Operations Lead Engineering

LOCATION: Cleveland, OH / Dallas, TX

What We Have

  • An incredible opportunity to further advance our ground-breaking technology
  • An environment overflowing with development and growth opportunity
  • A brand-new state-of-the-art manufacturing build out in process
  • An open mind for new ideas and innovations
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance, 401K, flex spending plan and life insurance

What You Will Do

Responsible for ensuring product, personnel, and equipment scheduling for pilot lab operations.  Company’s engineering product development activities including but not limited to the Optical group product development (plastics, molding and extrusion, polishing, optical metrology).  Position will also include interface with Senior Design and Engineering Staff to reduce concepts and prototypes to a mechanical tooling and/or equipment design.  Position will function as a cohesive resource for the pilot laboratory between Company CTO, Optical Design Department, and Individual project managers.  A qualified candidate for the position will oversee conceptualizing and day-to-day management of simultaneous projects; delivering manufacturable mechanical optical mold designs, and assistance in maintain a standardized to quality assurance protocols. 

  • Serve as a key member of the engineering and operations team that achieves the company’s strategic direction.
  • Develop strategic planning for the direction and control of product development activities.
  • Formulate near-term process and project objectives for the department.
  • Assure that department achieves objectives and project completion within budget and time frame.
  • Be a student of current industry trends, ensuring that the company maintains and expands its technology leadership position.
  • Motivate staff and provide technical direction and guidance, as well as hands-on project management, recognizing the role as that of both manager and support resource / mentor.
  • Contribute to mechanical product design and supervisor tooling and mold fabrication for products and projects.
  • Manage and direct staff as needed to meet goals. Identify additional resource needs to meet scheduled commitments.
  • Ensure implementation and refinement as required of formal process to support the product development process.
  • Ensure that product development is focused on meeting and exceeding the customer requirements.

What You Have

  • Experience in plastic materials, ideally optical, processing or molding – Required
  • Experience in optics manufacturing and/or plastic molding, polishing, diamond turning or equivalent processes – Preferred
  • Knowledgeable in QA / QC lab processes
  • Knowledge of optical lens metrology / characterization – surface roughness, interferometry, MTF – modulation transfer function a plus
  • Experienced in plastic molding process development and tooling design.
  • Demonstrated team building and leadership skills
  • “Out of the box thinker” must be key driver contributing to the products roadmap and willing to take innovative product risk while balancing the road map for on time deliverables
  • Manage diverse, simultaneous projects of varying complexities
  • Strong relationship management, strategy development, project management, problem solving and change management skills.
  • Professional and positive approach, self-motivated, strong in building relationships, team player, dynamic, creative with the ability to work on own initiative
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills

What You Also Have

  • Minimum BSE 
  • Ability to create engineering mold drawings and design (solid works or similar programs)

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to careers@peaknano.com.

Research Metrology Engineer

LOCATION: Cleveland, OH / Dallas, TX

What We Have

  • An incredible opportunity to further advance our ground-breaking technology
  • An environment overflowing with development and growth opportunity
  • A brand-new state-of-the-art manufacturing build out in process
  • An open mind for new ideas and innovations
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance, 401K, flex spending plan and life insurance

What You Will Do

Research Metrology Engineers assist in the direction of day-to-day project pilot laboratory and facility QC activities through interaction with technical personnel while gathering, analyzing and interpreting scientific data.   In addition, the position will support work on toward supplying a sufficient laboratory capability to support and release polymer film and/or thermoforming (molding) materials to both the Pilot and full-scale manufacturing lines.  The Research Metrology Engineer will assist in developing, testing, documenting, and trouble-shooting film transmission, and refractive index material, qualify all incoming polymer raw material samples and conduct various material and optical analytical techniques including interfereometry, profilometry, microscopy, and material transmission.  The position is associated with the Chief Optical Scientist and VP of Manufacturing to assist in the set-up of the metrology facility, development, documentation, and auditing characterization SOPs, and supporting the establishment and operation of a company wide quality system.  The position includes assisting Senior Research Scientists, the Chief Optical Engineer, and in collaboration with manufacturing engineers in management to supervise and training Engineering Co-ops and quality assurance technicians.  Metrology Research Engineers are responsible for managing individual project progress, goals and milestones with communication through verbal or written reports and presentations internally and to external clients.  This role requires proven technical skills as a professional in the field of Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering, Optical Engineering or related fields, including consulting, leadership, and collaboration working with a team of professionals.  Research Engineers report to Senior Scientists who will oversee day-to-day laboratory activities.

  • Conduct materials qualification testing on nanolayered films and in-process molded GRIN lens parts
  • Set-up and tear down process experiments
  • Conduct, record, and report on daily analytic testing of polymer films or products
  • Assist Senior Scientist in developing/modifying quality assurance program, evaluate, install, and operate analytic materials and/or optical equipment for the evaluation of new products and processes

What You Have

  • Ability to work independently or well in a team atmosphere
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, work effectively with minimal direction or feedback
  • Demonstrated eagerness to learn new tasks, concepts and applications
  • Ability to handle up to fifty (50) pounds with physical dexterity to assemble and operate test equipment
  • Intermediate PC skills with MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, etc.)

What You Also Have

  • Basic knowledge/interest in polymeric materials
  • A degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Chemical Engineering, Polymer or Material Science, Optical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering – Required
  • Previous experience in quality assurance or analytical laboratories – Preferred

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to careers@peaknano.com.