Laser Engineer

  • Salary: £35k - £35k
  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Job Status: Permanent
  • Industry: Manufacturing & Production
  • Job ID: J888232

 LASER ENGINEER (EDINBURGH): SALARY £35K PLUS EXCELLENT BENEFITS. WORLD LEADING GLOBAL MULTINATIONAL SUPPLYING SPECIALIST PRODUCTS AND SERVICES TO THE DEFENCE AND AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES.

The Client
Our client is quite simply a world leader in engineering, development and service to the Defence and Aerospace industries. With a presence in over 200 countries around the globe and nearly 50,000 employees worldwide they are at the leading edge of technology in their fields.

 Job Description

The successful candidate will be required to conduct specialist laser engineering activities in support of development and production projects to ensure timely delivery of high quality military laser products with significant fibre laser/amplifier content. 

The candidate should have experience in the design, characterisation or manufacture of lasers using appropriate commercial tools (e.g. GLAD, ZEMAX or equivalent). An advanced understanding of laser physics and a broad understanding and familiarity withsolid state lasers or fibre laser types is also required.

An appreciation of the mechanical and electrical design aspects of laser systems is beneficial and the candidate should have strong laboratory skills.

Key Responsibility Areas

Selection of appropriate technical solutions with detailed justifications

Modelling of key laser processes using commercial and in-house tools

Product Test and Verification including the development of test solutions

Problem solving to support product development and manufacturing

Creation and review of detailed optical drawings, product and test specifications,

Technical liaison with material vendors

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

The candidate should have previous experience working in a laser product development and/or laser applied research environment. It is also desirable to have had ownership of a laser design which has been manufactured (in one off or volume production).

The candidate should have experience in the design, characterisation or manufacture of lasers using appropriate commercial tools (e.g. GLAD, ZEMAX or equivalent). An advanced understanding of laser physics and a broad understanding and familiarity with solid state lasers or fibre laser types is also required.

An appreciation of the mechanical and electrical design aspects of laser systems is beneficial and the candidate should have strong laboratory skills.

Qualifications:

 Essential - related Master’s degree (e.g. Physics)

 Desirable - PhD with a significant fibre laser design content

 Intrinsic Factors

This is an office based and laboratory based role using display screen equipment working full time hours which can often be in a demanding environment. As part of this role you will be expected to travel possibly both in the UK and abroad, you will also be expected to stay overnight as part of this travel. Working to tight deadlines either on a regular or ad hoc basis will be required. It is a requirement of the role to work with Lasers of Class 3R and above.

Is This You?

If the above describes you, then we want to speak with you. Send your CV to us and if you fit the bill then we will be in touch within 24 hours to discuss the role and our client in more detail.

 

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