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Senior Optical Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI at Magneti Marelli North America, Inc.

Date Posted: 3/14/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are seeking a Optical Manager : 


  • Optical design of Headlamps and Rear lamps

  • Design optical surfaces for lens and reflector systems for forward and rearward automotive illumination systems.

  • Validate design via internal and external optical ray tracing software

  • Create tools to assist in optical product development

  • Review final product for correlation and product sign-off

  • Attend night drives for headlamp evaluations

  • Support program quoting, feasibility


  • Develop lighting concepts together with the project engineer to fulfill the legal and customer requirements

  • Define feasibility of lamp assemblies per function and deliver feasibility reports

  • Attend customer meetings for lamp feasibility and performance issues

  • Create optical surfaces on lens and reflectors to meet regulatory and customer requirements

  • Give input to opticalprogram software development for enhancements as needed

  • Validate/correlate product with photometric testing equipment

  • Assist in program night drive evaluations including analysis of product

  • Solve photometry issues with manufacturing plant locations

  • Release of optical components for production

  • Responsible to prepare and support regularity release testing (FMVSS or ECE Typapproval)

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Setup of assembly line aim stations

  • Manage Program Night Drive Testing including:

  • Develop customer presentations

  • Construction of night drive lamps and fixtures, maintenance and repair

  • Write & distribute night drive results and report

  • Evaluate photometric performance of design and production level parts, recommend countermeasures as required

  • Attend Design Reviews as required – Both Optics & Validation

  • Support optics design activities in Reutlingen including:

  • Sign-off of optic prescriptions prior to tooling

  • Program feasibility studies

  • Communication with local engineering personnel

  • Other duties as assigned

  • - Bachelor or Master Engineering /Optics/Physics/Engineering/Mathematics background or equivalent work experience- Experience with LED properties, selection and knowledge of regulatory specifications

  •       - Experience with 3D CAD systems. Catia V5 preferred

          - Experience in optic design of lighting products (automotive and non-automotive) appreciated

  • Skills:

  • - Craftsmanship skills

    - Lighting measurements of optical components

    - Ability to learn usage of test equipment for lighting measurements