• Photonics Process Engineer

    Job Locations UK-Gloucestershire-New Mills, Wotton-under-Edge
    Job Reference
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    Encoders Product Division
    Job Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    Renishaw’s Encoder Products Division (EPD) designs and supplies cutting-edge position feedback technology to the world’s precision measurement, automation, and manufacturing industries. It is highly likely that something you own contains a part or device that was manufactured with the help of one of Renishaw’s encoder products.


    EPD is made up of engineers, scientists and technicians all working together to produce market leading products for sale around the world. We start with cutting edge optical, algorithm and circuit design, developing our own ASICs and sensors where required; we then use innovative mechanical engineering to turn our core technology into a range of desirable products for our broad customer base. One of the key challenges for EPD is matching the precision requirements of our build processes to the need to build repeatable quality products by the hundreds of thousands. To do this we work closely with the Manufacturing Services Division (MSD) to develop manufacturing and assembly processes and software that perform reliably and repeatedly to accuracies of a few microns. We are constantly looking to embrace innovations in the industry that give us increased quality, repeatability and traceability while reducing product cost.


    We aim to do all of this while maintaining our excellent reputation for quality, delivery and customer service.


    The candidate will work in a team developing new encoder technologies and be responsible for the integration of the photonic components such as lasers, LEDs and sensors. The candidate will also be involved in:

    • characterising and determining reliability of new devices. 
    • Developing new integration and assembly processes 
    • Reliability testing of components, systems and processes. 
    • Characterisation of new components. 
    • Keeping abreast of developments in the field

    Key Requirements

    • A degree in Physics, Electronics or similar degree 
    • Industrial or academic experience of photonic systems and their components. 
    • Working knowledge of interconnect methods such as wire bonding, soldering, epoxy etc. 
    • Experience of working with bare die components. 

    Desirable Requirements

    • Working experience of measurement of light sources and sensors
    • Understanding of the working of semiconductor light sources and sensors
    • Understanding of the manufacturing method of semiconductor light sources

    The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about the field, have good attention to detail and good report writing skills as well as the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.  



    When you join Renishaw, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We also offer a benefits package that's highly desirable, including a 9% non-contributory pension, discretionary annual bonus and pay reviews, subsidised onsite restaurant, free parking and sports and leisure societies. Of course, we appreciate there’s more to work than the office, so we also offer 25 days holiday, Life Assurance and BUPA Renishaw Health Trust.

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