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Equipment Development Engineer - UK

The Role

To develop and implement new systems and improvements in manufacturing systems, from initial design through to commissioning.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Key areas of responsibility comprise:

  • Equipment development:
    • Work to develop new subsystem solutions and embedded systems to improve machine performance in terms of both throughput and quality.
    • Expand manufacturing capabilities to support new product offerings.
    • Document and provide support for such systems for the use manufacturing environment.
    • Provide post-commissioning support to operations where required.

 

  • Commissioning and troubleshooting of manufacturing equipment:
    • Support the introduction of new equipment to the operational environment.
    • Support machine build team.
    • Provide 3rd line support to manufacturing equipment and document implemented solutions.
    • Implement improvements to increase machine reliability.
    • Execute and report on equipment commissioning tasks.

Education & Experience Requirement

Essential requirements: 

  • Degree in relevant field ideally electrical and/or mechanical engineering or equivalent of such.
  • 3+ years engineering experience in a technology-based environment
  • Hands on practical experience of fault finding and resolving issues.
  • Able to work on multidisciplinary projects covering aspects of mechanical, electrical and electronic design under guidance from senior staff as well as creatively.
  • Practical experience of programming in a language such as MATLAB, python or similar.
  • Experience in programming microcontroller in C.
  • Strong mathematical background (particularly data analysis).

Desirable skills: 

  • Experience with FPGA’s.
  • Working with CAD management system.
  • Knowledge of the Autodesk CAD suite (Inventor, AUTOCAD, Fusion360)
  • Root cause analysis.
  • Optical alignment for laser machining rigs.
  • Relevant experience in a high technology sector.
  • Experience in Labview. 

Personal Skills, Abilities & Values

PowerPhotonic’s core values of Innovation, Collaboration, Transparency and Excellence are the foundation for the company’s growth and success.  The company is looking for candidates who share these values and can demonstrate the following:

  • Proactive self-starter – solutions and improvement focused approach to problem solving.
  • Tenacious and resilient – sees issues through to resolution.
  • Flexible approach to work and comfortable operating in a small and fast paced company environment. responsive and adaptable to changing requirements and priorities.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively both inside and outside the Company.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work independently and flag and escalate issues as required.
  • Ability to work accurately with good attention to detail.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

Office and manufacturing environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Occasional UK and overseas travel may be required to support customer visits or attend training or conferences. 

Job Progression Opportunities

PowerPhotonic is committed to the career and personal development of its employees. While no specific guarantees can be given as to future career development, which will depend on business requirements and any vacancies which may arise, the company looks to employ individuals who have the interest, skills and potential to progress within the company, possibly in different departments.

This is a full-time position.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to hr@powerphotonic.com.

Development Engineer - UK

The Role

The role is within the Technology Acquisition Team, with responsibility for the development of future transformational manufacturing and metrology capability. This is either internally driven, or with our strategic partners in UK and EU grant funded activity. The successful candidate will be part of a collaborative effort to design or procure component subsystems and integrate those subsystems into the new generation of manufacturing and metrology capability.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Within the framework of the Company’s Roadmap and Strategic Goals:

  • Contribute to the identification of new equipment and processes to improve manufacturing and metrology capability and performance.
  • Provide expertise in manufacturing system design and development (process design, system control, etc.) within internal and external initiatives:
  • Initiate, manage and participate in internal projects that generate new, or improve existing, manufacturing capability and performance.
  • Participate in external UK- or EU-grant funded projects that generate new, or improve existing, manufacturing capability and performance.
  • Provide support for existing company equipment and processes.
  • Any other activivities as may reasonably be required by the line manager from time to time.

 

Required qualifications and experience

Essential requirements:

  • 2+ years’ industrial experience in a high technology sector, ideally optics related
  • Proven experience in one or more of Systems Design, Mechatronics, Machine Control or similar, with an emphasis on manufacturing
  • Project delivery experience in a commercial environment.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Physics, Engineering or Optics/Lasers or a related field, or equivalent industrial experience

 

Desirable requirements:

  • Development of laser material processing or aligned technologies
  • Experience with ultra-short pulse laser material processing
  • Experience with manufacturing method complimentary to laser material processing
  • Industry/commercial experience, understanding of business requirements in high-tech manufacturing (e.g. optics, semiconductors)
  • Report, documentation, or business writing skills with strong attention to detail.

