NPI Engineer – Devices / Crystals / Nonlinear Optics – Coherent – East Hanover, NJ

NPI Engineer – Devices / Crystals / Nonlinear Optics
14 reviews

East Hanover, NJ
Responsible for the introduction and life cycle management of crystal components, optical elements and sub-assembly designs. Interfaces with design engineers at Coherent locations worldwide throughout the qualification process to support prototype builds, pilot production and release of final products. Reviews initial requests with respect to feasibility and manufacturability including e.g. evaluation of material choices mainly for nonlinear optical materials, phase matching conditions, process tolerances and test requirements. Identifies technical risks based on thorough understanding of intended applications including various types of laser platforms and takes action to mitigate such risks. Creates documentation for designs as needed including technical drawings. Coordinates activities with planning, R&D, and manufacturing teams to optimize time from receipt of initial request to release of products to production. Ensures that products shipped meet specifications and quality requirements. Organizes and leads phase gate reviews and pro-actively manages lifecycle status of parts. Maintains reporting systems to identify opportunities for improved time to market; develops and implements processes and methods accordingly.

  • Good understanding of photonics, lasers and nonlinear optics principles and material/light interaction
  • Strong communication skills
  • Capable of coordinating and executing on multiple projects / tasks
  • Experience/Interest in customer care and managing customer requests
  • Good understanding of analytical equipment for optical/physical material characterization
  • Ability to work independently and to interface with large teams, working across departmental boundaries
  • Experience with Solidworks a plus

Education and Work Experience

  • Good Working Knowledge of manufacturing methods
  • Experience with Laser Systems, Optics, Project Management, giving technical presentations

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