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Engineer - Opto-Mechanical - Job ID 10508

Company: Utah State University, Space Dynamics Laboratory
Location: Logan
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL), a University Affiliated Research Center, has been developing innovative technologies and solutions for cutting-edge DoD and intelligence programs for almost six decades. Our expertise is in space and airborne IR, VIS, UV, and RF sensors, small satellite technologies, test and calibration, cybersecurity, data visualization and assurance, and ground stations.SDL is seeking an experienced opto-mechanical engineer to support space-based optical instruments development from initial concept design through qualification and flight hardware delivery. The opto-mechanical engineer will combine optical engineering with mechanical engineering to design and develop opto-mechanical systems. The opto-mechanical engineer will perform detailed design and analysis of precision optical instrument systems and subsystems.The successful candidate will be able to jump into new projects, determine/document requirements, and work closely with optical engineers on small and large teams to turn ideas into working hardware.Key Duties:Be part of the multi-disciplinary team efforts to develop space qualified optical instrumentsResponsible for the design of space-based optical systems including optics, mounting strategies, detailed tolerances, and manufacturabilityo Lens mountingo Precision mirror designo Optical tolerance analysiso Laboratory prototyping and optical metrologyo Understand the optical material characteristics and associated design implicationsPerform STOP (Structural, Thermal and Optical Performance) analysis using FEMAP/Nastran finite element tools with SigFit post processing toolsWork with engineers to develop optical designs and designers to develop CAD models for optical systemsSupport flight qualifications and characterization of space-based optical instrumentsRequired Qualifications:B.S. degree or higher in mechanical engineering, optical engineering, physics, or related fieldFour years of applicable experience in the field of opto-mechanical engineering, mechanical, and/or optical engineeringDemonstrated proficiency with finite element analysisExperience with STOP analysisDemonstrated proficiency with GD&T and providing mechanical tolerance analysis contributing to an optical tolerance analysisExperience with lens mountingAbility to work in a team environment as part of a multi-disciplined team effortAbility to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with program management, customers, contractors, and colleagueMust be a US citizen and able to obtain a US government security clearanceMust be willing to travel domestically and internationallyPreferred Qualifications:M.S. degree in mechanical engineering, optical engineering, physics, or related fieldEight or more years of applicable experience in the field of in the field of opto-mechanical engineering, mechanical, and/or optical engineeringExperience with optical analysis tools such as Code V, ZEMAX, and/or OSLOMaterial science background in optical materialsExperience working with adhesive bonding of optical elements including process development, analysis and testExperience with multiple lens mounting techniques including retaining rings and adhesive bondingExperience working with, mounting and analyzing brittle materials such as glass and ceramics including Weibull statisticsExperience with dynamic response analysis including random vibration and jitter-smear analysisExperience with STOP analysis software such as SigFitExperience with FEMAP and NASTRAN FEA softwareExperience with parametric solid modeling software such as Solid WorksExperience with brittle optical materials such as glass and ceramicsExperience with precision mirror designExperience with thermal analysis software such as Thermal DesktopExperience with space systemsExperience with precision mechanism design, analysis and testExperience with optical metrology and alignment tools, methods and techniquesExperience leading small technical teamsFamiliarity of electro-optical systems including optical, electrical, thermal, or mechanical disciplines.Experience performing optical design development and tolerance analysisHold an active TS/SCI clearanceSDL Benefits:At SDL, we take pride in and highly value our employees. SDL offers competitive salaries and a fantastic benefits package, including:Flexible work schedulesGenerous annual, sick, and holiday paid leaveA variety of inexpensive-premium, high-quality health, dental, vision, and life insurance optionsGenerous employer retirement contribution (Up to 14.2% of annual gross earnings)Discounted USU tuition of 50% for employees and dependentsAccess to USU facilities and USU staff privilegesInstructions to applicants:Along with the online application, please attach:1) Cover Letter2) ResumeOnce you've completed the initial application, you will receive an e-mail requesting you to complete a video digital interview. For more information, please visit: contact us if you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of applying.AA/EOE

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