 

Preferred skills

PowerPhotonic’s core values of Innovation, Collaboration, Transparency and Excellence are the foundation for the company’s growth and success.  The company is looking for candidates who share these values and can demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Strong communicator with a positive, personable, and professional attitude. Ability to establish good working relationships with technical, non-technical and engineering colleagues.
  • Ability to work under pressure – effectively and independently manage workload and prioritise tasks based on their urgency and impact on the business.
  • Ability to work effectively in a project-driven environment, both independently and as part of a team.
  • Professional conduct in line with external representation of the company and intellectual property requirements.
  • Strong interest in technology, and motivation to update and expand knowledge and skills through continual professional development.

 

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

Office and manufacturing environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Occasional out-of-hour or weekend work from time to time and as previously agreed.

 

Job Progression Opportunities

PowerPhotonic is committed to the career and personal development of its employees. While no specific guarantees can be given as to future career development, which will depend on business requirements and any vacancies which may arise, the company looks to employ individuals who have the interest, skills and potential to progress within the company, possibly in different departments.

 

This is a full-time position.

All applicants must already hold the legal right to work in the UK.

Occasional UK and overseas travel may be required in order to cover attendance at training courses, conferences or meetings. Candidate should hold a valid passport.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to hr@powerphotonic.com.

Process Engineer - USA

The Role

To be accountable for development and qualification of manufacturing processes. Technical ownership over manufacturing processes.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Key areas of responsibility include: 

  • New process development:
  • Identify process requirements and identify candidate process/equipment to fulfil them
  • Establish process definition and performance metric
  • Define process qualification requirements and oversee process qualification
  • Define process monitoring and maintenance requirements
  • Implement process diagnostics and analyse performance statistics
  • Identify opportunities, present business case and deliver process improvement projects
  • Ensuring the new processes comply with internal and external regulations
  • Support to production team
  • Provide key operating parameters for generation of work instructions
  • 3rd line support to process issues
  • Technical approval to changes in manufacturing processes
  • Continual evaluation of processes performance (statistical analysis and corrective actions recommendations)

 

For each of the key areas of responsibility noted above, the performance requirements and/or deliverables are as follows:

  • Clarity and visibility on process capabilities and performance
  • On time and on budget completion of process development and process qualification projects

 

Other Duties:

  • Undertake special one-off projects in support of the business delivering its long-term roadmap
  • To represent the company where required

The above list covers the core aspects of the role but is not intended to be exhaustive.

 

Required qualifications and experience

Essential requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering or a related field, with some industrial experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in manufacturing environment
  • Experience of leading and completing new process implementation in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience working with CAD software packages
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Ability to lead and persuade others to change work practices

 

Desirable qualifications and/or work experience: 

  • Knowledge of process diagnostics and statistical analysis
  • Experience of automation and semi-automated processes
  • Experience in conducting pFMEA or similar risk analysis techniques
  • Experience working with process engineering software and systems
  • Six sigma certification
  • Knowledge of techniques and tools of process improvement
  • Skilled in process simulations, standard operating procedure assessments and  system integration into business environments
  • Familiarity with government regulation and safety measures

 

Personal Skills, Abilities & Values

PowerPhotonic’s core values of Innovation, Collaboration, Transparency and Excellence are the foundation for the company’s growth and success.  The company is looking for candidates who share these values and can demonstrate the following:

  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Resilient in promoting change and continual improvement within the business
  • Customer focused
  • Detail conscious
  • Pragmatic
  • Adept at writing concise technical documents

 

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

Office and manufacturing environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Progression Opportunities

PowerPhotonic is committed to the career and personal development of its employees. While no specific guarantees can be given as to future career development, which will depend on business requirements and any vacancies which may arise, the company looks to employ individuals who have the interest, skills and potential to progress within the company, possibly in different departments.

This is a full-time position

All applicants must already hold the legal right to work in the US.

US travel and overseas travel may be required in order to cover attendance at training courses, occasional customer or supplier visits.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to hr@powerphotonic.com.

Production Technician Lead - USA

The Role

The primary areas of focus will be operating the manufacturing machining, metrology, functional test and dicing centers. Including general day to day cleanroom housekeeping along with other sales order fulfilment activities including: packing, shipping, labelling. 

