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Raytheon Technologies Optical Manufacturing Engineer in Midland, Ontario

Are you looking for a career on the cutting edge of EO technology in a community that provides balance both in and out of the workplace?

Raytheon ELCAN is the future of high precision electro-optical solutions for the aerospace and defence industry. We think differently to help customers see better and farther in any domain, against any challenge.

We are looking for an Optical Manufacturing Engineer to join our winning team!

In this position, the incumbent will utilize their optical experience and know how to assess opto-mechanical designs for manufacturability. The individual will develop manufacturing plans for optical assemblies including holding, measuring, aligning and testing technical elements within products to meet customer specifications. Responsibilities will include participating in designing and building assembly line tooling for manufacturing and testing. The position may also include researching and developing automation, where feasible, to increase quality and repeatability within products.


  • Ability to interpret optical/mechanical blueprints, specifications, and technical data

  • Assess electro-opto-mechanical requirements and generate bases of estimate and technical proposals in response to customer requests for quotation

  • Provide technical interface with the business development team, internal assembly functions, and customers

  • Ability to define and breakdown electrical/optical/mechanical assembly and test processes

  • Develop and monitor project execution schedules and budgets with a diverse team of engineers

  • Participate in engineering design reviews with internal functions and customers

  • Conceive designs and communicate requirements for fixtures and tools to achieve assembly tolerances and performance

  • Establish and apply standard work methodologies across all functional areas of influence

  • Assess manufacturing, assembly, technology, and metrology opportunities to develop new robust production solutions

  • Provide leadership in root cause and corrective action investigations of manufacturing and assembly processes

  • Offer subject matter expertise in interpretation of optical requirements, sensitivity analysis, aberrations theory, and performance measurements

  • Optical manufacturing expertise in this position will be required to support all other engineering and operations functions

  • Travel may be required to support product development and cost estimating initiatives

    Education/Key Competencies:

  • You have an engineering or physics degree with specialty in optics and/or photonics applications

  • Working knowledge of opto-mechanical processes – lens measurement, alignment, bonding, etc.

  • In depth understanding of optical metrology – profilometers, interferometers, MTF, etc.

  • Experience in optical system modelling in Matlab, Zemax, or equivalents

  • Passion for application of Lean & continuous improvement philosophies for assembly line design and manufacturing execution

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and work well under pressure in a dynamic environment

  • Demonstrate initiative & proactive characteristics including the ability to work with limited supervision

  • Good interpersonal skills and enjoys working on a team

  • Ability to work collaboratively, open to sharing ideas and listening to others, open to new ways to drive improvements

  • Ability to resolve conflicts and problems quickly and effectively while maintaining independence and an ethical behavior

  • Candidate should have an acute attention to detail for estimate development and review

  • Experience establishing a basis of estimate, estimating project cost and effort, defining risks and opportunities, preparing technical proposals. Financial analysis experience an asset.

  • You have strong communication and presentation skills with the capacity to work well with people at all levels of the organization

    Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position requires the successful issuance, transfer, or maintenance of a Canadian Secret Level security clearance. The successful candidate will be required to complete a background check, and pass a security clearance check after accepting a conditional offer of employment.

    We offer a competitive compensation package inclusive of incentive program and company pension plan.

    Raytheon ELCAN Optical Technologies is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from all qualified persons. We are an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), Raytheon ELCAN Optical Technologies will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require disability – related accommodations, please contact Human Resources. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 174303