aerospace and Defense market space
- Are you effective at communicating across varying payroll levels and different functional groups?
- We need someone who is confident in giving presentations with the ability to tailor messages to the varying audiences. Knows when and what to communicate throughout the life of a project with clear concise wording. Uses illustrations well to communicate across technical and cultural boundaries.
- Are you organized with good planning and time management skills as well as having personal initiative and dedication?
- Ability to establish relationships within multi-functional groups; team build
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