Jenoptik is an international photonics group with representatives in over 80 countries. Optical technologies are the foundation of our business. We employ around 4,000 people worldwide.

Join our team and help to shape our future with lasting effect.

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Job ID:  1169

Jupiter, FL, US

Date:  May 13, 2023


  • Technical leadership and project engineering for the design and development of mechanical and opto-mechanical subsystems including:
  • Environmental Test Equipment
  • Optical measurement systems
  • Automation and motion control systems (pneumatic actuators, motors, sensors, positioning systems)
  • Precision positioning and/or retention using flexure based designs
  • Packaging and component integration
  • Provide Optomechanical lens designs including detail drawings and supporting mechanical analysis
  • Provide FEA analysis for stress, thermal, vibration, and shock including onsite support at environmental laboratories as necessary
  • Provide project definition, scope, technical specifications, performance trades/models
  • Work with development team to design, build, test, and validate performance of prototype systems.
  • Provide documentation and design control for mechanical systems.
  • Work with manufacturing team during the introduction phase and provide input for process documentation, test procedures and training of production personnel.
  • Lead advancement of  technology through creative engineering solutions
  • Manage projects that are opto-mechanical in nature. Be the primary contact and technical lead.
  • Manage less senior mechanical engineers and designers when/if we reorganize with Section Managers
  • Prepare and present PDR and CDR packages including presentation
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering
  • 7- 10 years’ experience working with Electro-optical instruments and automation systems. 
  • 5 years’ experience with Solid works required.
  • Thorough understanding of ANSI GD&T
  • Individual should have experience with the following:
  • Optomechanical, mechanical systems, and instrumentation design
  • Analysis of Structural  ,thermal,  Vibration, and Shock  using Finite Element (experience with SIGFIT is a bonus
  • Motion control
  • Instrument packaging
  • Demonstrated ability to bring designs from concept to delivery
  • Work effectively with coworkers and others by sharing ideas in a constructive, positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress and issues; addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must possess “soft skills”: conflict resolution and negotiation, personal effectiveness, creative problem solving, strategic thinking, team building, and influencing skills.
  • Expertise in dealing with people effectively and politely.
  • Occasional travel (up to 5%)
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use of hands or fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls and keyboarding; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

About Jenoptik

At Jenoptik, people with the specific JENIUS character are changing the world with the power of light. That demands a spirit of exploration and dedication. If you’re one of us, come meet the challenges facing the world. At Jenoptik, we’re creating a better future for all of us.

The Advanced Photonic Solutions division of Jenoptik is a global OEM and machine supplier of solutions powered by photonics. Our engineering expertise excels across a broad portfolio of technologies in the fields of optics, laser technology, digital imaging, optoelectronics, sensors, as-well-as optical test and measurement equipment

In the Semi & Advanced Manufacturing strategic business unit, we serve our customers with high-performance optical systems differentiated by uncompromising precision. In close collaboration with our customers we develop application tailored beam-shaping optics, outstanding microoptics and opto-mechanical assemblies. Off-the-shelf F-theta lenses complement our offering.

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