Additionally, to provide production support to ensure the efficient running of the production facility at PowerPhotonic. Ensuring the availability of production equipment and tooling to satisfy workload requirements. 

  Job Duties and Responsibilities

Key areas of responsibility comprise: 

  • Loading, unloading and processing on production equipment of optical components
  • Operation of Manufacturing Machining, Metrology, Functional Test and Dicing Centres
  • Preparation of optical glass substrates ready for processing
  • Inspection of optical parts under microscope, and investigation of cause of defects 
  • Monitoring and replenishment of substrate stocks
  • Packaging and shipping of product to outside vendors and customers
  • General cleanroom housekeeping
  • Transactional and stock management in MS NAV ERP System
  • Provide 1st and 2nd line support for the production facility, production capacity, both manufacturing and metrology
  • Collaborate with the production facility PowerPhotonic UK, to ensure clear work instructions are in place for the effective and consistent operation of equipment
  • Routine monitoring for manufacturing and metrology equipment, actioning by event as appropriate
  • Ensure the collation of device history records, providing audit and traceability for the products manufactured
  • Create and manage metrology inspection plans used during production. Liase with Product Development to ensure they are optimized for the product and minimize inspection time 
  • Ensure the company values are always upheld when performing this role

 

Other duties will include: 

  • Any other activities as may reasonably be required by the line manager from time to time

 

Required qualifications and experience

Essential requirements: 

  • Consolidated experience in a precision manufacturing industry
  • Operated in a clean room with precision CNC or similarly computer-controlled equipment
  • Experience of manual visual inspection techniques
  • Conducting electro-mechanical routine maintenance activities

 

Desirable requirements: 

  • Undertaken train the trainer education
  • Optoelectronic or semi-conductor industry experience
  • Production within a regulated environment

 

Preferred skills

PowerPhotonic’s core values of Innovation, Collaboration, Transparency and Excellence are the foundation for the company’s growth and success.  The company is looking for candidates who share these values and can demonstrate the following:

  • Comfortable operating in a small and fast paced company environment 
  • Flexible and responsive approach to managing workload
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work independently and flag and escalate issues as required 
  • Self-starter – solutions focused, with a hand-on approach to problem solving 
  • Team player, communicates effectively and builds good working relationships
  • Maintains social, ethical and organizational norms in conducting internal and external business activities
  • Tenacious and resilient – sees issues through to resolution

 

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

Office and manufacturing environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Job Progression Opportunities

PowerPhotonic is committed to the career and personal development of its employees. While no specific guarantees can be given as to future career development, which will depend on business requirements and any vacancies which may arise, the company looks to employ individuals who have the interest, skills and potential to progress within the company, possibly in different departments.  

This is a full-time position.

All applicants must already hold the legal right to work in the US.

Some initial overseas travel may be required for this role.  

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to hr@powerphotonic.com.

Optical Design Engineer - USA

The Role

Provide design support for ITAR projects and provide technical support for US sales team.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Prototype projects and transfer to production:

  • Analysis of customer requirements and generation of product specifications
  • Design and test of optical components and systems, optical system modelling
  • Optimization of design for performance and manufacturability
  • Development of software tools for product design and test analysis
  • Transfer of new products into production
  • Subsequent support to production and customer
  • Support troubleshooting of product performance

 

Key point of contact for Sales Team

Support to opportunity qualification from the technical feasibility review:

  • Provide a technical interface to customers, pre-sale and post-sale customer support
  • Provide a technical interface to key partners in collaborative projects
  • Coordination and generation of technical proposals to support bid process
  • Propose technical solution (optical design, costings)
  • Assess feasibility and risks
  • Estimate cost and timeline

 

Interpersonal Team support:

  • Provide technical support and coaching for new team members
  • Maintaining strong link with PP-UK

 

Project Management Support

Provide support in:

  • Ensuring on-time and on-budget delivery
  • Ensuring projects follow the current guideline on planning, delivery, and reporting
  • Flagging any obstacles in delivery against internal and external commitments
  • Communicating ideas and requirements for improvement in development process to Head of Solutions
  • Reporting progress and outcome of development activity to Head of Solutions

 

The above list covers the core aspects of the role but is not intended to be exhaustive.

