Optics Manager

  • Location: Detroit area, Michigan, USA
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Organization: Automotive

Our client is a leading provider of electrical solutions for automotive industry. They currently seek for an experienced Optics Manager to join their team. You will be responsible for engineering and technical matters ensuring that the best practice is set.


  • 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
  • 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 optical program 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)
  • 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


  • Knowledge of regulatory specifications
  • Bachelor or Master Engineering degree in Optics/Physics/Engineering/Mathematics background or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with 3D CAD systems. Catia V5 preferred
  • Experience in optic design of lighting products (automotive and non automotive) appreciated
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