Principal Opto-Mechanical Engineer
Main Campus, Lake Forest
4d ago

Apply in-depth knowledge of Opto-Mechanical Engineering across a range of applications including development of surgical and imaging systems, modules, and instruments.

  • Design, assembly, alignment, measurement, testing, analysis, and troubleshooting of imaging, laser, and illumination systems, laser and light delivery devices, and related devices used in retinal surgical applications.
  • Understand operation principles for optomechanical and electromechanical actuators and sensors and integrate these within complex sub-systems.
  • Generate detailed fabrication drawings with including GD&T and tolerance analysis.
  • Support medical device development activities such as prototyping and testing, pilot builds, V&V, risk assessment, and ramp-up to production validation.
  • Major Accountabilities Develop assembly and alignments fixtures and create associated processes.
  • Support concurrent engineering activities and transition to manufacturing.
  • Technically lead new product development ensuring that design activities are conducted following Alcon SOPs.
  • Derive product design requirements based on top-level user needs.
  • Support all aspects of documentation and design control through ECN, ECO, and Windchill.
  • Identify technical, project schedule, and commercial viability risks.
  • Run cross-functional design trade-off and technical reviews to drive design decisions.
  • Work effectively with cross-functional development teams including HW, SW, QA, and Mfg functions.
  • Contribute to patent portfolio and strategy development.

  • Education : Bachelor’s Degree optical engineering or Equivalent years of directly related experience (or high school +13 yrs;
  • Assoc.+9 yrs; M.S. +2 yrs; PhD+0 yrs)

  • 5 years of relevant experience
  • The ability to fluently read, write, understand and communicate in English
  • Industry standard tools and methods for optical, mechanical and optomechanical engineering is essential.
  • Domain knowledge in Opto-mechanics, materials, imaging instruments and systems, illumination devices and systems, laser devices and systems, Optics, Photonics, and Fiber Optics.
  • Optical and Optomechanical metrology and testing practices.
  • Understanding of architecture design, requirements and risk management, medical device V&V, and manufacturing processes.
  • Development of laser systems, illumination systems, fiber optic energy delivery devices, fiber optic probes, or fiber optic illuminators.
  • Broad knowledge of precision manufacturing techniques and familiarity with assembly of micro-optical and miniature optomechanical components.

  • Biomedical product or medical device development experience.
  • Vendor and supplier management for optical components, complex sub-systems, or OEM.
  • Ability to lead small team of engineers.
  • Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

    Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position,

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