Education & Experience Requirement

Essential requirements:

Qualifications and/or work experience

  • A strong Masters or PhD degree in Physics, Engineering or Optics/Lasers or a related field
  • 3+ years’ work experience in new product development and optical design

 

Technical expertise – New Product Development:

  • Understanding of capabilities of the relevant manufacturing processes
  • Design and modelling of optical elements
  • Understanding of laser beam characteristics
  • Paraxial design, Gaussian beam propagation, diffraction analysis
  • Understanding of optical test methods
  • Design and modelling in ZEMAX
  • Numerical analysis of data for performance modelling and optimisation using Matlab
  • Development of automated data processing tools

 

Soft Skills

  • Ability to present information clearly and succinctly to customers
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)

 

Desirable skills: 

 Familiarity with opto-mechanical assembly design and testing.

Personal Skills, Abilities & Values

PowerPhotonic’s core values of Innovation, Collaboration, Transparency and Excellence are the foundation for the company’s growth and success.  The company is looking for candidates who share these values and can demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to lead others towards a share vision in how technological capabilities are captured and improved
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multifunctional team
  • Creativity – generating innovative solutions
  • Flexibility – developing products addressing a range of different markets
  • Customer focus – understanding and addressing (internal and external) customer requirements across different applications
  • Operating in a deadline driven environment to meet customer’s schedule and internal commitments
  • Ability to work under own initiative and drive progress

 

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

Office and manufacturing environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Progression Opportunities

PowerPhotonic is committed to the career and personal development of its employees. While no specific guarantees can be given as to future career development, which will depend on business requirements and any vacancies which may arise, the company looks to employ individuals who have the interest, skills and potential to progress within the company, possibly in different departments. Potential routes for future career development from this role could include:

  • Providing appropriate training and opportunities to take up new responsibilities within the company
  • Gaining more opportunities for external collaboration with customers and partners
  • Gaining more experience in technical leadership and coaching

 

This is a full-time position.

All applicants must already hold the legal right to work in the US.

Occasional travel may be required in order to attend training courses, customer visits and industrial events.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to hr@powerphotonic.com.

Equipment Engineer UK

The Role

Provide production support to ensure the efficient running of the production facility at PowerPhotonic facilities and external partners. Continuous improvement in maintenance process and plans, ensuring the availability of production equipment and tooling to satisfy workload requirements. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Key areas of responsibility comprise:

  • Provide 1st and 2nd line support for production capacity, both manufacturing and metrology.
  • Working with the additional maintenance specialist, ensure SLA is met for PowerPhotonic facilities and external partners
  • Provide a significant contribution in the preparation of work instructions are in place for the effective and consistent operation of equipment
  • Publish maintenance work instruction/manual for PowerPhotonic generated equipment
  • Routine monitoring for manufacturing and metrology equipment, actioning by event as appropriate.
  • Organization and coordination of OEM maintenance and calibrations services for production capacity and service partners for Production facility. Ensuring maintenance and support plans are in place.
  • Ensure sparing plan is published and management of equipment spares for production capacity.
  • Responsible for the replication and qualification of new manufacturing capability
  • Owner and coordinator of the manufacturing ticket system providing management reporting on trend and escalation where necessary.
  • Play an active part in the H&S committee including the conduct of risk assessment
  • Ensure the company values are always upheld when performing this role
  • Any other activities as may reasonably be required by the line manager from time to time

 

Required qualifications and experience

Essential requirements:

  • Experience (3+ years) in a similar role for a precision CNC or similarly computer-controlled equipment manufacture
  • Competently read and interpret electrical drawings including schematics and wiring diagrams
  • Able to track down and resolve electrical faults
  • Competently read and interpret mechanical drawings
  • Experience in electrical and mechanical assembly to given tolerances
  • Able to safely use common testing and measurement equipment e.g. multimeters, calipers etc
  • Able to use their initiative to solve problems proactively
  • Able to work safely with electrical equipment
  • Attentive to detail
  • Good numeracy

 

Desirable requirements:

  • Undertaken train the trainer education
  • Optoelectronic or semi-conductor industry experience
  • Production within a regulated environment
  • Experience in optical assembly and alignment
  • Experience in electronics assembly and fault finding
  • Experience in creating and maintaining electrical drawings in Autocad Electrical

