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Current Opportunities - December, 2022

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External Sales Manager, EMEA

The Role

To meet or exceed the annual sales order intake budget for the EMEA region. The appointed External Sales Manager may be located in their Country of origin, working from home office in Europe. There is a requirement to travel to customers/prospects across EMEA and the PowerPhotonic manufacturing facility in Dalgety Bay, UK. To perform this role successfully, candidates must be able to build trust across all aspects of the role, in a professional manner, building rapport and credibility with customers.  The successful candidate will act as ambassador of PowerPhotonic & its values. PowerPhotonic’s values are at the core of all we do;  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.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Key areas of responsibility comprise:

  • Win new & profitable business in PowerPhotonic’s target markets – repeat volume OEM sales in industrial laser material processing (micro and macro); biomed and laser displays and large project sales in defence.
  • Pro-actively engage with new and existing key customers and distributors to identify and help qualify opportunities through the gathering of technical and commercial information related to the opportunity and customer.
  • Maintain and establish a cycle of regular visits – and other interactions e.g. MS Teams – with all key potential and existing customers across EMEA.
  • Generate and present proposals for new & key customers.
  • Drive sales and business development to ensure PowerPhotonic is THE supplier of choice for freeform optics.

Other duties will include:

  • Keep abreast of market knowledge for new and emerging opportunities for freeform optics across defense, industrial, medical, laser projection and R&D applications
  • Maintain knowledge of competitors and market pricing
  • Liaise with internal sales engineers on follow up to initial responses.
  • Coordinate and attend trade shows
  • Maintain CRM database of customer information
  • Produce forecasts each month of order intake and revenue by key customer for rolling 12 months
  • Produce Summary report of key customer project status
  • Liaise closely with PowerPhotonic Engineering to ensure customer requirements are appropriately met
  • Liaise closely with PowerPhotonic Sales Team to ensure new opportunities and existing key customers are managed to a high standard.
  • Any other activities as may reasonably be required from time to time, within the specification of the role.

Qualifications and Experience

Essential requirements:

  • Strong & proven record of sales within the optics  market
  • Excellent communication skills including, interpersonal, written, oral, presentation, electronic.
  • Strong attention to detail when communicating customer requirements.
  • Demonstrate a high standards of professionalism and personal ethics.
  • Must possess both business and technical optics/photonics acumen.
  • An accomplished planner with strong organisational skills and ability to be a self-starter and work independently with little direct supervision.
  • Facility with MSWord, Excel, and PowerPoint and CRM tools as necessary
  • Degree in Physics/Optics/Electronics/Engineering or equivalent experience and knowledge in Optics/Photonics.
  • Fully proficient in business language skills (spoken and written) in English.

 

Preferred skills

  • Proficiencies in French & German languages.

 

Career Progression & Continuous Personal Development

PowerPhotonic is committed to career and personal development of its employees. Career development and learning opportunities  will be driven by business requirements and employee’s who  demonstrate the interest, skills and potential to progress within the company, can do so across similar or diverse functions.

 

This is a full-time position.

Regular & routine travel throughout EMEA region

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.

How to apply: 

This is a full-time position.

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

Process Development Engineer - UK

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.

How to apply: 

This is a full-time position.

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

 

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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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