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Staff Optical Engineer in Peachtree City, GA at Spartan Resources, LLC

Date Posted: 1/25/2018

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Job Description

Staff Optical Engineer 

Peachtree City

Direct Hire - Full time (not open to C2C or C2H) 


Optical engineering lead role in concept, design, development, modification, and evaluation of our clients' Head Up Display platforms, applying global strategies to accommodate North American market and other opportunities.

Responsible for light source/illumination optics design,  optical layout of freeform and non-freeform design, imaging design with reflective, refractive, diffractive and holographic optical elements,  definition of optical materials and coatings, modeling of solar load, stray light, and controlling image distortion, quality and size in optical systems. 


  • Collaborates with systems, electrical, mechanical, and software engineering to achieve required technical feasibility of designs.
  • Interfaces with our client's design teams locally and globally to ensure robust product designs.
  • Interfaces with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers to participate in design reviews to ensure objectives are met and identifies and resolves implementation issues.
  • Uses computer assisted engineering/design software and equipment to perform engineering and design tasks.
  • Conducts simulation and testing to ensure the integrity of the designs at multiple stages in the development cycle.
  • Participates in development of design process procedures. Supports DV, PV, production development and launch of opto-mechanical systems and components.
  • Identification and interaction with external suppliers for prototype optical components. Determine optical component requirements and availability appropriate to product phase.
  • Develops optical coating specifications where required.
  • May employ quality improvements and supplier relations approach utilizing customer required formats such as Production Parts Approval Process (PPAP) and Advanced Production Quality Process (APQP) techniques.

Job Requirements


  • Four-year College Degree in at least one STEM major (Science; Technology; Engineering; Math), specifically in Optical Engineering discipline including some coursework in optical design, ray-tracing analysis, tolerancing (mechanical/thermal), stray-light analysis and a minimum of Eight (8) years opto-mechanical design experience in electrical and/or optical products; or Fifteen (15) years opto-mechanical design experience in electrical and/or optical products.
  • Expertise in Zemax optical design software, including macro-writing, sensitivity analysis and tolerancing and MATLAB interfacing.
  • Experience in illumination and imaging with reflective, refractive, diffractive and holographic optical elements
  • Experience with light source design (LED, OLED, laser, etc.) including light evaluation tools (Optis or equivalent)
  • Experience with picture generation units (TFT LCD, DLP), polarizers, IR/UV cut filters, etc.
  • Experience interfacing with optical component vendors, material selection and design for manufacturing for optical elements (resins, design for molding)
  • Knowledge of basic Product Tooling & Manufacturing processes & lead times of the optical components
  • Active working knowledge of available optical coatings
  • Experience in  precision setup of optical components
  • Familiarity with basic measurement devices to measure and characterize optical designs and resultant images
  • Experience with Simulation tools (Icepack, Light Tools, Ansys, etc) preferred.
  • Experience with CATIA CAD systems in an automotive tier one or automotive OEM preferred
  • Experience with CODE V, OPTIS software beneficial
  • Experience with OEM requirements for automotive camera or head up display including optical, thermal, environmental preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Windows-based databases as appropriate to the position and assignment.
  • Working knowledge in the following areas: FEA (Finite Element Analysis), Kinematics, Simulation, Lighting/Illumination, GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance), DVP&, R (Design Verification Plan and Report), 8D (Eight Discipline Problem Solving Model), BOM creation (Build of Material), DFMEA (Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis), Design Review, ISIR Evaluation (Initial Sample Inspection Report), CATIA, UG, Solid Works, Benchmarking, Prototypes, Validation, Patent Origination.


  • Heads Up Display
  • Zemax
  • Optics Lab


  • Great Medical / Dental Benefits
  • Company-Matched 401K Retirement Savings
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • Educational Assistance & Reimbursement Program
  • Relaxed Dress Code
  • Onsite Recreation Center & Café
  • PASATalks Speaker Summits
  • Leadership & Mentorship Programs
  • High5 Reward Recognition Program
  • Onsite Happy Hours!
  • And many more benefits & perks found within the ‘Our Culture’ section…