 

Preferred skills

PowerPhotonic’s core values of Innovation, Collaboration, Transparency and Excellence are the foundation for the company’s growth and success.  The company is looking for candidates who share these values and can demonstrate the following:

  • Comfortable operating in a small and fast paced company environment
  • Attention to detail and disciplined in management of timetables events
  • Flexible and responsive approach to managing workload
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work independently and flag and escalate issues as required
  • Self-starter – solutions focused, with a hand-on approach to problem solving
  • Team player, communicates effectively and builds good working relationships
  • Maintains social, ethical and organizational norms in conducting internal and external business activities
  • Tenacious and resilient – sees issues through to resolution

 

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

Manufacturing environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Progression Opportunities

PowerPhotonic is committed to the career and personal development of its employees. While no specific guarantees can be given as to future career development, which will depend on business requirements and any vacancies which may arise, the company looks to employ individuals who have the interest, skills and potential to progress within the company, possibly in different departments.

This is a full-time position.

All applicants must already hold the legal right to work in the UK.

There may be occasional travel to customer sites.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to hr@powerphotonic.com.

Master Planner - UK

Master Planner

Job Advert – May 2022

 The Role

Planning for the availability of capacity across all PowerPhotonic facilities. Planning for the fulfilment of customers’ orders from order receipt to shipment through all steps. Provide insight and opportunity for improvement in lead time and cost of goods.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Key areas of responsibility comprise:

  • Conduct the S&OP cycle for the business. Preparation of RCCP, identifying areas of capacity constraint and opportunity to alleviate i.e. replanning, CAPEX proposal etc. Additionally, preparation of revenue outlook.
  • Present and gain buy in for stock holding of runner and repeat products. Ensure achievement of stock holding targets.
  • Prepare monthly report pack to demonstrating performance to agreed metrics.
  • Plan incoming sales order including
    • Identification of key milestones in the fulfilment of the sales order.
    • Generate production orders to satisfy demand.
    • Coordinate replanning as and when required.
  • Management and communication of 3 month rolling order fulfilment plan. Ensuring all relevant parties are aware and commitment reached.
  • Disseminate Rolling Plan into weekly targets for production team.
  • Facilitate drum beat meetings to ensure timely order fulfilment.
  • Contribute and where appropriate facilitate actions resulting from monthly stock adjustments.
  • Procurement and expedite of raw materials and sub contract post processing services.
  • With the Supply Chain Leader perform data analysis and decision making to support raw material supply and finished goods demand.
  • Support for the business on the ERP system, in particular development, cleanroom and sales.
  • Ensure the company values are always upheld when leading the production function.

 

Other duties will include:

  • Any other activities as may reasonably be required by the line manager from time to time.

 

Required qualifications and experience

Essential requirements:

  • Degree (operations or production) or equivalent work experience.
  • Production planning experience gained in a rapidly changing high complexity manufacturing environment.
  • Understanding of ERP systems (experience of Navision useful) and Microsoft Office products.
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Facilitation of cross function teams and meetings
  • Detail-oriented and an ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks with strict deadlines
  • Demonstrate personal time management skills.

Desirable requirements:

  • Knowledge of and executing S&OP cycle within a manufacturing environment.
  • KPI collation and presentation.
  • Production within a regulated environment.

 

Preferred skills

PowerPhotonic’s core values of Innovation, Collaboration, Transparency and Excellence are the foundation for the company’s growth and success.  The company is looking for candidates who share these values and can demonstrate the following:

  • Comfortable operating in a small and fast paced company environment.
  • Able to coach and develop direct reports.
  • Flexible and responsive approach to managing workload.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work independently and flag and escalate issues as required.
  • Self-starter – solutions focused, with a hand-on approach to problem solving.
  • Team player, communicates effectively and builds good working relationships.
  • Maintains social, ethical and organizational norms in conducting internal and external business activities.
  • Tenacious and resilient – sees issues through to resolution.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

Office and manufacturing environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Progression Opportunities

PowerPhotonic is committed to the career and personal development of its employees. While no specific guarantees can be given as to future career development, which will depend on business requirements and any vacancies which may arise, the company looks to employ individuals who have the interest, skills and potential to progress within the company, possibly in different departments.

