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Graduate Opto-Mechanical Engineer

Abingdon, Oxfordshire
£25,000 to £26,000
Job Type
21 Jul 2022
Graduate Opto-Mechanical Engineer
Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Salary: up to £26K
Job Sectors: Development Engineering / Product Development / Embedded Software Design / Graduate / R&D / Optoelectronics
Our client is a specialist in the development of vision systems, electromechanical systems, optoelectronics systems used within surveillance and security.
This is a full-time position which carries responsibility for the research and development of company's products and intellectual property. The suitable candidate will have a strong passion to learn and understand all aspects of product design relevant to company's optomechanical and optoelectronics products and equipment. In addition, have knowledge in optics, mechanics and the ability to understand the integration of all these aspects into a system or product which meets the requirement specifications. The candidate will be responsible for developing new products and modify existing ones in-line with the business needs.
Principle Responsibilities
The Opto-Mechanical Engineer will be primarily responsible for doing mechanical and optical design and development, proving and supporting the design during the lifecycle, and assist on a wide range of projects for a varied client base. The industries will include vision systems, electromechanical systems, optoelectronics systems. The role breaks down into three main areas; Development, Research, Others and the responsibilities of each role will typically include, but not be limited to the following:

Development (70%)

Develop and test optical and optomechanical systems suitable for manufacturing
Learn new materials and technologies
Give technical support for new and current applications
Attend team meetings
Resolve users/clients' issues
Maintain a high level of customer satisfaction
Research (10%)

Identifying new technologies which could be exploited by Claresys, either in product design or improved production methods and processes
Recognising existing technologies in other markets which could applied to Claresys' markets
Others (20%)

Generate suitable design documentation and ensure it is stored in an appropriate manner applying the approved configuration control processes.
Help into production when needed
Help into daily office tasks

Skills / Experience / Qualifications

The applicant should have a postgraduate (Masters) degree in Optical Engineering, Physics similar technology related field.
Optical systems design using OpticStudio (ZEMAX)
Mechanical design using SolidWorks 3D CAD
Being able to test products
Being proactive and have good organizational skills
Being able to communicate effectively in a written and verbal format
Be able to work with team members
Being able to meet targets


Practical knowledge in manufacturing of optical details as lenses, prisms and mirrors.
Mounting optical components like lenses, mirrors, prisms, filters, sensors.
Common understanding of mounting principle
Common understanding of electromechanical systems
Common understanding of electrooptical systems
Working with Lab machines and tools
Imaging systems
Understanding image sensors
Other specialised software packages like MatLab and ANSYS
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  • Job Reference: 663457526-2
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Stem Graduates
    Stem Graduates
  • Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £25,000 to £26,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent