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 Project Engineer - Optics - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, United States

Job information
Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Computers - Programming Languages
Computers - Platforms
Engineering - Electrical
Computers - Software Engineer
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2521736 / Latpro-3580047 
Date posted: Nov-08-2017
State, Zip: Massachusetts, 01824


Position Summary:
This position will be responsible for opto-mechanical design and development for industrial photoelectric sensing products including discrete presence and distance measurement products and safety oriented multi-element systems products such as: light curtains, safety relays and safety lasers. This position also has overall responsibility for opto-mechanical product performance for both New Product Development and for Continuation Engineering product lines. This position will originate, apply, interpret and develop opto-mechanical sensor designs including but not limited to: multi-function single piece molded optics parts incorporating emitter and receiver lenses/optical paths, light pipes and mounting and sealing features; lenses, mirrors, LEDs, lasers, PIN photodiode detectors, synchronous emitter-receiver circuits, filters and apertures in cost sensitive, high volume industrial products.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Experience 
  • BS Optics, BSME, BS Physics, BSEE, or similar technical BS degree..
  • 8+ years mechanical engineering experience.
  • 5+ years in optical systems design and development.
  • Design lenses and specifies the geometry of all optical components. This includes the entire cycle of designing, testing and interfacing with suppliers.
  • Evaluate and analyze proposed product designs.
  • Employ software optical modeling techniques (Zemax Premium, Lens Machinix or similar techniques / tools).
  • Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.
Desired Experience
  • MS Optics, MSME, MS Physics, MSEE, or similar technical degree.
  • Special emphasis on the understanding and use of Non-Sequential Ray Tracing packages for the study of stray light and optical performance of optical systems.
  • Design or manufacture of molded plastic lenses or other molded or mass replicated optical components.
  • Design of devices incorporating one or more of: molded optics, LED, laser, photo-diode/detector.
  • Develop test methods to evaluate electro-optical components, assembly methods and performance characteristics of competitive products.
  • Support Test Equipment Engineering and Quality Control in development of optical related test equipment.
  • Assist in review of incoming inspection equipment and procedures for optical components as needed.
  • Study production rejects to determine corrective action to improve production yield through component testing or product design change.
  • Support internal Engineering testing procedures. For e.g.
    • Procedure to spectrally measure filter materials
    • Procedures for Beam patterns and Margin Curves
    • BFL Lens Test Procedure
    • Fluorescent immunity testing
    • Solar Glare and ambient light test
    • Beam deviation angle measurement procedure

Requisition Number:

Business Group:
Architecture and Software

Job Category:
Engineering and Technicians

Relocation Eligible:

Position Type:
Full Time

No. of Positions:

Work State/City:
Chelmsford - Massachusetts

Company Overview:
Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

When you choose Rockwell Automation, you join countless talented employees who have helped us establish our leadership position in the automation industry over the past century.

You join a diverse, inclusive and global community with a passion for innovation. A place where you can partner with great minds and inspiring people. And a corporation backed by the financial strength that drives growth - and career opportunities.

As much as we focus on our customers, we know our employees are key to our success and future. Helping you develop a rewarding career is a top priority. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

EEO Statement:
Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, email our Talent Acquisition representative at (see application details).

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