This is a full-time position.

All applicants must already hold the legal right to work in the UK.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to hr@powerphotonic.com.

Stores and Logistics Technician - UK

Job Advert – May 2022

 The Role

This role provides tactical resource for the receipt, internal and outbound logistics, providing accurate, timely stock accuracy and supporting on time delivery to customers.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Key areas of responsibility comprise:

  • Receipt, documentation check and booking in of receipted goods, highlighting missed deliveries, short deliveries or errors
  • Arrange outbound logistics of both WIP and FG ensuring accurate paperwork
  • Final packaging and preparation of good for shipment.
  • Responsible for the organization of the warehouse areas ensuring safe and suitable storage of inventory
  • Ensure stock levels are maintained and accurate, performing regular cycle counting to schedule and discrepancies investigated.
  • When required, raise Purchase Orders/Requisitions for inventory and non-inventory procurement
  • Close out Production orders on ERP system,
  • Kit production orders according to the daily production plan,
  • Rigorously enforce FIFO for inventory management
  • Implement a Kan Ban system for consumable items to monitor between defined Minimum and Maximum stock levels, liaising with supply chain for replenishment
  • Along with the wider team develop and improve warehouse and inventory management
  • Ensure excellent housekeeping within the warehouse area.
  • Play an active part in the H&S committee
  • Ensure the company values are always upheld when performing this role

 

Other duties will include:

  • Any other activities as may reasonably be required by the line manager from time to time

 

Required qualifications and experience

Essential requirements:

  • Experience (3+ years) in a similar role for a precision manufacturing organization
  • Working knowledge of stores, inventory management and stock control systems.
  • Able to use their initiative to solve problems proactively
  • Attentive to detail with a high level of accuracy
  • Excellent numeracy

 

Desirable requirements

  • Undertaken H&S training for a warehouse environment
  • Worked with Microsoft NAV

 

 Preferred skills

PowerPhotonic’s core values of Innovation, Collaboration, Transparency and Excellence are the foundation for the company’s growth and success.  The company is looking for candidates who share these values and can demonstrate the following:

  • Comfortable operating in a small and fast paced company environment
  • Attention to detail and disciplined in management of timetables events
  • Flexible and responsive approach to managing workload
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work independently and flag and escalate issues as required
  • Self-starter – solutions focused, with a hand-on approach to problem solving
  • Team player, communicates effectively and builds good working relationships
  • Maintains social, ethical and organizational norms in conducting internal and external business activities
  • Tenacious and resilient – sees issues through to resolution

 

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

Manufacturing environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Job Progression Opportunities

PowerPhotonic is committed to the career and personal development of its employees. While no specific guarantees can be given as to future career development, which will depend on business requirements and any vacancies which may arise, the company looks to employ individuals who have the interest, skills and potential to progress within the company, possibly in different departments.

 

This is a full-time position.

All applicants must already hold the legal right to work in the UK.

There may be occasional travel to customer site.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to hr@powerphotonic.com.

Process Development Engineer UK

Job Advert – June 2022

The Role

To develop and implement improvements in reliability and capability of PowerPhotonic’s laser machining process, from initial concept through to deployment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Key areas of responsibility comprise:

  • Process characterisation and improvement:
    • Contribute to company’s capability map by defining boundaries and tolerances of the laser machining processes.
    • Parametrise and quantify process performance via theoretical modelling and empirical assessments.
    • Ensure process configuration (strategies, calibrations) are robust and scalable.
    • Deliver process improvements to increase product through-put, yield and process consistency between the machines.

 

  • Commissioning and troubleshooting:
    • Introduce process improvement into to production, provide required documentation and training.
    • Provide process development support to new product development projects.
    • Provide 3rd line support to laser machining process and document implemented solutions.
    • In Conjunction with Maintenance Specialist review and report on the most frequent process performance issues. Trace root cause and propose potential improvements to reduce impact and frequency of the issues.
    • Play an active role in defining and improving equipment commissioning process.
    • Execute and report on equipment commissioning tasks related to process characterisation.

