Tracked Fire Control Optical
Sterling Heights, MI 48310
Design and build of optical systems.
Support concept to production including architecture analysis, trade studies, requirements analysis, engineering reviews, design, test, and qualification.
Component selection, procurement, and oversight of hardware build.
Create optics specifications and test plans.
Review hardware and software requirement documents and test plans.
Design, develop, and test optical components and subsystems in support of integration of thermal imaging systems, color and monochrome high resolution cameras, lasers, radar, direct view optics, and stabilized control systems.
Support the integration testing of sights and electro-optical sensors on the various vehicle platforms.
Work with other members of the engineering staff to ensure the product meets its requirements.
Prepare and present written reports, status reports, and presentations as necessary.
Provide technical support and communication to the program office, customers, and other departments within the company.
Bachelors Degree in Physics, Optics, or Electro-Optical Engineering - with a minimum of 3 years of applicable experience.
(Fewer years required with an advanced degree. Other technical degrees will be considered with relevant experience.)
Experience with Microsoft Office.
Experience with optical system design.
Experience with physical and geometrical optics.
Basic optics laboratory skills including precise alignment and calibration procedures.
Experience with CAD tools, such as CREO/Pro-E is preferred.
Optical design and analysis utilizing standard optical tools such as Zemax, Night Vision Integrated Performance Model (NV-IPM) is preferred.
Experience with Analog and Digital Video. (RS-170, HD-SDI, LVDS, DVI, DisplayPort, 3G SDI, 6G SDI) is preferred.
Experience with video distribution techniques is preferred.
Familiarity with Military Standards and test requirements is preferred
.Ability to use engineering development and tools.
Capable of obtaining a Security Clearance.
Occasional travel required.
Occasional overtime, and weekend hours may be required to complete critical tasks.
Strong Interpersonal skills and ability to work with interdisciplinary teams.
Strong Multi-tasking skills.
Director of Operations
Rich Kirk has been part of The Panther Group for 6 years. He has worked his way up from an entry level recruiter to the Director of Operations for the Engineering Division.
Fun Fact: A native of England, Rich is an avid soccer fan and plays just like David Beckham