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RFQ Optical Engineer

Job Number:  48158
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Autosystems America, Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 48158 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Autosystems America, Inc. 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: NOVI 


Group Description

The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.


Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for design and development of optical designs and BOMs which fulfill all customer and legal requirements
  • Co-ordinate lab and road studies for optical models, prototype and production parts
  • Evaluate and submit required optical performance optimizations
  • Work with engineering through release to address mechanical issues that may impact integrity of optical prescription
  • Provide technical support to Manufacturing, Quality Engineering, Program Managers, Project Managers and Tooling Engineering
  • Create and evaluate supportive technical documentation for Program Managers to present to the customer
  • Co-ordinate and participate in local and customer night drives
  • Provide technical resource to VA/VE initiatives
  • Keep abreast of domestic and international photometric legal requirements
  • Laboratory development: physical measurements of lamps and analysis of photometric attributes
  • Assist in the development and implementation of operating procedures and guidelines for photometric equipment and photo lab personnel
  • Understand computer simulation theory and associated limitations and assumptions
  • Face to face/written interaction with customers/senior management
  • Work directly with approval authorities to obtain formal certification of products
  • Sketches concept ideas in order to facilitate and direct designers and support engineers on new product developments.
  • Proficient in ASAP, Lucidshape, LightTools, Speos-Optis or other Lighting Optical development software
  • Leads and Mentors Junior Advanced Optical Engineers

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • 2 - 4 years post-secondary school (University or Community college) Optical Engineering / Physics degree or equivalent automotive lighting optical design experience
  • Familiarity with light manufacturing processes
  • Hands on mechanical capability
  • Advanced computer experience including Catia, LucidShape, ASAP, and MS Office.
  • Advanced mathematics
  • Minimum of 5 years directly applicable experience in optical design, product design, testing, and analysis, supervisory experience a plus.
  • Keen ability to solve problems and facilitate solutions in a time dependent automotive environment
  • Strong oral communication skills are required as the optical prescription impacts all facets of the business
  • Capable of initiating and following tasks through to completion
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to handle complex computer aided engineering tasks
  • Ability to write programs using a scripting language
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills required to meet the challenges of direct customer interaction in technical reviews and product performance evaluations
  • Ability to multitask effectively, shift priorities and directions due to customer driven requirements
  • Ability to mentor and teach other team members in their associated skills
  • Understands and applies principles of visible light reflection and refraction to create optical models.
  • Creates and define robust computer aided design files and computer aided engineering files for the purpose of creating and evaluating complex optical systems.
  • Can operate the Gonio-photometer as an engineering tool to verify and evaluate physical optical systems.  Uses the output from said device to effect changes/ improvements to the optical system under consideration.
  • Understanding of internal data acquisition system - Trans4M, QSI, Pro8.

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Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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