We are recruiting a Product Development Engineer

Title: Product Development Engineer

Reports to: Managing Director

Based at: Solihull, UK

Arden Photonics Ltd is a dynamic, high-tech company which designs and manufactures test equipment and components for the Photonics industry. We are proud to help our customers change the world in diverse ways such as building data centres to power the internet, designing lasers for eye surgery or testing aircraft networks. To help drive our ambitious growth plans we are looking for a talented Product Development Engineer to join our team.

In this role, you will be involved in every step of turning our ideas for novel measurement instruments and components into commercially successful products. Working alongside our in-house software and optical experts, your main contribution will be to mechanical design.

The role:

Pick winners from a range of new product ideas.

Produce detailed new product specifications and project plans; agree requirements and develop innovative solutions to the design challenges.

Develop 3D CAD models of new products, incorporating both proprietary parts and optics, cameras, precision mechanical positioning stages etc sourced from specialist suppliers.

Assemble and test prototypes, designing experiments which will push our new products to their limits. This may involve working with our in-house Manufacturing team as well as potential customers.

Provide the documentation and training required to enable our Manufacturing team to build and test new products.

Train our sales team to use and support new products.

Qualifications and experience: 

 Qualified in a technical discipline, such as Mechanical or Mechatronic Engineering or Physics.

Proven experience of delivering innovative product design projects, preferably in the Photonics industry.

Experience of working with 3D CAD.

Strong team working and a flexible attitude is important.

Although the job is largely office based, you must also be willing and able to travel both domestically and abroad from time to time. The successful candidate will be comfortable communicating in English with customers, suppliers and other partners from all parts of the world by e-mail, on the phone and face-to-face. Many of our customers speak English as a second language.

If you want to join a growing team in a dynamic industry, email your CV and a letter explaining what you could contribute to the company to Arden Photonics Ltd at: hr@ardenphotonics.com

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