 

For each of the key areas of responsibility noted above, the performance requirements and/or deliverables are as follows:

  • Determinism in process behaviour supported by collateral provided at process release point: how the process performs and how it should be used.
  • Consistency in process configuration at commissioning stage (strategies, setup procedures).
  • Clarity around differences in equipment performance (published comparable data).
  • Consistency in process behaviour over time when the defined maintenance plan is applied.
  • Time to resolution for the relevant process issues.
  • On time delivery on proactive process development projects/milestones.

 

Other Duties will include:

The above list is not exhaustive. As a member of our multi-skilled team you will have the opportunity to be involved in a broader range of activities than those described above.

Required qualifications and experience

Essential requirements:

  • Strong first degree in Physics/ Material Science or similar, with a minimum 2 years’ experience in the field (industrial or academic i.e. PhD).
  • Ability to use a programming language in data processing and process characterisation.
  • Strong mathematical background (particularly data analysis).
  • Background in process modelling and/or empirical development.

 

Desirable requirements:

  • Demonstrate process modelling or simulation, experience with COMSOL, ANSYS or similar.
  • Laser material processing experience.
  • Postgraduate experience in a relevant subject area.
  • Relevant manufacturing experience in a high technology sector.
  • Demonstrate previous process control / process capability experience.
  • Experience in conducting commissioning of process equipment ensuring all the criteria and performance metrics have been outlined in the user requirement specification.
  • Familiar with MATLAB.
  • Familiar with Object-Oriented Code programming.
  • Familiar with root cause analysis methodologies.
  • Familiar with Design of Experiment.

 

Preferred skills

PowerPhotonic is at a key stage of its development and has a clearly defined set of values. The company is therefore looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following:

  • Proactive self-starter – solutions and improvement focused approach to problem solving.
  • Tenacious and resilient – sees issues through to resolution.
  • Flexible approach to work and comfortable operating in a small and fast paced company environment, responsive and adaptable to changing requirements and priorities.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively both inside and outside the Company.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work independently and flag and escalate issues as required.
  • Ability to work accurately with good attention to detail.

 

Working conditions and physical demands

Office and cleanroom manufacturing environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Job Progression Opportunities

PowerPhotonic is committed to the career and personal development of its employees. While no specific guarantees can be given as to future career development, which will depend on business requirements and any vacancies which may arise, the company looks to employ individuals who have the interest, skills and potential to progress within the company, possibly in different departments.

 

This is a full-time position.

All applicants must already hold the legal right to work in the UK.

There may be occasional travel to the US to support our partners or for the attendance at training courses, conferences, workshops, etc.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to hr@powerphotonic.com.

Company Information

As a young, dynamic and growing company, PowerPhotonic offers staff a challenging and rewarding career opportunity. Its engineering ethos is embedded in the culture of the organisation and the ability to work at the cutting edge of technology will be enough for many to consider PowerPhotonic a natural choice to further their career.

Headquartered in Dalgety Bay near Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, PowerPhotonic is situated in modern spacious offices with excellent facilities.  The company offers a breadth of opportunity that few others can offer in Europe.  Working in the heart of the company really does make a difference.  If you have a significant contribution to make, we’ll make sure it is significant for your success and the success of the company.  But for many, the opportunity to move to Scotland will be a key attraction.  Scotland is a great place to live and work. The countryside and beaches, rivers and glens are world renowned and all within easy reach of the city centres.  There is a wide choice of places to live, with lively towns and cities for those who are young or young at heart and rural communities for those who want a quieter life away from work.

We are a world-class company with the ambition to reach a global audience. No matter whether you are a graduate or an experienced engineer, an expert in optics or operations, if you want to be part of a growing company, give us a call.  We are always on the lookout for dynamic talent that wants to make a difference.

If you are interested in joining a dynamic and growing company, send your c.v. and a covering letter to HR@powerphotonic.com

 

Please follow us at https://www.linkedin.com/company/powerphotonic if you would like to be notified when opportunities occur

 

Clear Aperture

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Conic Constant

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The conic constant describes the curve obtained as a conic surface intersects with a plane. There are three general types of conic section: Hyperbola, Parabola and Ellipse (a Circle is a special Ellipse).

Please enter the appropriate constant as shown in the image.

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Input Beam Diameter (din) 1/e²

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Input Beam Diameter (din) 1/e²

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Output beam size definition by shape type

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