Continental, Inc

  • Optical Design Engineer

    Job Locations US-MI-Plymouth
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    Plymouth, MI | $74-100k| Direct Hire





    Continental Inc is looking to hire an experienced Optical Design Engineer in Plymouth, MI.



    • Responsible for design and development of an optically approvable lamp prescription to the program.
    • Co-ordinate lab and road studies for optical models, prototype and production parts.
    • Evaluate and submit required tunes to optimize optical performance.
    • Direct program managers and tooling engineers regarding optical prescriptions caveats.
    • Work with mechanical design through release to address mechanical issues that may impact integrity of optical prescription.
    • Work with business development group to provide timely and accurate feasibility studies.
    • Provide technical support to Manufacturing, Quality Engineering, Program Managers, Project Managers and Tooling Engineering.
    • Create and evaluate supportive technical documentation for Program Managers to present to the customer.
    • Co-ordinate and participate in local and customer night drives.
    • Provide technical resource to VA/VE initiatives.
    • Keep abreast of domestic and international photometric legal requirements
    • Flexible working hours are required and the ability to travel to customer sites for technical reviews and night drive evaluations.
    • Laboratory development: physical measurements of lamps and analysis of photometric attributes
    • Assist in the development and implementation of operating procedures and guidelines for photometric equipment and photo lab personnel
    • Understand computer simulation theory and associated limitations and assumptions
    • Face to face/written interaction with customers/senior management
    • Work directly with approval authorities to obtain formal certification of products
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • 2 - 4 years post-secondary school (University or Community college) Optical Engineering / Design degree or equivalent automotive lighting optical design experience.
    • Working Experience with 3D para-solids CAD tools such as Unigraphics, CATIA, Solid edge, Solid works for layout of reflector geometry and file transfer purposes.


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