Solutions Engineer (Laser Optics) (f/m/d)
Edmund Optics® (EO) is a leading manufacturer of optics, imaging, and photonics components supporting numerous markets around the globe, including advanced diagnostics, semiconductor & electronics, machine vision, automation, R&D, and safety & security. Edmund Optics Europe, a US owned-group consisting of Edmund Optics Germany and Edmund Optics UK, is responsible for sales, marketing, distribution, manufacturing, engineering and application support for a wide product range throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Europe is one of the main growth markets for Edmund Optics globally, leading to a rapidly expanding and developing local team. To support our efforts within the European Market, Edmund Optics in Mainz is looking for a Solutions Engineer (Laser Optics) (f/m/d) This position encompasses engineering and project-management responsibilities across EMEA, in very close collaboration with our customers. The position holder is working within the local Engineering group, as well as with the regional Sales teams. A Solution Engineer is well versed in customer applications and use of EO products. Special attention lies on the development of Edmund Optics‘ Laser Optics expertise and corresponding applications. The position holder is responsible for technical projects around customized optical components, customer application support, as well as various sales & marketing projects.Handle customer inquiries in partnership with regional Sales Teams, by serving as the local project & technical lead on customer projects within their area of expertiseCoordinate client opportunities, starting from feasibility evaluation, over first article qualification, ending with the ramp up for serial productionEstablish and grow engineer-to-engineer relationships at strategic customer accounts by answering customer technical questions towards development of sales opportunities and occasionally visiting customer sites to review their requirements and provide supportActively work with customers and Edmund’s international Laser Optics Team to further improve our service level and expertise in that marketServe as interface between sales and manufacturingAssist technical marketing via authoring and/or editing articles, videos and live product demosContribute to conferences by preparing and/or holding technical presentationsAttend external training, seminars and industry eventsDegree in Physics or Optical Sciences or equivalent experienceMinimum of 3 years experience in the optics industry (or related) in a technical functionProficiency in optical principles, profound knowledge of metrology and manufacturingExperience in optical engineering or market knowledge in the optics industry, ideally around lasers and laser optical components and its applicationsBasics in optical design & CAD software (Zemax, Solidworks) are advantageousStrong adaptability to new technical topics (component level as well as related technology and processes)Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and either German or French (additional languages are a plus)Willingness to travel occasionally to customers, trade shows and conferencesA versatile and challenging position alongside a highly competitive employment package within our dynamic and successful corporation in a growing and future-proof industry. You will have the opportunity to work with highly motivated, self-driven and open-minded colleagues with a great team spirit, and can expect a high level of responsibility and strong impact in an entrepreneurial environment. Extensive training programs and internal development opportunities are available. Edmund Optics provides a range of employee benefits alongside the salary package including company pension scheme, group accident insurance, and subsidized gym membership.