We are seeking a Principal Automation Engineer to drive our cutting-edge holographic capability to the next level. This includes developing:
- Next generation holographic Digital Master Printers
- High volume Roll-to-Roll holographic replication equipment
- High volume hologram Automated Test Equipment
Ceres has developed unique technology to design, print, replicate and test holograms for a range of industries, including automotive, trucking, agricultural, construction and consumer electronics. We have developed sophisticated optical machines with high-speed dynamic control systems. These provide a route to manufacture large format, optically flexible holographic optical elements, at scale. Ceres is further developing our existing capability, and developing new mastering, replication and test machines, driven by our strong customer interest.
We are currently seeking a strong candidate to drive this capability to the next level. They will further develop our existing optical automation toolset, and play a key role in developing next generation tools. The candidate will work closely with our expert engineering and operations teams to accomplish this. They will also deal with suppliers, contractors, and customers where appropriate.
This is a challenging role. Understanding our products and the underlying fundamental physics, and then turning this into robust automated tools is the heart of the role. The Principal Optical Engineer will report to the Director of Engineering, and be based at our newly developed site in Livingston, Scotland.
Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate is likely to be degree qualified in a technical subject, such as Physics, Laser Engineering, or a similar technical discipline. It is anticipated that they will hold a higher degree such as a PhD in a relevant field.
We anticipate that the applicant will have at least 10 years’ experience in a high-tech work environment, ideally within a growing optical company. Other relevant industrial experience will be considered, including automotive.
Experience with any of the following subjects is directly relevant:
- Machine development, deployment, and support
- Programming, interfacing, software control and release
- Optical devices, such as lasers or projectors
- Control systems, including motion, robotics, cameras, and sensors
- Vibration isolation and control
- Holography, laser machining, micro technology
Additional experience in other fields, such as electronics, process development or manufacturing engineering will be considered favourably.
We are looking for a candidate who can be autonomous, with the maturity to take ownership for significant strategic projects and drive them towards success. At the same time, there is a need to be an effective team member, working simultaneously on more than one project and interacting with world-leading technical authorities.
There is considerable scope for enhancement and growth in this role, as the company grows over the next short period.